Have you ever waited a long time for a dream to come true, only to eventually start to lose hope? I started writing Consuming Fire thirty-one years ago, revised it ~17 times, and finally my son/partner and I published the final version on Amazon.com earlier this year. We hired a PR agent in NYC and immediately landed my first interview, on live TV, no less, and two radio interviews — one from Sacramento, CA and one in Ocala, FL. We also got a great book review (check for links in previous blogs). I thought we were on our way!! Then, nothing! That’s right, nothing happened after that! Bottom line: it’s not fun to walk through the desert with no oasis in sight. But I’ve come to the conclusion that this is what real faith is all about… trusting & believing God has plans for your future & is working things together for your »
Going back to college, Valencia to be exact, to study Public Relations courses and become my own public relations agent! But WOW!! Who can afford a NYC PR agent at $2000/month? Definitely not me!
Getting ready to take a PR course at Valencia Community College and hope we can start contacting the radio and TV stations, etc., for ourselves. Hope this works as well as we’d like! Also, hope we can find the perfect media data base. All this stuff is frightfully expensive!! Just a little bit of FAITH goes a long way!!!
Bali?! Alexa Silven will travel to great distances to unfold the identity of the blackmailer scamming art in the Black Market under the alias “Angelo.” Does she uncover him? Does she let him live? Find and follow the action in the Alexa Silven murder/mystery trilogy available @ $.99 at cbhoffmann.com and BN, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Also available and narrated by the author at Audible.com.
If her blackmailer & Black Market scammer is hiding, even this ominous tunnel won’t protect him! Near Hurricane Ridge, WA, Alexa Silven is determined to unearth Angelo’s location. Get the detective mystery, available at cbhoffmann.com, BN, iTunes, or Amazon.com, or at Audible.com.
Fleeing hired assassins, Alexa Silven strives to uncover her blackmailing nemesis. “Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel,” first in a trilogy, is available at cbhoffmann.com, BN, iTunes, and Amazon.com in ebooks, paperbacks & from Audible.com.
Silven sailed to silvery swords stationed securely in a stone. But destiny drew deeper dreams that she alone would own. “Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel” in paperback or $.99 ebook at http://cbhoffmann.com , BN, iTunes, & http://Amazon.com .
Alexa Silven’s blackmailer is a Sasquatch, a monster stalking her every move. But “Angelo” should be on the lookout for her. She’ll end his reign of terror, no matter the cost. Even if she has to chase him to Port Angeles in the state of Washington! Alexa Silven novels: cbhoffmann.com, iTunes, BN, Amazon.com. Catch the action!
Running out of ideas, or never coming up with the perfect ones can be daunting. Truth is, writing isn’t as easy as some may erroneously think. But if you’ll consider your purpose for writing, it should help you get on the right track. For instance, if you want to entertain your audience, think of irony as the master of irony, O. Henry, taught us in The Ransom of Red Chief. Maybe take time to read it; after all, it’s a really short story. If you want to teach or inform, consider what would be the most important thing for you to share. If you want to persuade, then what is so important to you that others should understand? Maybe even decide you’re right? Go to the webbing chart I posted earlier and start kicking around some ideas. I heard that Marjorie Rawlings was rejected by publishers until one of them challenged her to write »
Alexa Silven searches out the identity of her blackmailer. And as an Olympic sharpshooter, when she finds him, she doesn’t plan to miss. “Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel”- on Amazon, iTunes, BN.