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Hello,

I am a non-fiction author. I've been a freelance writer for more than twenty years and I've been published in newspapers, magazines, and websites. I have also published one book so far, Home Should Be Safe: Hope and Help for Domestic Violence Victims. I'm working on my second book, Roadmap to Healing, which details my struggle to find wholeness after my divorce. I found that healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. 

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My biggest challenge is marketing but if we want readers to acknowledge us we need to promote ourselves as well as our work. I joined a group on fb that supports indie authors and they have given me the support and help I needed. We as authors and writers must never give up.

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So true just sit down and write what comes to you. authors should write what they want not what others want. Your writing should come from your heart. I'm a published author of childrens picture books. My first book is titled Giggle A Little Giggle and being published now is Gabby For President and currently working on a third untitled for now.

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Where Writers Win is a terrific website.  My publisher told me about it. Some of it you have to pay for, some not. But it has been a help when there is so much stuff out there that is no help at all. Good luck!

Nancy Nau Sullivan, Author, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR
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Goodness, Marti! Congratulations! You know the secret of authorship. Write. Just sit down and do it. Do you write series primarily? Do you have a website and newsletter and use them? I met a young publicist this week who encouraged me to do the latter. Besides Facebook, and other social media platforms, Internet access is most helpful.
Nancy Nau Sullivan, Author, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR
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Me, too. I just had my first book published, a memoir. And I have two other books - a mystery and a novel - in the can, well, they have to come out of the can and get cooked, so to speak. What are you working on?
Nancy Nau Sullivan, Author, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR
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Hey, writing buddy, Good for you, finding an agent. How did you do that? I've just published a memoir with a small publishing house, and it has been a Bear getting the promotion off the ground. You are right about the cross-country business (my story takes place in Indiana and Florida) and turning oneself into a salesperson. No way around it. I'd rather be writing, but I need to get this book out there. The librarians have been wonderful, offering events solo or with other locals authors. I like the website Where Writers Win, among others. What have you published lately? I just joined a writers group at the local university, and they are all into fantasy and paranormal...I see a lot of these genre at conferences, too. Seems to be a very popular...good luck.
Nancy Nau Sullivan, Author, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR
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Loved your post. And the idea for a blog....I had one for a year when I was in the Peace Corps in Mexico...2013. Not so long ago. It was a wonderful way to reach out and chronicle a year of great beginnings, new people and adventure. I just published a memoir and am thinking of doing another blog....you have jogged my thoughts. Alld the best, and Thanks.
Nancy Nau Sullivan, Author, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR
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Do you have a Facebook page? That's a good place to start. I have a website, and it has given me nightmares. Especially as regards updating it. I had some wonderful help, so it is working out. I've also been dragged into the 21st century by a great young publicist who encouraged me to write a newsletter (more website connection and work). If I didn't view this as taking one step at a time, I'd go nuts. Good luck!
Nancy Nau Sullivan, Author, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR
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Hello!  My name is Sharon Valenti and my pen name is S.E. Valenti.  I went through Koehler Publishing and used Split-Seed (Amanda Rooker) for editing.  I though both were very reasonable and I really enoyed working with them!  Good luck!

S.E. Valenti