An embarrassment of riches…

One of the pleasant surprises of becoming an author is how kind and supportive the writing community is. I am fortunate to belong to the Authors Social Media Support Group and the World Literary Cafe and they have been of incalculable help in getting the word out about my writing.

I have also had the opportunity to guest post on various blogs, and each time I am introduced to a vibrant and passionate group of writers and readers. Today, I have the honor of appearing on two writer’s blogs.

I am featured on Tony Riches’ The Writing Desk, where I share the motivation behind my short story, The Dust Beneath Her Feet. (I promise I didn’t intend to make a pun in my blog post title, but there it is. )

You can read the guest post here. Stay awhile and visit the other pages on his site; he has lots of really great writing and promotion ideas for new authors.

I’m also featured today on the Pebble in the Still Waters blog. I hope you get a chance to visit Jaideep Khanduja’s site. He invites a number of interesting authors and you may find your next favorite book there!

A Change in the Weather: Free download this weekend

Tomorrow, A Change in the Weather goes free through KDP Select’s free promotion. It’s the fourth time I will have used a free promotion for one of my titles and it’s always an interesting experience. The first time I knew absolutely nothing, running my promotion for one day only, and A Deconstructed Heart barely moved, but I was still excited to think that nearly 100 people had my book in their Kindle. The second time, I was a lot more savvy, and A Change in the Weather had over 1,100 downloads. I’m still not quite sure what made it move so quickly… I didn’t get word that one of the heavy hitters was featuring my promotion, so it was quite a shock to get snapped up so quickly. I think that perhaps the unknown algorithm that placed A Change in the Weather in the relationships category was an advantage, because there is not a lot of competition in that category. I ran A Deconstructed Heart promotion most recently and was pleased to see it being picked up nicely, with a nice uptick in sales. A Change in the Weather is free from Friday thru Sunday, which should give me lots of time to draw people’s attention to my ebook. So we’ll see… it’s still so much luck, the time of year, the support of the right blogs… I have heard back from a few sites that say they will definitely feature the promotion this weekend, but I’m also hoping that Pixel of Ink finally notices me… fourth time lucky?

A change in the weather cover