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You Just Launched a Book: 8 Tips to Make Tax Day Less Stressful

By | February 16th, 2017|Self Improvement|

You Just Launched a Book: 8 Tips to Make Tax Day Less Stressful by Sylvia Inks, author of Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur Preparing for April 15 Tax Day is not always easy or fun, but what happens if you just launched a book and have book sales?  The biggest mistakes that most authors [...]

Why I Don’t Like to Garden or Cook

By | February 4th, 2017|Creativity|

When I moved away from home after living with my parents for four years my mom gave me a variety of cacti and succulents as parting gifts. Mom figured I couldn’t kill a cactus, but I killed all of them by overwatering them or leaving them out in too much shade. Even as our relationship [...]

Alice’s HEROES WITHOUT CAPES is reviewed in the NC Literary Review 2017

By | January 31st, 2017|News|

I'm honored to be included in North Carolina Literary Review 2017--what a fabulous, insightful review of HEROES WITHOUT CAPES by Laura Sloan Patterson! Check out the journal HERE  My review starts on p. 115

Alice and Her Music Got On TV Inauguration Day

By | January 31st, 2017|News|

While Alice Performed at Third Friday Durham at the Parlour in Durham she got on TV! Alice on TV January 20, 2017 WRAL video clip from Jan 20, 2017   Location:  The Parlour, 117 Market St., Durham, NC 27701 Friday, January 20, 2017   Alice Osborn performed her special blend of roots and Americana music [...]

Don’t Leave Cookies On the Table!

By | January 23rd, 2017|Networking|

Do you ask for the sale/opportunity? Every time? Or do you think, “That’s too much trouble and they’ll say ‘no’ anyway.” These last 10 days I’ve chosen to ask for the sale since I don’t want to be saddled with 15 cartons of Girl Scout cookies. You see, my third grade daughter, Erin, chose a [...]

4 Lessons from Alexander Hamilton

By | January 12th, 2017|Self Improvement|

Today was Alexander Hamilton’s 252nd birthday; he was born January 11, 1755 on the little Caribbean island of Nevis. This founding father, who didn’t have much of a father and arrived in New York at age 17 by himself, became George Washington’s right-hand man during the American Revolution, engineered the American economy, wrote 51 of [...]

My 2016 Year-End Wrap Up

By | December 31st, 2016|Creativity|

Yes, 2016 will go down as a crazy-ass year that had some major, major lows (bye Carrie Fisher!), but I’d like to declare 2016 as my year of getting more selective. This year I became more selective with how I acquired clients and I became more selective with where I spent my free time so [...]

My First Writers’ Conference by Aruna Gurumurthy

By | December 6th, 2016|Networking|

Hi, everyone, my name is Aruna Gurumurthy and I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to be Alice’s guestblogger today and write about the 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference that took place November 4-6 at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh, North Carolina.   Coming from a medical and scientific background, being part of [...]

From News & Observer: Raleigh Writer Pens ‘Star Wars’ Poetry Starring Boba Fett as a Recovering Alcoholic

By | November 27th, 2016|News|

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article60483126.html

9 Secrets to a Successful Book Launch Party by Sylvia Inks

By | November 22nd, 2016|Book Publicity|

Once you’ve finished writing and publishing your amazing book, you need to celebrate this important milestone with a book launch party!  Many new authors are so busy trying to meet the deadlines of their first book, that they don’t plan for this or think it’s necessary.  I certainly made that mistake and only realized that [...]