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Business of #Books: How to Sell Book Merchandise

Independent authors don’t have the powerhouse of a large #publishing house behind their work. As a result #self-publishing is about more than #books. About more than #writing. A #self-published #author must think about all elements of the business of books. #selfpublishingsuccess #selfpublishingmarketingstrategies. Don’t forget to check me out on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin. I Read More

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#KenyaWright Traveling the World with Children and a Laptop

First, let me tell you this interview is longer than my others. Why? Because this was my first opportunity to sit with Kenya and have a conversation about so so many things. Things that I found so interesting that I couldn’t stop asking her questions. Don’t forget to check me out on your favorite social Read More

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The Summer of Black Love #Beverly Jenkins

1994, the summer of Black Love. I’d never heard this phrase until the day I interviewed Beverly Jenkins. For those who may not be familiar and, truthfully, I’m curious as to who that might be! But there may be a few unicorns out there. Ms. Beverly Jenkins has been published for nearly thirty years. She Read More

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Former Police Officer Now Author – #PhoenixDaniels

The question about why does any author #write is big and complex. Some write simply because they can. They’re good at it, so they do it. Some write because they want fame and fortune. But others write because it’s a calling. There’s a purpose behind each word. Don’t forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Read More

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Author and Veteran: Let’s Talk Romance with #SieraLondon

Let’s discuss #Romance #writing with author Siera London. Siera spent more than twenty years as a part of the U.S. Military. I wanted to learn more from her about how that factors into her writing. #selfpublishingmarketingstrategies #selfpublishingsuccess You can find me on your favorite social media https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin. Although Siera has only been in the world Read More

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Copyediting vs Line Editing vs Proofreading with Savannah J. Frierson

We’ve discussed editing before. Let’s dig in a little deeper. What is the difference between the various steps of editing? Do you know? Do you need someone different to do each step? Can you skip any of the steps? Honestly, we know these are the questions that all self-published authors have when they first begin. Read More

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Big, Beautiful Curvy Girl Exploring the World #TwylaTurner

Do you know what it means to be a big beautiful woman? A Black curvy girl? When I met Twyla Turner, my first thought was that she had this big bright personality. She laughed with her eyes and she stood out in a room. One of the cool girls. #Blackwomantravelsolo #Blackwomantravelalone To listen to this Read More

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What is BDSM? A Conversation with Bridget Midway #LiveFree #podcast

Okay. Okay. I know. BDSM. Bondage, Discipline or Dominance and Sadomasochism (and other related terms) We’re all familiar with Mr. Grey who has now not only graced books, but movie theater screens. In a way, I guess, he’s set a bar for this genre of writing. Of course, there are books and movies that came Read More