During the month of January, you can purchase a signed and personalized copy of Beyond the Carousel for just $9.99 – this price includes shipping and your book comes with a fun door hanger that says “Go Away I’m Reading” – This is an exclusive friends & family offer, available only through my online store.
A signed paperback at a super special price. This heartwarming Christmas novel is priced at just $7.99. The book comes gift-wrapped and includes a fun door hanger that says “Go Away I'm Reading” – the perfect gift to give yourself, or your favorite book lover. Quantities are limited, so order early to allow time for shipping. (US only).
This is no doubt a strange time and the longer our practice of Social Distancing is around, the more we find ourselves in need of friends and someone to chat with. One night as I sat in bed watching Jimmy Fallon broadcast the Tonight Show from his home, an idea came to me. Fallon was without any of the bells and whistles that normally are part of a network television show, it was just him, chatting about everyday life, family stuff, and ways to manage this isolation—yet, people were tuning in to watch. He gave viewers the feeling that wherever they were and whatever they were going through, they weren’t in this alone. That inspired me to try and bring the same kind of togetherness to my friends and followers in the book world. Sure, I could have done a live show on my Facebook Author Page, but I wanted to do more, so I reached out to bloggers and book groups and set up a schedule where each Monday, I broadcast my show from a different Blogger or Book Group’s Facebook page. Within the hour, I had my schedule filled through the middle of June. Doing the show has been a blast, I love it, the readers love it, and the various groups appreciate that I am here to support them and their followers during this difficult time. If you’d like to join in the fun, following is the schedule to date. Going forward check my Facebook Author Page for upcoming dates.
April 6 – SUE’S READING NEIGHBORHOOD
April 13 – A NOVEL BEE
April 20 – LINDA’S BOOK OBSESSION
April 27 – READING IS MY PASSION
May 4 – SUZY APPROVED BOOK REVIEWS
May 11 – RENEE’S READING GROUP
May 18 – NOVELS & LATTE
May 25 – BOOKS NOOKS and FUN
JUNE 1 – HIGH SOCIETY BOOK CLUB
You’ve probably heard authors talk about algorithms, it’s how websites like Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and countless others measure the traffic coming and going through the messages or books you have on the world wide web. With Facebook, they measure how often a fan visits your author page, how many articles they “like” or comment on, and how frequently they share one of your posts with their friends. Based on these factors, they give me a list each week listing the top fans. Those people are then given a TOP FAN diamond badge that appears alongside their name whenever they post on my page.
This enables me to thank those fans and followers and that’s exactly what I am doing. Each week, one of the TOP FANS is randomly selected to receive the book of their choice from my collection. I love doing this, it is such a fun way to show my fans how much I appreciate their loyalty. If you are not already a Top Fan, CLICK HERE to stop by my Facebook author page and join in the fun.
Few things are more fun than time spent with good friends, whether we do it in person or online; and with the current Social Distancing guidelines, online seems to be the venue of choice. Book Blogger Linda Zagon and I recently cooked up just such an evening and had a ball doing it. The event was a Facebook Live Party on LINDA’S BOOK OBSESSION and we drew quite a crowd. Over 400 gals came with their virtual beverages, lots of fun questions about books, and some great thoughts about surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. Of course, the party ran longer than anyone expected but at the evening we all agreed, it was something we should do again—and soon. Social Distancing can be hard on almost anyone, but it somehow helps to know we are in this together.