Category Archives: Becalmed

Moving Forward with Book 3: Cover Design

I’ve been through a million iterations of this cover. Loved one image but couldn’t determine ownership. Loved another but found someone else had used it in a very unfortunate way. So, I went back to this one, which really represents the story in a more compelling way than the other Read more →

Book News: One Finalist and One on Sale!

First of all, the news about four days of 99 cents for Kindle. WhiteFire Publishing has finally put Sailing out of Darkness in the almost-free category, so if any of you dear folk have been waiting to save a couple of dollars to read (oh, and pretty please, to review?) Read more →

Marketing, Stage 2: Becalmed’s Book Trailer

  Some authors and social media experts have suggested that book trailers aren’t worth the effort in terms of sales. Maybe not, but I love watching them. And I’ve wanted one for my books. Only, I hadn’t a clue how to make one. Until today. I’ve been studying trailers, and Read more →

Little Washington in Pictures: Fun on the Docks and in town

Reading and signing at the senior center, boat-party/book signing on board Sea Venture, and talk to English classes at the high school. Such fun!  

Promo Video #1: New York City with River Laker of SilverSeasPR

A video interview by River Laker of Silver Seas PR on board Sea Venture in New York harbor. He made this the day after the Manhattan book event. Having fun in the big city!   Where was the make-up and hair artist when I needed her? Still, we had a Read more →

Are You Nosy?

If you’re curious–okay, fine, nosy,–you want to know about other folk. Not the bad stuff, please. Not the gossip. But what makes them tick, what influenced them to become the person they are today. That’s one of the reasons I love to read interviews, especially ones that dig a little Read more →

Pictures from Sea Venture’s Trip North to NYC

As seen on my Facebook Author Page, including Chesapeake City Book Signing:

Lovely Interview by Joanne Tailele

It’s so much fun to make new friends of readers. I recently received a request for an interview from a writer named Joanne Tailele. Here’s what she pulled together from bits and pieces I was able to give her as we began our trip north. It’s a Yacht Party with Read more →

The New Bern Sun Journal writes about Becalmed’s Boat Party!

My, oh, my, but a lovely article about Becalmed’s launch party on board Sea Venture showed up on the front page of the New Bern News Journal  today.  (Click on the link to read the online version.) You can see what fun we had. The Rocking Chair Bookstore almost sold Read more →

Schedule of Giveaways: Becalmed Facebook Launch Party

July 1 on Facebook: Have Fun/Win Books The party starts at 8 AM on Monday. I know that seems early, but Barbara Claypole White will be chatting with us from her home town in England. One fortunate commenter who shows up between 8 AM and 10 AM will receive a Read more →