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Write Your Book, Even if You Flunked English Class

I’ve been ghostwriting articles, newsletters and books for financial and business professionals since 2008. When I ran across this cartoon,  it resonated because many of my clients have laughingly said that their former English teachers would know their work had been ghostwritten. Never fear; I keep secrets. If you believe …

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The “Live Full Throttle Companion Guide” is READY!

The Three Fates form the basis of the additional exercises in The Full Throttle Companion Guide

A year ago Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer made its debut and has since won two national book awards.  When you said “It’s too pretty to write in” I decided to write a Companion Guide to the book and publish it in black and white  — that should  remove any …

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Live Full Throttle Wins TWO, count ’em TWO National Book Awards!

A year ago I published Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer, and now it’s won two national book awards! Of course I’m over the moon with this news, as any author would be. For me the news brings another layer of joy, since I’m a professional ghostwriter …

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Live Full Throttle Book Debut!

      Please join me as I launch  Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer.  When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 5-7pm Where: 300 East Tremont Ave Charlotte, NC 28203 Dilworth Billiards After riding my motorcycle through 25+ states with a pink bra strapped across the windshield for breast …

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What’s the TRUE Cost of Your Book?

crystal ball on sheets of dollar bills

People always ask how much my book cost to produce. Some want to use the intel as they consider self- publishing, and some just like knowing things, I guess. Most people scratch their heads when I answer that the cost depends on how many I sell. Here’s where I tap my MBA to …

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Book Tour with the International Motorcycle Show

I’ll be following Progressive’s International Motorcycle Show this season as I introduce audiences in twelve major markets to my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends Who Faced Cancer. Here’s the show schedule: November 18-20 San Mateo, CA December 2-4 Dallas, TX December 9-11 Long Beach, CA December 16-18 …

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Self-Publishing: Book Prototype for Publicity and Advance Sales

So far we’ve talked about the need to hire a book designer and editor. I took the step of developing a prototype for Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer.  Mine is in a PDF and included the cover, introduction and first chapter, but you could include …

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Self-Publishing: Everyone Needs An Editor

Ask any professional writer about the need for a fresh set of eyes and they’ll tell you it’s essential. I don’t have an editor for my blog posts and newsletters, but when I write long form, whether a white paper, article or book, I always collaborate with one. When putting …

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Insider View of Self-Publishing

After writing about how to roll blog posts, newsletters and articles into books, self publishing, writing book proposals and what a book can do for you professionally, I invite you to walk with me down the path of self-publishing a book of my own. Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced …

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Lessons from the Road

Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time. Among other things, I pondered relationships, physics, environmental economics, disease, mortality and the direction I want to take my life. Fear as a motivator I thought about the role of …

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