Well, my book giveaway is finally over and the winner this year is...Brandi Lynn of NC. I am so thrilled with how it turned out this year! I saw more participation than last year and even got some new readers involved. I enjoyed reading the giveaway responses and learning what kind of readers responding to my giveaway. So, I'll be sending the giveaway prize off and I hope that my giveaway will grow next year. The giveaway prize was a choice of one of my books plus a reader gift basket which included a tote bag, cup, a pair of fuzzy socks and more. Maybe if my giveaway grows enough, I'll be able to giveaway more prizes...who knows? I've also noticed that my Facebook page is growing and I'm getting more followers which is very exciting! I am looking forward to this new year and seeing where my author journey takes me.
Until next time....
As an author, I am constantly reminded and urged to have a social media presence. Now when it comes to social media, the big three come right to mind: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Three very different platforms that are all very important and require a lot of time to do 'it right'. I find myself scrambling a bit trying to figure out how to come up with interesting content for all three platforms. Just the other day, I received a message from Facebook that my posts were now 'more visible' because I had, somewhat by chance, consistently posted engaging content. Needless to say, I was happy that I had managed to figure out at least one of the platforms. I think the thing I enjoy most about my social media pages is seeing how people react or comment on my posts. What we have in common, mostly our love for books and reading, and the fact that they believe I have something to say. It is not about agreeing but sharing a point of view. Everyone may not understand my enthusiasm for all things Jane Austen, but that's ok just as long as we all share a love of reading and realize the importance of it in our lives. So, I am still in the process of figure out how to make social media work for me and have the time for all three platforms so that readers know about me and my books. I guess with everything else......it's a work in progress.
Until next time.....
Well, 2023 is finally here. All the Christmas decorations are sadly put away and it's time to start a new year. I found a new book promotion site called Meet New Books. I started using it last week and I'm finally ready to start my book promotions for Killer Deception and Hush Now, Don't Cry. Here's my author profile page on Meet New Books https:/www.meetnewbooks.com/author/1639/maggie-elisabeth-casteen . I'm working on getting No Good Deed into large print and up on Amazon. I'm also in the process of looking at the author events for this year. Hopefully, I can add one or two. I believe I did about five last year so, I really would like to add some more this year. I also got my reading list for 2023 ready for the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I'm already working on the first book on my list, Dawnlands by Philippa Gregory and I hope it has a better ending than the last one. I've also got more books by Juliet Gauvin on there...I like to call it the Irish series. Anyway, getting ready to start another year or writing, publishing, and promoting.
Finally, my annual book giveaway has started on Facebook, go to my author Facebook page. To enter: comment below with your answer to the question in the post picture. My book giveaway will run from January 1st - 25th, 2023. Deadline is January 27th, 2023, at 8PM EST, for the US only. On January 27th, one winner will be selected from the Facebook comments and newsletter emails submitted. They may pick their choice of free book: Killer Deception, Hush Now, Don't Cry, No Good Deed, Road Less Traveled or Ruff Rewards. The winner will also receive a book lovers gift basket with their choice of free book. ** I will connect the winner privately to get their prizes to them.**
Until next time.....
A North Carolina author who published her first novel, Killer Deception, in 2020. She doesn't profess to be a professional blogger, just a writer with many thoughts.