Yes, I’m back to normal after last week’s huge Book Blast for Stone Fall hosted by The Killion Group Inc. It was fun but exhausting. And a big shout-out to their PR Danica Sorber. She’s fantastic.
Thanks Fresh Fiction; Archaeolibrarian–I Dig Good Books!; Jen’s Reading Obsession; HEA Romances with a Little Kick; Hart’s Romance Pulse; Yah Gotta Read This; United Indie Book Blog; OMGReads; Nicole’s Book Musings; T&L Book Reviews; BookSkater; Happily Ever Chapter; A British Bookworm’s Blog; EskieMama Reads; Brooke Blogs; Xtreme Delusions; The Book Quarry; Evermore Books; Romancing the Readers; Underneath the Covers and Charmed Reflections. These sites were so great to have me on. See why I’m so tired? That’s a lot of sites but Danica made it easy.
The reason I decided to go this route was discoverability. I’m writing away, almost finished on my 5th book, with books 6 and 7 pulling up to the final rail… and plotting all finished on book 8. But few out there in reader land know my name. Perhaps now they do.
I hear all the time this phrase ‘I’m not writing to sell books, I’m writing for myself (or my children) (or my family).’ Well, yes there’s that. But I’m writing so that all the stories that have been bouncing in my brain since I was a little girl don’t die with me before they get a chance to fly. If fame and money don’t find me, at least perhaps my stories will find a place in someone’s heart. And isn’t that a little like living forever?
I remember the first time one of my monographs found its way into print how proud I was. And when my Masters Thesis joined the other tomes of graduates in the library on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin (PCL) how I thought I was a star. This whole publishing thing is pretty heady. But really, who’s actually going to pick up “The archeology of 41NU11, the Kirchmeyer Site, Nueces County, Texas : long-term utilization of a coastal clay dune.” But it’s there for posterity if any of you want to read it. I’ve been told it’s a classic!
Now I have four novels forever residing in the bowels of Amazon: Stone Bay, Stone Cold, Stone Heart, and the latest Stone Fall. Heady indeed.
So thanks to all the blog sites and to The Killion Group, Inc. and Danica Sorber. You can’t know how much I appreciate your work on my behalf.