Praise for Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies:
This no-nonsense book covers every conceivable aspect of the personal-training industry ... straightforward, informative and easy to read…
The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock
(Marion Street Press, 2006) answers all your questions about writing killer query letters and includes real queries that landed assignments, complete with comments by the writers and their editors.
Tools of Timekeeping: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Telling Time
(Nomad Press, 2005) immerses children in the subject of how humans have tracked the passage of time throughout history, from ancient civilization’s earliest calendars and shadow clocks to the atomic clocks of today.
Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies
(Wiley, 2004) gives the scoop — in a fun, easy-to-read style — on how to break into personal training, gain clients, and create exercise programs.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar
(Alpha, October 2005) is a step-by-step guide to realizing what for many people is a cherished dream: opening a successful coffee bar. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar includes the dirt on what it’s really like to work behind the counter and information on everything from how to build a business plan, to how to make the drinks and how to price them.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cleaning
(Alpha, March 2006) tells readers how to make every part of their home sparkle using only non-toxic cleaning methods.
Resources for Health Writers
I’m no longer selling this e-book because I haven’t updated it, but if you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask nicely, I’ll send it to you for free!
Editors Unleashed: Magazine editors growl about their writer peeves
For this e-book, Linda interviewed ten (anonymous) editors of national and trade magazines about what writers do that ticks them off. Written in a Q&A format, each chapter includes tips on how to avoid becoming an editor’s nightmare writer. You’ll either laugh your butt off at what other writers do (like the one who gave her editor a chapstick with the writer’s name stuck on it)—or turn red when you realize that you’ve committed some of those same sins. Educational—and entertaining! 46 pp, $11.95. Send payment via PayPal to email@example.com or send a check to PO Box 2841, Concord, NH 03302. E-mail Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know which books you’re purchasing and how many, and she’ll send you your copies via e-mail.
What others are saying: I ordered Linda’s new e-book right away, because I can’t get enough of the Renegade Writers! Her dish on editors is no exception. Linda gives you the lowdown on giving editors what they need and want, and answers so many questions I had about the details of querying and writing. It was so helpful to have this insider look! Thank you! –Sonya Shaver