Alison Winn Scotch's high-concept novels take compelling plots ('What if you could go back in time and fix your mistakes? What if you woke up one day and all of your dreams had come true?') and mixes them with well-drawn-out characters and realistic settings.
What do David and Goliath and The Theory of Opposites have in common? Well, not to get too deep or anything, but I think both books make the point that we shouldn't just accept the things people say just because they say them often.
Should you blog if you're an author? Some will find it a drain from their other writing. Others will find it hones their skills. There is no should or shouldn't, it's about the want and the can-do-well.
A few months ago, when I started my Facebook campaign to make deserving books bestsellers, I solicited advice from several well known figures in the blogosphere about how to generate awareness. Do giveaways.
Time of Your Life tells the story of Jillian -- a thirty-something, married, suburban mother -- who suddenly sees her life playing out a different way than it did seven years ago, jumps to fix it, and takes the reader along for the ride