Prehistoric Fiction

Because I write prehistoric fiction or my works fall into the science writing genre, I get from time to time not just comments but sometimes …

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Beauty of Compassion

In life I’ve not spent a lot of time considering what others do. I’ve known what I’m supposed to do based on spiritual values from …

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Science Writing, my Genre to this Point

Science writing? Shouldn’t that be scientific writing? No. There is a difference. Scientific writing has been around for eons. It’s how scientists communicate among themselves, …

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Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska Launched with Great Success

My newest book, Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska, launched with great success from the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature on 8/20/2022. It was a delightful …

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PRE-ORDER HINTS

The pre-order time is a fascinating and informative period. An author can follow initial sales closely. One week before launch, Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska is …

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Meet My Illustrator

This is a chance to meet my illustrator and see the way illustrations are made in Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska.

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Bonnye’s Writing Process

Talent? Process? Outplaying of Workaholic Addiction? I posted on Facebook after a friend sent me an article about the finding that some American natives came …

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Online pre-sale events at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Amazon now offers Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska for pre-sale and with Prime shipping. You can see the book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bonnye+matthews&page=2&crid=24XAU1D6YCAAP&qid=1658125177&sprefix=bonnye+matthews%2Caps%2C355&ref=sr_pg_2. It remains on …

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You’re Invited

Saturday, July 16, I took my invitations (image attached) to Palmer and distributed them. They went on community bulletin boards at Vagabond Blues, Carrs Safeway, …

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When preparing for book marketing

It’s helpful to have a list of community bulletin boards where you can post notice of book signings, talks about your books, and so on. …

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Authors, opportunity to get your books seen by 734,616 viewers

Readers, opportunity to see potential reads you may enjoy. Sites on Facebook where authors can freely promote books. Numbers are membership totals as of 7/8/2022. …

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So many social media book ads are look-alikes.

So many social media book ads are look-alikes. What can you do to make yours different? I’m trying out some new approaches. The first was …

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A Call Out of the Blue

A few months ago I had a call out of the blue. An over an hour’s delightful interview later, the article attached to this link …

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The launch for Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska

The launch for Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska is getting closer, even if I have no date yet. Material from JoAnne Fabrics arrived, and soon I’ll …

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When have a place and a book ever shared such compatibility?

When have a place and a book ever shared such compatibility? I took Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska (illustrated book of mid-grade fiction nested in non-fiction) …

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Video – Arctic Dinosaurs in Alaska, a Bit of a Story

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One Type of Marketing, Kickstarter

The one area that authors seem to freeze over is marketing. It’s not a natural behavior. If done well it involves putting self last, not …

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Logo and Slogan Production

Do you have a logo and slogan? I saw no need for them until I began to learn how to participate in zooming. I have …

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A New Publisher for Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska

Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska is about to come to life. After a three year wait at UA Press and an attempt at my prehistoric fiction …

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Ever reach that point where you feel satisfied?

Bonnye Matthews, prolific Alaskan author, writes prehistoric fiction. According to Grace Cavalieri, she is America’s pre-eminent author of prehistoric fiction. According to George F. Steiner, …

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Zamimolo’s Surprise

Frequently overlooked, my novel, Zamimolo’s Story, 50,000 BC, inherited the middle child syndrome of virtual invisibility.  2018 changed all that!  Zamimolo’s Story counted in the …

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GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate my novella, Courage, 30,000 BC, winning First Place for YA Fiction from the National Federation of Press Women this year, I’m giving away …

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A Win – for Courage, 30,000 BC

Courage, 30,000 BC won first place for YA Fiction at the National Federation of Press Women’s annual communication competition. The presentation will be made in September …

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Selling Goats

After the holidays I returned to work with vigor. By late evening, I was a bit on the fatigued side, well more than a bit. …

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