Back to Top

  • First Slide


  • Second Slide


  • Third Slide

Tag Archives: Carmen Stefanescu

Kayelle Allen here. Wow, has Marketing for Romance Writers grown! Back in 2006 when I started this group, I was a busy author with four books. I was promoting, learning more about promoting, and asking friends about promoting. All the ins and outs of book marketing were starting to gel and I was beginning to understand the overall concept. That said, I had a constant list of questions. Facebook was two years old. Twitter had been founded that year. Pinterest and Instagram were four years away. How was I supposed to promote on social media? Did I need a blog?

I had friends who had similar questions, and we would email each other and ask. Often, I’d get the same question several times in a row. I found myself going back to my “sent” file to copy an answer and resend it. Not that I wasn’t asking questions myself, but I think because I’d take the time to go find an answer if someone asked and I didn’t know – I started getting more and more questions.

It was Halloween, and I was busy with all sorts of details of writing, and I got the same question from two different people. I remember thinking that there had to be an easier way to handle this. I needed a way to let everyone know what I’d discovered at the same time, and if I had a question, get an answer from someone who knew. Yahoo Groups was established and well-used, so I decided to create one that all of my friends and I could use together. We could post a question there, and anyone who knew the answer could reply.

I set it up as Marketing for Romance Writers because that’s what all of us were at the time. Our members are not just romance writers, however. They come from all genres. Looking back, I’ve often wished I’d named it Marketing for Every Writer. Of course, then the initials would have been MEW vs MFRW and our symbol might have been a black cat!

In 2006, we had 12 members. Eleven years later, there are 2420 of us, plus 6781 on Facebook, 3875 on Twitter, untold numbers on Goodreads, and 1492+ on Pinterest with 54 boards and over 790 pins. Our staff of volunteers produces an award winning newsletter and in 2018, we will publish a montly magazine. How can we promote for you?

About MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers is a peer-oriented mentoring group open to the entire literary community. Ask your marketing-related questions, or request help, advice, or opinions. You can learn how to create a professional image and use it effectively, as well as ask for opportunities to join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects of writing.

News about pitch sessions and calls for submission are posted on the Yahoo group. As a member, you can attend exclusive, member-only pitch events with publishers. Members can attend free, online workshops and seminars.

Marketing for Romance Writers promotes for its members on most social media. Get your book cover pinned on one of the MFRW Pinterest boards, and show off your cover models. Share your tweets with the MFRW street team and get them shared on Twitter. The hashtags #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor and #MFRWhop promote for you. You can get interviewed on BlogTalkRadio. Link your blog to a community hop via a unique software “ribbon” with exciting themes, and draw readers to your site.

Find and Join MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/

Marketing for Romance Writers Website http://marketingforromancewriters.org

Marketing for Romance Writers News https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg

Marketing for Romance Writers Promo https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/

 

Free Promotion for MFRW Members

Follow us – we follow back.

Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mfrworg/
Goodreads http://is.gd/mfrwgoodreads
Google+ http://bit.ly/mfrworg-gplus
LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/company/marketing-for-romance-writers-organization/
Twitter http://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG our hashtags are #MFRWauthor #MFRWorg #MFRWhooks

MFRW Volunteer Staff

Kayelle Allen, Founder https://kayelleallen.com
Emerald, Facebook Coordinator and Editor http://www.TheGreenLightDistrict.org
Mona Karel, Moderator, Blog Hop Coordinator http://mona-karel.com
Paloma Beck, Blog Director http://www.romancebeckons.net/index.html
Rochelle Weber, Newsletter Publisher http://www.rochelleweber.com
Barbara Donlon Bradley, Newsletter Editor http://www.barbaradonlonbradley.com
Michelle Davis, Newsletter Editor https://twitter.com/michelle40768
Libby McKinmer, Newsletter Editor http://libbymckinmer.com
Mari Anne Christie, Newsletter Editor http://marichristie.info/
Reet Singh, Goodreads Coordinator http://www.reetsingh.in
Lisa Lowe, Goodreads Coordinator (website under construction)
Zeenat Mahal, Goodreads Coordinator http://www.zeenatmahal.com/
Tina Gayle, Twitter Promo Coordinator http://www.tinagayle.net/home.html
Carmen Stefanescu, Blog Coordinator http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.com/


If you have questions about marketing your books, or you want to share an opportunity such as being a guest on your blog, join us. It’s okay to ask for guest spots too. The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.” Services and membership are free. Are you part of the Marketing for Romance Writers success story? Please share in the comments.

 

The Top Blogger for this month is Nicole Morgan, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top
Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017. 
The blog now has a better way to sign up for guest spots. You can be assured of a date right away, with no waiting. See the info at the end of this post.

About Nicole Morgan

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. 
1 Nicole Morgan
2 Jacquie Biggar
3 Anni Fife
4 Errin Stevens
5 Eleanor Webster
Honorable mention: Hannah
Meredith

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Kristina Knight, Nicole Morgan (tie)
2 Hannah Meredith, Jacquie Biggar (tie)
3 NJ Walters

Top Bloggers of 2017

These bloggers were top bloggers in 2016. There is a new graphic for this year. The
top blogger for the year wins a year of advertising on the site. There are not twelve names because some authors won more than one time.
Susan V Vaughn
Vicki Batman – Cancer Awareness Week
Livia Quinn
Collette Cameron
Jackie Weger
Tina Donahue
Collette Cameron
Regina Kammer
Nicole Morgan

Top Chatters for the Year

These bloggers won top chatter during the month of their visit. I
checked the number of comments and put them in order by the most comments
received.
1 Vicki Batman and MFRW
Founding Day (tie: both have most comments on a single post for the entire
year)
2 Sabrina York
3 Collette Cameron,
Carmen Stefanescu (tie)
4 Red L Jameson
Honorable Mention:
Adele Downs, MJ Schiller
Special Honorable
Mention:
(for highest number of
cumulative comments throughout the year)
Susan V Vaughn

Be a Guest Author

Romance Lives Forever now uses Signup Genius to schedule
guests.
The system also reminds authors of their visit. One post is available
each day. If you choose a date, no one else will be able to take that date, so
please make a note of it in your own calendar as well. You can sign up for more
than one visit; however, the visits must be in different months.
January – April
March – June
July – September
October – December

My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Today’s featured book is Till Life Do Us Part by Carmen
Stefanescu
About the Book
Title Till Life Do Us Part
Genre Paranormal/romantic suspense
Author Carmen Stefanescu
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Barbara Heyer can hear voices of dead people. They whisper
of their deaths, seek comfort for those left behind, and occasionally even warn
her about future events. But when Barbara’s brother, Colin, is accused of
murder, it will take more than her gift to prove his innocence.
Becoming smitten with the handsome investigator, Detective
Patrick Fischer, is a serious complication given his assignment to her
brother’s case. Barbara senses there is something far deeper—and perhaps much
older—than the surface attraction between them. Could that be why she’s visited
by a mysterious woman named Emma in her dreams? Could past life regression tie
all the seemingly unconnected events together?
Barbara and Patrick must overcome heartache to find the
truth to save Colin, and perhaps themselves.

Buy This Book

About the Author

Carmen Stefanescu resides in Romania, the native country of
the infamous vampire Count Dracula, but where, for about 50 years of communist
dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal
phenomena could have led someone to great trouble – the psychiatric hospital if
not to prison.
High school teacher of English and German in her native
country, and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years
of oppression, by escaping in a parallel world that of the books.
Several of her poems were successfully published in a
collection of Contemporary English Poems, Muse Whispers vol.1 and Muse Whispers
vol.2 by Midnight Edition Publication, in 2001 and 2002.
Her first novel, Shadows of the Past, was released in 2012
by Wild Child Publishing, USA.
Carmen joined the volunteer staff at Marketing For Romance
Writers Author blog and is the coordinator of #Thursday13 posts.

Author Social Media

%d bloggers like this: