Monthly Archives: November 2010

This week’s Teaser Tuesday comes from Promise. It’s not a particularly exciting passage, but there’s a reason I’m sharing it. See, Alexis and Sophia, her mother, don’t celebrate Christmas like most people. Sophia started these traditions when she herself was young and alone for the holidays. Here’s a couple paragraphs about it, then I’ll explain why I’m sharing it. You’ll want to know. Trust me. Christmas Day was the best Mom and I ever had. After delivering the cakes to a homeless shelter and nursing homes, we drove around, scoping out opportunities for random acts of kindness. The first one … Continue reading


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We’ll be launching the Purpose virtual release tour this week. You’ll want to be sure to follow Kristie Cook’s author blog/website and the Purpose site to increase your chances of winning. Lots of prizes up for grabs!


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Two VIP members of my publishing team and I spent a long weekend in Miami at the Miami Book Fair International a couple weeks ago. They were long days, but we had fun, ate great, met lots of people and learned a lot. I share what we learned from an author’s perspective over at my other blog. The “Before” picture of our half-booth – the ugliness we were given at 9 a.m. Friday morning. Notice the two venti SB cups – we couldn’t have made it without them! An “After” picture of me and Chrissi, the greatest business partner evah. … Continue reading


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As you know, my publishing team and I traveled over to the Miami Book Fair International a couple weekends ago. It was a long three days, after which we were completely exhausted. We didn’t sell a ton of books, but we did sell some to people who may have otherwise never heard of Promise or Kristie Cook. And we had fun and learned quite a bit, too. So here’s what I learned, from an author’s perspective to other writers: Big is not always great. – MBFI touts that approximately 500,000 people walk the street fair. It’s also nearly 30 years … Continue reading


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Have you read Promise? If not, the ebook is FREE only through Monday, 11/29, at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/19238. All ebook and computer formats, including Kindle and Nook. Read up before Purpose comes out in a couple weeks. The reviews are just starting to come in and Books with Bite gives it 5 Bites! Read the review here. Then go pre-order Purpose here. Enjoy!!


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