These are my go-to, tried, and recommended resources, from books, podcasts, blogs, and other tools that have helped me level up my business.

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Current website & hosting: SquareSpace

Project management (how I run my business and stuff done): Dream Year Planner

Business accounting: Quickbooks Self-Employed

Tracking book sales: BookReport

Easy graphic design: Canva & Stencil

Email service provider: ConvertKit

Save daily to do lists, important articles, capture ideas, write journals, & so much more: Evernote

Cloud storage & backup: DropBox and/or Google Drive

Best book writing software: Scrivener (my best tips and tricks here)

Create 3D book graphics fast: The 3D Book Cover Creator You’ll Love to Use

Best FB group for indie authors who want to make money: 20Booksto50K FB group

Best YouTube channel for indie authors: Chris Fox’s YouTube channel

Favorite YouTube channel around productivity: Amy Landin'o’s YouTube channel

JA Huss’s video series on writing: The Perfect Story

Other Useful Tools

Online rebates & deals (I ALWAYS shop through Ebates to get cash back on all online purchases!): Ebates

Notifications for ebook price drops: eReader IQ

Learning made fun (for my kids): ABCMouse

Free workouts for moms (or anyone, really; writers have to be healthy too!): Bikini Body Mommy

Favorite Podcasts

The Creative Penn Podcast with Joanna Penn

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast

The Self-Publishing Show with Mark Dawson and James Blatch

The Sell More Books Show with Bryan Cohen and Jim Kukral

Detail Therapy with Amy Landino

Losing 100 Pounds with Phit-n-Phat

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield


(Check out what I'm reading right now)

Writer Dad by Sean Platt

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield-Thomas

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran

Strangers to Superfans by David Gaughran

Newsletter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque

Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

5,000 Words per Hour by Chris Fox

Lifetime Writing Habit by Chris Fox

Write to Market by Chris Fox

Launch to Market by Chris Fox

Six-Figure Author by Chris Fox

Ads for Authors by Chris Fox

2K to 10K by Rachel Aaron

Your First 1,000 Readers by Tim Grahl

Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

Iterate and Optimize by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

The One with All the Writing Advice by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker

Gotta Read It! by Libbie Hawker

Prosperity for Writers by Honoree Corder

Business for Authors by Joanna Penn

How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn

The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

Writing & Releasing Rapidly by Elana Johnson

Become a Successful Indie Author by Craig Martelle

Help! My FB Ads Suck by Michael Cooper

Big Girls Do It Running by Jasinda Wilder

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy by Luminita D. Saviuc

Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


(Check out what I'm reading right now)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (duh)

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

12 by Sean Platt and David Wright

Infinite Sacrifice by L.E. Waters

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Easy by Tammara Webber

Secret Daughter by Silpi Somoya Gowda

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Spitfire Girls by Soraya M. Lane

The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Anne Brashares

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Martian by Andy Weir