I would first like to give you an update on The Box Under the Bed, my new collection of haunting short stories and dark poetry. It is available on Amazon.com and now also available on Barnesandnoble.com. For a sneak peak, go to Amazon.com. To view my cool new video, just click the button below!
Secondly, this weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to share some of the poems from this collection with my fellow poets, Mary Elizabeth Lang and Suzanne Niedzielska. We were at a charming Tea House in Bristol, CT called The Artist Tree. The walls were covered with paintings from local artists, and the tea was delicious.
Sharing this news with you brings me to an important point. Reading at local venues is a valuable way to get the word out about your work. It gives you opportunities to advertise not only the event itself, but to advertise the work from which you will be reading. Facebook and Twitter are great social sites to spread the word. Reading at local venues also brings in a new audience. People who frequent the Artist Tree Tea House were not my social connections, but now they are!
If you have print books, always choose selections from those so you are holding the book in your hand for the audience to see. If you have only an eBook, create a business card, as I show above. Hand that card out to everyone in the audience and let them know they can get a sneak peak of your book on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or any other place where they can access it. That brings them to the site and one step closer to purchasing your book.
Lastly, if you want me to discuss certain aspects of writing or reading on this blog, drop me a note. I would love to hear from you.
Have a great day and keep embracing the written word in whatever fashion you choose!