Welcome to my website and my new book!
The photo to the left is my parent's wedding portrait—Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vajda, August 20, 1940. They are the subject of my new book—Dear Hubby of Mine: Home Front Wives in World War II. More about that in the Creative Nonfiction tab.
The book is available on Amazon
Here's what I hope I can accomplish on this website:
1. Discuss my books and provide additional back matter
2. Present my skills and experience in self-publishing and marketing books
3. Provide helpful marketing information for new authors
I have authored and self-published four books, and present workshops around Arizona where I live. I hope you can attend one of my workshops when I am in your location. Send me a message on this site to find the one nearest to you.
Visit the Self-publishing and Marketing Your Book page for help in launching your book. Or visit my Facebook page where I post information about my workshops. Remember you have to invest the same amount of time and effort into self-publishing and marketing your book as you did in writing it. On my Marketing My Book site, I try to provide helpful ideas about marketing.
As you probably noted my tagline for this site is "Writer of Creative Nonfiction." The term Creative Nonfiction was coined by Lee Gutkind of the University of Pittsburgh back in the '90s. Gutkind defines creative nonfiction as "....the ability to capture the personal and the private and to make it mean something significant to a larger audience, and to provide intellectual substance that will affect readers—perhaps even incite them to action or to change their thinking—in a compelling and unforgettable way." (Thanks to Gutkind's Writing Creative Nonfiction for this quote.) Gutkind, on his website, also calls it the "the literature of reality." The term is used interchangeably with narrative nonfiction. Bottom line? If you write nonfiction stories, memoirs, biographies, your writing in this genre.
Good luck on your publishing journey!