Winter 2018

This Month:

   
 

 

NEWS!

 

  • The Writer’s Atelier Featured me and my writing space on February 2nd . Check it out here:  https://writersatelier.com/write-place-17-kerry-evelyn/
  • On February 11th , I was featured in the Get Lost in a Story blog!  What’s Your Candy? features a fantastic selection of authors who share their favorite Valentine treat or memory.
  • Check out my interview with the And I Thought Ladies!  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/andithought/2018/02/17/kerry-tastinger
  • You can now download my bonus content, Meemaw’s Recipes! Meemaw is character in the story that is a force! Imagine Rose from The Golden Girls with a sassy, take-charge southern lady attitude. She’ll appear in the next few books, and we’ll be adding recipe cards to the collection as we go. Special thanks to Valerie Willis of Battle Goddess Productions for designing the cards - I love how you can just fold them in half and stand them up on your counter!
  • Have you listened to the soundtrack on Spotify? This list of songs captures heart of the book. I listened to them for inspiration and to help me get my head back in the book on days I was stuck. If you are a writer, I highly recommend this technique! Currently, I’ve been listing to the Love on the Rocks playlist I put together.
    Want to get into Kat and Easton’s heads with me? Check it out here: http://bit.ly/LoveontheRocksSoundtrack
  • Have you visited my Facebook page recently? I’d love some help planning Lanie’s bachelorette party! Scroll down to the post from February 2nd to share your ideas!
  • Read on for five things I learned last month, giveaways, and events!


Many blessings to you and yours this new year!

 

 

      

  
 

5 THINGS I LEARNED LAST MONTH

  1. Reviews are everything! With reviews, you gain visibility. Reviews are especially golden to Indie publishers because they help us expand our readership. Amazon algorithms and good publicity get you noticed by entities that can blow up your readership, like BookBub and bookstores.
  2. Selling books requires mad business skills. Starting an LLC, mastering sales tax, marketing strategies, etc. It’s a LOT to learn and manage!
  3. Publishing a book opens all kids of unexpected doors! Only 2% of people who say they are going to or want to write a book actually finish and get to the publishing stage. Once you have, professionals in the industry take notice and invite you to take part in a variety of things from events to anthologies to interviews to speaking. I’m so blessed and overwhelmed with the offers I am getting.
  4. Once you write a book, your readers get impatient for more. As a reader, I totally get this, and I am sneaking time whenever I can to write! Book 2 in the Crane’s Cove series is currently schedule to launch in late August/early September. I’ll be choosing beta readers in the next couple months. If you’d like to be considered, please leave a review at Amazon and/or Goodreads and send me a message or email. I’d love for you to be one of the first to read Kat and Easton’s story!
  5. Swag is expensive!! Bookmarks, pens, chip clips, sticky notes, etc. cost a pretty penny! What’s your favorite kind of author swag?

I’d love it if you followed me on Twitter @theKerryEvelyn and Instagram @KerryEvelynAuthor!

 

 


  

 

GIVEAWAYS & WINNERS

  • Congratulations to the winners of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways event! I was so much fun sharing some of my favorite books with you all!

  • Check in regularly to my Facebook page for new giveaways that pop up! 

 

 
  

 

EVENTS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO

 

February

  • Lorelei’s Lit Lair Presents: Let’s Talk Romance with Kristan Higgins
    February 22, 7:00 pm
    Alafaya Library, Orlando, FL
    Curious about the Romance genre? Looking for new author suggestions and titles? Want to win free books? Lorelei’s Lit Lair will offer recommendations and discuss all things romance, including contemporary, historical, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with romantic elements. New York Times Bestselling Contemporary Romance author Kristan Higgins will be joining via Skype. Attendees can win door prizes, lots of swag and book giveaways.  This is a free event, but seating is limited. Register here: https://attend.ocls.info/event/524301

April

  • April 10, 6:30pm at the Orlando Public Library
    Me! I’ll share everything I learned last year writing and publishing my book. Handy dandy timeline printable included. More info and registration link coming soon!

  • Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend
    April 27-29, 2018 Milwaukee, WI
    Join Barbara Vey and sixty of her favorite authors for an epic weekend! Tickets are sold out, but it’s not too late to get on her waiting list! Check out her Facebook page to learn who will be there and what to expect.

August

  • Indie Book Fest
    August 9-12
    The Westin, Lake Mary, Florida
    Indie Bookfest celebrates Indie, Hybrid, and Traditional Authors and Artists and their freedom of expression. Join some of your favorite authors for a convention filled with workshops, panels, parties and more! You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where several panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics relevant to readers, book lovers, and writers.

  • 3rd Annual Romance, Wine, and Chocolate
    August 31
    Alafaya Library, Orlando, FL
    More info coming soon! Check out the recap from last year’s event!  http://www.loreleislitlair.com/2018/01/looking-back- at-romance- wine-chocolate.html

September

  • Tentative release date for Love on the Rocks!
    September 4 th
    If all goes according to plan, I will have advance copies for sale the last week of August! Lookd for
    updates this summer for how to get yours first!

 

And Don’t Forget!

Love on the Edge is published and available at Amazon, right here: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Edge-Cranes- Cove-1/dp/0999586114! I can’t wait to hear what you think! If you love it, please, pretty please with a cherry on top, leave a review at Amazon and/or Goodreads. Amazon reviews are gold, literally. The more you have, the more they expose your books to potential buyers and it’s great for the rankings. Not sure what to say? Just leave 5 stars and the words “Loved it!” - that’s all it takes! XOXO!

 

I’d love it if you followed me on Facebook, Twitter @theKerryEvelyn and Instagram @KerryEvelynAuthor!

 

I hope you all have a wonderful month!

 

 

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