About time I brought everyone up to date on my blog booktour. For anyone who hasn’t come across them, they’re something authors do in this electronic age as a form of indirect self-promotion. Instead of trekking round to make personal appearances at bookstores, libraries and other places to promote a new book, they arrange to supply guest blogs on topics related to writing, or to the world of their novels, or aspects of life generally to a succession of blogsites of other authors in the genre or groups. Then the hope is that readers and browsers will tag along from site to site, become a follower and maybe buy your book. It's proving quite hard work but very exciting. Not only the arranging, liaising and writing, there's the extra research sometimes needed and replying to comments (yes, I am getting some).
Here’s the plan so far, if anyone wants to come along for the ride:
12th March: Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso at http://julielomoe.wordpress.com where my blog on the importance of historical plausibility is now up. There's a competition in front of it, so please scroll down.
18th. March: Kadi Easley's kdwrites at http://kdblog.kdwrites.com with The Magic of Historical Research.
22nd. March: Julia Buckley's Mysterious Musings - Interview at http://juliabuckley.blogspot.com/
24th March: Susan Higginbotham’s Medieval Woman with What Makes a Good
Historical Mystery at susandhigginbotham.blogspot.com/
31st. March: Sarah Johnson’s Reading the Past with Human Realities Behind the Relics at readingthepast.blogspot.com/
8th. April: Nan Hawthorne’s Booking History with Stories behind the Statues at nanhawthorne.blogspot.com/
31 May Dames of Dialogue with Titillating Ancient Tastebuds (ancient Greek cookery with just a flavour of poison) at damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/
An interview on Novel Journey will following later in the year, which will be more about writing
and more to be announced all supplemented by stuff on this blogsite where you’ll have seen that my series on ancient crime and criminals has now started.
Of course, I’d like to express my thanks to all these lovely people for being so eager to host me. Have fun.