When I first entered cyberspace to promote my first novella, “Act of Redemption” it didn’t take me long to figure out I had no clue what I was doing. I didn’t know where to begin, so I had my publisher do a money-pump that turned out to be well spent: Introduction into the sphere of readers and writers. Amongst the sites they signed me up for were Goodreads, Facebook author page, and Twitter.
Entering this new world of social networking and book promotion made me feel like a ghost, seeing the world move and unable to be a part of it. Facebook for a new author was not easy, and still isn’t. My Goodreads experience was different. But for both sites, some great, accomplished, and brilliant authors were kind enough to welcome me into their world.
Shawn Lamb, author of the Beautiful “Allon” series, and her newest book “The Hugenot Sword,” is an award-winning author, a voice for books suited for kids, and the only virtual friend I’ve met in person. She’s every bit as great for real as in cyberspace. I’ve featured her work and interviewed her earlier this year.
Maureen Miller, accomplished romance author, also welcomed me into the writers’ world. She has published many romance books, with beautiful female characters that I wished I looked like. She’s a lot of fun with social networking, and is great on Twitter.
Jennifer Chase, a brilliant criminologist and accomplished author of crime books. One day I’d love to see her on TV documentaries. I admire her courage and intelligence in the horrific world of crime.
The “Cole Cut” will be a series of people and books I’ve encountered on my writing journey, to make a place to look back and thank talented people that made a big difference to me as a new author. I will always remember the generosity of these great ladies. More upcoming!!