Booktrope Seeks Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts

Manuscript&Rock-CindyFazziDo you have an unpublished manuscript? Booktrope, a digital publishing startup, might be right for you. It combines the structure of traditional publishing with the freedom of self-publishing. Read the full post »

Write What You Know? Why It Pays to Defy That Writing Advice

Arthur Golden defied the “write what you know” dictum when he wrote about a geisha.

Arthur Golden defied the “write what you know” dictum when he wrote about a geisha.

We’ve all been told to write what we know. But authors like Arthur Golden, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Annie Proulx have defied that writing advice successfully. Read the full post »

For Readers & Authors: iAuthor Introduces New Book-Discovery Platform

Books2If you’re a reader or author feeling lost in a sea of Internet noise about books, check out iAuthor, a new platform for discovering books. Read the full post »

Forbes Article: 3 Career Reinvention Tips From A Reporter Turned Romance Writer

A Forbes article titled “3 Career Reinvention Tips From A Reporter Turned Romance Writer” coincided with the one-month countdown to the release of my debut romance book, “In His Corner.Read the full post »

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Seeks Unpublished Novels

Manuscript&Books-CindyFazziKindle Scout, Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing platform, is open to submissions. You may submit an unpublished novel in these genres: romance, mystery, thriller, and science fiction/fantasy. Read the full post »

RT Book Reviews Features Story Behind “In His Corner”

RTBookReviewsScreen-CindyFazziRomantic Times Book Reviews, a monthly magazine dedicated to the romance-novel industry, recently published an article I wrote about the inspiration for my debut romance, “In His Corner.” Read the full post »

85 Years Later, Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” Continues to Delight

MalteseFalconBook Review: “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, published by Plume, 2008 (originally published in 1930)

A priceless Maltese falcon figurine is at the center of Dashiell Hammett’s seminal detective novel set in foggy San Francisco. The story opens with a mysterious woman named Miss Wonderly hiring private eye Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer to follow Floyd Thursby, who supposedly eloped with her sister. Read the full post »

Digital Publisher Seeks Manuscripts for New Publishing Platform

ReadershiponScreen-CindyFazziAre you ready to show your manuscript to the world? Readership, a crowd-sourced digital publisher, is open to submissions. It recently launched a new publishing platform that allows readers to decide which manuscripts will get published through a voting system.  Read the full post »

Why Romance Author Jen Colly Didn’t Always Like Books

Jen Colly-inthedarkMost authors have been writing since childhood—not romance author Jen Colly. “Writing never once crossed my mind. I didn’t even like to read,” she said. Her resistance wasn’t because she didn’t like books, she just didn’t like being told what to read. Read the full post »

Love, Lattes, Mutants…And a Chance to Win a Prize

LovelattesCoverRomance author Sandra Cox is giving away unique raffle prizes to celebrate the release of her fantasy paranormal book, “Love, Lattes and Mutants.” Read the full post »


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