Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Link Us To Your Blog(s)

I keep hearing that even though popular networks such as Facebook and Twitter exist, blogs are still an excellent way to gain followers for whatever you wish to market, including books. That being the case, I thought we could share blog links and, if you'd like, also mention something about your blog(s).

If some of you are like me, you probably contribute to more than one of them, so let's keep it to four for each person. After that, I'm afraid our readers may get glassy eyed.

Here are mine:

Double M's Take on Books, Blogs, Dogs, Networking & Life -
My personal blog about what the title says. I also hosts guests from time to time. This used to be a daily blog, but now I try to get a blog in once a week, since I've been busy working on my Forever Young-Blessing or Curse manuscript.

Acme Authors Link -
My group blog, where I post every Wednesday. The members here write romances and mysteries. We post writing tips and share our writing lives, and at times host guests.

Make Mine Mystery - - My posting days are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, but lately I've also been doing all the Mondays, since we're short a few members.
As you can guess from the title, our members all write mysteries and our focus is on that genre. At times we host guests.

The Blood-Red Pencil - - My posting days are the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of the month. This blog is comprised mainly of freelance editors and some authors like myself. We offer editing and writing tips and also host guests occasionally.

Your turn. Tell us about your blogs and don't forget to include the links.

Morgan Mandel

Make Mine Mystery

Acme Authors Link


Roseanne Dowell said...

My blog is
Right now I'm doing a month long celebration of MuseItUp Publishing with authors guesting on my blog. I often guest blog for others.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Book reviews and more......

Jennifer Wilck said...

Hi, my blog is Fried Oreos and I write snarky comments about life, as well as interview writers.

I also contribute to Heroines With Hearts, a writing blog.

Stop by!

Sutton Fox said...

My blog is Fox Tales. I've just started a new format and I'm interviewing authors every Friday. I welcome any genre.


carl brookins said...

Like to my blog! Reviews, and not just books. Occasionally I comment on the weather, or snarky blogs/tweets.
no frills, just thoughtful (sic) words.

poppa10 said...

John Bray here: or

Most of my posts are short articles I write for the Chesapeake Bay Writers Club newsletter which are the President's (me)message. Each one is supposed to be a philosophical comment about writing.

Brenda Coxe said...

I actually have 2 blogs. My WordPess blog: is most writing and publishing tips. I also have a BlogSpot that I use for whatever strikes my fancy. I've been busy, so both blogs are a little behind in posting, but I hope to start getting them really active again.

Unknown said...

I write book reviews, travelogues and general rants on Stuff and Nonsense (


Beth Trissel said...

My blog is One Writer's Way: Historical & Light paranormal romance, gardening with a focus on herbs, heirloom flowers, and country life at:

AKW Books said...

<a href=">How to Get Published</a>
isn't there to bring in customers. It's for authors who want to improve their writing.

We offer articles and advice from our staff of editors, published authors, marketing professionals, and other publishing industry pros.

We don't post to a schedule, just when we have something to say. There are currently 122 posts to browse through in 11 categories (or you can search for keywords).

P.I. Barrington said...

My blog is geared toward helping writers with posts about everything from choosing character names to listing worksheets for character and world building (also good for historical novels).

My sister Loni's blog covers general interest posts on writing life:

Paula Martin said...

My personal blog is - which I've neglected recently, but intend to reactivate come November.

I also contribute (like Jennifer above and 3 others) to - from the end of this month, we're trying a new format which should provide lots of variety (all linked in some way to writing and publishing). Hope you'll visit us!

Allene said...

I author a mystery book review blog, Mystery & Me. I love to read and review new authors as well as the established ones. I also created Village of Mystery. You can find the blog at
Village of Mystery at
Stop by for a visit. I'm always looking to list authors and their books.

Bob Sanchez said...

Mine is My main focus is on writing, but you may catch me posting the occasional travel photo.

Brian Kavanagh said...

My blog is mainly about my Belinda Lawrence mystery series. Up to book five now - well, writing it. Due in 2012.

Marian Allen said...

My own blog is Marian Allen - Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes. Mondays are about writers or writing; Wednesdays are about food; Fridays are recommendations of sites, books, videos, whatever; Sundays are flash stories or excerpts from my work; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are Grab Bags.

Tuesdays I post at Fatal Foodies, a group blog by and about food and mysteries.

I also post once a month at The Write Type, That Book Place and Echelon Exploration. :)

Dani said...

I won't repeat the Blood-Red Pencil blog since you already mentioned it, Morgan. I blog at numerous other places but most often here:

I'm always looking for good kidlit blog book tour hosts for LPP!

The Blog Book Tours blog is available for authors on tour if they have a guest post, or if they have a hole in their schedule because a host dropped the ball!

You can email me at dani at to query about either. Thank you!

Mona Risk said...

Mona's Blog where I write about my travels, my books, good and bad experienses, and where I post a lot of pictures. I blog once or twice a week, unless I am away on a new trip.

Fiona McGier said...

My blog is the first page of my website:
I talk about any books I have out, announce contests, and do reviews of books and movies when I feel moved to share my opinions. I don't usually blog about my life, since I work a lot and have little I'd never twitter.
I'm also a regular blogger on the 16th of each month at:
I try to discuss issues I think might be on people's minds.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I am Ninja Captain Alex! I'm the author of two books - one coming out next year and the trailer is up today - and the host of the Insecure Writer's Suport Group.

Terry Odell said...

My blog is Terry's Place, where I share writing tips as well as host guests once a week, share recipes, and take virtual field trips.
Terry's Place

I also blog at The Blood-Red Pencil the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Eleanor Anders said...

My blog is Books . . . Looks and Takes by Eleanor Anders @

Author Peg Herring said...

Thanks, Morgan!
My blog is Sweet Mystery at
I also contribute to Criminal Minds at Work--

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

The theme of my novels is strong women, hence I blog about Writing Strong Women. I blog once a week, on Wednesdays, The posts that talk about who we are, how we got to be strong women, who inspired us, and ideas and suggestions to continue being so. On occasion we have a post that is a quote from a famous strong woman. We might talk about bullies, princesses, mean girls, steel magnolias, etc. Love to have you join in.

Saewod Tice said...


Personal Blog:

Contributor Blogs:

Saewod Tice
Author of YA Novel: Amongst the Ruins

Anonymous said...

Hi. My blog is called Travels With Maggie ... It's mostly about this old broad and my spoiled 14-year-old cocker spaniel and our adventures traveling around the country, for seven years now, in a small RV. It's heavy on nature, books and birds, and hopefully will give you an occasional laugh. Find me at

BV Lawson said...

My "In Reference to Murder" blog has news, features, books, and over 3,000 links on a companion site to resources for mystery readers and writers:

Acme is on my list of links to add to the blogs section, as some of the others on the above list (I've got a tad behind recently, but hope to update everything soon).

Vickie Britton said...

My sister and I have a blog called
Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson's Writing Tips and Fiction
We write about our new releases and also provide writing tips and places to read more articles on the craft of writing. Please drop in!

Morgan Mandel said...

I'll have to tell everyone on Facebook to check out all these blogs!

Morgan Mandel

Stacy Juba said...

Thanks for the opportunity! My blog is called Mysteries, Murder & More and is at

I blog about my books and their inspiration, host occasional guest bloggers, and participate in special events such as the current Social Media Boost iPad2/$500 giveaway and the upcoming Spooktacular Giveaway Hop and the Monster Mash & Bash.

Michelle said...

I review mostly Amish themed books on my blog. Also I give author updates and much more. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

JudyinBoston said...

I have two blogs:
Suck It Up
Will I Find An Agent Or Publisher For My 2nd Novel? Will I Achieve Success As A Writer? The Last, For Now, Re-Write Is Finished. The Extreme Literary Sport S Of "Querying" And "Synopsis Writing" Are Beginning. Tune Into My Literary Fandango And Experience The No Holds Barred Process Of Finding An Agent And /Or Publisher For My Novel. Learn How To Publish Or . . . Perish The Thought, Remain In The Great Slush Pile Of Scribbling. Here Comes Rejection. Time To Suck It Up
Reading Proust in Foxborough
Proust and his masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, will be my obsession, fixation, demon, cattle prod, hobby and motivator in 2007. Will reading Proust, thinking about the man and his milieu and his great novel inform my writing?

Donna Fletcher Crow said...

"Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light" is primarily my blog, but I have a panel of contributors and lots of guest posts in an attempt to live up to our slogan: "Approaching the murder mystery/thriller/crime fiction genre from every viewpoint from both sides of the Atlantic: reader, writer, editor, agent, librarian." Donna Fletcher Crow

Paty Jager said...

My blogs are:
Paty Jager- this blog has an excerpt every Monday from my Christmas Novella that is my free gift to readers through Smashwords, Wednesday I have guest authors and Friday is Fact Day.

Sweethearts of the West - Are posts written by authors of western romance.

MidWillametteValley RWA- has daily blogs about writing from chapter members.

Seduced by History ARe posts abotu historical events and ways of life by historical authors.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi ya'll~

My Tuesday wrote craft blog is:

my daily hello is at

Thanks for the links!! Cheers~

B. A. Binns said...

I belong to a group blog of Romance Writers, You get me, the YA author, on the second Wednesday of every month. In the past we've covered topics like Charactorization and voice, we host some great guests each weekend, and have some funky giveaways. COme by and visit us and get the lowdown on romance genres from sweet to historical to steampunk to erotic.

ElaineCharton said...

I'm another member of Romancing the Genre. I blog on the 2nd Monday of the month.
In addition my own blog is It's better Than You Think. It's at
I blog at least 3 times a week. I blog on my passions and my live after 50.

Kate Aaron said...

My blog is I blog on queer history, theory and politics, and occasionally about my writing.

I'm an avid follower of ML Stewart's blog the man's first book just went viral with fascinating results. Be sure to read it firmly tongue-in-cheek in places.

I also love Indie Snippets
it's a great site for checking out what other authors are putting out there, and finding new books.

Dale T. Phillips said...

Thanks for asking! My blog is One Rounded Corner of the Writing World, and I discuss many issues concerning today's writer:

Leona Atkinson said...

I have four Inspirational Blogs.
Spiritual Blessings:
Wondrous Works:
LeonasLines Poetry Blog:
The Pink Chair:

All my Blogs feed into a Facebook Blog Page titled: Apples of Gold Blogs
I just recently published my first book 54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ

fictiondish said...

I'm EB Snyder and my blog is What's a Fiction Dish? It's one part inspiration, one part perspiration, and a healthy dose of reality. For best results, blend well.

P.I. Barrington said...

I now have several blogs that i write for in addition to Future Imperfect:
The Writer Limits: sci fi romance:
SFR Brigade:
and occasionally