These last few days have been absolutely manic. My book came out last week and I’ve been finding out just how hard promoting your own book is. I’ve done interviews on various book lover sites, spoken to festivals and fantasy convention organisers in the hope they’ll be interested in me as a guest – got some nibbles there. I’ve sent my book to bloggers and reviewers and I’ve been organising potential book launches and signings – more nibblers interested. I’ve been tweeting and facebooking – the modern form of networking – incessantly. I’ve also been contacting local papers and radio.
I can only see all this promotional stuff tying me up even more as the year moves on.
The great news is: The Chief Editor of Claret Press, my publisher, has informed me I’m now their highest selling author. How’s that for awesomeness? If I liked champagne – corks would pop, but a nice Montepulciano d’Abruzzo does very well for me.
Thing is, I’ve also got a play to learn lines for, and The Fractured Monolith, book two of the Wefan Weaves trilogy, to work on.
The play is called Jack Frost and the Stolen Rainbow, which my son Nicholas wrote with the writing group he leads. He is also directing it, so for him I want to do well. It’s a lovely play for both adults and children, with many layers of understanding. It also has music and songs specially written for it, all of them wonderful. I’ll let you know how it goes and maybe even post up some pictures.
The Fractured Monolith is far from done, but it is shaping up nicely – though slowly at the moment, of course. I’m excited about how the characters from the first book are growing and learning to deal with an ever changing and dangerous world.
Here are a few links to my interviews and bios, just in case you’re interested 🙂