Winter Magic Newsletter

Thursday, 05 December 2013 by

My WINTER MAGIC newsletter is out. I hope that you’ll find it informative and fun. If you have not subscribed yet, please go to the HOME PAGE footer and join the list at the bottom. Thank you for your encouragement and support in making my books a success. Return here and let me know what

How to entice your audience with author branding?   Just as you would brand your company with a logo, brand yourself with a logo. Think about a popular company like Google, ask what this company’s brand represents? The same goes for you as a writer and the self-published author.   How do you want your

You’ve written a book. Now, how do you proofread and edit your creation cost effectively? As a self-publisher you have to take on many responsibilities like proofreading and copy editing your manuscript. There’s a big difference between the two. Proofreading can be done by almost anyone with a good understanding of spelling and grammatical structure

Let’s make meaningful business connections!     The first “annual” École Pine Grove School’s Marché took place on October 2, 2013 and was hosted by the Parent Council, coinciding with Meet the Teacher day.   Taking place in the school gym; it’s purpose to bring the community together to showcase the community’s skills, talents, products

Death by Kaya

Saturday, 05 October 2013 by

Feast For A Nation   Another recipe posting on the blog? … again? Well, I think it is only appropriate to post recipes on my blog because I am coming out with my cookbook soon titled Thanksgiving Cookbook – Feast For A Nation.   So, here is a little taste. Try something new this Thanksgiving.

Illuminate my words (Illustrators Paint A Horror – Part 2) Do you know that the word illustration is derived from the Latin word illustrate meaning to make clear or to illuminate? Out of desperation I designed and created Bunica’s Tomatoes’s cover and illustrations. I’m glad I took control and fixed the situation. A good illustrator

Illustrator Horror Story 1 -March 2012 I approached a graphic designer buddy of mine and asked him if he could illustrate my book. He was excited and agreed upon a fee and he promised to do the illustration in two months. He said it was going to be a breeze. My friend took the liberty

I want that book mommy!

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 by

On July 6th I had the pleasure of attending the Romanian Summer Festival, an annual event organized by the Ontario Romanian Canadian Association (ORCA).  This year’s event was held at the Romanian Park in Freelton, ON.   The outdoor stage was set, the picnic tables were dressed with blue, yellow and red tablecloths and the smell of Romanian

I still get calls from people desperately asking if they can purchase an ISBN from me due to time constraints. I quickly tell them to do the application online. I’ve made it very clear in my first blog a couple of months ago that the ISBN is FREE in Canada to Canadian writers and publishers.

Fun At My First Book Fair

Sunday, 02 June 2013 by

Yesterday, I was thrilled to participate at this year’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Bookfair. The fair was part of the Niagara Literary Arts Festival, which runs throughout June, with events held at various venues throughout the region. Check out the NLAF website for other great literary events. I loved the fireplace with the cozy reading area.  It’s the perfect place