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Do You Like What You See?
Okay, now it's time for me to do what I HATE: Market my work.
I'm a writer. If I had it my way, I'd lock myself up and never leave my house. You know: give myself permission to get weird, drink a lot of scotch, feed a lot of birds, and live in my Peter Alexanders all day. I'd write my books, give them to a man, and then start the next one before he's exited the driveway.
As much as I love meeting my readers, and connecting on a personal level, marketing to the unknown quantity is not my wheelhouse. It's also kind of terrifying.
I can tell you I have a Bachelor of English Literature.
I can tell you that I've had mainstream publishers interested in my work, but have chosen a different (and more difficult) path for reasons that likely wouldn't interest a reader.
I can tell you that all my work is professionally edited, researched, and is written to bequeath a new and different experience where you might learn new things, or at least be challenged intellectually. I can tell you that I love popular fiction plots, with literary quality characters, dilemmas, and structures. I can even tell you that I write killer sex scenes.
I can tell you that if you do subscribe to my blog, you won't get newsletters or 'promotional' material (really, who has time to write that shit?).
I can tell you that my motives are simply to share my work, connect with my audience, and perhaps even make a meager living off this hobby disguised as a profession (I also have a full-time, corporate job, and three boys under seven).
I can tell you that once you pick this book up, you may not be able to put it down.
I can say all of this, but what are you getting?
I'll tell you what you're getting.
You're getting a pitch, and guess what: I hate them as much as you do (but I had to write something, right?)
So, if you subscribe to my site, I will send you the entire first chapter of Banksia Close pre-release, and then you can decide if you want to spend your hard-earned money on a hermit indie author who will only ever venture out of her hole to meet you at a launch. When the print edition comes out and is purchased through the site, I'll even sign it for you. I might even write you a little note. Who knows, if enough of you get behind me, I might become world-famous (yuk), and then you can say you were there first (or if that never happens, you can drink spirits with me whenever I release something new and wind up in a cute bookshop somewhere).
Seriously. This writing stuff is hard work. It's also pointless if no one sees it, and who knows - it could well be the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
See the contact strip below for details:
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