Sunday, September 14, 2014

30 Books in 30 Days!

Wow, it has been a really long time since I have posted. But I think I need to get back into the swing of things. So let me give you a quick update as to what has been going on. I gave up writing for a while and disabled all of my books. But writing isn't something you can really give up. I have so many ideas in my head just dying to get out of me. So I went back to writing and put my books back up for sale. The thing is now I have almost no sales. I really have to figure out a way to get my fans back and gain some new ones.

The first step in that process is writing new material to give my former fans something to look forward to. I've already started this with the release of my new children's book Ebonee and Ivory coming out September 16th.

The next step is to start promoting my old titles. That is where 30 Books in 30 Days comes in. No, I'm not going to write 30 books in 30 days. Though wouldn't that be awesome if I did? Anyway, I plan on publishing 30 books in 30 days. Along with my new release Ebonee and Ivory, I'm also going to make sure that all of my books are published on every platform. For example, at the beginning of the month I noticed that my short story Plie with Fire was published on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble, but not on Smashwords. So that is one book I need to publish. It is the 14th and I've already published 13 books so I'm right on track.
1. Ebonee and Ivory on Barnes and Noble
2. Leslie DuBois Historical Fiction Bundle on Amazon
3. Ebonee and Ivory on Smash
4. Leslie DuBois Historical Fiction Bundle on Barnes
5. Leslie DuBois Historical Fiction Bundle on Kobo
6. Ebonee and Ivory on Kobo
7. Leslie DuBois Historical Fiction Bundle on Smash
8. Leslie DuBois Historical Fiction Bundle on Google Play
9. Plie with Fire on Smash
10. Dark Marco 2 on Smash
11. Ebonee and Ivory on Amazon
12. Natural Beauty on Smash
13. Natural Beauty on Kobo

After making sure all of my books are available everywhere during September, I will focus on promotion for October. Stay tuned for updates!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Guest Post - Angela Fristoe

So with Danica McKellar starring on Dancing With The Stars, I began feeling a bit nostalgic. I loved watching The Wonder Years when I was growing up and the romance between Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper had me wishing for my own childhood romance :) That Danica went on to become an author and math guru made her a even cooler in my dorky opinion. In celebrating the re-emergence of Danica McKellar, I've joined together with a few other YA authors to host a giveaway! Two lucky winners will receive a paperback copy of Kiss My Math by Danica McKellar! The giveaway begins today and continues until Danica wins or is eliminated from Dancing With the Stars.
 From the author of the runaway bestseller Math Doesn?t Suck, the next step in the math curriculum-- pre-Algebra. Last year, actress and math genius Danica McKellar made waves nationwide, challenging the "math nerd" stereotype and giving girls the tools to ace tests and homework in her unique just-us-girls style. Now, in Kiss My Math, McKellar empowers a new crop of girls, 7th to 9th graders, taking on the next level of mathematics: pre-Algebra. Stepping up not only the math, but also the sass and style, Kiss My Math will help math-phobic teenagers everywhere chill out about math, and finally "get" negative numbers, variables, absolute values, exponents, and more. Each chapter features:   - Step-by-step instruction - Time-saving tips and tricks - Illuminating practice problems with detailed solutions - Real-world examples - True stories from Danica's own life as a student and actress Kiss My Math also includes more fun extras--including personality quizzes, reader polls, and real-life testimonials-- ultimately revealing why pre-Algebra is easier, more relevant, and more glamorous than girls think. There are multiple ways to enter including the option to tweet daily. The listed end date is subject to change and winner will be announced within 48 hours of Danica's win or elimination from DWTS. a Rafflecopter giveaway