Horrorfest – October 2013…Come Join Us!

After the success of our Indie Month at Aside from Writing in May, we really wanted to do another ‘feature month’ on the blog – and here it is!

We’ll be hosting our first ‘horror fest’ in October on the run up to Halloween. As this is the first time we’ve done it we’re looking for horror authors, or just creative types with spooky short stories up their sleeves, to take part. We’d also love to feature some reviews by bloggers of any ghost / horror books they’ve read and would like to share with us.

Our own group of authors who run the blog will be testing their skills writing in the genre and posting them for you to scream (or laugh) at. We’d really love to feature more short stories from the creepy side of life, so if you’ve got one you’d like to showcase – get in touch! We also have a range of other features to offer authors – if you would like to take part, with an interview, guest post or ‘book of the day’ feature, please contact us at bonniesyorkie at gmail dot com

(You know what to do with the email address, put the right symbols in to keep the spammers from our door!)

Guest Post…Author Appreciation

For today’s guest post, we’re welcoming back author Charlotte Abel following her recent guest review slot (which you can read here), to talk about a subject of interest to most authors – but especially indie ones: getting reader support. For readers, this might give you an idea of the kind of things authors hope people who enjoy their books will do, as it all helps with promotion.
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If you have favorite authors that you want to help promote with about 15 seconds of effort, consider using the “like” button and tags to increase their rankings on sites like amazon.com and within search engines. It’s a simple gesture that goes a long way to giving thanks to those that provide us with hours of entertainment and happiness.
I had no idea how important those like and “useful” buttons were on the sales pages of my favorite products until I listed my own books. Not only do they determine which reviews (the good, the bad and the ugly) are shown to prospective customers but they can mean the difference between making it onto a best-seller list or not. That is one of the ultimate goals for all authors and if your willingness to just click a few tags can help that dream come true… Well, I know that I am always happy to give a little love to my fave authors.
Here’s a little video to give you ideas on other ways you could help the authors you like…
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Want to know more about our guest? 
Charlotte Abel is a full time writer that lives near Boulder, Colorado with her husband Pete. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking, bicycling, and archery. Her debut novel, Enchantment, Book 1 of The Channie Series is a paranormal coming of age romance. Taken, Book 2 of The Channie Series is the action packed sequel. The final chapter of The Channie Series will be released in the summer of 2012. Future projects include a romantic thriller set in the remote Sawatch Mountain wilderness of Colorado and a Polynesian shifter series.

To learn more about Charlotte and The Channie Series, please visit: www.TheChannieSeries.com.