Thursday, February 5, 2009
I've Got No Business Being Here but...
On my personal blog I wrote about learning how to juggle which I feel like I'm doing.
Just briefly, I'm promoting No Sanctuary, my latest Rocky Bluff Crime novel from Oak Tree via the Internet every way I can think of.
I've started a new book in the series and have another done that I need to go over before sending it in. I'll soon have to do that with a book I've just finished in another mystery series I've authored with another publisher. And it's possible I'll be ghost writing another book--something I do periodically. Oh, and I'm also the program chair for the Public Safety Writers Association conference. http://www.publicsafetywriterc.com Oak Tree publisher will be there. This is a great conference.
Okay, this is what I'm doing so far in the promo of No Sanctuary.
Planned book launch at my church, made posters, will send out emails and post where locals will see it.
Doing twitters every so often about book. Everyone should be using twitter.com
Posting on my personal blog every single day. (Not always about book, but sneak it in whenever possible. http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com
Posting periodically on my Rocky Bluff P.D. blog. http://rockybluffpd.blogspot.com
Basically this is a blog about the town of Rocky Bluff. Characters post from time to time.
I also post once a week on the Stiletto Gang blog--don't talk about my book there all the time, but do sneak in stuff at times. Once every two weeks I'm on Make Mine Mystery.
Once I get books, I'll be sending some out for review--always ask reviewer first if they'd like to review the book.
I talk about my book on different listserves that I'm on.
The month of March I'm doing a virtual blog tour. I'll certainly be letting everyone know where I'll be each day so you can follow me along if you're so inclined. I've done several blog tours and they're fun but time consuming.
I'm going to several conferences and conventions: Epicon, Mayhem in the Midlands, California Crime Writers conference, and Public Safety Writers Association.
I've already lined up several speaking engagements: Sunny arranged for the Hanford Library,I'll have a booth at the Celebration of the Whales, Willow Bridge Book Store, Yosemite Romance Writers, L.A. Times Book Festival, San Joaquin Sisters in Crime, Writers of Kern. That's through June.
Hopefully, that'll give some of you ideas.
I'm trying to get more library gigs, especially this summer.
I'm looking forward to it all.
Marilyn a.k.a. F.M. Meredith