October Author-of-the-Month Steven Mayfield: Delphic Oracle U.S.A.

By Jennifer Bowen on Friday, October 30th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I met Steven Mayfield last year at the San Francisco Writers Conference (a great one to attend, seriously) and tested his book Delphic Oracle U.S.A. a few months later with our beta readers. His storytelling was a standout for interweaving multiple storylines and creating a world that was both familiar and mysterious. Check out as […]


Lochlan Bloom’s THE WAVE to be published by Dead Ink in 2016

By Jennifer Bowen on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Lochlan Bloom was our first UK author and one of our first authors to publish a book that BookHive Corp. tested. We are thrilled to be a part of his process. Below hear more about his book THE WAVE that will be published in January 2016. … Jennifer Bowen: What are your influences as a […]


Morning Pages to Unlock Your Inner Writer

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I first read Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” in my twenties. I was living in Williamsburg Brooklyn around 2000 when it was on its 3rd or 4th wave of gentrification (now it must be on its 8th or 9th). Coming out of NYU acting school and into the post college life of hustling to get […]


Bublish: Empowering Authorpreneurs

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Bublish was my neighbor this year at the Book Expo of America 2015 start-up challenge where we were both invited to attend. I’m learning there are a lot of different ways to promote your book and I liked their model. Check out the interview below with their CEO and founder Kathy Meis. … Jennifer Bowen: […]


Author KM Hodge: From Self-Published to Small Press 2nd Edition

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, September 28th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

KM Hodge’s story caught my eye on one of the Facebook writers groups I belong to. After self-publishing and working hard – her book was picked up by a publisher for a 2nd edition release. This woman is doing it right in my book. Here’s her story. … Jennifer Bowen: I’m intrigued that you started […]


How To Get A Book Published

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

How do you get a book published? One imperative: make sure those first ten pages hook readers. Seems Dr. Obvious, I know. But it’s not so easy. First, if we are writing alone on our writer island, we can lose perspective. I’m sure you love your main character or characters, but after edits and drafts […]


Author Spotlight: Sophia Delanner

By Jennifer Bowen on Sunday, September 13th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I belong to a few writer forums online via Facebook and LinkedIn. Sometimes an author will talk about their book release or part of their process strikes me. In this interview, we’ll meet Sophia Delanner, who self-published her first book through her own publishing company entity Infinity House. … Jennifer Bowen: Tell us about your […]


Critique Circle: What makes a good beta reader?

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

One of my beta readers Jack from Arizona recently asked me what I look for in terms of feedback when I test books. I thought it was a great question, and something which is still evolving. Since BookHive Corp. soft launched in January 2015, I’m learning something every time we work on a new manuscript. […]


Author Spotlight: Karen Eberwein

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

As a writer, I’m always interested in how we tell stories, how we push through to (hopefully) finish projects, and how we solve the rubik’s cube of how to market one’s book. In this author spotlight I interview Karen Eberwein, California native, adventurer, Francophile, and my friend. … Jennifer Bowen: Tell us about your book […]


BookHive August 2015 Author-Of-The-Month: Elisabeth Morten

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

When a manuscript rises to the top at BookHive that we test with our beta readers – we name that writer our Author-Of-The-Month! Three cheers for Elisabeth Morten on delivering the goods in her second book, Red Dove: Tell Truth to Darkness, in her YA trilogy. This interview covers what her book is about, her […]