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

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Current website & hosting: SquareSpace

Past website hosting: BlueHost

Past website themes: Genesis Framework by StudioPress (and their pro themes)

Beautiful mobile responsive WordPress themes with great customer service: Restored 316 (I used their Novelty theme)

Project management (how I run my business and stuff done): Asana

Business accounting: Quickbooks Self-Employed

Tracking book sales and reviews: BookTrakr

Easy graphic design: Canva & Stencil

Email service provider: ConvertKit

Capture email leads: SumoMe

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

Cloud storage & backup: DropBox

Outlining, writing, editing, and formatting books: Scrivener

Learn how to use Scrivener to its full potential: Learn Scrivener Fast

For a fresh way to organize your brain using bulleted lists: WorkFlowy

Must-Use Resources

Susan Kaye Quinn’s FB group, For Love or Money

20Booksto50K FB group

Dragon Riders FB group

Chris Fox’s YouTube Channel

Monica Leonelle's Accelerated Author Mastermind


Savvy Sexy Social YouTube Channel

30 Days to Better Vlogging from Savvy Sexy Social

Amy Lynn Andrew’s Knowtbook

Other Useful Tools

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

Daily free & discounted ebooks: BookBub

Audiobooks (never thought they'd be for me, but I've come to really enjoy them!): Audible (download two books for free!)

Free 2-day shipping (so I don't have to leave my house to shop!), thousands of movies/TV shows, & more): Amazon Prime (try it free for 30 days!)

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


The Creative Penn

Prose on Fire

JA Huss (her Marketing Tip Monday posts)


Lindsay Buroker


Amy Lynn Andrews

Smart Passive Income

Favorite Podcasts

The Creative Penn Podcast

The Self-Publishing Podcast

Authorpreneur’s Almanac

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast

The Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast

The Author Biz Podcast


(Check out what I'm reading right now)

Writer Dad by Sean Platt

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran (follow-up to Let’s Get Digital)

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

Supercharge Your Kindle Sales by Nick Stephenson

Reader Magnets by Nick Stephenson

5,000 Words per Hour by Chris Fox

Lifetime Writing Habit by Chris Fox

Write to Market by Chris Fox

Prosperity for Writers by Honoree Corder

Write Better Faster by Monica Leonelle

8 Minute Writing Habit by Monica Leonelle

Dictate Your Book by Monica Leonelle

Nail Your Story by Monica Leonelle

For Love or Money by Susan Kaye Quinn (follow-up to The Indie Author Survival Guide)

Planning Your Novel by Janice Hardy

Revising Your Novel by Janice Hardy

Business for Authors by Joanna Penn

How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn

The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

Big Girls Do It Running by Jasinda Wilder

It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig


(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

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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