L.J.’s Blog

Interview of Keli Lenfield

Hi there: Welcome to the second installment of my author interview series. Today, I have Keli Lenfield with me, author of “Everyone Is A Supermodel: Secrets For Any Career Based On My Modelling Experiences.” In addition to being an author, Keli Lenfield is a collaborator and the founder of www.kelilenfield.com.  As a published author, course developer, internationally accredited achievement...

Interview of Ken Williams

Hi there: Today, I have the pleasure of bringing you the interview of Ken Williams, a Santa Barbara author who writes books about the homeless. His latest book, "Fractured Angel," deals with the homeless in California. Tell us a little about yourself and your background I was a social worker for the homeless in Santa Barbara, California for thirty years. My main clientele were the mentally ill,...

Learn Things Online at Udemy

Hi there: I don't know about you, but ever since I started my own law firm and indie publishing company, I've struggled with learning how to do everything from managing my company's books to how to market my businesses and my romantic suspense novels. You see, prior to starting my own businesses, I worked for a big company where marketing, accounting and the like were handled by people in other...

Cover Reveal: The Monrovian Affair by L.J. Taylor

Hi there: You may know me as a romantic suspense author, but did you know that I also write flat out suspense?  My next book, "The Monrovian Affair"  - an exciting suspense novel set in Liberia and New York - will be released in March, 2016. I will also put it up on pre-order soon. What if the person you married neglected to mention he was a member of a notorious family of Liberian arms...

I Entered My Novel “Dreams Deferred” in RWA’s RITA Contest

Hi there: So, I did something wild and crazy.  I entered the second novel in my romantic suspense series "Dreams Deferred" into the Romance Writers of America RITA competition. The purpose of the RITA award is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita...

Release Day for Dreams Deferred!

Hi There: I'm excited to tell you that today is release day for my new novel - "Dreams Deferred" - Book 2 of the Brooks Sisters Dreams Series.  You can get it on Amazon here or from your other favorite retailer by clicking on the "Dreams Deferred" book cover here. "Dreams Deferred" is the story of Ivy Brooks - Kathy Brooks' wild baby sister: Ivy Brooks was always attracted to the bad boys until...

My First Time at BEA and BookCon.

Hi there: So, a month later, I'm finally getting around to posting about BEA and BookCon 2015.  BEA (BookExpo America) is the mac daddy of publishing industry trade shows in North America.  Anybody who is anybody attends along with a few newbies like myself.  Agents, publishers, bloggers, bestselling novelists and even TV, film and recording stars attend hoping to generate buzz about and/or...

L.J. Taylor Selected as a Featured Author in the 2015 NAACP Author Pavilion

Hi there: Guess what? I'm happy to report that I was selected to be a featured author in the 2015 NAACP Author Pavilion, at the NAACP's 106th Annual Convention, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA, July 11-14, 2015. The 2015 NAACP Author Pavilion is part of the Convention's Commerce and Industry Show which is free and open to the public.  I'll be...

“Dreams Deferred” is Out on Pre-Order

Hi there: I am happy to announce that Ivy's story,"Dreams Deferred" - Book 2 of the Brooks Sisters Dreams Series - is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.  The book is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2015.  It took me longer than I had anticipated to finish it, but, based on the comments I received from my outside editor, I believe I've produced a story that's worth the effort.  I...

L.J. Taylor to Appear at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

Hi there: I sure am getting around this year.  This time, I'm flying clear across the country to appear at the 2015 L.A. Times Festival of Books which will be held at the University of Southern California's University Park Campus, on April 18-19, 2015.  http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/. You'll find me at Waterview Publishing, LLC's Booth (Booth #41). The Festival of Books promises...