JOANNA ELM, Author, Journalist, Attorney

August 19, 2017
by joanna

Island Of Adventure: A Day Trip For Location Research

Taking a day off for location research is one of the fun parts of writing a novel especially when you have to go out on the water on the most gorgeous day of the summer, and you can bring along … Continue reading

August 12, 2017
by joanna

Before You Hit The “Publish” Button: An Indie Author’s Checklist

Most indie authors grapple with the all-consuming issue of how to stand out from the crowd by creating memorable content and sufficient “buzz” for their self-published novels.¬†Of one million books published a year, some 700,000 are self-published. Very few indie … Continue reading

August 5, 2017
by joanna

How To Stand Out From The Crowd: An Indie Author’s Success Story

I just spent an hour on the phone with the man who, a couple of weeks ago, kept me up all night — turning the pages of his latest thriller. His name is J.D. Barker, and he’s an author who … Continue reading