Why You Should Attend My Microsoft Ignite 2017 Session

Can Yammer really work in your organization? Do you want the real deal?

The short answers: “Yes” to the first, “You got it!” to the second.

Have a look at “The Holy Trilogy of Why You Should Attend ‘Mining Data For Yammer Gold,’” aka BRK2148, and join me, other Yammer MVPs, and Dean Swann of tyGraph analytics to find out how yes, you CAN show the value of your network through analytics.

Don’t leave Ignite without attending our session!

Check out the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Contest Winners!

Here’s the full list (click all the dropdowns) of contest winners in all categories! I was not one of them this year, but I am looking forward to reading some of those awesome titles.

Congratulations to all winners, honorable mentions, and finalists! –And to everyone who took a chance and entered. It was a pretty cool experience.

Here’s what’s next for me: The SCBWI Book Stop promotion.

The 2017 Readers’ Favorite Contest decisions are nearly upon us!

When last I mentioned this, I had just decided to enter the contest, because why not, right? Readers’ Favorite had done me the honor of giving me great 5-star reviews for “What’s At the End of Your Nose?” and “Dr. Guinea Pig George.”

So I knew there was no guarantee about anything, but I was feeling pretty favorable toward them all the same.

I chose “What’s At the End of Your Nose?” as my sole entry, both because of the cost factor and because it was, after all, my first published book.

And now, September 1 is almost upon us, and that’s when we get to hear who won what!

If you missed this year’s contest, you can get in right now to the 2018 contest. The deadline is April 18, 2018.

Promo Opportunity for Indie Authors

The wonderful Alex R Carver, author of Written in Blood and several other gems (check out his interview here!) has passed along a great promotion for indie authors:

Indies Unlimited has several free or inexpensive book promotions you can take advantage of right now!

Here’s an example of their Print Book Party.

Welcome to the Reading is Fun Facebook Hop!

***THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED***

Full disclosure: You need to be on Facebook to participate! 🙂

But here’s what it’ll be like, the better to entice you, of course:

*~~*READING IS FUN FACEBOOK HOP*~~*

This event is active from July 13 at 7 a.m. CT, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on July 14, CT.

13 incredible children’s authors have joined together to celebrate the importance of reading among children! Please join us by visiting each of the participating pages to enter some great giveaways and discover your child’s next favorite book.

And as a participant, I welcome you to my world of guinea pigs and snails!

Dr. Guinea Pig George really does think he’s a doctor; after all, he goes on house calls! Follow George through a very unexpected day that also helps children (and adults!) realize how important it is to believe in your dreams. If you don’t take a chance, you’ll never know what might have been.

What’s at the end of YOUR nose? Sidney Snail doesn’t know, but he’s about to find out! He’s so bored in Slipperyville that he’s about to snail out of town, but mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces him to give it one last chance. Experience a snail’s-eye view as Sidney awakens the world around him, and watch your child learn how to find magic and meaningfulness in even the simplest things. Plus, your child can color in this book!

You can check out “DR. GUINEA PIG GEORGE” and “WHAT’S AT THE END OF YOUR NOSE?” on my Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/2nRnone

Want to try your luck at winning both my books in your choice of Kindle or paperback? Visit my Facebook Author Page and follow the quick & easy contest rules from the pinned post!

Here’s the complete list of participating authors:

Michelle Williams-King: https://www.facebook.com/NoSuchThingAsPeople/

Karl Beckstrand: www.facebook.com/PremioBooks

Ben Jackson & Sam Lawrence: https://www.facebook.com/BenandSamAuthors/

Carole P. Roman: https://www.facebook.com/CarolePRomanAwardWinningAuthorAndBooks

Becky Benishek: https://www.facebook.com/beckybenishekauthor/

Michelle Dennise: www.facebook.com/michelledennise.author/

Judy Martialay: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJudyMartialay/

Katie Woolhouse: https://www.facebook.com/Katiewoolhouseauthor

Brydie Wright: https://www.facebook.com/DaddyandtheWorldsLongestPoo/

Crystal Wenger: https://www.facebook.com/Animiximals/

Keith Wheeler: www.kwheelerbooks.com

Sarah Hays: https://www.facebook.com/sarahjoannehays/

Erica Graham: https://www.facebook.com/ericagrahamauthor