A Dark Adventure Told Between the Lines…
Pop the popcorn, everybody, it’s here…The Darkwater Liar’s Account Book Trailer Video Debut, featuring an updated book cover and plenty of intrigue!
I’ve gone to the next stage in what you might call “parenting the book.”
Just as talking to parents, babysitting and playing with other people’s children can only teach you so much about parenting, I knew I could prepare myself only so much before publishing. The story was ready, and I wanted to get it out there, so my first novel, The Darkwater Liar’s Account, was born in 2013.
Regrets? Like Frank Sinatra, I’ve had a few. For the most part, though, publishing has taught me about my own gifts and limitations, and how I fit into the vast, spinning world of fiction. I’m grateful for readers who engage with and enjoy the story. I’ve had great reviews and some fan letters, one coming in the mail just this week. That was special, considering how few people even write letters these days. I also recently sat in on a book club discussion about The Darkwater Liar’s Account, a humbling and exhilarating experience.
My book child is growing up.
As I’ve met my readers, built my author network and studied book promotion, I’m learning what it takes to parent a book in its adolescence. I’m not an ardent self-promoter, so this hasn’t been easy. I’ve learned not only about this book, but my writing in general, and this makes it easier to talk about and present my work to the world.
I’ve redesigned the novel cover to appeal to more readers, and as part of a larger marketing approach for this book and the two in process (yes, I’m writing two at once, as they’re closely related). I’ve designed the book trailer featured above to give a taste of The Darkwater Liar’s Account.
The trailer is short, just a minute and fifteen seconds. If you’d share it via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or any other social media that moves you, I’d be grateful. There’s no force like the good words and sharing power of my readers.
I depend on you, and thank you for your interest in my growing-up novel and the ongoing parenting involved. Meanwhile, settle in and enjoy the show!