Sunday, November 16, 2008

Some of my favorite, often-visited web sites Even though the book reviews can be pretty harsh for some authors, this site has cutting-edge information on who's who and what's what in romance novel (print) publishing. A lively arena at times, the site is ripe with hoopla that you just can't get anywhere else, with occasional cameo appearances, in the form of articles and comments, by big-name NYT bestselling authors. Lots of insider info about behind-the-scenes happenings at some publishing houses is just the cherry on my sundae. This massive site on everyone who is anyone in publishing is compiled/updated by Gerard Jones and must be seen to be appreciated. You won't be able to stop reading all the gems of truthiness here, most of them resulting from Mr. Jones sending press releases about his novel to 20,000+ publishers, agents, and editors. He shares his rejections and especially, all of the snarky nuggets that the publishers and agents don't want you to see. Bestselling author and writer's herald of both good and evil in the publishing business, Piers Anthony gives writers the low-down and the up-and-up on e-publishing companies on the web. With bi-monthly updates, his site is a must-see. With a free subscription, members receive daily newsletters about the publishing industry and access to jobs listings, freelance marketplace, etc. Professional classes/seminars are offered on a for-fee basis.
Preditors and Editors: This site is highly recommended as a resource for writers who seek agents, publishers, etc. Many pages of candid and useful information so juicy in content that you better bring napkins. Though some of the goodies are locked up for subscribers ($20/month), a large portion of the site is completely free to viewers, including jobs, rights postings list, daily newsletter, and more. Lots of publishing news, daily, makes this site a favorite.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Epic Purse Dumping!

There are signs of intelligent life within my purse, I swear!
The pictures are worth a thousand words.
  • Wallet
  • compass on a neck string
  • cell phone
  • address book
  • notebook
  • credit cards
  • change purse
  • three flashlights
  • various chapsticks
  • various prescription and over the counter remedies, Sting-eze, vaseline
  • various band-aids in many sizes plus alcohol swabs
  • map of the campus
  • bus schedule
  • wrist bands for motion sickness
  • wide tooth comb
  • keys
  • separate keyring with only discount cards from stores on it
  • business cards and business card holders
  • bathroom freshener
  • eyeglasses cleaner
  • eyeglasses repair kit
  • sewing kit
  • backup CD of documents
  • baggie
  • unidentified yellow pill
  • dental floss
  • 3 pens
  • feminine hygiene products (unused)
  • empty baggie
  • spiral notebook
  • post it notes
  • grocery list
  • Dollar Tree receipts
  • Stretchy crushed velvet gloves with animal print!

The humble 9.99 handbag from Target with many zippered pockets, is on its third strap, this one cannibalized from an old laptop bag. I've been using it for at least three years.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Exciting things are happening with Letters from David

First of all, thank you to Stealing Wishes author Shannon Yarbrough, for his amazing review and also for posting it to! Shannon Yarbrough, a Southerner, writes gay fiction that is currently #1 on's Kindle as of Aug. 31. Congratulations, Shannon! He's "currently seeking an agent or traditional publisher for two more books."

Taking a cue from Shannon, whose digital works are priced at 49 cents on, I'm experimenting with his business model. After offering my e-book, Letters from David, free for the month of August, I have now changed the price to a smoking-competitive 50 cents to test the market for 50-cent e-books. I also have a great publisher interested; I am very excited and am awaiting a response. I should know by Nov. 30. It seems like a long, long time, but patience is part of the game and I chose this publisher with care.

If I get a negative response, instead of sending it around to anyone else, I will sink some $$$ into the promotion, including a book trailer for and a splashy dot com web site.

On my day job front, I am really enjoying my job as editor of scholarly works. The seriousness of my day job is a wonderful complement to my nights and weekends as a fiction author.

Please check out this new company, Way Out Sortie, that does very good $200 book trailers:

I'm impressed. Are you?

Also, last but not least, please check out J. J. Hebert's book, Unconventional. He also has an interesting blog and we often talk back and forth in e-mail about important stuff!

Please don't miss reading my romance novel, Letters from David. I hope you enjoy it!

Blurbs wanted! I'm collecting blurbs and won't be able to make a book trailer until I have lots more. Please, please?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Romance Author Celebrates Romance Awareness Month with free e-book!

Get a free .pdf download of Letters from David by Eve Paludan

To celebrate Romance Awareness Month, author Eve Paludan is offering a free .pdf download of her debut novel, Letters from David. Free offer is until August 31, 2008.

Thousands of romance authors are promoting their books in different ways for Romance Awareness month. Paludan's idea is to get as many readers as possible to download her book, for FREE!

It's so easy! Go here:' target=_blank rel=nofollow>">

Click on the BLUE BUTTON that says DOWNLOAD NOW.

(No personal information is required to download this free ebook!)

Start enjoying Romance Awareness Month, right now, with Letters from David by Eve Paludan!

Paludan is also the author of three editions of The Romance Writer's Pink Pages: The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Romance Novel Published. She may be contacted at


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Letters from David - book review by Shannon Yarbrough

A fabulous book review of my e-novel makes my 51st year start out with a bang.(Just had my birthday on Friday!)

Thanks to Shannon Yarbrough at:

Excerpt of the long and lovely review:

"Letters from David turned out to be a "whirl wind" of a story that I totally was not expecting. At first, based on the author's previous work, I predicted a much heavier romance and cliche collection of predictable love letters. Not so! The story continues to build with David, the son, writing to his half sister in Paris. Although their story is told completely in letters, reading it as if you were a person in another room over hearing a conversation is quite intriguing. Paludan has written a magnificent tale of love and loss which anyone can enjoy.So, grab a box of tissues and your high school yearbooks, because this book will take you down a path off memory lane where you never expected to go!"

Click here to see more of this review!

p.s.I'm thrilled to bits! Thank you, Shannon, for taking the time to read and review my novel!

Buy a .pdf download of my e-novel for $2.49 at:

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Letters from David by Eve Paludan (e-book priced at $2.49)

Letters from David by Eve Paludan (e-book priced at $2.49)
download this e-book for 2.49

Letters from David by Eve Paludan (e-book priced at $2.49)
In the tradition of novels driven by love letters, the author proudly presents...

Letters from David by Eve Paludan

A Midwestern woman faces devastating changes in midlife -- She loses her home and the steadfast love of her life, misses her adult children, moves to a house by the ocean, picks her mom's brain, regains a relationship with her estranged daughter, finds an exciting lover, gets a marriage proposal from a hot guy, but most of all, discovers the truths of life and love within the pages of letters written by her dead husband and her beloved soldier son, both of them named David.

Claire Mead didn't have her husband anymore, her children lived abroad, her income was shrinking and she hadn't shaved her legs all winter. She hadn't laughed, truly laughed, for months. She was going broke and still cried much too easily since David, a.k.a. "The Saint," had died, but suddenly, she realized she had something she had never once had before in her life -- her freedom.

Go see a short romantic excerpt here: Letters from David