Marsha Ward

Historical Novels with Heart & Grit

Tag: Authors (page 1 of 2)

Come see me on Saturday

I want to remind you that this Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., I’ll be selling my signed books at the Mesa Book Festival. My booth will be in the block of South Macdonald Street directly off Main Street.

I’ll have all the following available at special, low festival prices!

  • Gone for a Soldier
  • The Man from Shenandoah
  • Spinster’s Folly (original cover)
  • Ride to Raton
  • Trail of Storms
  • The Zion Trail
  • Western Stories (very limited supply)
  • From Julia’s Kitchen: Owen Family Cookery (limited supply)
  • The Checklist: Indie Publishing My Way (nonfiction publishing guide)

I will see you on Saturday in beautiful downtown Mesa!

Share This:
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

Don’t Drink the Koolade

Some of you know the story of how I came to be an indie-published author (aka self-published). Probably more of you don’t.

The highlights are here:

  • Doctor said to put my affairs in order
  • Initial panic at thought of dying
  • I didn’t want my novel manuscripts thrown out by the kids
  • I sought out the best solution for me
  • I acted on it by publishing my first book
  • People liked the first, so I did the second one, too
  • I was Indie before it was cool
  • The doctor was wrong

That doctor actually did me a favor. I love what being in charge of my writing career does for me.

However, I see new and wanna-be authors making costly, unthinking mistakes in seeking traditional publishing for their book. I’ve done the careful cautions, but can’t save everyone from their dreams. They’ll sign the contracts, get badly burned, then ask around about how they can get out of those hideous contracts. Most times, they can’t. In a fraction of cases, they can, but only because the publisher already breached the contract.

I’m about to the point that I won’t open my mouth anymore. It’s sad.

Yesterday, one of my heroes among writers, Dean Wesley Smith, published a blog post that tells how he feels nowadays. Check it out here.

EDIT: I’ve fixed the link. I’m blaming the error on my fat fingers using the WordPress phone app.

Share This:
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

September Ebook Extravaganza

From now through September 20, this 50-ebook promotion offers you your choice of free ebooks in all genres and of all ratings. My novella, That Tender Light, is one of the free ebooks. Enter to win a $50 gift card. Click here for the link.

Share This:
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin
Older posts

© 2017 Marsha Ward

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑