Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wencon... or - Success at a Pop Culture Convention

I attended Wencon last weekend as a vendor.
It was a Pop Culture Convention and very well attended.

Check it out! (read on)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

"The Beast Within" - Presale NOW!

Volume #7 of the Star Traveler Series is on Presale - Release Date June 2nd.
Line up your Summer Reading now...

If you have been reading the series, you will find this new book an adventure you will never forget.

If you are just hearing of the Star Traveler Series for the first time, this is a great book to start with. You will be able to enjoy the two intertwining plots as well as being tempted by the little tidbits from past books to go back and read the whole series from the beginning.

Here is a short synopsis of "The Beast Within"

Captain Targus of M.T. #2424 has found a way to assist his Henu friends in rebuilding the cliff dwellings at Ijul. But, has his innocent actions inadvertently placed a member of the community in danger? Plotting, chaos and murder touch Targus’ life in this adventure. How will he deal with these life-altering events and who will show him comfort during his time of need?

Not his second in command, Sergeant Coal…

Coal is off on his own adventure. He has been summons home to Realda by his lost love, Raceen. There is a hidden mystery on this planet, where everyone looks the same except for their diversity of brightly colored, ornate tattoos. Coal may reveal a secret so closely kept by the government of Realda that it might mean the death of his species.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Read an E-Book Week - March 5 through March 11th

The first week in March is always "Read an E-Book Week" on Smashwords.

I have three books in the selection for FREE!

Shifting in The Realms - a #1 Amazon Best Seller in Paranormal
James & the Dragon - a Delightful Fantasy for Any Age Dragon Lover
The Helavite War - Character Driven Scifi SoapOpera

Find them here:

Here is a little more detail about the week's activities and where to find the full catalog.

Readers: Where to Find Books

Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Catalog - This is the hub of the action, where you find over 70,000 multi-format books regularly priced at free every day, and thousands more that are free or deep-discounted exclusively at Smashwords during Read an Ebook Week only. Browse the catalog by discount categories of FREE, 75%-off, 50%-off and 25% off.

Apple iBooks - For iPhone, iPad, iTunes and Mac users. CLICK HERE to bring up a selection of FREE ebooks organized by categories such as Featured Titles, Fiction & Literature, Non-Fiction, Children & Teens, Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Entertainment and more. iBooks features thousands of free and low-cost books every day in their iBooks app.

Barnes & Noble - CLICK HERE for access to hundreds of free ebook for the Barnes & Noble Nook.

Kobo - Smashwords supplies tens of thousands of free ebooks to Kobo. Click here for a collection of 50 of the most popular free ebooks at Kobo drawn from multiple publishers and distributors. - This popular site offers readers access to hundreds of free ebooks. - Over 33,000 free ebooks from one of the early pioneers in free ebook sites. - This popular site offers regularly updated links to many free ebooks organized by category.

WattPad - Whatever you love, you'll find it at WattPad. At WattPad, authors serialize their books, often while they're still writing. Many of Smashwords' bestselling authors first got their start at WattPad.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Affordable Proofreading & Editing Service, LLC

Are you thinking about publishing your first book in 2017?
Have you had less than stellar reviews on your indie or traditionally published book?

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

12th Annual Chocolate Fest

It's time to review the 12th Annual Chocolate Fest!

Yesterday it happened again, I ate enough chocolate to choke a dragon and carried away enough from the fest to keep me in fancy tea treats for the year.

But first, let's give you a lesson in chocolate from Bean to Bar by the Portland Chocolate Mob.

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Recap

The two high points of 2016 for the Snyder Family!

Reflections on 2016 and Goals for 2017

Here I am with another year under my belt. I was first published in May of 2013 so, this marks the end of three and a half years of self-publishing and marketing. It just seems easier to reflect on past achievements around this time of year when most people are making New Year’s resolutions. I prefer to set goals. Some I manage to meet, some I set aside, and some roll-over to become renewed goals because they were just so ‘darn good’ in the first place.

I would like to state one large, general observation I made this past year – almost an epiphany. ‘I am only in competition with myself.’ I need not make comparisons of my goals to others goals or achievements made by other authors. If I don’t get something published on my timeline, it doesn’t matter. It is ‘my’ timeline. Life raises its ugly head sometimes and it demands that deadlines and goals be set aside. With that said, I feel very accomplished at the close of this year. I have twenty-two books in print and four more written, waiting to be polished and published.