IPPY Awards

OKAY FANS: I sent in my application! Let’s see if my book makes the finals.They won’t announce those until the first week of May, 2008. Just to be a finalist would be awesome!

The 12th Annual Independent Publisher national and regional Book Awards (IPPYs) is accepting entries for its annual IPPY Awards that honor the year’s best independently published titles. Entries are now being accepted in 65 subject categories and Best Regional Fiction and Best Regional Nonfiction categories in eight United States and two Canadian regions. All independent, university, small press and self-publishers who produce books intended for the North American market are eligible to enter titles copyrighted or released in 2007.

Started in 1996, the IPPYs were designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, the IPPYs recognize hundreds of the year’s best books, bringing them to the attention of booksellers, buyers, librarians and book lovers throughout the world.

Today is a new day

Man, I am so excited to have my site re-done by a pro. Thank you Jim! I promise to send lots of people your way in the future. The site looks great.

Dealing With Divas is now available on amazon.com. It is so weird to log onto amazon and find it! I first started on this book in 2003 and to finally have it finished is amazing.

Latest word from my publisher is that the book will be in Barnes and Noble in March sometime. Keep checking back and I’ll let you know when as soon as I know something.

Mistakes Are Okay

Dealing with DivasIn my book, Dealing With Divas, I explore myths that I feel can be changed. Here is one of them:

# 4—Old Thought: Make a mistake and you’ll pay for it.

Mistakes are a normal part of life, and you will make some mistakes in any job. But, what’s the worst thing that can happen if do make a mistake and you tell the truth? My advice is, if you do something wrong—break something, double-book an auditorium, or simply forget an item on the list—tell your employer immediately and ask for help to fix the situation. In baseball, a player is considered a good player if he has a batting average of .333—that’s an average of hitting the ball less than four times out of ten tries at bat! It’s not ten out of ten. If you do something wrong, don’t beat yourself up over it—give yourself a break.

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Welcome to my new site!

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