Groups & Associations….
Women’s Fiction Writers Association
The Women’s Fiction Writers Association is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing a community for career-focused women’s fiction writers via networking, education, and continuing support in career growth. Quite simply, the WFWA is an inclusive organization of writers who create stories about a woman’s emotional journey. Whether you’re are an aspiring, debut or multi-published author, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association offers resources to help you improve and succeed. Kerry is a founding member. She previously served as the Founding Vice President of Programs and website developer and administrator.
Romance Writers of America
Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements their main income.
Learn more about the Romance Writers of America: Website
International Thriller Writers
The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas.
Learn more about the International Thriller Writers: Website
Inspiration & Motivation
An Open Letter to Writers at Every Stage of Publishing
Dear Writer, Isn’t it amazing how we wake in the pre-dawn hours, or stay up well past midnight to write? We sit alone at our desks with our words, letting them flow as a plot unfolds. In time, a story transpires, a manuscript is finished, and a book published…
Published on Women Writers, Women’s Books, March 23, 2016. Read the article.
Book Reviews and the Author Psyche
Authors have a love/hate relationship with book reviews. Reviews improve a book’s popularity. The more popular, the more sales. We want more reviews, but we don’t always like what’s said in those reviews. Here’s the thing, authors should concern themselves with the number of reviews, not the content.
Published on Women Writers, Women’s Books, July 13, 2016. Read the article.
10 Things Every Writer Should Know About Amazon Publishing
This is an insightful article written by Catherine McKenzie that appeared in Writers’ Digest. Great information about my publisher Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Read the article.
Q&A with Danielle Marshall, Editorial Director of Lake Union Publishing, an Imprint of Amazon Publishing
MM Finck conducted this exclusive interview with Danielle Marshall, covering topics from marketing to publishing, and what’s trending. Read the article.
50 Inspirational Marketing Tips From Authors
Bookbub put together a free flip book of promotional activities to drive sales and increase rankings. Download here.
11 Ways to Promote PreOrder Books that Drive Real Results
An informative article written by Therese Walsh published on the BookBub Partners blog. Great marketing strategies from bestselling authors to successfully drive preorders. Read the article.