3 Reasons Why Authors Should Blog

3 Reasons Why Authors Should Blog:

  • to interview authors in similar genres or topics;
  • to answer reader questions;
  • and to create beyond the book resources for their book(s)

1. Interview:

Interviewing authors in similar genres with numerous followers has multiple benefits. When the author interviewed shares the post with her followers, the interviewer’s blog and book(s) reach a new market.

2. Answer questions:

Detailed email responses to questions authors answer frequently are good blog posts. Refer future people with that question to the blog link and say:

“There are many useful resources on my blog. Type your question in the search. If you don’t find the answer email me the question I’ll gladly answer it.”

Then make the response a blog post too!

When a person does a Google search for the same question, the blog post will show up in the search. The more authors refer their posts the higher their ranking and book exposure becomes.

3. Book Resources:

Use writing, findings, or excerpts from a book’s research as blog posts. This will answer reader questions like above and become teachable moments. Add hyperlinks throughout the blog to the resources. Inform the website or company that you are directing traffic to them. Ask if they might reciprocate by sharing information about you, the book, or pay to advertise in the blog post.

The blog is one of best ways to engage and continue reader discussions.

M. W. Adams, author of G’DAY: Aints the third novel in the Famiy Tree Novel series

“Quack and Daisy” a Romeo and Juliet Story for Kids!

Aileen Stewart-headshotAileen Stewart, author of the Fern Valley book series, has a new picture book! Quack and Daisy is her charming story about overcoming family differences. Quack, a duckling, and Daisy, a kitten, meet in the meadow where they decide to introduce each other to their respective families. Both families discourage Quack and Daisy’s new friendship based on obvious differences.

This somewhat Romeo and Juliet story shows how diverse friendships are made through acceptance and understanding. Simple text, adorable characters, and colorful illustrations will captivate young readers. The diversity and acceptance message could be used in classrooms too!

Don’t miss this heartfelt story that families, students, and teachers will enjoy reading together.

Reviewed by:

Mark Wayne Adams is an award-winning illustrator, author, and publisher of more than 40 children’s books. View Books and Awards

Website(s):  www.markwayneadams.comwww.mwa.company

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Quack and Daisy-book cover

Meet Christa Blaney

Christa Blaney is a mother of two wonderful children who inspire her to write. She enjoys teaching first-grade to be leaders using Dr. Steven Cove’s The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. HerWallaby Series has won numerous awards. The books are part of the national AR (Accelerated Reader Program).

Christa lives in Florida with her son and daughter, Nicholas and Jillian, their funny dog, Eddie and their clever cat Rex.

Christa’s Book Awards:

Eddie, That’s Spaghetti! A Story About Being A Dog

  1. FAPA President’s Awards Gold Medalist – 2018 

Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being A Girl

  1. Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award – 2014

  2. Ben Franklin Award Silver Medalist – 2013

  3. FAPA President’s Awards Silver Medalist – 2013 

  4. Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medalist – 2013

  5. National Indie Excellence Award Finalist – 2013

  6. Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award – 2013

  7. Finalist – International Book Awards (Parenting & Family) – 2013

  8. Finalist – International Book Awards (Picture Book) – 2013

    Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being A Boy

  1. Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist – 2010

  2. Independent Publisher Award Silver Medalist – 2011

  3. Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award – 2010

  4. Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medalist – 2009

“YOU ROCK!!! Not to mention, You’re hired.  🙂  You’re truly amazing Mark. And you are right, you never sleep. I can’t wait to meet with you on Monday.” —Christa Blaney