I achieved two huge goals this year, publishing Deadly Deception, and Deadly Discovery, which is the revamped Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, with a new title, cover, and some minor content changes.
Now, the fun part begins, marketing, promoting and getting reviews. These tasks aren’t part of my wheelhouse but they are necessary in order to get my books out to readers.
One thing I did not expect when I re-released Let Sleeping Dogs Lie was the reviews did not transfer to the Deadly Discovery. I was crushed and depressed for days. Hersey and Kleenex stock rose substantially that week. I appreciated every one of those reviews, even the harsh ones. Constructive criticism helps make us better at what we do.
Reviews help potential readers know whether to take a chance on an unknown author. To an author they are like gold. It tells us a reader is willing to expend their precious time to read our book. Then, use more of their valuable time to share their opinions. For every review you leave, a writer gets his wings.
The best gift an author can give a reader is a few hours of escape into a well-written, compelling story. Give the reader your best and they will keep coming back.
For those of you, who would like to review Deadly Discovery or Deadly Deception, contact me and I’ll see that you receive a review copy in exchange for your honest review. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The Year Ahead
Currently, I’m working on my next project for 2018. It’s a compelling story about a young English professor, Sage, who discovers a box of diaries in her aunt’s attic. Sage becomes enthralled with the young girl who wrote the diaries, Ana May Zing. Even though Ana May lived decades before Sage, she feels a connection with her. She shares laughter and tears with the forgotten girl who captures her heart. Soon, the diaries become more than just entertainment; Sage learns they may be the key to unraveling the past for Caden Donahey, a mysterious man who comes into her life soon after she discovers the diaries. Could it be a coincidence? Find out what secrets the diaries hold for Sage and Caden.
I will post excerpts of The Diary of Ana May Zing here for you to enjoy. I look forward to your feedback. Click the link to subscribe to my mailing list so you won’t miss a single entry to this intriguing story. http://authortamikidd.com/subscribe/.
Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.