Carole P Roman – Oh Susannah It’s in the Bag
A Word From the Author
When I decided to become an author, I wrote my first book and thought, well, that was that. I had no idea it was going to morph into a many-faceted career that seemingly occupies all of my time. It turns out, writing, and producing my books are a relatively small part of this process. When most of my friends and colleagues are downsizing; the move into writing has made my horizons larger and more diverse.
I wrote the first book, Captain No Beard and realized I needed to brand myself as a children’s author. This lead to at least four more books, a new series, and the idea that Carole P. Roman is bigger than her books. I made sure to contact hundreds of bloggers and ask them to write about my books or feature me on their blog.
I found these bloggers when I searched for reviewers, which are necessary to sell books. I have developed excellent relationships with many of them. We have done contests, I have reciprocated and featured them on my blog, we share contacts. All these things created a network that grows larger and more easily handled then LinkedIn or any of those other impersonal, more formal systems.
After desperately seeking reviews, I decided there are not enough “good” reviewers for us indies, and I decided to become a top reviewer on Amazon. I review almost everything I read. ( I won’t post a review under three stars- if I can’t give a book at least that, I won’t leave anything. I will not hurt another writer’s chances of selling his /her books.)
Each new “occupation” or activity has lead to others. Now I am the moderator of two active discussion threads on Goodreads. I helped create a magazine with some of the wonderful people I discovered there, and lastly, I am the host of two popular podcast radio shows.
I write articles, review other indies and traditional authors books, search out other indies and ask them to write for our magazine. I produce books in both fiction and non-fiction, children’s and adult genre. I have published my first adult novel on Radish. I have beta-read for friends, helped launch their career and even wrote two books on marketing and promoting for indie authors.
I have learned there is nothing to hold a person back. There are a million hats to wear, and if books aren’t selling enough to satisfy those dreams, then pick another hat to wear. There are plenty to go around. The sky is simply the limit.
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Oh Susannah- Early Reader
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber
Currently on Radish Fiction under the pen name Brit Lunden, an adult, paranormal, romance author.
From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.
Andrea Lightfoot – Fantastica – Surreal Prose & Poetry
About the Book
There are plenty of depictions of Fairyland itself in literature and art – even William Shakespeare himself touched on the idea by naming the king and queen of Fairyland Oberon and Titania.
But what about the surrounding area? What about the place that is closest to Fairyland?
That is what my book, Fantastica – Surreal Prose & Poetry, is about – a place called Fantastica, which is the nearest place to Fairyland. Both places are part of one big country called the Mystical Realms.
The short stories, poems, and the occasional letter and interview are all told by various characters in the book.
But, enough about my first ever published book.
About the Author
I was born in Liverpool, England, and have always enjoyed reading books in the fantasy and sci-fi genre. I also try other genres too from time, and especially love poetry books. I have a full time job, but also enjoy drama and ballet and being creative.
I am currently working on a poetry book, based on nature.