Should You Hire a Publicist?

Should You Hire a Publicist?

There’s a myth among nonfiction authors that the only path to publicity is with a publicist. Back in the day, that was true. But things have changed. Just like the publishing industry has been disrupted by different paths to publication, authors have more...
This Stopped the Scroll

This Stopped the Scroll

The other day this question popped into my head and when I shared it on social media several folks said it stopped their scroll. “What if you focused on actions rather than outcome?” Makes you think, right? I mean so much of the way we are conditioned to be productive...
As Soon As…

As Soon As…

  A few years ago I had the absolute joy of attending an author reading in Chicago with the incredible Anne Lamott. That evening she told the crowd gathered that as a writing teacher her students ranged in age from 25 to 75. And then she said something that has...
My Math Was All Wrong

My Math Was All Wrong

I was being interviewed for an upcoming summit for authors yesterday and I was asked a question about something on my website. A sort of mathematical formula: Integrity + Publicity = Influence. It seems math was never my strong point. You see, I realized that the...
What Producers Wish You Knew

What Producers Wish You Knew

You know what TV producers wish you – as a nonfiction author – knew? That they need you as much as you need them. Well that was a short post! I didn’t, as we say in the TV biz, “bury the lead. I put it out there right away because it’s so important that...