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Marketing tip: Ask your fans to help you
On December 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’re like most authors, promoting your work doesn’t come naturally to you. The same goes for the vast majority of your readers. They may love your book(s), but it would never occur to them to actively spread the word. And even if they want to help get the word out, they probably don’t know how. That’s […]

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WHO or WHOM?
On September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

If there’s one grammar issue that seems to confuse almost everyone, it’s when to use WHO and when to use WHOM. Both are pronouns, but I’ve found that using the word “pronoun” in an answer tends to baffle already confused people even further, so here’s a less technical explanation:  WHO If you would use HE […]

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More words that are are easy to get mixed up
On September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The following words are super easy to confuse with each other, so here’s a quick explanation of the difference: Complement/Compliment, Complementary/Complimentary To complement (verb)is to complete or make whole That necklace really complements your outfit A complement (noun) is something that completes or makes whole That necklace is a great complement to your outfit To be complementary (adjective)is to go well […]

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I’m having a virtual launch party for Bridges TONIGHT!
On May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! My third and final launch party for Bridges will be virtual! Starts tonight at 7pm Eastern Time. We’ll have games, giveaways, an author Q&A, even an appearance by my alter ego, Ms. Waverly Bryson! We hope to see you there. (Link is beneath the photo – click to open this post if you […]

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Bridges Silicon Valley launch party pics!
On May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

We had a great time celebrating Bridges in my hometown backyard!

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Bridges NYC launch party photos!
On April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first launch party for Bridges is in the books! I had so much fun. Here are some pictures!   Thanks so much to everyone who came out to celebrate with me. Next stop, Silicon Valley! If you’d like to order a signed copy of Bridges, send me a note at maria@mariamurnane.com Maria

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Winning cover of my new book!
On February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The people have spoken! Hi everyone! Thanks to all of you who voted on the cover for my new book. By a wide margin (nearly 3 to 1), here is the winner! Three friends reunite for a few days in New York City–and each of them has a secret Release date is TBA, but you […]

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Please help me choose the cover of my new book!
On January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Which cover should I choose? I’d love your help in picking the cover of my new book! Bridges: A Daphne White Novel is a story of friendship that takes place over a few days in New York City. Below is the description, followed by two cover options. Bridges: A Daphne White Novel It’s the one piece of […]

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Common word mix-ups
On November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today I’d like to give a little refresher course on two sets of similar words that can be a little tricky. Here we go: Imply vs. Infer To imply means to suggest or indicate something without actually saying so: After David tasted the wine, the look on his face implied that he didn’t like it. The […]

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Marketing tip: A personal touch goes a long way
On October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Several months ago I received an email from an author named S.J. (That is a purposefully androgynous pen name.) S.J. was doing a blog tour to help promote the launch of his/her first novel and wanted to know if I would consider letting him/her do a guest post on my personal website. I’d never had […]

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