From Ideas to Instagram

43c89e_e7889c63225d47ee9090b3de07a28898_mv2Recently, I’ve had a couple people talk to me about writing a book. Do you know someone with a work in progress and questions to go along?

I’m hosting a workshop on July 27th at the Storyteller’s Cottage in Simsbury. Great venue and lots of information. Learn about tools to help prepare a manuscript for publication and then navigate the process of marketing a book after publication.

This workshop presents writers with the tools to prepare a manuscript for publication and then navigate the process of marketing a book after publication. Come learn from a real published author!
Topics include:
  • The Right Fit: Opportunities on websites such as Submittable, preparing manuscripts, and deciding between a traditional publisher, and indie publisher or self-publishing.
  • The Wait: Once accepted, what usually happens and how to navigate the process of publication. What to expect from publishing companies and editors. Revising and editing.
  • After publication: A marketing platform is vital these days. We will take a look at some of the most popular ways authors market their books from traditional bookstore signings to blogs, to Instagram.

From Ideas to Instagram! Saturday, July 27th / 1:00pm – 2:30pm.


No Easy Keepers

I opened my printer the other day to scan some new author contracts only to find that an old paper plastered to the glass. With dog pee. The urine had not only glued the form to the glass but managed to find its way into the inner workings of the machine.  The desk and printer sit next to my bed and it all clicked. No wonder I smelled urine but couldn’t find anything to clean up.


Miraculously, the machine worked and continues to do so.

I had Buster, our latest foster dog, to thank for the lovely aroma and the clean up. I love you Buster!

Thinking over all the foster dogs my husband and I had these last few years, I realized that there are no easy keepers, but I cherished my time with all of them and every little disaster was worth it for the lessons learned.

Buster wasn’t planned. I hadn’t wanted another foster in April of 2019. I worked full time as a teacher, adjuncted at Norwalk Community College and attempted to find time to write. But every time I checked the Save One Soul website and saw Buster’s picture, I felt the pull to do something.


Buster was nine years old and spent his entire life in a shelter after being found next to his mother who had been hit by a car. His sister had been adopted the year before. I couldn’t let him spend another day in the shelter. I took a leap of faith. We brought Buster to Connecticut to foster and within a month he was adopted by a wonderful retired couple who had a lot of time to dote on him.

There are times in our lives we all need to take that leap of faith, whether it is writing something out of our comfort zone, taking on a personal challenge, or submitting a book to a publisher even with the dread of rejection looming. Buster has taught me the importance of taking the leap. You might get peed upon, but you might also end up doing something great.


Carnival of Strange Things Release Day!

It is here and I’m so excited. The wait is over!

#NewRelease #KU → Carnival of Strange Things Anthology by Lisa Acerbo, Luke Swanson, Rita Delude, Sara Schoen, Erin Lee, Rob Smales, Stacey Longo, D.A. Roach, Aaron White, Amy Crandall, Samie Sands, and Liz Botts is #LIVE!

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Publisher → Limitless Publishing


== BLURB ==

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up. The carnival is about to begin, and the show is to die for…

Grab your ticket and take a seat. The ringmaster’s opening act? A creature showcasing its bloody feat.

There are haunting spirits with much to tell. Tales of torture and screams straight from the burning flames of hell.

Tick-tock goes the time, seconds passing by as you slowly lose your mind.




Evil is coming, and it’s striking from behind.

Horror and fear, like filth on your skin it clings,

Question is, are you brave enough to endure…

The Carnival of Strange Things?

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Goodreads review for Karny Valle:

Karny Valle by Lisa Acerbo
“Pride, gluttony, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, lust…. Step on up and take the carnie tour of the seven deadly sins with your tour guide, Karny Valle. I liked this story, watching as Karny created the ending to her show. I kept wondering what new sin was next and how it would present itself. ”


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