Monday, February 22, 2010

Guest Blogging at Powered By Books

Writing Book Reviews by Laura Hinds | POWERED by BOOKS BLOG

I enjoyed writing todays blog post for Powered By Books for the wonderful Deb Baker. It was a fun post to write and Deb is an absolute joy to work with! Author of the Yooper Mystery Series and Dolls to Die for Mysteries, Deb has a new series coming soon under the pen name of Hannah Reed. Visit Deb at to learn all about her books. They are favorites of mine and I can't wait for the Queen Bee books!

Onward and upward, today is dedicated to writing the ending to the upcoming Google Ghoulash and the evening to editing. I cleverly made enough dinners for the next several days so I don't have to cook! YAY!


Friday, February 19, 2010

My book is for sale WHERE????

I used CreateSpace to publish my first novel "Are You Gonna Eat That Banana?" early in 2009. Sure, I had some sales, but mostly to friends, and friends of friends. A few sales from Twitter & Facebook, but nothing to write home about.

At present, I'm in the final stages of editing and getting the book cover done for the sequel. I'm still holding the name a secret up my sleeve for a bit longer- just to keep you guessing!

I did enroll in CreateSpace's new Expanded Distribution program, but some weeks had passed and no real results. All of a sudden, wowza! My book is for sale through multiple outlets, including "in bulk" at I kept looking and sure enough, it is also available at and Amazon. uk! Now I just need to get the word out to people in JP and UK! So if ya know anyone....hint hint!

It's been a lovely miserable weather winter- lovely as I can justify sitting and reading, writing book reviews for, reading more, and really fine tuning this next novel. Yes, before you ask, I did indeed do the first 50,000 plus words during NaNoWriMo. Again, no need to ask- that is National Novel Writing Month. I'm very excited about the upcoming book because not only have I learned alot and grown as a writer, I've had the advantage of time on my side to do it correctly.

Bravo and Kudos to NANOWRIMO and CreateSpace!
Oh 'n' btw- I get Google Alerts for my name all the time. There is another Laura Hinds, she's 18 or 19 and lives in the UK. SO if you see anything about me using Google that makes you scratch your head or think I've lost mine- it's not me! Hey! She lives in the to find my namesake for some UK marking help!