Mark your calendars! I have some exciting news to share.
I’m going to be speaking at a quaint independent bookstore in Woodstock on Saturday, July 23rd at noon. I’ll share how I navigated the publishing industry at a young age with a presentation at Continue reading
I strolled along the shore of the Michigan peninsula – Mackinaw City, to be exact – waiting to board the boat to Mackinac Island for the first time since I was an infant. I had just bitten into the juiciest burger when my phone buzzed.
It was the manager of Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
To say I wasn’t expecting it is an understatement. Continue reading
1. Make it Lively
Although video would be ideal, sometimes it’s not possible to provide funding for actors, costumes, and sets. For me, it just wasn’t feasible to outfit actors with medieval attire – nor to set up a bubonic plague street scene Continue reading
My debut book signing event held on Tuesday, August 18th at the Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake, Illinois was a huge
success! Many attended, and Barnes & Noble sold out of books immediately following my presentation. People were placing orders for more! I was amazed by the crowd and long line of people waiting to meet me and get their books signed.
To make my event a success, I drew upon my public speaking and event planning skills. I was in charge of handling all the
marketing in drawing attendees.
Creating press coverage for The Kiss of Death was invaluable in drawing a crowd to my event. For reference of the kinds of media relations authors could pursue Continue reading
As the week comes to a close, I’d like to thank you for joining Kellan Publishing and me during my Author Focus.
Congratulations to Continue reading
So, how did you do? Did you get all of the questions right on the quiz for The Kiss of Death by Sarah Natale?
Let’s find out!
Sarah asked you:
Q: What does my name stand for? Kudos if you can name the translation Continue reading
Hello everyone! Sarah Natale, here. Thanks for following along with Kellan Publishing and me this week. As you know, Kellan Publishing has been featuring my debut book, The Kiss of Death, by posting blogs all throughout the week. You should all be experts by now! Continue reading
Welcome back, everyone. You’re listening to AMC 100.1, Author Marathon Central – a live radio show about readers’ favorite books. I’m your host, Sarah Natale. Today’s show features characters from The Kiss of Death.
On the line we have sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Chauncey, calling through space and time all the way from 14th century London. So tell us, Elizabeth, what is life like in 1348? Continue reading
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Messina, Sicily ~ October 1347
“Leave, go far away! You and your sailors have brought death and destruction to our city! Board your ships and be gone!”
Genoa, Italy ~ January 1348
“Papa! Papa! They’re here!” a young boy shouted with excitement as three Genoese ships sailed into the Mediterranean harbor from Messina. His dark curls were whipped across his face as the wind picked up, sending a chill through his bones. But he didn’t care. He loved watching his father unload trading ships and come home with treasures upon treasures galore. His father regarded him with a sigh and ruffled his hair.
“What will it be this time, Papa?” the boy asked. A number of things popped into his head. Exotic spices, silks, jewels – the list went on and on.
“Patience, bambino,” said his father. Continue reading
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by for my Author Focus! All throughout the week you can learn more about The Kiss of Death and its characters, read a free chapter, play some games, plus enter a drawing to win your own copy.
Are you ready? Awesome. Let’s get started. Continue reading