Thursday, October 4, 2012

Guest Post: Author Laurie Buchanan on writing

Please welcome my online friend and fellow author Laurie Buchanan.  I've been following Laurie's blog for over a year and I'm delighted she's here...

When Leanne invited me to post about the current phase of my up-and-coming nonfiction book, “Discovering the Seven Selves: Your Key to Offloading Baggage and Increasing Joy - Now! I was tickled pink! Where to begin...

Earlier this year my literary agent took my manuscript to BookExpo America (BEA) in New York where it caught the interest of three different publishers. She is currently in the process of determining which of them is the best to represent my work.

In the meantime, as a nonfiction writer it’s my job to “prime the pump” and “set the stage” for a launch:

As a result of that exposure, I was invited by radio host Roi Solberg to be interviewed on “Authentic You Radio” for a 15-minute guest appearance.  

I’ve enlisted the help of MOO to do the print promotional pieces: business card-sized handouts, bookmarks, and postcards. Here’s a link: At MOO you have full control of the presentation (size, graphics, color, etc). 

So what am I doing in the meantime?

I’m working on my next book. A publisher wants to know you’re not a one-shot deal. An enthusiastic writer with another work in progress (or more) is precisely what they’re looking for.

Write on!