Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Brenda Scruggs

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Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Brenda Scruggs

I am interviewed on Pearls Before Swine, a great blog that’s called Introduce Yourself. Check it out, Yecheilyah is AWESOME!

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Welcome to Introduce Yourself, a new and exciting blog segment of The PBS Blog dedicated to introducing to you new and established authors and their books.

Today I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Brenda Scruggs. Welcome to The PBS Blog! Let’s get started.

What is your name and where are you from? 

Hello, my name is Brenda Scruggs and I live in the Volunteer State -Tennessee.

Cool. My in-laws are in Memphis. Are you married? How long?

I will be married 24 years this April.

Hey! Gone head witcha bad self then. Happy anniversary! Who is your best friend?

I couldn’t ask for a better friend than my husband. His support and encouragement is more than I than I could ever imagine.

Awwue. Yaass. I love it. If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what…

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How can we encourage more readers to leave reviews for our books?

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I am very keen to make reviews a prominent feature of the book promotions and encourage readers to review the books that they buy and enjoy, or not as the case may be.

Word of mouth is still the most powerful marketing tool that anyone who is selling a product benefits from. Authors are no different, and our books tend to be judged by the number and quality that they have received.

Part of the problem is that those who are not writers of books or blogs are uncomfortable in offering reviews and feel that what they have to say is not important. Many who do review a book, leave just one line after their star rating, simply saying that the reader enjoyed or disliked a book, but they do not elaborate.

That is obviously very welcome. But whilst a potential reader does not want to read three pages filled…

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How To Start Your Own Bookstagram

Great Idea!

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One of the most recent trends of the book blogging community is the art of bookstagramming. Bookstagram is what we call the bookish community on Instagram, where bookstagrammers share aesthetically pleasing photos featuring our favorite things in the world — books.

If you happen to have an Instagram account, you only need to head over to a few of the most popular hashtags like#bookstagram,#bookgram,#bookphotography, and all other bookish derivatives to find amazing book photos and follow your favorite accounts to keep seeing these photos on your feed

http://katetilton.com/how-to-start-bookstagram/

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The Single Most Useful Editing Tool I’ve Used – #NaturalReader

Check out this awesome editing tool. Read the comment section for another site that offers it for Microsoft Word, Free!

The Write Stuff

Let me preface this post by saying that in my opinion, there is no app anywhere that will ever replace a good editor. Not everyone agrees with me, but I think the writers out there who can get away with skipping a professional editing are few and far between. If you are one of them, I apologize, as I don’t mean to imply there are none. But generally, I believe in a final edit by a qualified human being, the two operative words being “qualified” and “human.” 🙂 Now, having gotten that out of the way, on to what I wanted to share with you today.

I use beta readers (9, actually on a private blog) and they read my draft, chapter by chapter, as I write. This lets me know when a chapter is doing what I need it to do, so I can make immediate tweaks or changes, if I’ve…

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Book Reviewers are SUPERHERO’S!

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Book Reviewers are SUPERHERO’S!

 

SUPERHERO!

Book Reviewers are SUPERHERO’S!

 

Sometimes, I think reviewers underestimate their power. They may think, “Oh, I’m just reading a book and will write a few lines telling what I think about the story.”

When actually, they are doing soooo much more.

I say to you, THE REVIEWER, YOU ARE A SUPERHERO! and your super power is writing a review.

To us, the Author, we rely on readers much more than you comprehend. We, the author depend on feedback so that we can write what readers enjoy, make ourselves better writers and just to know that people read our stories. Positive feedback builds our self-esteem and confidence to keep producing bigger and better stories, much like a puppy wagging his tail when given attention.

 

So, I want to thank all of the reviewers for taking the time to write a few lines about our books. You are a SUPERHERO  and writing a review is your SUPER POWER!

 

Please Re-Blog to show our reviewers how much they are appreciated.

 

My book, “The Chocolatier” is open for reviews if anyone is interested.

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 Would her heart learn to trust again?

 

Would she be able to love again?

 

Charlene Callaway finds herself far from home after finding her fiancé with another woman on their wedding day. She moves to San Francisco when her friend convinced her to start a new beginning. But, when she goes to work at a Chocolate Company, she wasn’t ready for her new boss. She wouldn’t let her heart get broken again.

 

Charles Riveria an heir to huge Chocolate Company was content as Director of Marketing. Charles’ passion is to represent Riviera Chocolate making it the best empire in the industry until he literally bumps into Charlene Callaway.

When a stalker abducts Charlene, Charles finds himself doing everything in his power to find to her even if it took his cousin, the leader of a black opt team to find her.

 

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