Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Preparing for a New Release by Author S. Dionne Moore

IMG_1170Getting published is awesome. Having a new release is even awesomer--uh, more awesome. A Heartbeat Away releases next month and I just received my box of complimentary author copies over the weekend. But what prompted me to write this was not to talk about my new release (okay, so I just did!), but to help other writers and authors prepare for the new release by arming yourself with a few necessities.

Write four or five different articles on a subject that relates to writing. The articles are for the blogs that request an original piece that pulls from your expertise (hey, you're an author now, didn't you know you're an expert?).It would also behoove you to do a Q&A with yourself about your latest release using some very generic and commonly asked author questions (Google: Author Interviews). Some blogs request certain questions be answered, so if you have prepared these Q&As ahead of time, you more than likely can pull from this list to quickly answer the ones assigned to you. Often there are very tight turnaround times for these requested things. 

Also, brush up your bio. Have a long bio, a short bio, and a medium bio, all ready to go. A good head shot, a crisp jpg of your book cover and lots of patience, because you're going to get on a roller coaster as the publicity machine cranks into motion. . . Enjoy the ride!

S. Dionne Moore started writing in 2006. Her first book, Murder on the Ol’ Bunions, was contracted for publication by Barbour Publishing in 2008. In 2009 she moved on to writing historical romances as an outlet for her passion for history. In 2010 her second cozy mystery, Polly Dent Loses Grip, was a 2010 Carol Award finalist and she was also named a Barbour Publishing 2010 Favorite New Author. In 2011 her first historical romance, Promise of Tomorrow, was nominated a 2011 Carol Award finalist.
Born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, Moore moved to Greencastle, PA in 1993, then to Mercersburg in 2009. Moore enjoys life in the historically rich Cumberland Valley where traffic jams are a thing of the past and there are only two stoplights in the whole town.


  1. How exciting! I know you've worked hard, Sandra. Best of luck with your new release. We'll be looking for it in the Cozy Book Store soon!

    ~Nancy Jill

  2. Congratulations on your new release Sandra. Good advice for authors too!

  3. Those are great tips! Thanks for sharing them. And congrats on the new release! Such a thrill every time. :)