Friday, September 14, 2012

Fingertip Factoids #1 & News from the Book Boost

Welcome to a new feature 
called  Fingertip Factoids 
today at the Book Boost.

This is where I'll be giving you neat writerly and readerly factoids and news updates from time to time.

For those of you who know me, you know I’m an avid reader, a multi-published author, a freelance editor, a promotions blogger, a busy mother of three small children, a devoted wife, a volunteer chapter President, and on and on and on.

How do I do it all?

Well, my fingertips do a lot of keyboard walking and sometimes I feel like I should reward them.  But they never seem to get a break.  I’m pretty sure they don’t need any additional exercise but if you’d like to see how you can get your fingers to be a bit more productive.  Check out this awesome site I found called Nimble Fingers (click here to learn more).

What’s new with me this month?

Currently, I’m teaching my Book Factory method during the month of September hosted by my newest venture Bestsellerology (click here to learn more).  That’s our sister site which features free lessons for authors donated by bestselling authors (once or twice a month) and paid classes every quarter for more in depth instruction.

So, a special “hello” to all my author class members who are currently benefiting (I hope) from the methods behind my madness this month during the Book Factory.  Howdy!  Keep up the great work.

 In my personal life, I've been attending fundraisers for local efforts and for worldwide efforts.

Locally, I spent some quality time with one of our state's fave elephants, Big Al.  Yep, that's me kissing the beloved mascot from the University of Alabama (sshh...don't tell hubby a/k/a "the jealous Florida Gators fan").

On a larger scale (yes, even larger than an elephant), I'm working hard here at the Book Boost to raise funds in our First Annual Shooting Star Award Contest for Published Authors (click here to learn more).  This contest benefits the Epilepsy Foundation.  There's still time to enter, but hurry, the contest closes on October 1st and there are many wonderful prizes to be won! 

What’s coming up next month?

In my writer world, the first book in my new YA mystery series will release October 2nd from Astraea Press entitled Falsify.

Stay tuned for a cover reveal soon!

What about classes and other such goodies?

For those of you who missed out on my September class at Bestsellerology, our next class (Breathing Life into Your New Year’s Resolutions) will begin January 3rd featuring the talented instructor, MM Pollard (click here to learn more) editor and grammar guru extraordinaire.  I’ve taken a couple of her classes myself and she’s worth every cent of it and more.  Trust me.

Registration is now open.  Click here to learn more & to sign up.

But, I can’t wait until January.  What have you got for me NOW?

Need a FREE writer fix?  Then don’t forget to log on to Bestsellerology tomorrow (September 15th) for a FREE (yes folks, there is still such a thing as FREE!) guest lecture from the adorable and brilliant Suzanne Johnson.  She’s offered up Building a Plot, One Step at a Time.  I can’t wait to share it with you.

So, while my fingertips won’t get a break anytime soon.  I hope you’ll catch your “Big Break” any day now.

Kerri Nelson (courtesy of her fatigued fingers)
Owner, The Book Boost

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