Welcome to my author website! My world is much like every other writer’s world, filled with surprising creative ideas, wonderful opportunities, curiosity and challenges. I write both fiction and nonfiction, so that adds the element of a duel personality into the mix. At any given moment I have to ask myself …Who am I right now? Author success coach? Teacher? Editor? Ghost writer? Researcher? Or lost in the fantasy world of my current fiction? They’re all great places, but life moves much easier when I keep my mental GPS online.
As a non-fiction author, my goal is to put my twenty plus years of marketing, promotions, and publicity expertise to work for authors. Finding Author Success Second Edition was released in 2013 by Assent Publishing along with my second nonfiction, The Cross Marketing Magic Handbook for Authors. I’m currently writing a third book to help authors bridge that gap between marketing and the creative process of writing fiction. That book, Write Brain/Left Brain, is slated for release in 2015.
I blog, teach live and online workshops and speak at writers conferences on author marketing success and growing book sales. I often do book signings and speak to groups of writers preparing for life within the publishing world. It’s an absolute delight to help ease the terror authors feel about the marketing responsibilities now on their shoulders.
As a fiction author, I write urban fantasy, paranormal YA, and romance with a supernatural twist. My first published series, The Twice-Baked Vampire Series explores what happens to a vampire after he meets his final death and surprisingly receives one last chance to earn redemption. Book #1 Cold in California and book #2, Monkey Jump were previously released. They are currently seeking a new publisher home and when they are re-released, book #3 in the series, Amsterdamned, will be released along with them. The Twice-Baked Vampire Series will have a total of five books.
So, that’s me in a nutshell. I’m always writing, writing, writing and busy trying to get as much sound marketing advice as possible out into the authors of the world.
~ Deborah Riley-Magnus
Author, Author Success Coach, and All Around Busy Gal