05 June 2019

Month in Review - May 2019

Hello June! I still cannot believe that the month of May has come and gone already. Summertime is here, and the outdoor fun has just begun. But, before I get sidetracked by my newest gardening projects, it's time to recap last month. So, without further ado, here's the list of the most popular blog posts for May 2019, chosen by you, the readers:

It's Time to Party...A Book Launch Celebration

Today I celebrate another significant milestone!

Today the third book in my Country Girl Empress series THE PERPETUAL TRAVELER hits virtual bookshelves! I still can't quite believe it myself...this is so exciting. The book is centered around real historical figures such as Empress Elisabeth of Austria, her husband Emperor Franz Joseph I, and their children. Come join them as their story continues...

Sneak Peek of THE PERPETUAL TRAVELER - A Country Girl Empress Novel

As most of my readers know by now, I've been diligently working on my next historical fiction piece, THE PERPETUAL TRAVELER for some time, and the third book of my Country Girl Empress series is nearly ready to hit a bookshelf near you. I can also well imagine that many of you wouldn't mind a sneak peek. Well, you won't have to wait any longer. Here it is....

Book Publishing: How to Review Your Proof Copy in Three Steps

When publishing a book, the moment of truth is simply inevitable. After all, it is the moment that you have anxiously awaited and probably even dreamed about. The printed proof copy of your book has finally arrived on your doorstep! That just happened to me…my newest historical fiction novel THE PERPETUAL TRAVELER showed up on my door step just a couple of days ago. I'm just giddy with excitement...

With Memorial Day weekend and the official start of summer right around the corner, I decided to write another article about a subject matter near and dear to my heart. As most of my readers know, I am a devoted pet owner, and I just adore my furry children. Summertime means lots of fun in the sun for us and our four-legged family members….

Writing a book takes many hours and dedication. Often it takes an author away from their loved ones. Most writers get paid much less than you might think; most of them write because they love to tell a story. The one or two dollars they make in royalties per book barely buys that next cup of coffee that fuels the next chapter. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme...

Thank you for reading my blog! Please feel free to come by often to catch up on my latest endeavours and Happy Reading!

Piper is the author of several non-fiction books, and recently added four historical fiction novels to her ever-expanding collection of published writings, In the Shadow of Her Majesty , The Country Girl EmpressA Life in the Shadow of the Crown, and The Perpetual Traveler. When she isn't busy typing on her computer, she can be found chasing after her furry children or holding on tightly to a good cup of coffee. Follow her on LinkedInFacebook, and Goodreads.
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