Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Community of Writers and Readers

Hi again.  I'm Linda O. Johnston.

Some things I like: 

--Multiple blogs, especially during my blog tour to promote my latest Pet Rescue mystery for Berkley--both writing them and reading them and commenting. 

--Facebook posts, sometimes moment by moment. 

--Email from strangers--some, at least.

Sound odd?  I don't think so! 

Why?  Because I love, and appreciate, other authors, and readers, who all join together in a loosely-knit, huge community to enjoy, promote, review and discuss books! 

Now that I'm one of the Midnight Ink authors, I'm particularly appreciative of how great and supportive this group is. 

We writers do need to get the word out about our stories to existing and potentially new readers.  Social media can really help with that, and despite how long I've been at this I feel as if I'm still a novice.  That's one reason I particularly appreciate being here with other authors with whom I identify and who also seem to empathize with me.  And share ideas.  And write such fun books that I enjoy reading! 

And readers?  Thanks for checking up on us.  And also passing the word along to your friends who like the same kinds of stories as you do.   And being among those people I don't know who send me emails about my stories.

I'm still a newbie with Midnight Ink, of course.  The first in my new Superstition Mystery Series, LOST UNDER A LADDER, will be an October 2014 release.  But it's a lot of fun to let people know in advance.  Of course I'll do even more as October approaches, but starting now works well, too.

Before that, I'll have a couple of stories in my Harlequin Nocturne Alpha Force miniseries published about a covert military unit of shapeshifters.  I'll have some fun with them, too, in social media.

But, finger crossed, I'm really looking forward to the release of LOST UNDER A LADDER and letting people know it's on the way!

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