Where to find me this summer!

Hi all! This summer I’ll be:

Teaching Author Branding for Margie Lawson – starts June 5th.

Presenting on “Optimizing your Pinterest Account” at the West Texas Writer’s Academy, June 7th.

Presenting “Perk up your Pinterest Presence” during the Marketing Roundtable session at RWA Orlando.

Stop by and say hi!

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How to SIRE your novel on Pinterest

How to SIRE your novel on Pinterest | Lana Pattinson

How to SIRE your novel on Pinterest | Lana Pattinson

Hi! I’m on the SavvyAuthors blog today, talking about the ways we can harness the visual power of Pinterest to storyboard, inspire, research and engage your novel.

And BTW – I’m teaching Branding for Authors starting Nov 14th!

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Pitchwars Update!

 

2016 Pitch Wars

2016 Pitch Wars

I’m so excited to be a 2016 Pitchwars Mentee!

Super thanks to Marty Mayberry and Brenda Drake for this fab opportunity. To kick things off, here’s my Pitchwars interview with Marty, hosted by the fab Tracy C Gold!

 

 

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Author Branding: July 2016

Join me for Author Branding next month!

author branding | www.lanapattinson.com

author branding | www.lanapattinson.com

 

AUTHOR BRANDING by Lana Pattinson, MBA

Have you ever thought…gosh, that author looks so put together. Everything matches on her website and social media, and she stands out from the crowd.

Branding for Authors is a mixture of career planning and marketing. Of defining yourself, and what you offer to your readers.

Each week will have a lecture and assignment(s) to complete, with feedback from the instructor and the rest of the class. You’ll finish this class with a clear understanding of your brand, what you stand for, and how you can leverage your messaging to reach your target audience.

WHAT THIS COURSE WILL COVER:

  • What is a brand and why is it important?
  • Defining yourself through branding
  • The 3 phases of brand building
  • Developing your visual brand guidelines
  • Visual tools for branding consistently across multiple social media channels
  • Please note: this course walks you through strategic thinking and offers exercises to define your brand. It does not include tactical specifics (e.g. which social media channels to use or how to refresh your author website).

 

Click here to join the class!

 

 

 

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Pitchwars 2016: #PimpMyBio Contestant Blog Hop

Following in the footsteps of Christopher Keelty and Dannie Morin…it’s time for the annual #PimpMyBio blog hop for Pitchwars Contestants!!!

This is just for fun, for mentees and mentors to get to know each other better. I repeat, this is NOT mandatory…but I know some mentors use it to stalk get to know contestants better.

 

STEP ONE: Create a post on your blog. Tell us all about yourself! And please add a link back to this page (the main blog hop page).

Here’s a link to last year’s bios, so you can get an idea of what to write. Make friends & comment on other’s bios! 🙂

To GIF or not to GIF…that is the question

 

STEP TWO: Upload the link to said post via the Linky widget below, where it says “Click to Enter.” Your “Link Title” should be your name.

 

STEP THREE: Watch the #pitchwars Twitter feed maniacally, waiting for your first choice mentor to drop hints about their faves.

This Blog Hop is open NOW, and closes on August 3rd.

Aaand…don’t forget – this year, you can get two extra entries if you decide to donate. 

GOOD LUCK!

 

REMINDER: Your “Link Title” should be YOUR NAME

IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE: email me at booksboozescotland @ gmail

HERE’S THE LIST



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Pitchwars – Pick me!

TOP 5 REASONS TO PICK ME (BECAUSE LESS IS MORE)

1.   About me

Fun: I’ve been in marketing for 15+ years…so yeah, I know booze. Scotch Whisky & Wine, to be exact. My corporate background means I’m familiar with branding, PowerPoints, deadline, and spreadsheets! Exciting, right?

More fun: I teach Pinterest for Authors and Branding for Authors 🙂

Most fun: I live in NY with my 5 year old, black lab puppy, and Scottish hubby.

Yeah, kilts.

ross wedding kilt

(This one’s from my wedding)

2.   Some of my fave things

BOOKS:

Maggie Stiefvater – ALL THE BOOKS especially The Scorpio Races

Sherry Thomas – Elemental Trilogy

Cassandra Clare – Clockwork Angel series

VE Schwab – ALL THE BOOKS

I’m attending the @madcapretreats in August with Kiersten White, Tessa Gratton, Natalie C Parker…can’t wait!!

 

MUSIC:

currently obsessed with B0RNS, Troye Sivan, El Vy, and always, The XX.

LOVE 8tracks.com…the ultimate book playlist!

3.   Fandoms

Anything on BBC America & SyFy. Whedonite. GOT.

And, I’ll admit, some many of the Bravo programs.

Awkward, I know.       Sorrynotsorry.

 

4.   My MS

MOM, I MARRIED A HIGHLANDER is a YA Time Travel, set in the present. Think of it as a YA OUTLANDER, in reverse.

Here’s my Twitter Pitch:

Abby’s extra credit report is derailed when a Highlander from the past jumps into the library. He’s bleeding,dirty &…hot #YA #F #PitMad

Mom, I Married a Highlander

Mom, I Married a Highlander

It won the 2015 Golden Claddagh RWA contest, and finaled in the 2015 Windy City and the 2016 Great Expectations RWA contests. Recently, it finaled in the 2016 Maggie contest.

# of queries sent: 0      I want to get it all shiny first!

I’m looking for someone to guide me through developmental editing, specifically pacing (vs grammar etc). Tips on balancing humor vs. plot a bonus!

I will work hard! I know enough to know that there’s a lot I don’t know.

jon know i know some things

Critiques: I have several awesome CPs and we are tough with each other.

So bring it! I have my big girl panties on, I can take it.

penguin

5.   Did I mention booze?

Yeah, the MS has whisky in it. I just got back from Scotland to here’s a few droolworthy shots.

Casks at Springburn Distillery | Lana Pattinson

Portnahaven, Islay, Scotland | Lana Pattinson

 

 

 

 

scotchyscotchscotch

And that’s about it!

Check out other Pitchwars bios here.

Let’s connect on TwitterPinterest, Goodreads, Instagram

Cheers! Lana

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