I was having coffee with a writer friend of mine the other day who mentioned to me that I have a brand problem.
(If corporations can be people, I guess people can be brands, right?)
I write a blog about my son with cerebral palsy but I have a book for sale about three women who switch lives. None of them have children, none have disabilities and, for goodness' sake, part of the book even takes place in India.
When you put it like that, it's understandable that the people who are interested in my blog (that would be you) are confused as to why they should be interested in my book.
Gregg, who is a huge fan of A Twist of Fate, said I need to tell my readers how entertaining and profound the book is. I think his exact words were "...otherwise you're just a mom who wrote a book."
And, really, it is something I thought of before, but it took Gregg kicking me in the pants to do something about it.
With my one-year blog-o-versary coming up next Saturday, I thought it would be a nice time to start a week-long campaign to show you that if you like OutrageousFortune.net, you're going to love A Twist of Fate.
The issues I wrestle with here are all in my novella: overcoming adversity, discovering truths about yourself and — surprisingly enough given the title — fate and what we do with what the world has given us.
The book is already inexpensive entertainment at $2.99 but I recently made the book available for FREE to Amazon Prime subscribers! Now that's a price that can't be beat.
So, here's how the week is going to go:
Starting TOMORROW, I will announce a giveaway of not one but TWO signed copies of A Twist of Fate. Be sure to check back for details!
TUESDAY: A summary of the reviews the book has gotten so far.
WEDNESDAY: What else? A Wordless Wednesday featuring one or more of my adorable twins with a copy of the book. (Hopefully they won't drool too much on it.)
THURSDAY: A new passage from the book.
FRIDAY: The results of the giveaway!
SATURDAY: My one-year blog-o-versary post and a big thank you for what I'm sure will be a successful week!
A Twist of Fate is now available for FREE to Amazon Prime subscribers. Otherwise, it's just $2.99 for the Kindle version (you can download a FREE Kindle app to view it on) or $6.99 for a printed version.