Pre-order Campaign for A Comb of Wishes
Release day is coming soon for A Comb of Wishes! I want to celebrate and thank readers who have already ordered my book with some pre-order goodies.
If you purchase the book before Tuesday, February 8, 2022, I'd like to send you a signed bookplate and an exclusive bookmark.
To receive these goodies, please fill out this Google Form and upload your proof of purchase. This campaign is for US addresses only. Thank you!
I’ve teamed up with my fellow #22Debuts author K. Tempest Bradford to share two webinars for writers, both pre- and post-published. We both feel strongly that authors should have a web presence, even a basic one. We’ll give you the tools to create and maintain a website and a social media presence even if you aren’t tech-savvy or trained in digital marketing.
Join us for
Build It Better: Essentials of an Author Website
with Lisa Stringfellow
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 1-3PM Eastern
What are the essential elements of a great author’s website? Whether you are pre-published or published, there are key elements everyone should include on their websites.
In this workshop, I'll share my experience as an author and technology instructor to discuss elements of good website design and how to establish a web presence that will help your readers connect with you. I'll discuss platforms and tools, branding, accessibility, and the nuts and bolts of building and updating your site. Learn how to make sure your author website has the essentials it needs to make an impact!
Spend Less Time Tweeting and More Time Writing: Social Media Strategies for Authors
with K. Tempest Bradford
Sunday, July 25, 2021, 1-3PM Eastern
Authors need to use social media for publicity, audience building, and community connection. And yet, social networks are undoubtedly time sinks, distractions, and can sometimes be bad for our mental health. All of which can eat into writing time.
Maintaining a balance between time on and off social media is important, especially for authors who want to lean more toward being OFF it. In this webinar, K. Tempest Bradford will offer tips for how to limit your time on social media without having to delete your account and how to set up a system of auto posting and scheduling that will allow you to maintain an appropriate presence without annoying your friends and followers.
Each webinar is $40. Register for both at the same time and get $10 off.
Can’t afford the price? No worries. We have scholarships. Details on the registration page.
It's Reveal Day! I can't wait to share the cover of A Comb of Wishes with everyone. It has been a long journey to this point but I'm excited that in a few months my book will be available to readers. Thank you to Mr. Schu for hosting the cover reveal on his website, Watch. Connect. Read.
Head over to read my interview with Mr. Schu about the book and get a first glimpse of the amazing cover by illustrator Michael Machira Mwangi and designer David Curtis.
building the little free kidlit library
Update (7/5/22): My book cover shingles sadly did not survive the New England winter. I've refinished my roof with weatherproof vinyl stickers and it looks amazing! Check back for a link to the NEW process post soon.
The pandemic has taken a lot from us and one of the ways I did self-care was to work on my Little Free Library project. I posted last year my reasons for wanting one and why I decided to make it focused on BIPOC authors and illustrators of children's literature. Now it is 2021 and the library is close to being ready! I wanted to give an update on the process I used to build this library.
congratulations to the winners
Thank you to all who entered my giveaway in celebration of A COMB OF WISHES! More book news to come in 2021!