I had fun updating this trailer. Better pictures. Enjoy.
Since I write in the paranormal genre, October seems to be the perfect month to market. The truth is, you have to market every month, but October is great fun. So, I have book signing events set up for every weekend. Last weekend was a craft fair in Barstow. I guess they had their lowest turnout of foot traffic ever. But, I'll tell you. With airshows and chili cook offs and a lot of other events going on in the area, a craft fair still attracted a few. Saturday was better than Sunday.
Three different people bought Bouquet of Lies, which is not a paranormal novel. The next day, after taking a look at the book, a lady returned to tell me she really liked what she saw and bought The Secret of Lucianne Dove, Chapel Playhouse and The Accordo -- even though scary is not her thing.
Even without a lot of book sales, it's good to stay visable, hand out cards and stay active. Next weekend is The Desert Rocks show in Hesperia. I'm look forward to it.
Marketing books is hard work. Thinking outside the box a friend (Michael Raff) and I formed Nevermore Enterprises to market our books. One of the results is Horror Book Fest, a celebration of the horror/paranormal genres. We put on our first festival last year and did it again this year, bigger and better. On the slate was Julie Adams, a wonderful actress who is well known for The Creature from the Black Lagoon. But she has done so much more than that. She has an amazing body of work. We also had E Van Lowe who is an award winning writer. Attendance was bigger this year and we had six book vendors in addition to me and Michael. Because Michael and I shot videos for the event, we almost literally lived this event for nine months. You can see more pictures of the event at www.horrorbookfest.com
Horror Book Fest is almost here! It was listed as the number one thing to do in our area this weekend. I'm excited to debut my video "Norman Loves Lavinia" which is based on a scene from my book The "Accordo." If you like horror and the paranormal and haven't read it, read the reviews. See if you might like to give it a try.
Here goes . . .
I write novels. I've written screenplays, short stories, newsletters, business communications and articles. I'm not great at thank you notes. My sister is, but she doesn't know it. I'm not much for blogging. Don't have something to say worth reading everyday. But this is a blog and we'll see what turns up.