Why is promotion such a mess? It's almost an information overload. Do I use Facebook ads or Amazon ads? Do I focus on my first book or my series? How long should I run ads? The questions are never-ending and about the time I get a few answered, here come ten thousand more questions. And to top it off, I do I do all this within my small budget? I try to stay focused and take it one step at a time but - it ain't easy. I understand why there are people who do nothing but promotion. It could, quite literally, take over my whole day. Anyway just venting some of my writer's woes this time -- hopefully I'll get a handle on this thing soon. Getting ready to run my first Facebook Ad campaign for Killer Deception and just trying to do it the best I can. I guess trial-and-error will have to be the major way I get through this. I hope this Facebook ad is a success....here goes nothing.
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Last time I talked about Detective Sherlock Holmes and how that character was based on a real person. Today, I would like to focus on an actual detective: Kate Warne. Kate was the first female American detective, impressive right? She became the first female detective in 1856 for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. She walked into the Pinkerton Agency in response to an ad in a local paper. I don't know if I could have done that. Her first case was the Adams Express Company embezzlement and she solved the case by winning the confidence of the wife of the prime suspect and acquiring the evidence she needed to convict. In 1860, she was put in charge of the new Female Detective Bureau.
When persuading the Pinkerton's to hire her she noted that women have an eye for detail and are excellent observers. She also said that women could be useful in getting secrets that would be impossible for a male detective. I wonder if Sherlock Holmes would agree with that? (probably not) Anyway, pretty impressive how she went out and did what probably a lot of people told her she couldn't. Just goes to show you that you can do what you set your mind out to do.
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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.