Promote On Writer’s Treasure Chest

Writer's Treasure Chest

It’s 2019 and ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ soon will celebrate its 4th anniversary.

I am very proud to have this blog up and its success and progress are significant. I thank all followers and readers for making this such a pleasurable experience and great adventure for me.

There is, however, one thing that I’d like to extend even more: The chance for many other writers to use “Writer’s Treasure Chest” as a promotional platform.

Do you feel like trying how it is to publish blog posts?

Do you have anything important to say?

Would you like to show up on this blog?

Do you have a book to promote?

Use “Writer’s Treasure Chest” and contact me for

a Blog Tour

a “Featured Author Interview”

a “Guest Post”

So many things are possible, and I’d like to give you a chance to introduce yourself and your work here!

For once I used…

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Ode to the Collecting Hero


A quest from long ago
Search the world
To find the weapons
That will save the day
And bring peace to all
Never that simple
With pieces lost
And monsters on the path
Strength is gained
From such a simple hunt
The story has remained
Becoming more hands on
The plot of many games
And episodes of toons
Where repetition is allowed
Do we collect in real life?
Achieve the degrees
To get the proper job
To gain the house and life
That will stabilize our world

(Okay, this really isn’t an ode.  I think.  Really shouldn’t have made the title before writing the poem.  Oops.)

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Authors Supporting Authors: Introducing C. S. Boyack’s New Release: “Voyage of the Lanternfish”

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

Hi everyone. Today, I’m visited by Lisa Burton and C. S. (Craig) Boyack. I’m thrilled to share that Craig has a new book that he recently published on New Year’s Eve! Let’s welcome them both to my blog today.

“Oh, my gosh, Colleen, thanks for having me over today. Winter is a good time to get away from the writing cabin.

“Craig wanted me to deliver my poster, then let him discuss the character of Fala. It seems I drift off topic too much for him sometimes. I brought his statement, and you can include it, but Fala is a cool character. She’s been through a lot and came through it tempered and stronger.”

“I’d better let Craig have his say, or he’ll have a hissy fit… again. Here you are.”

Thanks, Lisa. Craig has hissy fits? Wow, I didn’t know that. I guess we know that now… Erm, well…

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The 2019 Author Interview Series Featuring Judy Penz Sheluk

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Welcome to my 2019 Author Interview Series. This is the third year that I have featured authors on my blog. Each year, I’ve tried to provide them with unique questions that will tell you,…

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Adventures in Self-Publishing – 1.3 – the basics – Smashwords 1.1

Library of Erana

I like Smashwords – but uploading the MS is a bit of a pain. The meatgrinder as it’s known is notoriously fickle. On the plus side, it will throw the MS back and tell you what to fix. It can take several attempts before it goes through. The help pages on Smashwords are good and will offer advice.

One of the benefits of SW is the Premium Catalog

You can submit your book, and have it distributed to a multitude of other sites – including Barnes and Noble, Kobo, I-books and many others. The most useful aspect I have found for Smashy is the coupons. You can produce a coupon to reduce a specific book, for a specific time. It’s great for gifts, review copies etc.  Smashwords pay monthly (sort of). But the distribution stores pay at different times so it’s a little fiddly to keep track. That…

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Derailing Bedlam: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Dammit! Part 2 #fiction #adventure

As usual, here is your warning that this story has cursing, sex (not graphic), innuendo, and violence.  It’s my Rated-R action adventure called Derailing Bedlam.  This is the fourth outing (third official) for Cassidy and Lloyd, so feel free to click on one of the two covers to see how it started.  Each one is 99 cents!

Cover by Jon Hunsinger

Cover Art by Jon Hunsinger











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Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Allison Maruska

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you one of my favorite YA/mystery and suspense authors, Allison Maruska. When I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE she never even batted an eye. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn some of the tricks of the trade is to ask questions.

Please meet my guest, Allison Maruska.

Allison is a YA and mystery/suspense author, blogger, teacher, mom, wife, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast. Her blog includes humor posts, short stories, and posts on writing strategy, parenting, and teaching.

Hi, Colleen. Thanks so much for this interview. I’m really looking forward to our chat.

Hi, Allison. I’m glad you’re here. Would you share some common traps for aspiring writers?

I’d say the most common trap (or misconception, rather) is the belief that since we all learned…

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