Hello, readers! I hope you are having a fine Memorial Day weekend. We tried to have a yard sale, but it got rained out, and then no one came (I really do need to work on my sales skills). Instead I’ll settle for writing and attempting to get through my massive TBR pile.
Lots going on in Dubiel-land. I can’t share much yet, but there are a few cool things in development. Let’s just say you’ll be able to read something I’ve written by the end of the year! I’m also nearly halfway done with the draft of my new novel, THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS. Not sure if I should crowdfund it or pursue traditional publishing. What say you, readers?
While you wait for news, visit me at www.caridubiel.com or in person at a few events coming up!
June 9, 2018 - I’ll be moderating the indie publishing panel at Killer Heat, at the South Euclid branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
June 23-24, 2018 - Hang out with me at the American Library Association conference. I’ll be roaming the exhibit floor. (Sadly, I will be gone before Michelle gets there.)
June 27, 2018 - I’m on a panel with my Sister in Crime Annie Hogsett and Ylleya Fields at the Shaker Heights Public Library.
Happy reading and writing!!
Hello, everyone! Those of you in Northeast Ohio... join me in grumbling about the weather. Still no word on my release date - Inkshares is busy with lots of books. But I have some updates!
I’m working steadily on my new manuscript, THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS, and I’m using it for my project for Camp NaNoWriMo. Look for a MindTech novella this summer, too, as I add to the collection for LOST MEMORIES.
The wonderful Jacqui Castle interviewed me for her blog. Check out her book, THE SECLUSION. It’s coming out in September, and I can’t wait to read it!
I’ll be speaking at the Oberlin Public Library on Wednesday, May 2, about using Scrivener in your writing. If you can’t make it, but want some tips, let me know! I love it, and I’m happy to share.
Finally, I’m blogging more frequently over at Walking Identity Crisis. Are you an expert on a topic that might fit over there? Or are you a writer, and would you like me to interview you? Since I’m a librarian, my readers love to see book reviews. Let me know!
Look for more next month... when I hope it will be warmer!!
Hi everyone! I’m climbing out of the crazy-busyness that has been March. Here in Northeast Ohio, it’s still cold, but the sun has been out, thankfully. I am excited for real spring weather.
I wanted to let you all know that the manuscript is in! I turned it in last weekend after an inspiring retreat with some of my writing friends. I also read the fabulous YOUR BOOK, YOUR BRAND by Dana Kaye. Those of you who are authors must check it out. I’ve got lots of great ideas for publicity now!
But since we don’t have a release date yet - that’ll be the next update! For now, I’m working on my new manuscript, THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS, which follows three people in a small town after they receive a mysterious code in the mail. I’ll also post short stories for LOST MEMORIES as I finish them, but to be honest, I have been very into ENIGMA - I’m at about 20,000 words, and I hope to have a good first draft completed by this summer.
Well, I’m on my lunch break at work, so I had better get moving! Can’t wait to give you all more news :-)
Hello, everyone! Just a quick update, since I haven’t been on in a while. I was sick for nearly two weeks - ugh!!
I’ve received feedback from Andi, the amazing editor who worked with me on the manuscript review, and I’m currently revising to incorporate her thoughts. I’ve also received the information from Inkshares about what I need to submit to them. I expect to have everything packaged up and sent off by mid-March. Then, we wait for the release date!
I’ll continue to update here and to my social media with news, although I’m currently taking a bit of a social media break. Gotta put the mind to work revising. Tell your friends they can still pre-order if they’d like :-) Also, check out my calendar at www.caridubiel.com/calendar. I’ve got three speaking engagements coming up, and any new events will be added here as well.
Have a great one, readers!!
Hi, readers! We did it!! 260 copies as of today. I’m so excited. We’ve raised $32 for Babywearing International of Akron Youngstown, and this book is going to happen!
I’m taking a break from campaigning - once I know more details, I’ll continue to update. I’m putting together a marketing plan, and I need to revise the book when it comes back from its manuscript review. I will also be posting companion short stories on the Lost Memories Inkshares page. I have some blog posts set up for my website. Finally, I’m drafting a new novel, which is not part of the MindTech world, but I hope you’ll love it too.
I don’t want to overwhelm your inboxes, so please follow me on social media for all the good stuff :-)
And, if you didn’t already know, I’m the cohost of a book review podcast, and Beth and I have just begun recording again. The ABC Book Reviews is on Soundcloud, and our RSS goes out to Stitcher and iTunes as well. We just posted an interview with fellow Inkshares author Becca Spence Dobias, author of Rock of Ages. Check it out!!
Hello, everyone! This has been a fabulous week. Thank you all for your enthusiastic support. I went from 188 copies on Monday to nearly 250 today. I am confident we are going to sell those last two books today!
Don’t forget to join me on Facebook for my Day of Reckoning event - the last day of the campaign, February 9. 7pm EST. https://www.facebook.com/events/1033802110094056/
I’ll be doing random giveaways all night, including copies of the book. I’ll give updates on where we’re going next, too. Finally, I’m giving $1/copy sold from Feb 1 - Feb 9 to Babywearing International of Akron Youngstown, so I’ll announce that total. I just realized it’s right before the opening ceremony for the Olympics, so we’ll probably wrap up a little early so everyone can watch that.
I am so excited to bring you this book!!
Hi, readers! First, thanks to everyone who is new on the list. I am in the home stretch of this campaign, but I plan to thank everyone personally as soon as it’s over and I’m able to recover.
A few news items: I’m doing live updates every day on my Facebook page: facebook.com/caridubielauthor - They’re really short, no more than 5 minutes so far, and sometimes include guest appearances from cute children. I’m also doing a Final Day of Reckoning event on there, February 9 at 7pm. We didn’t make the Amazon gift card this week, but I promise I will have lots of giveaways and fun for my supporters that night.
I was SO excited to be on Jungle Red Writers yesterday! This is a great blog full of talented mystery writers - both the bloggers and the readers - and fabulous fans. Check it out and give it a follow! Also, my podcast with Beth is back, although I’m still messing with the feeds, so you might have to go directly to Soundcloud to listen.
Hoping everyone has a wonderful day! 67 copies to go with just under two weeks! Please tell everyone you know, and if you feel so inclined, write me a recommendation on Inkshares. Here’s the link again.
Hi, readers!! Many of you on the list are new, and I’m so happy to see you here! Thanks for supporting my book and helping this thing happen. I think we can get to 250 by the 9th.
I still need about 5 copies a day to get there. This week has been a great one - I’ve sold at least 5 every day, with some days even more! So I’m getting ready to do another push. If we get to 200 by next Saturday, I’ll give away a $50 Amazon gift card to a reader chosen randomly from the list of pre-orders. Of course, if you buy more copies, you get more chances... ;-)
I am still very bad at this selling thing, so any advice would be helpful. I love advice. Bring it on.
I hope you all have a great week! I had a rough one yesterday - I was hacked... it’s a long story. But the kids are at my parents’ house, and I’m hopeful for a quiet and calm day of writing and promo!
Readers! So many updates! We are at 90 copies sold - THANK YOU!
First, check out my new cover! My artist is sending high-res files, and then you will see the graphics everywhere. Inkshares folk get a sneak peek :-)
Second, I’ll be in my local paper this week! The article is already online. There is one detail that’s a little off - the reporter said that I was chosen by the publisher to put my book up, but I was talking about the syndicate picks. Which I am SO grateful for, by the way. (Have I mentioned how much I love you guys?)
One last thing - Inkshares has announced that Quill will be going away as of February 28. So we’ve got to make the 250 copies by then. Right now, the campaign is set to end on February 9, but I’ll extend it if I have to. I’ve got more publicity coming out and more networking to do. So we’re going to push this thing. Either I’ll be one of the last Quill authors, or I’ll extend the campaign to 750 and make it happen. My goal is to bring you a great novel, and one way or another, I’m going to do that.
Happy reading - more to come!!