Sunday, December 7, 2014

Meet Your Adoring Public

On Blog tours, book clubs, author events, & holding down a day job!
Being an author and an educator isn't the easiest combination. I'll go out on a limb and say authoring and ANYTHING isn't an easy combination. If I thought I could pay my mortgage on writing alone, I'd jump on that train so fast the school would wonder what had happened. But, I'm a realist. Half of selling books--selling anything, really--is making a name for yourself. And that takes time. One of the stats I've heard was that a writer needs to publish at least 5 books before they start making money. Sound about right. And on the consumer side of things, people need to hear about something 7 times before purchasing. That's tricky. Hitting the sweet spot between keeping the public informed about your product (a book for instance) and annoying the hell out of everyone is really difficult.

That's why I want to take today to thank everyone who's been instrumental in doing just that. Since my book came out on November 11, life has been upside down. Not only did I have a three-week Blog Tour going on, but I also had Release Day (online promos), Launch Day (meet the public, sign and sell, feel like a Rock Star), another Author Event (making connections, sign and sell), two on-site giveaways, an online giveaway, and the first of what I hope will be many Book Clubs.

And guess what? They all went amazingly well! I am overwhelmed by the love and support I've been shown this month. Friends, family, and acquaintances rallied around me to ensure success for Becoming Beauty. How does make you feel like a Rock Star? 
So, my dears, from this little author and her little book, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU. You are amazing! And any goodness that has come my way is due to you. Thanks, and please, keep spreading the word!

Thanks for dropping in, my lovelies! And if you haven't had a chance to check out Becoming Beauty, it's a sweet, clean, slightly snarky fairytale retelling that would make a wonderful holiday gift! It's available on:
And as a special holiday promotion, the Kindle version of Becoming Beauty will be on sale for 99 cents for a limited time (December 5-12). So, go nab your copy and keep making me look awesome!

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