Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Like Me! Like Me!

As the publishing business continues to change, authors are ever-more reliant on social media. Great for me. I love interacting with my friends and readers here, on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, at my website... I could go on and on. But it's not as easy as it looks.

We don't want to just shout at you "Buy my book" all day. Or "Buy my friend's book!" We do want to share stories, pictures, funny things, cat pictures (I do dog pictures, allergic to cats), and learn more about you in the comments.

That's why we love comments. It's not all about us when you comment. It's actually very hard to be that into ourselves. We prefer the interaction over the promo. Thank you all for commenting! Thanks for being my friend. Writing is such a lonely profession.

I'm having a contest now. If you go on out to my Facebook and click "like," you will become part of my community, from which I will choose one random winner to receive Downton Abbey Season One on DVD and a $25 gift card from Amazon or BN.com once I hit 2000 Likes (I'm getting closer). We have fun over there!

There's Tantalizing Tuesday, with inspiring hero types.

Witty Wednesday, where I share funny things I find around, or cool quotes to make me look smarter.

Thirsty Thursday cocktail recipes (some are even non-alcoholic, no guarantees).

Sometimes I share a book recommendation or two, because I'm a reader, too.

I would love to get to know you better! If you comment here before 9 PM EST, I'll be choosing a random commenter to win a $10 gift card (Amazon, BN, your choice). And remember, you're being a big help to the authors you love when you join in, comment, review. Thank you, thank you!

An Affair Downstairs (Thornbrook Park Book 2) comes out on January 6th! Just in time for the new Downton Abbey season. 


14 comments:

  1. I'm more of a lurker than a commenter, mostly because I just like to read what other people say but don't have much to add :) But I'm happily already following you on Facebook! :)

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    1. Thanks! So glad to hear it. I love lurkers, too. I just don't get to know you as well. :)

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  2. I'm with you, Sherri, I'm allergic to cats as well. Would really love to have a pet but we tried when I was a kid and it was way too much suffering :(

    BTW - David Gandy FTW! :) I'm a facebook follower already, can't wait until you hit 2000!!

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    1. I do like looking at cats. But I don't share the cat pictures. I wheeze just thinking about getting that close. :)

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  3. What Anita said. LOL. I follow you on FB! I love lurking and reading what all everyone says, but feel I don't have much to add. I adore to read and review books and feed authors. :)
    We have a dog, cat and fish. I am so not a dog person, but he kinda grew on me and I'm ok with him.

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    1. I think I'm going to add some more fun prizes. I have a whole box of Downton Abbey swag that I'm dying to give away. :) Thanks for reading and reviewing!

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  4. Sorry, I don't use FB or Twitter...but I will happily read your posts here (intermittently, lol). And, yum, that looked like a lovely libation, even if I don't drink alcohol! Happy Holidays!

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  5. I very much enjoyed your first book in this series and look forward to your latest. I just visited your FB page :) And I agree about the give and take. Nothing gets me to stop going to a site or blog as when they throw out a question and never reply back to anyone.

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    1. Hi, catslady! Thank you for your support! :) Happy to see you here again.

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  6. Don't use FB; looks interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  7. I follow on Twitter (and blogs and via email) but I do keep Facebook for the family, friends and coworkers. That way I can keep things somewhat organized - i need some organization in my life. ;-)

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    1. Organization is a challenge for me. I try, but I always end up in disarray.

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  8. Susan P, the randomizer chose you! Email me at slberwin@comcast.net to let me know how you prefer your gift card.

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