Friday, July 20, 2012

Bidding You Farewell

When I began the Professional Writer's Connection forum and this companion blog, I truly thought I could make them into helpful resources for writers. The challenge, however, is the lack of necessary time to create something in a market that is already filled with many great online resources. More agents and editors are blogging, and it has become easier to connect with them thanks to social media. The offer fabulous advice on a regular basis.

Therefore, I have decided to discontinue this blog. It will remain online for a while, but it may eventually be deleted. I hope you found these posts interesting and helpful.

Wishing all my fellow writers a prosperous journey.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What Does It Take to Set Up A Book Launch Party?

Morgan Mandel posted a great article with an outline of steps for setting up a book launch party. It's superb information if you are considering one. It goes step-by-step along with when you need to perform each task. You can read it at

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Promo Day is Coming May 19th!

-For immediate release-

THE event for the writing industry is back!

Promo day is an annual event for people in the writing industry dedicated to promoting, networking and learning. This years event will take place on Saturday 19th May 2012 at the brand new website

The online event organized by Jo Linsdell has evolved since its humble begins on the writers personal website and grown into a world recognized event attracting thousands of visitors from around the globe.

The 2012 event promises to be the best yet with the launch of the new website and internationally renowned workshop presenters. The program is filled with fabulous and knowledgeable presenters and workshop topics are ones you can sink your teeth into. You'll be sure to come away with valuable connections via the networking areas and have opportunities to promote your own work and services throughout the day.

This unique event is completely free to attend and registration is now open via the website homepage. Once you're signed up you will be emailed the password to gain access to the forums where the conference takes place.

Since its inception in 2007, Promo Day has been incredibly successful and is a 'must-attend' for everyone in the writing industry.


Jo Linsdell
Founder and Organizer of Promo Day

Monday, April 9, 2012

Unique Way to Use Facebook for Publicity

Books & Such Literary Agency's blog has shared such a neat and new way to use Facebook for publicity, that I just had to share it. Check out this post at and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Why Did You Decide to Use a Pen Name?

I happened upon an article today at Angela Scott's Writing & Whimsy blog. She had read an article that claimed writers choose a pen name so they can produce less than good writing. I won't get into that debate, but I was curious about the motivations for those of us who have opted to use a pen name.

Little Shepherd was published under my married name, but when my next book comes out this fall, it will be under the name of C.C. Gevry (my two initials and my maiden name). I didn't want to muddy the waters of my "faith-filled journeys for kids" brand by publishing a secular book under my married name. I am creating a separate online presence for C.C. Gevry too, even though many people know it's me.

Why did you choose a pen name? Is your pen name a reflection on a family name?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Books & Such Blog Talks about Books To Film

Over at the Books & Such Literary Agency blog, agent Rachel Kent is discussing books that will soon be turned into films; what makes them good books, why they are being turned into films, why they are popular, etc.

Don't miss the discussion. It's very informative.