Maddy Barone

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I love to write romance stories. I also have a day job with Medicare. I just wish I could quit my day job and write full time! I have so many stories rattling around in my head trying to take over my life that half the time I sound like a moron when I'm chatting with friends.

When I'm not writing I am spinning, knitting or reading. Fiber arts are a form of therapy for me, and while I'm spinning or knitting my characters talk to me. So if you look at a piece of my knitting and find an odd hole here and there, I was probably having an intense, private discussion with a werewolf while I was knitting that particular spot.

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Maddy Barone I think the best thing you can do is to have a web presence. It doesn't need to be a full fledged website. Blogger and Wordpress host free blogs. That…moreI think the best thing you can do is to have a web presence. It doesn't need to be a full fledged website. Blogger and Wordpress host free blogs. That means it doesn't cost anything except your time. And if you're going to be a writer, you really ought to budget some time for social media and blogging. You don't have a to write a blog post every day either. Just post little things from time to time. What are you writing right now? What did you do last weekend? Which authors do you like? What books have you read lately?

Then be sure to make (nice) comments on other people's blogs. Most times when you leave a comment you have the opportunity to add your email addy which is private, and your web addy, which isn't. Sometimes people who like your comment will follow the link to your blog. It's a way to make friends.

If you choose to submit to a publisher or agent, I can just about guarantee they will look to see if you have a web presence. (less)
Maddy Barone Hello, Mia! I started writing Carla and Taye's story and Lisa and Eddie's story as a gift for some co workers. They told me what they wanted, but…moreHello, Mia! I started writing Carla and Taye's story and Lisa and Eddie's story as a gift for some co workers. They told me what they wanted, but since they wanted different things (one wanted a western romance, one native American, another werewolves, and more) I had to be very creative to give them all what they wanted. LOL

I agree that Latinas and other women of color aren't as well represented in romance as they should be. One of my heroines, Sherry from Sherry's Wolf, is half black and half Korean. I'm planning a novella for Paige Tyler's Kindle World series Dallas Fire & Rescue. The hero from that is Dustin Wolfe (yes, an ancestral uncle of the Lakota Wolf Clan), and the heroine is Alicia Ybarra. So, another Latina coming up!

Thanks for asking, Mia!(less)
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message 12: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Maddy! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!


Haikufall I know lot of Goodread authors that use Smashword and have found lot of new authors through that site. Its a great site because there really good about getting their content out in a timely manner.


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Maddy Barone Haikufall wrote: "I love that you have new books on Smashwords! I just got your new book, I hate having to wait around for B&N and Amazon and with the way there taking books off there shelf's I like having another p..."


Hey! I didn't realize Wolf's Oath was out yet. I didn't know Smashwords would be so quick! Thanks for letting me know. This is my first real "self-pubbed" book. I hope my experiment is successful. I'm as nervous as I ws when KI submitted my first book to publishers. LOL Hope you enjoy Connie and Des :)


message 9: by Haikufall (last edited Oct 19, 2013 09:23AM)

Haikufall I love that you have new books on Smashwords! I just got your new book, I hate having to wait around for B&N and Amazon and with the way there taking books off there shelf's I like having another place to get my book fix.


Haikufall Maddy wrote: "Haikufall wrote: "Just read your update and if you like cold winters you should come to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or the U.P as we locals call it. It's winter 6 mouths out of the year and whe..."

Just re-read your post I live about 3 hours from Sault Ste Marie in Marquette, MI, so 3 hour dive is considered a short road trip for us. As for your friend that teaches chemistry I have my master in Oceanography with minor in marine biology and am still playing with fresh water, think its about time I move back to the sea or I'll have to go back to teaching and as much fun as that was I would rather play on a boat during the day,


Haikufall Maddy wrote: "Haikufall wrote: "Just read your update and if you like cold winters you should come to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or the U.P as we locals call it. It's winter 6 mouths out of the year and whe..."

Thanks for getting back to me.


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Maddy Barone Haikufall wrote: "Just read your update and if you like cold winters you should come to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or the U.P as we locals call it. It's winter 6 mouths out of the year and when we have summer i..."

No, thanks! Too much snow up in the UP :) Although the summers and the lake do sound heavenly. I have friends who just moved to Sault Ste Marie. Probably nowhere near you, since it's on the far eastern edge. He teaches chemistry at the college there.

I see that B&N still hasn't uploaded Eddie's Prize yet. Silly people. I notified my publisher, and they're going to send a reminder. Turns out that Barnes & Noble has a bad habit of waiting months sometimes before loading the files. Sigh.


Haikufall Just read your update and if you like cold winters you should come to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or the U.P as we locals call it. It's winter 6 mouths out of the year and when we have summer is beautiful with weather in the 70-80, and the largest lake on earth to play in.


Haikufall Haikufall wrote: "Thanks for the friending! I was just wounding when Eddie's prize will be up on B&N?"

Thanks for getting back to me so fast, ill keep checking on B&N, I have been looking forward to this book and hope to get my hands on it soon.


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Maddy Barone Haikufall wrote: "Thanks for the friending! I was just wounding when Eddie's prize will be up on B&N?"

Haikufall wrote: "Thanks for the friending! I was just wounding when Eddie's prize will be up on B&N?"

Hi! I'm not sure about B&N. I know the publisher sends the file the morning of the release date to the various online retailers, but B&N, Amazon, etc can put it up when they choose. I guess just keep checking :(

Maddy


Haikufall Thanks for the friending! I was just wounding when Eddie's prize will be up on B&N?


Savannah Maddy, thank you for the friendship. It is so nice to connect with you here on Goodreads. Have a wonderful day.


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