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Fiction Ramblings


I write fiction (see the three books featured in this post's image). Those books have sold remarkably well, considering I have done virtually no marketing. The readers of Running Away asked for the mom's story and it's finally ready. Peg's Story: Detours will be released in April 2020. I'm still planning to self-publish, but I'm trying to do this marketing thing better.

Today, I signed up with NetGalley as a reviewer (that's free). They actually have a Women's Fiction category! In Women's Fiction, it's about the woman. There might be a romantic thread, but it's not the main point of the story. Whatever else the woman's going through, whatever transformations take place, are NOT dependent on the romance.

I will be SO happy when awards, sales sites, etc. catch up and add Women's Fiction as a category.

Anyway, I plan on reading as many of the NetGalley books in the Women's category as I can, and will post reviews of any that I like here, and once they're available for sale, at Amazon. (If I don't like a book, odds are I won't finish it and I won't review based on a partial reading.)

My plan is to re-release Running Away in November. It costs quite a bit to post a book at NetGalley, so I may try to get new reviews alternative ways for that, but if NetGalley seems to work from a reader/reviewer's perspective, and if authors whose work I read say it's getting them the reviews they need to make sales, then I'll probably use a chunk of marketing budget to post Peg's Story: Detours there at the beginning of the year, to get reviews building during pre-sales. (See how I casually mentioned pre-sales? Never did that before, either, but come January, I'll make it attractive to order Peg's Story: Detours before the release date.)

Oh, by the way. If you have read any of my books (see the image), please check and, if you never posted a review at Amazon, do it - to help other people find my books. You can follow the links from my Amazon Author page. Thanks.

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