ABOUT ANNE FRASIER
Anne Frasier (a.k.a. Theresa Weir) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books. Her memoir, The Orchard, was an Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the October Indie Next List, a B+ featured title in Entertainment Weekly, a One Book One Community Read, Target Book Club Pick, and Books-A-Million Book Club Pick.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Right now you can download a really short short story for free.
I've decided to work on publishing all of the short stories I have lying around. This amounts to at least twenty, maybe more. At some point, I will bundle them into collections by genre. Lately I've been writing more phantasmagoric (The Pale Boy) stories, but I also have crime fiction, fantasy, and romance. I'm designing square covers so they won't look like a typical full-length book.
Woman in a Black Veil is a gothic paranormal of about 10 pages.
Woman in a Black Veil
And as always, The Pale Boy is free.
Oh, and Woman in a Black Veil is a little sexy. Probably PG 13.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
And I don't know what's going on with comments. I get email comments, but when I come here the comments are gone. I think blogger is deleting some of them. I'm not doing it.
Friday, June 22, 2012
A reissue, this book should be ready soon. The LAST of my backlist!!
And then some ads. I like the Cat ad, but I'm not happy with the Man ad. It's OKAY.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It was 105 when my plane landed in Phoenix. And I was wearing long sleeves, and black head to toe. What else?
These cacti photos were taken in the Cactus Garden of the resort (conference) hotel in Scottsdale where we launched our trip. This place was way, way, way out of my league. A glass of tea was $8.00. A salad was $20.00. Are you freakin' kidding me? It put me a little in mind of some of the hotels I visited while on book tour last fall. Where I couldn't afford the food, and existed on the power bars I'd stuffed into my bag before leaving home.
|Grand Canyon, East Entrance|
We kept wondering where all the people were, because there were very few cars and very few people. We wondered if summer was the off season. ?? But by late afternoon, we reached the main gate and found them. The people. Sun sets at 7:30, and many viewing areas are only reachable by shuttle bus. And the last bus returns to the parking lot at 7:20, which makes no sense. The visitor center closes at 6:00. So we wasted an hour on the shuttle, not realizing that we didn't have enough time to get off, walk to the viewing area, and get back to the parking lot before the buses stopped running. If I had it to do again, I wouldn't even go to the main entrance. But anyway, we got back from a nightmare shuttle ride (the kind were sweaty crotches are in your face, and sick people are coughing on your neck) to just catch the last of the setting sun at the main entrance where we'd unwittingly left our rental car. We never made it to the point that was supposed to be the prime spot, but I can't imagine that one view is so much more spectacular than another.
|Grand Canyon, Main Entrance|
We stayed the night in a nearby motel. The next morning we headed for Jerome, Arizona, the biggest ghost town in the country. More about that later.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I tend to think I'm doing the same thing with writing. I'm what is now being called a hybrid writer.
In the past year I published with a traditional house and a small press. Along with that, I published books myself. Some people who don't understand the publishing industry don't get why I'm self-publishing, but in reality my self-published books are supporting me at the moment. That might (or might not) change over a period of years, once I'm able to factor in traditional pub royalties. Many hybrid writers will tell you it's about cash flow. Traditional publishers might pay an advance two years before a book is released. Royalties, if there are any, could take another couple of years.
And speaking of free...
My short story, The Pale Boy, is always free at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Saturday, June 2, 2012
My daughter has done many of my covers, but she was unavailable for this one. I thought I might go it on my own, and I created some mockup covers.
My mockups were okay, but still not quite right. I knew I needed a professional touch to tweak it. I found fonts I wanted to use, and sent them to a cover designer.
Here is the final cover:
It's not hugely different, but it has more of a finished quality to it. I kind of prefer the clarity of my cover, but overall the second one is better. What do you think? One or two?