May 222011
 

The first draft of Joe the ghost’s story is done. Yay!!! I’m going to take the rest of this beautiful day off to walk the dogs for the second time today, and tonight I’ll finish reading Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott. I read the first half, and it was hard to pull myself away to work on my book.

I would have finished yesterday, but I was on a tour of the UWM-Milwaukee library with other writers from my local chapter. It was interesting. In their special collections, they have one of the few replicas of the Book of Kells, plus gorgeous illuminated books from the 1500′s. They also have a fun collection of nurse romances.

The illuminated books reminded me of Michelle Diener’s Tudor book that will be out in August, In A Treacherous Court. The heroine, Susanna Horenbout, was a real artist for King Henry VIII. The hero, John Parker, was a real figure, too. But the page-turning, breathtaking and brilliant story came from Michelle’s mind.

That was my weekend. What are you reading now?

May 162011
 

Make an author’s dream come true.

On May 18th, help Amanda Scott become a Bestseller for a Day and you’ll get 4 terrific books for 99 cents (including one of mine!) and a chance at winning a Kindle. It’s win-win-win-win-win.

By helping us drive “Fierce Dawn” to the top of the Kindle Lists on May 18th, YOU can win!

Simply purchase “Fierce Dawn” on May 18th, then head to Bestseller for a Day and fill out the entry form (located at the top of the right hand column on their site).

You will only need to enter your email address and the first five numbers from your Amazon purchase confirmation code.

And tah-dah! You just gained 5 entries to win a Kindle!

2 (or even 3 or 4) Books for the Price of 1!!!

Simply purchase the books below at the same time you purchase “Fierce Dawn” on May 18th, then fill out the entry form at Bestseller for a Day (located at the top of the right hand column on their site), enter your email, Amazon confirmation code, and

5 words from mid way through each book and you’ll receive the 100% rebate.

2 (or even 3 or 4) Books for the Price of 1!!!

Simply purchase the books below (click on the cover) at the same time you purchase “Fierce Dawn” on May 18th, then fill out the entry form at Bestseller for a Day (located at the top of the right hand column on their site), enter your email, Amazon confirmation code, and 5 words from mid way through each book and you’ll receive the 100% rebate.

To sum it up, CATTITUDE will be $0.99 for one day on Amazon on May 18th and if you purchase Fierce Dawn, you’ll get it for free!!

May 072011
 

I’ve known for months I should start my Edie Ramer Author page on Facebook. But I’m so technically challenged, anything that takes a normal person 10 minutes, takes me 5 hours. I have mine up now. I need 25 Likes for my Author page to go public. So far I have 17. If you have a moment to hop over and “Like” me, I would appreciate it.

Now I have to figure out how to put the new FB button on my website. Michelle Diener gave me directions, but it will probably take another 5 hours.

I probably won’t blog tomorrow, so HAPPY Mother’s Day to all!

May 012011
 

Brenda Novak’s annual On-line Auction for the Cure of Diabetes 2011 runs from May 1 – May 31st. There are fabulous items for writers, readers and people who just like fabulous items. For the last few years, my donation has been a Wiki Romance page for an author. This year I changed it to a 3-month Self-Publishing Mentorship. Here’s what I’m offering:

Bestselling Kindle author Edie Ramer will give advice on self-publishing, from the mechanics of self-publishing to web presence to promotion and more for a writer who is self-published or on the verge. For three months, she’ll answer questions and give emotional and practical support by email or phone.

Interested? Go bid! It starts at $2. Your $2 or more can be part of the cure. If you have a friend who is thinking of self-publishing, please pass this on.

Here’s a scene with one of my favorite movie mentors:

Who’s your favorite mentor, either fictional or real life?