Author vLog parody – Supernatural powers on Fiction Frenzy TV

Supernatural author vlog parody Fiction Frenzy TV A fact about Josefina, my developmental editor. She really truly believes in supernatural things. She loves celebrating Hallowe'en and goes out of her way to decorate for the event. We had so much fun making this author VLog parody for our show Fiction Frenzy TV. I hope you enjoy it. :) -------------- Video Author Vlog Parody: Anne-Rae … [Read more...]

Writing is fulfilling and frustrating

Writing novel #2 - Why isn't it easier after writing novel #1? Fashion Headache by Serge LeeI have been trying to write a few chapters for my new novel Among Us but a vicious migraine has left me at a loss for words. Some thoughts for a synopsis for my novel... Outcasts from different parts of society, ethnicity, beliefs are being drawn together. Coincidence? It gets … [Read more...]

Twitter overload? Reminds me of amber

For the past week, I've been actively tweeting and reading tweets. As I mastered Facebook (or at least mastered it to the level that I needed to) to reach out to the fans of my web series and feature film Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, I want to be just as comfortable with Twitter to reach out to my book fans and author friends. Today for some reason, I felt a bit overwhelmed. With the growing … [Read more...]

Welcome

I'm Anne-Rae. I write, I film, I blog, I cook and I watch shows like Timeless, Stranger Things, Persons of Interest, Fringe, Medium, Supernatural and Turkish soap operas. Here you'll find book reviews; comments on my experiences: marketing (my film, series, books), film making, cooking; and videos of my favourite Turkish soap operas. Have a seat and help yourself to some freshly baked baklava and … [Read more...]

Do you look at your novel as a product?

Before you can really start selling your book, you have to do one thing. You have to look at your creative work as products. My work of art as what??? Products? Ouch. If you asked me this two years ago, I would have reacted the same way.  Two years ago, I finished writing the first draft my novel.  I always wanted to publish a book but had a goal to also make a movie out of the story so I pitched … [Read more...]

Useful Word Press Social Media Plug Ins for Authors

For authors who use WordPress for their websites, have you wanted to know what the best Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Social App plugins are out there? Tools to help increase the exposure of your website so that readers can find you and buy your books are essential. Today I was searching for a Wordpress plug-in that will help me easily share web pages right into Word-Press. I still have … [Read more...]

For authors, great checklist on how to launch your Kindle book promo

Having spent the past 2 years marketing a film, I'm changing gears now and focusing on how to market books. Here is a fantastic checklist by WikiHow.com on how to market a Kindle book. This article literally guides authors step by step on the different phases of Kindle marketing from Before uploading your Kindle book Pre-book launch stage Official launch On going promotion Free … [Read more...]

Book Launch Promo – limited time offer

Hi dear readers, By much coaxing from my publicist, I've put together a book launch promo package. Please click on the "Store" button (in the top menubar) to get in a real good deal for my new novel "Almost a Turkish Soap Opera". Basically, you get a whole "lotta" stuff if you buy the Promo package for $25.00. Autographed paperback copy of the book √ DVD of the feature film√ Kindle … [Read more...]

Reading: Climbing Mountains by Osman Gulum

It's a long weekend for us Canadians. It is sunny and warm and I have a few hours to myself. I'm going to continue reading a lovely novel by Osman Gulum called Climbing Mountains. The story is about Osman's life journey from a very small village in Turkey to the cosmopolitan Istanbul and finally to the UK.  The story reminds me a bit of my own novel Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, where the main … [Read more...]

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