Today’s writings

Today I took time to write some guest posts for my virtual book tour.  The first post was why I, too. judge books by their covers.  The covers are the first impression.  I truly believe what sells a book is the cover and word of mouth/reviews.  If you haven’t sold the reader on the cover…they may not care about much else.  The second post was about how I went from the dental chair to being an author.  In this post I gave a synopsis of what elements came together to make me a writer.  I don’t know which sites/blogs these will be posted yet but I will share links once I have them.

Book tour

Well….I said I was going to try some new ways to get some exposure…I decided to do a Virtual Book Tour.  It’s my little experiment to see if it gains me any new readers.  It takes place this entire month and so far I have filled out 4 interviews.  I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Throwing rocks in the pond

Well…

If you throw a handful of rocks in the pond, you hope to make a few ripples.  I contacted 3 book agents about Rarity.  You pretty much give them a short blurb about yourself and your story and hope they ask for more.  I know I need to contact about 200 more because most authors get tons of rejects.  I’m not looking to sign on for life…I would just like a professional push for Rarity, especially since a large portion of the profits will be donated to vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome research. http://www.ehlersdanlosnetwork.org/donations.html  The more money it makes, the bigger donation. It’s hard for me to try this new route of distribution…I want to release Rarity TODAY!  But if I am shopping book agents…I need to wait.  From what I read…most publishers don’t look at a book unless it’s presented to them by a book agent. 

In other exciting news, the library in my childhood hometown invited me and 11 other authors to speak on an author panel and sell our books at the library.  I was honored to receive this invitation and will be attending in October.  It’s strange going from “stay at home mom” to an author that presents to students occasionally and being invited to be on a panel.  Strange but exciting.