Photo of Gandalf and Keith used in Cheryl's Blog, CMash Reads (Credit: Carolyn Carreiro, 2012).
I was interviewed by Cheryl Masciarelli this week. Cheryl posted this interview on her Wednesday, December 14th weblog site CMash Reads. The link to this interview is listed below:
Best selling author Vincent Zandri best summarizes her talent, skills and abilities, “. . . she has her finger on the pulse of what’s new, what’s hot and, on occasion, what’s not. And her blog’s ever growing popularity reflects her talents” (LinkedIn).
Publisher Lou Aronica, founder of The Story Plant, says this about her, “Cheryl does excellent work with tremendous passion and commitment. She deals with a lot of moving parts and she never loses track of anything. I strongly recommend her” (LinkedIn).
“Lou Aronica, and I go way back. When I first found the Book Blogging Community (2009), he emailed me asking if I would review one of his books on my personal blog. Then some authors encouraged me to do tours. PICT was formed in 2011; however, I realized that my partner didn’t take it as seriously as I did. So we came to an agreement and I bought out my PICT partner in 2011; I started doing a lot of tours for Lou’s mystery/suspense titles. He then encouraged me to start a company for other genres so I could tour some of his other titles, which is how I “met” Steve [Steven H. Manchester, a Somerset, Massachusetts author]. His Ashes tour starts in February.”
“The book world is so much different now than when I started. There are so many books with the indie publishing platform, which is a good thing; however, those writers who are truly authors, sometimes get lost. As I stated, I am passionate about books. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and that’s a long time.”
Thanks to Steve Manchester, who recommended her to me, I am also beginning to learn how much I still need to learn in order to become more effective in contacting people about my own storytelling work . . .
Steven H. Manchester:
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. As the sole author of the Penitent – Part I, and as the sole proprietor of Copper Beech Press, I have a material connection to this book, as well as to the publishing press, I have mentioned here. Other than my previously mentioned novel,
I have no material connection to the brands, products or services that I have mentioned here.
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