Happy Thursday, ya’ll! So, if you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen this tweet: Brief convo about #AlabamaRain today: Person: So, is it any good? Me: Well, I haven’t had anyone say otherwise. I love it. So, yeah. Person: Is it Sci-Fi? Me: No. Person: Fantasy? Me: No. It’s #WomensFiction meets #SouthernGothic. Person: […]… Continue reading Post Share: What is Southern Gothic? — The Aila Stephens Blog
Book 1 of my Power of Four Series is free through Kobo until August 12, 2018! If you like Fantasy/Romance with a magical twist, click here to check it out! Here is an excerpt: Strange things are happening to Brooke Fisher that causes her to question her sanity. Her hot coffee freezes, her hair turns… Continue reading Sea of Dreams Book Promotion
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When writing snuck back into my life there was no turning back for me. My kids were both busy doing their own things and I had lived through things that I still needed to sort through. Those who write know that the act of creating is cathartic, and for those who don't, let me just say… Continue reading What I Learned About Marketing Images
Finishing a book is a huge deal, and this post in no way is meant to dissuade anyone from writing one. As a matter of fact, I believe everyone has a story to tell and should do so, if for no other reason to allow others to get to know a side of you that… Continue reading Countdown to Book Launch…My Timeline and Other Thoughts…
My third book is coming out on May 25th, so I thought this would be a good time to try my hand at a promotion! I plan on doing a post on what I learned, but in the meantime if you haven't checked out my series yet, now is the time! Sea of Dreams is… Continue reading Sea of Dreams Promotion
So you decide to write a book and the main character is going to be a Firefighter because you've always thought it was an exciting occupation. Before you let your fingers do the walking through your search engine, you will want to consider contacting someone who knows something about fighting fires. What you need is… Continue reading Subject Matter Experts…and why you need one!
When I started my writing journey, I had no idea what would be involved. For any of you who have been doing this a while, you know exactly what I mean. For those of you who are just starting out, it is my hope that my posts can help give you insight, direction or at… Continue reading Amazing writing podcasts to check out!
I've been having a rough time concentrating at home lately. There always seems to be things that take priority over my writing - AKA laundry, cleaning, you know real life stuff. Thing is, I can't just let the house stuff go, and if I do, it eats at me. But it also eats at me… Continue reading Write-In Event for Authors
As part of The Hot Sheet email newsletter for authors (which I write and publish in collaboration with Porter Anderson), I regularly round up and comment on book marketing advice that writers are talking about. Here’s a list of what sparked discussion in 2017. Better book packaging and descriptions Five ways a book cover can… via… Continue reading Post share: Best Book Marketing Advice for Authors: The Best of 2017 — Jane Friedman