Melanie, I know you are along way from home, so relax and enjoy our sunny climate.
Thank you so much for inviting me to beautiful Lanzarote and your lovely home, Pauline. Your patio (or do you call it terrace) by your pool is gorgeous! I hope you don’t mind if I start out sitting in the shade. Coming from the sub-zero temperatures in Canada, I don’t want to get fried right away from too much sun and go home looking like a boiled lobster.
Yes, please, I would love a glass of bubbly. Believe it or not, I had pondered contacting you about Famous Five Plus but kept saying “nae” because your group was strictly indie authors. You can’t imagine how thrilled I was when you e-mailed me and invited me to join #FFP! I can only hope I’m doing the group proud.
Being with a small press – 4RV Publishing
the majority of the marketing falls to me but then even the big houses have cut way back in their marketing budgets. I love my publisher to death and she’s been a great support to me as I try to find new and innovative ways to showcase my debut novel – A Shadow in the Past, without spending scads of time on social media.
Currently, A Shadow in the Past is available in print only so that gives me the advantage of getting into bricks and mortar bookstores and I’ve gotten into three so far – most recently at The Book Nook in the town of Perth. I had sent along the blurb when I made contact with the owner and when I went in to drop off some copies she described my novel as “the Outlander series for young adults.” I’m still blushing after being compared to Diana Gabaldon, although I must admit if it weren’t for her series, I wouldn’t have written my overgrown short story, Sarah’s Gift, that evolved into the novel-length A Shadow in the Past.
Before I leave this wonderful sunshine and warmth, I will say that I am working on book two in the series (tentatively entitled Shadows from her Past) but at this point, I can’t reveal any more than that, lest I create spoilers.
Thanks so much for inviting me. I’ve loved being here. I’ll invite you to Canada and take you on a wee tour of interesting places near where I live but will wait for summer when the weather is far more conducive to such things.
Melanie, the pleasure has all been mine and I’m so pleased you’ve enjoy our little volcanic island and soaked up a few rays too!
Whilst you relax I'm going to take a peek at your fabby video...
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