I have the pleasure of having a guest post by author Mindy Larson, who shares advice.
On the way to the library one afternoon, my youngest daughter, Brooklynne, asked me a question that would change my life. With her signature dimpled smile, she inquired, "Mom, will you ever be famous like Suzanne Collins?"
My green eyes widened as a smile began to spread across my face, thrilling me with the possibility.
"Oh gosh, I really hope so!" I told her, my face beginning to warm some.
With a confident, all knowing smile, Brooklynne said, "You will be, Mom. It just takes time. And you just need a large variety of people to read your books. They'll talk about them. They'll write reviews. It'll spread like wildfire! Just like Hunger Games did. She went on to tell me Ms Collins has written another series that have also captured my youngest's heart, Gregor The Overlander series. This leads me to step number one.
1-The more books you write, the more readers and fans you'll gain. Loyal readers will check out your latest work, and new readers, will check out your previous work.
2-This is obvious. Connect and utilize social media. Instagram, Facebook, start a blog, newsletter. Pin on Pinterest, and if you’re not already, get on Goodreads.
3- Have a large support group that includes, a street team, other authors, beta readers, your loved ones, and always, always, have your books professionally edited.
4- Have your books reviewed by as many as possible. Not only do reviews help to sell more books, you learn from them. If one person says your book is boring, but 35 say, it was a thrilling ride, that one person was probably just in a bad mood. On the other hand, if 35 say you have plot issues, and one said it was the best thing ever, there are plot issues and you should look into those, ASAP.
5- And lastly, whether you becoming famous or not, write because you like to write.
“I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.”- Steven King.
Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.
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Meet sexy bad-boy biker, Plymouth Crane. Owner of Crane Motorcycle and Repair by day. Pegasus shifter by night. The super-sexy, beast of a man only has eyes for Paloma Foster—coffee shop owner, and unknowingly, half-breed pegasus shifter. Unfortunately, she’s also his ex. Every day his heart and his body push him to question his resolution to break up with her, to allow her to be “normal.” Especially when she finds another man.
Caught in a love triangle between two sexy men with too many secrets, Paloma remains ignorant of the shifter population of her hometown, Woodland Creek, Indiana, as well as to her own heritage. She begins her day with coffee and ends it with wine, all the while hoping to discover the truth of where her heart belongs.
Big plans are in store for the shifters of Woodland Creek, especially the only half-breed left in existence, Paloma Foster.Amazon
About the Author
Mindy Larson is an Amazon bestselling author and lives happily ever after in Southeast Idaho with the love of her life and five kids. Besides Broken Wings, A Woodland Creek novel, she's the author of Sweet Tooth a paranormal erotic short story part of the Just Desserts Collection, and the paranormal romance series The Pre-Earth series. Including: The Beginning of The End, This Morning I Woke Up Dead, Wake Up! We’re No Longer Dead and No One Gets Out Alive. Watch for In My Dreams an erotica contemporary spin-off of her Pre-Earth series. Coming soon.