This coming June, I will have been retired for 5 years. How time flies! My grandmother warned me that the older you get, the faster the years go by, and although I couldn’t imagine that in my youth, impatient for those life goals: the new baby’s arrival, the mortgage paid off, the kids finally moving … More Retirement. Another Pandemic Issue.
Ok, enough said with the title, right? Not many authors I know enjoy marketing their books. I released a second independently-published book in March this year. Unlike with the first book that trickled out via family and friends and blind perseverance from its eager hobby author who spent hours on phone calls and emails to … More Book Marketing Experiments
It’s here! Book 2, First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories from Michele Sabad, author of Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story. Available on Amazon in March 2020, and in as many Indigo and independent bookstores as this author can handle. Follow for more news about signings and locations.
Who reads cookbooks? Why? I’ve never owned a cookbook, at least one that I’ve kept. Sometimes I’ve been given one as a gift but I can’t remember ever reading one. I have my old recipe binder that my mother created, but again, I don’t read it or use it for the recipes, I just look … More Who Reads Cookbooks?
I recently wrote a short story based on one of the following questions. But then I got thinking about other such imaginings. This is how writing procrastination happens, which is one reason I enjoy writing this blog – it feels like I’ve accomplished something, even though it’s really just trying to unblock the more difficult … More Imagine- A Writing Procrastination Tool
Some pictures define a life. When I retired almost 3 years ago now (!) I took up writing as my new raison d’être. In year 1, I wrote and self-published the book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. Year 2 was spent marketing, which I found I didn’t hate: the signings, the … More Writing, Retirement Year 3 Begins
As usual I did NOT read as many books this year as I planned. How does that happen? I spent a busy year marketing and promoting my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story, which turned into more fun than anticipated. Many signings, travels, family events; it was a high-school renunion year; it was my … More Reading List 2018
In honour of the 1 year publication anniversary of Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad, I have purchased a chance for my followers to win a $500 Black Friday Shopping Spree. All you need do is enter to win. Draw Nov. 22, 2018. Here’s the link : Amazon $500 Shopping Spree No … More Happy Anniversary Camp Follower!
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.