As you may know, I had shoulder replacement surgery in February, but I’m getting better and am now writing again on my current book, so yay! I hope you like my elevator pitch…
No, not that kind of pirate. (But you’re welcome.)
I mean websites that steal books and sell them illegally. There are many reasons not to visit these sites, the most obvious of which is that it’s just plain wrong to steal an author’s work. But you can also find yourself the victim of a nasty computer virus. If you lay down with dogs, you’ll get fleas. And computer viruses. I found this one just today.
If a site seems fishy, it probably is. When in doubt, go to the author’s website, and you’ll be directed to legitimate sellers you can trust.
Just say no to pirates!
I started off my new year playing on Instagram and have enjoyed it so much, I hope you’ll join me. I’m both @susanmcnabb and @sukimcminn. I discovered an author named Debra Torres who set up a challenge list for January, which I followed, and she has now started February’s challenges. Here’s what the list looks like and my answer to the first day’s challenge:
Just follow @debratorreswrites to learn more, or jump in and play by posting your answer to the challenge of the day on Instagram with the hashtag #authorschallenge2020. Search the hashtag to see other authors’ posts. Follow other participating authors, like their posts, and watch your own list of followers grow. It’s fun!
2019 was a year of unexpected stories. I always start the year with a plan—with stories I want to write and books I want to finish. But then things happen, and plans change.
I was in the right time and place when The New Romance Cafe decided to publish its first anthology for charity. My contribution was “The Iris,” a dark, sexy paranormal romance set in my fictional town of Hogback. Then I joined a group of Phoenix authors to create our “In the Desert” shared world series and wrote “Smitten with Kittens in the Desert,” a contemporary seasoned romance set in Phoenix with a bunch of feral cats acting as Cupids.
I loved both of these writing and publishing experiences with two new groups of author friends, and I met so many wonderful new readers as well. I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings! My plan is to finish my current work in progress, a funny love story set in Hollywood in 1987. But who knows what might happen…