Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aggie Villeneuva Highlights Authors and Help for Authors

Aggie Villanueva, often called the Grandma Moses of the American Southwest by her peers, has published a new e-book, 2009's Hot Authors: Interviews by Aggie Villanueva. Aggie interviewed me this fall and that interview is included in the book in addition to my article on writing better dialogue. It includes other articles by other authors, too, including one on the dreaded comma dilemma.

In her note to me, Maggie says, "if you know someone who'd like to win a copy this week they may enter to do so at"

Well, I can't think of any of my writing friends who wouldn't benefit from a "won copy." And because this Christmas I am making a greater effort than ever to encourage
writers to buy books as Christmas presents, you should know it may be purchased in paperback at and for e-book readers
in over ten formats at

Aggie also invites everyone to participate in a virtual photo shoot at:

Aggie's motto is one she borrows from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." She is tweeting @myaggie2

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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