Tuesday, December 30, 2014


 OPEN SUBMISSIONS -- from any women who write and have something important to say on the topic. 

Please pass this on to any woman you think would be interested.

Email me with ideas to MJPostAuthor@gmail.com. I'm wide open!


This series is for women to write about women who inspire us.

I invite you to write about a living woman you admire who is making a difference in the world. She should be a person who cares for others and improves their lives. We’ll get together to celebrate women with compassion and courage, fortitude and wisdom, understanding and clarity and candor. Tell us about a woman who has these qualities and about why you admire her and about how she has influenced you.

I will proofread and provide some light editing support if you need it. 

If there are any links to websites, blogs, etc. , the posting of which would help this wonderful woman, feel free to add them.

Length:  200 words or more.

As a participant, I want to promote you, so also give me your links for your own blog, your twitter, fan page on Facebook, amazon author page, whatever else you would like. I also welcome a few sentences of bio and a few sentences describing one of your projects.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Starting Social Media

Well, I admit I'm not a new author -- I've been publishing under another name since 2010 -- and I've tried a lot of things with social media. I was fascinated to discover that when I stopped promoting my books, the amazon sales stayed about the same. I was like, what's up with that? There's got to be a better way, kids and kittens…

Now here I am. I have some of the same things my previous online face had -- an author page on Facebook, a personal page on Facebook, and now a twitter handle @MJPostAuthor. As who else I am, I have an author website, but as MJ I have this blog, sharing my thoughts and stuff. Being a self-published author can be an adventure or a drag, depending upon how it's going and how much your social media interferes with writing. Right now as I put these words down, I'm longing to get going on my first solo book as MJ, but I just have to get some thoughts onto this blog first. Got to get the message out. But what's the message?

As MJ, I want to tell stories about strong women of various ages who overcome their problems and obstacles and pair with men who treat them with the respect you deserve. Sometimes they'll lean in, and sometimes they'll just want to be girls, but one way another, they will triumph. I hope you all enjoy the stories I plan to create for you.

What's next for this blog? I'll keep putting my thoughts for now, and later on, I'll start to bring in some guests. We writers have to stick together after all!

So what's next for the MJ Post brand? I think something set in New York, and with artists in it. In fact, I'll go work on that now.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Introducing MJ Post -- That's Me!

I'm looking forward to lots of fun as I learn how to use the Blogger interface. Let me start by thanking friends in writers' groups for recommending that I try out this platform.  

So I guess I should introduce myself. I'm MJ Post -- you can call me MJ. This is a pseudonym I created to write romance. I like it for a lot of reasons, but one of the reasons I enjoy the name MJ is the great character of Mary Jane Watson from Spider-Man, who is spunky, entertaining, talented and beautiful, but also intelligent and caring, and has grown over the years to be assertive, responsible, and powerful. I want to write about heroines like that -- women of all ages who can take on the tough challenges, handle the ups and downs of life, and still wind up strong and loving.

Natalie, in Chances Are, my first work in romance, is that kind of heroine. Despite all her loss, she has such a strong spirit, you just can't count her out.

Mysti  Parker was such a great partner while writing this novella. She's a gem, and I really admire her ability to be a wife and mother and write all at the same time. She really knows how to take care of business!  I couldn't have asked for a better ally and friend in the world of authors. It was a tremendous a pleasure to work with her (and soon I'll start begging her to start another one with me…). Let me advise you in the strongest terms -- read Mysti's new ongoing series, The Roche Hotel. The light tone and fascinating supporting characters, the confident storytelling -- it's sensational.

So what's next from MJ Post? I'm starting a work on my own over Christmas break. Like my Facebook page for hints --  https://www.facebook.com/pages/MJ-Post-Author/302156203319243?sk=likes.