03 June 2020

Month in Review - May 2020

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 2020, chosen by you, the readers:

1. Book Cover Reveal - AT THE CASTLE OF DREAMS - A Country Girl Empress Novel

I am so excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming historical fiction novel: AT THE CASTLE OF DREAMS, book five of The Country Girl Empress seriesTo make it a little more interesting, I decided to turn it into a game...

2. Eight Simple and Free Ways to Support Your Favourite Author(s)

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...it's a labour of love, and a complete stranger can pull them into the depths of despair or lift them up with just one review. It can take months and sometimes even years to write a book. It takes even longer to design the cover artwork, edit the contents and then publish it. After that most authors have to give up even more of their precious spare time to market and promote their book(s). Please give something back in return...

Hello Readers and Welcome Back to our Virtual Author Visits! As you already know, from 5/3/20 to 6/7/20 I'm changing things up a bit. In addition to my weekly Wednesday post, I will play hostess to one of my fellow authors, as well as be a guest on their blogs. So, feel free to stop by each Sunday, read about these incredible authors, and follow me around as I visit one of their blogs. Join us on our blog tour, and at each stop you will learn a little bit more about these fantastic wordsmiths and their wonderful writings. You won't want to miss the fun!

Without further ado, I'm pleased to introduce to you my guest this week, award-winning author Nancy Christie!

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….

5. Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the Animal Lover

Over the last few weeks, I've received several inquiries asking me to write at least one article about some lesser-known facts regarding the main character of my Country Girl Empress series, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of Hungary. Since I share the trait of being an animal lover with the late Empress, I thought it was only fitting to start with this little known fact...

Piper is the author of several non-fiction books, and recently added five historical fiction novels to her ever-expanding collection of published writings, In the Shadow of Her MajestyThe Country Girl EmpressA Life in the Shadow of the Crown, The Perpetual Traveler, and Excerpts from the Imperial Diary. 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, Instagram, and Goodreads.
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PS: Join me once more on Sunday, the 7th of June 2020, as I take my newest book, EXCERPTS FROM THE IMPERIAL DIARY, book four of The Country Girl Empress series, on one last blog tour stop.  Learn more about me and my newest historical fiction novel at author Sky Taylor's blog!

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