Writers Beware!


I’ve been the victim of a scam. I do not take pride in admitting this. However, I’ve discovered this is not the first time this particular scam has been played on unsuspecting authors and it seems to be on the rise. Therefore, I am doing what I can to spread the word so it doesn’t happen to you. Like many romance authors, I watch for signings and events that will get me in front of readers. There are the biggies, such as RWA and RT, but as an author on a budget, I can’t always afford to travel to the large ones and am on the hunt for smaller events closer to home, ones that create a more intimate setting for authors and readers to interact. These smaller signings, with 100 authors or fewer, are popping up everywhere. You may hear of them by word of mouth, on social media, or perhaps you’ve attended one in the past. Therefore, when an opportunity a scant two-hour drive away came across my computer screen, it never occurred to me to do much more than fill out the form and pay my money to attend.

Read the entire article in the June 2016 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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