It’s been two years since I’ve had a release. Two long years of trying to keep my career alive in the every changing marketplace. I am thrilled to be writing for a new publisher and excited about my new series, Angel’s End. The only thing that doesn’t excite me is figuring out how to promote my book. The problem is publishers have expectations. They expect you to have thousands of twitter followers. They want you to have 5000 likes on your fan page. They want you on all of the social media outlets, they want you to do blog tours, and they ask you to do it all by yourself while you are trying to write the next book. What’s an author to do?
My question is, as readers, what do you respond to? Besides being just another author tweeting buy my book! several times a day, what can an author do to get you to pick up her latest release and give her a try? What drives you to an authors fan page and gets you to click the like button? As a reader, I know what I like and don’t like, and I usually check out the books that final in the contests every year to find new authors. That’s exactly how I found my auto buys.
As long as you’re here and pondering that question, check out my new series Angel’s End. It’s a story of redemption and forgiveness and its set in a fictional town in Colorado in the late 1800’s. It also has a kitten because it my opinion, everything is better with kittens. I included the kitten, Ashes, along with a stray dog, Lady, because of my work with animal rescue. And if you can take the time to like my Facebook page|or follow me on Twitter| or visit my website I would appreciate it so very much. I don’t say buy my book that often but I, like very other author, say it occasionally.
I’ve always been a writer. Ever since I could remember my biggest desire was to put words to paper. Finally my dreams of publication came true in 2002 with the release of Chase The Wind, the first book in my historical family saga. But I’ve also looked to the stars since I was a small girl. Which led to my writing of Futuristic Action Romance under the pen name Colby Hodge. And since I’ve got a knack for relating to teens, I also enjoy writing for them under the name Kassy Tayler.
And just so you know a bit about me. I’ve been married for several years to the man of my dreams. We’ve also raised two exceptional sons and enjoy life in the shadow of Pilot Mountain in NC where we share our home with a long haired dauschund and a cat who thinks she’s the queen of the world.