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Tierney James, Author

Lipstick & Danger

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Villians We Hate to Love

Posted on Feb 11, 2018 by   4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Imagine a British accent as our questionable character pushes through an audience of Girl Scouts and their mothers standing outside a shopping mall. “I’m sorry, ladies.” He smirks rather than smiles. “But I’m in need of some cookies. Free cookies.” Lifting four boxes of Thin Mints from the display table, he shoves them in a [..Read more]

Writing Ain’t For Sissies

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

I used to say “Gardening ain’t for sissies.” I’d watch joggers go by in their cute outfits, ponytail swinging in the breeze. They’d offer a friendly wave if they spotted me up to my elbows in compost. I’d return the salute with my spade and clench my teeth as I growled under my breath, “Whimp!” [..Read more]

Marketing by Design

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 by   7 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Going out on your own, on anything presents all kinds of problems you have to solve in order to be successful. After publishing my first book with a traditional press I was assigned an artist who had no idea about the subject matter. My book cover turned out to be just ridiculous. Even my friends [..Read more]

Benefits of Travel

Posted on Jan 7, 2018 by   6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Not only am I a writer but I also taught world geography for a number of years at the junior high and college level. When I had a classroom of curious students, no matter the age, whatever the subject matter I tied it to the world around us. Several of my favorite projects meant creating [..Read more]

Tangled Webs – A Marketing Must

Posted on Jan 1, 2018 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

 Marketing is a slippery slope for most of us. One piece of that puzzle is creating a website to help promote you, your work and your wisdom. I tried Blogger for a few years, but I outgrew it. I tried making my own website. (Hilarious laughing here.) My search led me to Jennifer Davis of [..Read more]

Should a Writer Create a Business Plan

Posted on Dec 19, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

   The short answer is “heck yes!” The long answer is a little more involved. For some time, I’ve set goals for myself, but never really felt bound to it in anyway. I kept lists of things I read or money spent on my projects in hopes of using it for a tax deduction. But it’s [..Read more]

Skinny Author’s Book Review – December

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

For several months I’ve featured a number of authors and their books, letting them post a favorite review and posting a blurb about the story line. When I do one of these I refuse to post something negative. I understand how difficult getting a bad review can be to the creative juices which define us [..Read more]

An Author’s Christmas Wish

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 by   8 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

There is always one of those people in your family or friend circle you want to surprise with a special gift because they are so creative. Writers love these kinds of gifts that reflect who they are. Today some of the finest authors have mentioned a gift they’d like to receive this year. Cara Bristol – [..Read more]

More Travel Tips at Christmas

Posted on Dec 9, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

One of my favorite places to visit at Christmas is St. Louis Union Station. I love it so much I let the General Assistant Manager talk me into writing a novel that takes place there. It is just a magical place anytime but especially at Christmas. With the family experience of The Polar Express happening [..Read more]

Adding to Your Media Kit

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

There is a lot of competition out there in the publishing world. What are you doing to get the attention of those who might help you? We all go to book signings, conferences, give out bookmarks and other swag to draw attention to our work. Those things, even though they’re helpful, might not draw in [..Read more]

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