Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More Book Promo and Loving It!

I've been writing here a lot lately about blogging and otherwise promoting my work, especially since I've had two new books published during the last two months. 

The most recent is KNOCK ON WOOD, my second Superstition Mystery.  It's a cozy mystery published by Midnight Ink, and it's starting to appear in bookstores.  In September it was CANADIAN WOLF, a Harlequin Nocturne, which sometimes appears in bookstores in a two-in-one version with another author's paranormal romance included, but I've yet to see any of them on shelves in Southern California, where I live. 

Last weekend, I took a trip with my husband to visit some dear friends who are currently living in La Jolla in an apartment on cliffs overlooking the water, a wonderful place with a great view, including kayakers and water boarders, cormorants, sea gulls, and an osprey they've named Ozzie who lives on a tree just beyond their balcony.  It was a totally delightful visit--and I used it partly for promotion, too!  Yes, I missed our dogs but our younger son stayed with them, and they love him so all was well. 

On our way to La Jolla, while we were there, and on our way home we managed to stop in nine bookstores, mostly Barnes & Nobles and related Bookstars, but also an independent mystery bookstore, the wonderful Mysterious Galaxy.  Not many had KNOCK ON WOOD yet but some had books from my backlist of mysteries.  I left bookmarks and promised to stop by again next time I was in the area--which, since my friends may be in that area for a while, might even be soon! 

This weekend, on Saturday, I'm participating in the Burbank Library Author's Showcase, where I'll bring books and swag to introduce myself to local booklovers whom I may not yet have met.  And on Friday I'll be interviewed for an online radio broadcast.

And, yes, I'm still in the middle of my blog tour.  It's always fun to see the posts appear--mine as well as the hosts' reviews of KNOCK ON WOOD.  Plus, I'm working on some related online magazine articles. 

Will this slow down?  Probably.  I don't have another book scheduled for publication until May 2016, when my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT, will be released.   

On the other hand, if I can keep up even a portion of this pace, I'll do it--as long as I can soon dive in more deeply to my actual writing.  After all, I still have deadlines!


Betty Hechtman said...

What an impressive amount of promotion you are doing. As I have said before I am impressed at how you manage to juggle it all.

Linda O. Johnston said...

I feel the same way about you, Betty!