Goodreads is a site I go to on a regular basis. Both as an author with books listed and as a reader with reviews showing. I created my account before I became an author and I write under a pseudonym so I didn’t think to check and see if my book was up there. Then one day I checked. It was there! I had to make a new account to attach it to the author page. From there, it was a race to learn as fast as possible how to make Goodreads a good fit for me. Me the author, not me the reviewer.
Surely by now, you have noticed this preoccupation with a little something called Mystery Thriller Week. An event I am working on pretty steadily as it grows around us. Finding my voice while reaching out to authors, narrators, publicists, specialty craft writers, bloggers, reviewers, and fans has been eye opening. It has been delightful.
What wonderful people there are on this planet. There are people that also dread getting out of the house and interacting with others until they do it, then they have fun and enjoy the moment. Once they return home it seems surreal that so much fun was had while away from the computer and out in the midst of others.
That is how this event feels to me. I am reaching out to strangers,people that I admire, people I have never heard of before but they have a book that draws me in. So I reach out. I write an email that I hope doesn’t sound pushy or fangirling. There seems to be a middle ground, I aim for that area. Those are the moments I am enjoying reaching out to people. Nice people, responsive people, friendly people that happen to all love thrillers and mysteries. It is a wonderful discovery.
I am blown away by the magnanimous gestures of authors giving away their products to fans that show up. Providing books not just once and not just electronic, but signed books and audiobooks. Authors that are willing to log into Facebook and spend one or more hours in personal meetings with new readers and old fans. Want to participate as an author and have your books celebrated and your brand placed in the public eye for eleven straight days of fun events? Any authors interested in participating with the 120 fine and pretty good looking bunch of authors already signed up then click here to join in.
It is a beautiful thing watching this little idea that Benjamin Thomas, Sherrie Marshall Spitz, and I discussed become a growing full blown event. With humor and creativity and many favors pulled from friends like J. Schlenker and her amazing artistry. Eeva Lancaster and her enthusiastic creativity is a new friend that has endeared herself to us all.
Then there are the bloggers and vloggers that are willing to read unknown authors to provide an honest review. They are also willing to share their pages with writers over the course of these eleven days in February. Reaching out to interview established authors and new authors alike. Bloggers that are willing to play fun creative games during the week so that even more prizes can be given out to fans. Once again supporting the authors with humor and their own writing talent. Want to be included in this creative celebration of the books and authors of Mystery and Thrillers, then click here.
Goodreads and Amazon Reviewers that do not blog, but like Diane Lynch ,write heartfelt and honest reviews and post them out of their own love of reading. Not budding writers or poets, but lovers of the written word and how it makes them feel. Want to be included in the Goodreads review festival going on during MTW 2017, then click here .
This is my joy and my passion that forces me to ask everyone that reads this post, do you want to be involved? Are you a super fan? Do you love to review thrillers, cozy mysteries, detective stories, psychological thrillers, spy thrillers, historical mysteries, natural disaster thrillers?
This is where you get to stand up and shout I love mystery and thrillers and I am a super fan. I am a lover of the adventure, intrigue, and fear. I want to spread the word about these books over every media platform I can. I want to participate in the largest online Mystery and Thriller event in the world. I want to hop from blog to blog finding new favorite authors in my favorite genre and I want to learn about every planned event, on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, YouTube and blogs from all over the world. I want to be a super fan! I want to sign up today! You are in luck, all you have to do is click here and be included in all the news about the event. Be provided the links to Facebook groups, Twitter accounts, and personal meet ups with authors. This event is going to be amazing. Get your free ticket to all the attractions today. Beat the crowd!
Three days of writing, thinking, planning, and adjusting preconceived notions, have provided me with 6425 words, loosely four chapters and a pretty good idea of where this story is heading. The mystery is afoot, one clue is in hand. The key to the clue is missing. The meeting of minds is commencing. The inane doxology of ice cream has been spoken.
Did you know that post it notes were invented in 1980? There was no valid use for the weak glue until four years later when the 3M inventor’s friend decided to use it to hold his pen in place on his choir book. Yes, that’s the holy grail of this researcher’s treasure hunt.
I have not quite gotten to the one little blurb I presented myself with last month for inclusion into the book. Yet, it is only three days in. what did I expect? After a flying start, an overwhelming night, and a night of sleep, things started to get on an even keel today. Since it was a day scheduled to spend some time with the editor on the Shepherds book, I didn’t even approach NaNoWriMo writing until 8:00 pm.
Still working on the plans for #MysteryThrillerWeek. I am loving the ideas for the event, just need more bloggers and authors involved. Make this event helper happy, sign up and let us see that interest. You can find us at mysterythrillerweek.com, at Goodreads.com, and at Facebook.com . come join the fun. Get your name out in the public eye, have reviews provided, meet your fellow authors, meet publicists. This event is for and about you.
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#MysteryThrillerWeek is being formally announced today. The 10-day event will begin on February 12 and run until February 22, 2017. There will be author appearances on blogs, Facebook events. Book giveaways, reviews, and question and answer opportunities.
It is not too early to sign up and join this joint event to promote Authors of these genres. The planning has begun and all that is missing is you.
Authors: Mystery, thriller, crime, true crime authors, fiction writers, this event is all about you. Sign up at the official Mystery Thriller Week site. There you will find sign up sheets which will assure that your books and your brand are represented. Plan and host your own events live on the MysteryThrillerWeek Facebook page. Provide excerpts, giveaways, new releases, or write guest posts. If you are about to release your first novel, join us and build a fan base. This is the golden opportunity to get your name out in the public eye.
Bloggers: Sign up at the official Mystery Thriller Week site. Choose an author or authors that you want to work with through book reviews, interviews, cover reveals, and more. Be creative, make this event your own. Promote and encourage new readers, fans, and hesitant purchasers to get to know more about the authors.
Fans: Spread the news. Tweet #MysteryThrillerWeek often announcing the event and join in on as many events as you can. This is the chance to share your ideas, chat with your favorite authors, and join us as we introduce new authors to you.
Remember to mention#MysteryThrillerWeek on Twitter and Facebook and get the momentum rolling. If this sounds like something that you would like to participate in then contact us at email@example.com or leave a comment on the website or Facebook page. We would love to hear from you and get you signed up! Contact us for more ideas and more support in this event. Benjamin Thomas and I are here for you and look forward to having many others join in.
Let me start by saying that when I first heard of the event I was immediately interested. What a wonderful way to meet other indie authors and learn from them. As an author of an indie publication, the marketing for the book falls on my doorstep. I can use all the help I can get.
The day started at Midnight EST and I stayed up until 5:30 so that I could support the other authors and make sure they were not alone. That was the number one fear. That no one would show up for the hour. It was great to actually see how many readers and writers showed up for each hour.
The questions were interesting and extremely thought provoking. So many people asked for advice on publishing and writing. As an indie author, that is a huge question. Everyone has their own writing schedule and timetable, so it was so enlightening to see how others plan out their writing day.