Thursday, February 26, 2009

Publicist Sandra Beckwith's Quotes and Info For Writers

Sandra Beckwith puts out a quality newsletter twice per month to help writers promote their books, appropriately titled Build Book Buzz. She also provides potential ideas for books.

A former publicist, Sandra knows the ins and outs of the publishing industry.

The current newsletter features NYT bestselling author John Scalzi, who is also gearing up to build his Big Idea Authors website - opening on my birthday, April 20th. Take a look to see if you're interested in being interviewed or showcased.

"Build Book Buzz is a free e-newsletter published monthly by
Beckwith Communications, Please forward
this newsletter to anyone. To subscribe, visit We do not share our mailing list with any
individual or organization for any reason."

I wouldn't recommend any site that sells, or rents, or distributes, or shares, their mailing list. That's a spammer's network. I won't promote spamming. Ever. (It's akin to my loyalty to Ann Landers - who hated having drop-in company as much as I did - and do.)

Sandra has an interesting survey going on, but it closes on March 1st. If you'd like to take part, time is running out.

Check it out and then drop me an email at linda at lindajhutchinson dot com to let me know what you think. Or leave a comment here.

Are you interested in reading about other sites on my recommended list? Let me know what you're looking for and I'll find it.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

T. Jefferson Parker and Pen on Fire

I had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara and love what she's doing for authors and writers. If you are in California, check it out. Should be a fun evening. Send me feedback if you have the chance to attend. linda at lindajhutchinson dot com

An Evening with T. Jefferson Parker and
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

We have a very special evening coming up on February 10 with T. Jefferson

T. Jefferson Parker¹s new book, The Renegades, is being published this
month, so next Tuesday night, at 7 p.m., we¹re holding a launch party at the
Student Center on the UC Irvine campus. We¹ll discuss Jeff¹s new book,
he¹ll read, take questions, and sign books provided by the UCI Bookstore.
There will also be refreshments. No charge.

This launch party also heralds ³Pen on Fire: A Speaking Series,² which
intends to bring literary events to Orange County on a regular, monthly
basis. Authors, magazine editors, literary agents and poets.

The show will be recorded for a future broadcast on "Writers on Writing,²
KUCI-FM and will also be podcast.

The New York Times Book Review said this about The Renegades: ³Another
insanely imaginative thriller from T. Jefferson ParkerŠthe wondrously weird
characters [take] this lurid plot to its outer limits.²

Unfortunately, reservations cannot be made (seats are free) so please get
there early. Here are directions:

If you have any questions, email me at
Please forward this email to your reading and writing friends.

Please join us for a wonderful evening.


p.s. Please let me know if you received duplicate emails, and apologies if
you did.

Author, PEN ON FIRE: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within
(Harcourt, 2004), honored with a 2005 ASJA Outstanding Book Award

Host, "Writers on Writing," Wednesdays at 9 a.m. KUCI-FM, on iTunes (click
on Public Radio), and podcast at An Evening with T. Jefferson Parker and
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett



Recommended reading.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Review Super Bowl Ads?

If you'd prefer to watch (and review) the Super Bowl ads without having to watch the Super Bowl, check out this link:

Feel free to post your reviews of the Super Bowl commercials in the comment section here.