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Tierney James, Author

Lipstick & Danger

Drowning in the Blogisphere – Why Your Blog is Important

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  Many authors start to groan at the thought of developing a long-term marketing strategy for their books especially an on-line strategy because it’s another demand on their time. “This is time I could spend writing,” is the general complaint. Extra time isn’t something any of us have in ample supply, so I totally understand. [..Read more]

Boards Aren’t Boring – Marketing for Authors

Posted on May 29, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Oh, for the love of Pinterest. It is my feel-good place where I go to create worlds, decorate my house without a budget in mind, plant spectacular gardens, travel the world and collect yummy desserts. (Okay, I don’t actually make them, just drool over the prospect of making them.) Would you believe I even do [..Read more]

The Tangled Web We Weave – Marketing for Authors

Posted on May 22, 2017 by   6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  What about those webinars? Are they worth your time? How expensive are they? What should I expect? All of these are good questions to consider when you feel you need to step it up a bit more concerning your marketing strategy. In my last blog post I talked about getting started by reading a [..Read more]

Chipping Away at Book Marketing

Posted on May 16, 2017 by   13 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  Not fun. In the old days your publisher would set up all kinds of promo, events and book signings. Those days are long gone. I’ve been a hybrid author for a while. I’ve used a traditional publisher and also and indie-assist publisher. Somewhere along the way a lightning bolt hit my ego and had [..Read more]

Killer Marketing – Creating A Blog

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  When I published my first book through Create Space my knowledge of marketing meant taking a grocery list to Walmart not promoting my book.  Even other writers didn’t prepare me for what needed to be done in order to get my book in the hands of readers. They floated in the same boat along [..Read more]

Finding Your Way in The Darkest Night

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

When I met Rick Reed he was a presenter at Killer Nashville, a conference for mystery and thriller writers. After listening to him share about his work as a detective and dealing with some pretty shady characters, I knew his stories would keep audiences spellbound. Considering how many people attended his workshop I knew I [..Read more]

Damsel in Defense You Say?

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  That’s right. I’m a helpless female. NOT. Anyone who knows me wouldn’t believe that for a second. In this day and age women have to know how to take care of themselves when they are out and about being a devoted mother, business person, traveler or in my case, writer. Because I write action/adventure/thrillers [..Read more]

Cancer – Can You Right A Wrong?

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 by   6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Get A Mammogram #4 So I had a week to stew about my next appointment. My husband talked more to me in that week than he’d done in 42 years of marriage. He even made the bed three times! Three! I wondered if this might be [..Read more]

I Hope the Force Is With Me – Part 3

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Get A Mammogram #3 So there I was, again, sitting in the waiting room, crowded with women and a few old men waiting on their wives. This time when they called my name I was ushered through a different door. The attendant wasn’t all smiley faced liked [..Read more]

Part 2 of A Funny Thing Happened – Wait – Not So Funny Now

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Of all times to get a call from the folks who did my mammogram! It was four days until Christmas. One thing I noticed right away was that the lady on the other end of the phone spoke softly and slowly to me in a pleasant, non-threatening voice.   “Tierney, the doctor said there had [..Read more]

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