Day 4 of my blog tour - it's been great to talk to so many readers online. Today I'm over at "Booking Mama," with a guest post on a few of the things I wish I'd known when my first book came out. Tip #3:

"For the love of God, hide all negative reviews from friends and family. My mother nearly gave herself a stroke last year when she read Mistress of Rome's first one-star review; she was still fuming about it days after I'd forgotten the whole thing. As for my husband . . . well, I had one Amazon reviewer who complained that “some friend of the author's wrote snide comments all over my review; how unprofessional; I will never read this author's work again if this is how I am treated!” Listen, don't blame me – you're lucky you got away with a few snarky comments, because my husband was so mad he wanted to punch you in the nose."

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This is kind of what my husband looks like after he's read my negative reviews. I try to hide them from him.


Julie at "Booking Mama" has also been kind enough to post a giveaway, as well as lovely review of Daughters of Rome here. Thanks Julie!
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Published on April 07, 2011 10:00 • 178 views • Tags: blog-tour, booking-mama, daughters-of-rome

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