Author Advice – News & Events

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 12, 2014

Author Advice from ALLiI was recently honored to be a guest and share some advice on the ALLi Self-Publishing blog, especially honored since the title of this regular feature is called “How I Do It – The Secrets to Successful Self-Publishing.  To visit the ALLi blog and read the post CLICK HERE  If you are an Author, you might want to consider becoming a part of this awesome group. It is a place where you can stay abreast of industry news and participate in trend-setting discussions.

Although this past October my novel SPARE CHANGE was featured on the USA Bestseller List, I seldom think of myself as a Bestselling Author. I tend to see myself as a storyteller, who is lucky enough to be doing what I love. I come from a Southern family and I most often write in a Southern voice. It is that voice and the characters who are so very real to me that readers have taken to heart.

I am also a voracious reader. I love to read books, discuss book, hear book recommendation and share books I have enjoyed. In that interest, I will soon be adding a new feature to the blog. Each month I will post the books on my reading list for the month and will welcome comments from other readers.

If you are a Women’s/Literary Fiction enthusiast like me, please sign up for my newsletter and let’s stay in touch.

About ALLi: The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a non-profit, professional association for self-publishing writers. Founded by Orna Ross, a bestselling author, it launched at London Book Fair 2012. The organisation is quartered in London with members all over the world. ALLi offers advice, support, education, contacts and community to author-publishers. Its global team of advisors and partners work together within and outside the publishing industry to foster ethics and excellence in self-publishing and encourage success. Our mission is the democratisation of publishing through community, partnership and author empowerment.

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Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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