The Potpourri Parlor
Features book promotions, interviews and profiles,
entertainment reviews and guest bloggers about anything writing-related.
Will also feature occasional promos about
special events, films, and
NOW ALSO FEATURING HEROES 2020 #COVID19Warriors
This blog has been around since 2013
and was named a “Top Ten” in the annual Preditors & Editors Poll.
To date there have been nearly 400 overall impressions in 2020.
Each post is automatically shared to Twitter (@ChelleCordero)
where I have nearly 2800 followers.
Most book posts are also shared to my FB Author site
where I have 444 followers.
HEROES 2020 #COVID19Warriors – Send me your #COVID19Warrior story for inclusion in the HEROES 2020 series. Send info on 1st Responders & Healthcare Workers who are on the Front-Lines during this COVID19 crisis. Submit a brief blurb about the individual (please see some of the examples on this site) and a digital pic. This is a great opportunity for EMS, FD, PD and hospital personnel managers to show their appreciation for a Job Well Done! If you are submitting as a private individual (such as a friend or family member) please make sure you have that individual’s permission to post their info. Send your submission to ChelleCordero@gmail.com, please put HEROES2020 in the subject line. I will post as many as I can.
Thank you to all of our Front-Line workers!
Book Promos – Send me a short blurb about your book, attach a jpeg of your cover, send me a buy-link, if it hasn’t been released yet send me the expected release date, and a few sentences about the author. Include a short excerpt if you would like.
Interviews or Guest Blogs – See sample questions below or you can write a blog post (any topic except straight promo) approx. 350 words. Submit BRIEF bio, headshot/author pic, book cover or company logo, links, etc. Will also feature WOMAN IN CHARGE (see suggested questions below)
Entertainment Reviews – Send me a review about your own book AND details about your book, or send a review that YOU wrote about a book, movie or TV show, include details about the book, etc. You must be sure you are allowed to share the review. NO negative reviews will be posted.
*Please note, I RE-POST reviews & rarely write my own. If you send a book unsolicited I will not promise to review it, it depends on my other commitments and time – you are welcome to query first. Thanks.
Guest Blog – Send me an essay (approximately 300-350 words) about ANYthing writing related. This can be informational, humorous, personal experience, etc. Use your imagination. I will consider NON-writing related posts at my discretion.
Send all contributions to:
Please put POTPOURRI in the subject line. I will send you a link to publicize when you are featured – depending on the feature it takes an average of 1 week to 2 months. (I will feature all books BUT my blog is PG-13 at worst so some words may be substituted or some book covers may not be shown at MY discretion) Be sure to include YOUR important links.
~suggested questions for interviews:
Woman in Charge
You can either answer the questions (you choose only what you want to answer) directly – or write two to four paragraphs from your own perspective:
1) Can you briefly describe your job/position? Tell us a little bit about your company.
2) How long have you been in this position? Did you move into this spot from another position in the same company? What did it take to advance to this spot?
3) Have there been any major changes in the position’s responsibilities/description since you have been in the spot?
4) What kind of education or training do you have? Was this current position a goal of yours? What were your original career goals?
5) What is the basic male to female ratio at your company? Do you feel that this was a factor in your earning your position? In what way?
6) Do you have any staff “above you”? Is your immediate supervisor male or female?
7) Did this position exist before you were placed in it? Are you the first female to hold this position in your company?
8) How are you received by others in your place of employment? By males in your company? By other females in your company?
9) Are there any other factors that you know of that might influence your reception by others? (ie: ethnic, family connections, school alumni, age, etc.)
10) Have there been any negatives because you are a female in this spot? Is your salary on par with other personnel, specifically males, in this or similar positions? Do you feel that you receive the respect and cooperation your position is entitled to?
11) How does the outside world treat you as a female in this position? Is this normally a male-dominated spot?
12) What advice would you give to a young woman who might be looking at your type of position/career in the future?
Please include your full name (as used at work) and title (Ms, Miss, Mrs)
What is your exact Job Title?
Do you have a personal web-site? And/or a company web-site?
Would you be willing to check back at this site in a day or two after your blog appears to respond to any comments from readers?
Author/Artist promos(choose 10 or up-to as many as you want)
- Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
- What would be the title of your autobiography?
- What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
- What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
- What do your fans mean to you?
- If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
- As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
- If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you choose to play you?
- What are your favorite TV shows?
- What’s your favorite color?
- If you were stranded on a deserted island – but had all basic essentials like water and food – what two items would you want to have with you?
- What are your three favorite websites to browse in your spare time?
- If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?
- What kind of animal would you be, and why?
- If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
- What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
- Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?
- What question do you wish was on the list? Your answer?
Please remember to send a digital pic of yourself