Posts Tagged: busted

Did you know…? There are 4,500 books published every day in the U.S.* There are almost one billion e-books and three million print books on Amazon.*            *From Penny Sansevieri’s book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon.com (To my writer friends: I highly recommend this book. If you’re interested,…

A Dreadful Task I shared with my writer-friend Marcia Sargent that if I had known how much time I would spend writing and promoting my debut novel, I probably wouldn’t have embarked upon this journey. While I loved learning how to write and enjoyed the excitement of researching, networking, and uncovering little nuggets here and…

Words of Wisdom Promoting a new novel without an established reader base is daunting and intimidating. After hosting a book-launching event, and asking (begging) friends to please read, review, and recommend Busted to others, I needed to expand my universe and have been seeking professional and influential blogger reviews. When a novel is submitted, there…

My writing professor recommended that I create an audio version of Busted. As I embarked on another expedition that I knew nothing about, I discovered that a company called ACX, (Audio Book Creation Exchange) which is owned by Amazon, dominates 95% of the market. Through ACX, an author can have an audio book created and…

–In the U.S., 52,404 people have died from opioid-related deaths; more than from car accidents or gun-related deaths. —Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton –“Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.” —Sam Quiones, NYT, June 16, 2017 –“Middle-of-the-road” white Americans without a college degree are the most impacted.—Jared Keller, Pacific Standard…

I don’t like drugs and I don’t use drugs. However, I do support keeping medicinal marijuana legal and available to those who need it. Recently I received an e-mail from the Drug Policy Alliance (action@em.drugpolicy.org) alerting me to a letter sent by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Congress demanding that members not renew the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which protects…

As I researched drug trafficking for my first novel, Busted, my opinion about illegal drugs changed. Previously I’d supported the war on drugs; after all, drugs are bad. Over time, I came to the conclusion that prohibition doesn’t work, and in fact, creates a black market where illegal and illicit substances thrive without regulations. My new philosophy…