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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Excellent Interview by Mindy McGinnis of debut novelist Tatum Flynn. It's interesting to note the similarities, highs and lows most debut authors go through. Read on...http://writerwriterpantsonfire.blogspot.com/
About Mindy:

Official Bio:

Mindy McGinnis is an assistant YA librarian who lives in Ohio and cans her own food. She graduated from Otterbein University magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature and Religion. Mindy has a pond in her back yard but has never shot anyone, as her morals tend to cloud her vision.

The Slightly-Less-Official Version, with Better Details:

Mindy grew up in the woods, and had a deep desire to see if she could survive out there on her own if the situation ever presented itself. That never happened, and the introduction of the internet has quelled that urge. She loves being a writer, because it’s the only occupation where you can legitimately stare into space and claim to be working.

Mindy also contributes to the group blogs From the Write Angle, The Lucky 13s, Friday the ThirteenersThe League of Extraordinary Writers & Book Pregnant. She is a member of the Class of 2k13 and a volunteer moderator for the writing community at AgentQuery Connect, under the screenname bigblackcat97.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Social media tips for authors

I found this article interesting and useful in promoting your work. Please read on to learn some valuable information. It was originally posted on Book Baby. Here is a taste:

When it comes to promoting your self-published book, traditional book marketing strategies can still be highly effective.
But if you want to reach a wider audience and get connected to more potential readers, the solution is social media marketing.
With social media, you don’t have to waste your money on paid advertising in print, radio, or TV media...click link to read more  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/06/social-media-basics-for-authors/?utm_campaign=BB1426&utm_source=BBeNews&utm_medium=Email

Have a fantastic day!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to take a minute to thank my fans for their support of "Molly". You truly make a difference! I'm well into Book Two in the series and expect to have it completed somethime this summer, so please be on the lookout for publication notices. I am offering "Molly McBean and the Secret Cave" for FREE this week on Smashwords. Please continue your support by downloading the free E-Book and sharing the link. Sharing links, posting reviews to Amazon and Goodreads and spreading the word for books you like is the best way to support an author. You are all so appreciated.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Signings are Awesome

The book signing for Molly McBean and the Secret Cave this past Saturday was WONDERFUL. I can't thank the folks at Books-A-Million enough. Along with many friends and family members who came to support me, were innocent bystanders who happened to wander into the store that day. I met some great people who took a chance and purchased the book. This is how a career can get started- by taking the time to talk to strangers and make connections. I truly appreciate each person who shows their support by making a purchase.

I am busy reaching out to potential venues to either read to kids or have a signing or both! It is far too early in my process to know how successful "Molly" will be, but she is getting all the help I can give her and we'll see where she goes.

In the mean-time I am immersed in book two of the series and hope to have it completed within the next several months.

Word of mouth is the best possible advertisement, so for anyone who has read "Molly" please consider writing a brief review on Amazon and please do share and spread the word.

Print copies available on Amazon. 


Always,   Joanie C. Murray

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Here is where you can order copies of Molly McBean

Hi Everyone!

Here is a printed proof of my book!  I am so excited to be able to share it with you.  Print copies will be available soon.

E-BOOKs are now available.

Please visit one of the sites where copies of my book are available for purchase.  If you, friends or family members have a child between the ages of 8 and 12  that uses an E-Reader please order a copy and write a review for me.  This will help get the word out about my book.  Thanks for your interest and support!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Molly comes to life

Hello Everyone, This is a very exciting week for me. Beside the fact that warm weather is upon us, "Molly McBean and the Secret Cave" is tentatively scheduled to be released as an E-book this Thursday, May 30th, with print copies to follow. Yay!! It has been an interesting journey, full of the usual ups and downs of getting published, but I am proud to say I finally did it. Many people have helped me along the way. I have found that as an author, you can't do it alone without the advice and guidance of friends, professionals(like Brittiany Koren of Written Dreams) and writer's groups. I urge anyone with the slightest interest in writing, to seek out a group of like minded individuals to advise, critique and encourage you. A writer needs that to fully blossom. So thanks to all involved in bringing "Molly" to life and let the count-down begin! Best, Joanie Please watch the book trailer: Enjoy:)

Announcing the upcoming release of author, Joanie Murray's debut book. Once you enter the Secret Cave with Molly McBean you may not want or be able to return. Readers will enjoy unlocking the cave's many secrets.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Molly McBean and the Secret Cave Book Trailer

Hello Everybody! 
Spring should be springing any moment now, but while we're waiting, I would like to share my good news with you. My Children's fantasy "Molly McBean and the Secret Cave" is done. Finished. Yay!!
I'm leaning heavily toward e-publishing which is a total 180 from my original goal of going the traditional route. I think for me, for this book, e-publisihng is the way to go. I haven't toally ruled out continuing my search for an agent but let's face it-after nearly four years of working on this project, I'm ready to start the next phase: getting the story out there and into the hands of the kids it was written for. I'm also eager to pick up with book two in the series "Ethan Stillwater and the Battle for Chaos".

I've included a link to the trailer for "Molly" below. I think it's awesome! Big thanks to Surfdog Media! Please let me hear your thoughts and comments regarding anything in this blog.

Announcing the upcoming release of debut author, Joanie Murray's new book. Once you enter the Secret Cave with Molly McBeen you may not want or be able to return. Readers will enjoy unlocking the cave's many secrets.

And I may as well get a plug in for my new side business-Partylite. Please chack out my site:)www.partylite.biz/joaniemurray