New Goodreads Giveaway for CLUTCH

Goodreads Book Giveaway Clutch by J.A. Huss Giveaway ends October 07, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win ****AUTOGRAPHED COPY****  

Posted September 11, 2012 by Julie in Useless Junk / 0 Comments

Fake it till ya make it

Friday seems like the only time I have to do any blogging for myself these days.  This week I had blog posts by Tier, Lucan, and Junco.  If you haven’t visited the website yet and read the comments under the posts, you’re missing out on some funny stuff!  These characters are so fun outside of the story!  Sometimes the blog posts are interesting – Lucan’s was this week (How to Make Junco Love You) but mostly it’s what the team […]

Book Launch Prep

This week’s productivity check is going to be a little different.  You see, all three books are now off to my awesome editor, RJ Locksley for the final read-through.  And I’m not quite sure what to do with myself tonight!  Tomorrow and Sunday I will write like mad to make some progress on the fourth book (called RANGE).  I’ve neglected it for two weeks now and it needs some serious attention.  That Junco is doing all kinds of crazy things […]

Posted August 25, 2012 by Julie in Marketing, Productivity Check / 0 Comments

a bum and some coyote pups

Today was an inspection day for me. This means I get up very early, drive into Denver (about an hour away) pick up a state vehicle, then drive for four hours out to some very rural part of the state to do a quick inspection of a hog farm. Sometimes there are many farms to look at, dozens. Other times I have just one or two. Today I only had one and nothing weird happened at all unless you count […]

Posted August 22, 2012 by Julie in Useless Junk / 0 Comments

I Made This Business

I’m gonna brag all about me today.  I never say enough about my awesome success as a non-fiction science writer so today is all about that. My most recent product, Shark Week Mega Funbook, is sitting at number one.  Now, this is nothing new for me – every time I release a product and promote it, I sit at number one.  But mostly I just keep my mouth shut about it. But not today. Because I have thirty plus products […]

Posted August 14, 2012 by Julie in Brag, self-publishing / 3 Comments

Friday Productivity and a Cake

Yup. The weeks are just flying by.  Week three productivity check is come and gone.  That October 1 deadline is coming up real fast.  Anyway, here’s what I got done this week: New real blog post here (The End of the World) New fake blog post for Esta New fake blog post by Ashur And by the way – in case you’re wondering what these “fake” blog posts are…they are real blogs and posts. But they are in character. Each […]

Posted August 11, 2012 by Julie in Productivity Check / 0 Comments

The End of the World

I was lying in bed last night and a story idea came to me like BLAM.  Ever had one of those?  No, unless you’re a writer, probably not. But anyway – I don’t usually write down ideas like that – I always come back to them somehow if they are great, and if not I replace them with great ones. But this one I wrote down.  Here’s the gist of it: What if technology gets so advanced that people forget […]

Posted August 8, 2012 by Julie in Julie's Crazy Ideas, Useless Junk / 0 Comments

Friday Productivity and a Snake

Well, holy crap!  It’s Friday again!  What did I get done this week… I did an inspection for work yesterday and attended a meeting. (so fun) I played around on Goodreads, which I consider work 😉 because it’s my author page and all. I wrote a new fake blog post for Gideon I bought a new plotting book called Story Engineering. Really great book. I’m about to read it again.  First I borrowed it from Amazon using my Prime account, […]

Posted August 4, 2012 by Julie in Productivity Check / 2 Comments

Friday Productivity Check

What the heck did I do this week? Well, here’s the run-down: Put out a new printable called Viruses Put out a new printable called RNA Translation Wrote and created an interactive online course for Viruses (Private link, sorry!) Wrote two scenes for the fourth book in my series – these are the very first two scenes. So basically, I started a new book. Wrote two blog posts on this blog (my author blog) Wrote two blog posts on the […]

Posted July 27, 2012 by Julie in Productivity Check / 0 Comments

Publishing a Novel (or three)

If you’ve never self-published a book then you probably won’t be interested in this blog post, but just in case you’re thinking about doing what I’m doing (publishing three books at the same time!) I’m gonna give you the skinny on what it’s like. Self-publishing is not the “easy way out” that some might think it is. Sure, you can slap together a PDF of just about anything and upload it to Amazon and take your chances. But that’s not […]

Posted July 26, 2012 by Julie in self-publishing / 0 Comments

The Thrill of Discovery

If you’re a reader you know what I’m talking about. The thrill.  And actually, now that I think about it, the same thing goes for music.  Especially when, for me anyway, music and writing is so tied together. But the thrilling discovery I want to write about today is the “one book” that catches your eye. Maybe it’s the cover, or maybe it’s the blurb – but whatever. It catches your eye and you take a chance on it. Maybe […]

Posted July 21, 2012 by Julie in Good Books / 0 Comments

I’m So Excited to be Blogging! YEAH!

Not. I hate blogging and I’ll tell you why. Number Uno – I can never keep up with it.  I start out with the best intentions but you know what happens, you get tired of trying to think of things, the dog gets an ear infection, your new book needs to be edited, blah blah blah. Numeral Two – I don’t get WordPress. I’m a Joomla guru through and through, but WP – just not my thing. Three – Uh, […]

Posted July 20, 2012 by Julie in Useless Junk / 0 Comments