FOR AUTHORSWHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY IS IMPORTANT
I can help you through the process of connecting with your readers. Contact me now for a free conversation about your website, social media, email campaigns or any other questions you have about building your author platform and promoting your work!
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
your work is unique
YOUR WEBSITE SHOULD BE, TOO.
Your website, social media presence, blog, email campaigns, and author presence on Amazon, Indiebound, Goodreads and anywhere else you are visible should immediately signal to your readers who you are and what they will find when they open your book. You want to engage readers right from the start— arouse their curiosity, give them a reason to keep reading — just as you would with the first paragraph of your book.
But, how to find the time to build an author platform when really, you just want to write?
make a plan
It’s Not Too Soon to Start Promoting Your Work
Begin to promote your book, and it will help propel you to completion! You do not need to do this work in a vacuum. Talk to me for ways to:
- Engage readers before publication.
- Get people to sign up to hear from you.
- Discover ideas for this book, and those that follow.
- Get some help when you are in a “dry spell”.
- Approach publishers.
- Impress agents.
- Find the best editor.
I will help you create your online presence, and I work with partners who can help you reach your writing, editing, and publishing goals with ease.
HERE IS WHAT I & MY PARTNERS CAN DO FOR YOU. Get In Touch For a Free Consultation
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WHO I AM AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU
Writing is in my blood. I majored in Literature and Composition at USC and The University of Minnesota, back in the days of great English Departments. I have made a living with writing and teaching writing. I taught reading & literature in the Minneapolis Public Schools, and presented courses in technical and procedural documentation to audiences worldwide.
I appreciate good writing; some of my favorites are Anaïs Nin, John McPhee, Gretel Ehrlich, N. Scott Momaday, Mari Sandoz, Paul Theroux, Annie Proulx, and whomever I happen to discover that has written a book I can’t put down. Currently I am reading Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World by Barry Lopez.
My writing coach Sarah Lovett recommended I get my author’s site going before securing a contract for my novel—and she recommended that Jack Arnold design my site. Boy am I glad I followed her advice. It’s never too early to start promotion—especially if you’re an author without an established platform. And working with an experienced site designer like Jack got me happily into the swing of promotion.
Jack’s a fabulous photographer, so naturally he had great ideas for photos. He also had great ideas for content. And Jack encouraged me to come up with design, photo, and content ideas, too. It’s been wonderful working with Jack setting up the site and adding news throughout The Trumpet Lesson’s publication and book launch journey. And I get lots of positive feedback on the site from visitors, too.