How do you start again under a new author name in a new genre? Toby Neal explains how she had to do things differently with her memoir about Hawaii after 30+ novels.
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Toby Neal is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of mysteries, thrillers, and romance with over 30 titles. She's also a mental health therapist.
Today we're talking about how Toby did things differently for her memoir, Freckled: A Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii.
- On being ready to write a memoir
- Thinking about what the reader will want from the memoir
- Telling the truth while also protecting those you’re writing about
- Launch strategies for memoir
- Using Instagram to find book reviewers and book clubs
- Using a paid service to put books in hotel rooms
- Making art out of life
- Writing deeper rather than wider
- Listen to Toby talk more about Hawaii and recommendations for travelers there on my other podcast, Books And Travel.
You can find Toby Neal at TobyNeal.net and on Twitter @tobywneal