I entered Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story in the prestigious Writer’s Digest Book awards. Boldly. Contests can be intimidating, but this one promised a review for the entry fee, so taking a deep breath, I submitted. Below, in its entirety, is the judge’s commentary. I admit I disagreed with 2 points. Read on and … More Camp Follower : Writer’s Digest Review
First-time indie author here. Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad is one year old this week, in terms of publication date stamped inside the cover. Publication in Amazon, Kobo, the printing : all these took place before Christmas last year, in time for family and friends to get their copies. The real … More Author Marketing Year 1.
I’ve been doing a lot of signings lately for Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. My retirement life as an author has kept me interested, busy, and happy. As a student of human nature, I didn’t get out in the public much in my former life as a computer programmer, sitting at … More Author Marketing Lesson : Where the Book Buyers Go.
The People you Meet! Such a busy summer for Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. I made it to London, Ontario; Souris and Winnipeg, Manitoba; Aylmer, Quebec; and of course lots of places around Ottawa for book sales and signings. Here are some fun notes about how these things can go: London, … More Summer Through the Lens
As promised, here is the second part of my article for the 2018 Spring Issue of the Canadian Military Family Magazine about my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. Of course I’ve been inspired by reading great authors! Although I’m a new writer, I’ve always been a reader. My mother, the … More Inspiration – Part 2
Pandora. Prometheus. Eve. They had something in common despite the differences in their stories. As the human characters they represent, they shared a curiosity; a desire for more. More knowledge, more progress, more, more. More for the puny, quick little flicker of life that we all endure as individuals. Human nature fascinates me. These extra-curious … More Next Book : Untitled but not Unthemed
Ok, reasons#1 and #2 explained the rush, the pleasure of writing and sharing a story. The writing for writing’s sake. Reasons #3 are more selfish : Money and Fame. Yes. I have achieved some Money and Fame lately. Back up. I am an independent – “indie” – author of the book Camp Follower One Army … More Reasons I Love Writing #3