In addition to being an award-winning novelist and a columnist for East County Magazine, I'm a book marketing manager with an indie publisher. I received my communications degree from the renowned SI Newhouse School of Public Relations at Syracuse University. I did an internship with Hi Frequency Marketing and wrote for the Post-Standard newspaper. I have a background in social media, blogging, editing, and media relations. I trained specifically in PR for authors at ATG Publicity.
In 2005, I finished a novel, Between Boyfriends. I sent it out to literary agents, got some great feedback, and did some major edits. I then sent it out again in 2007-2008. A few requests for the manuscript but no offers. Fed up, I self-published in 2011. And thus began the journey of trying to both sell a self-published book and convince a publisher/agent to take on a reprint.
I made a bunch of mistakes, wasted time, and lost money advertising with places people said worked but don't. I finally figured out where to focus my efforts.
To date, I've published five novels. My books have appeared many times on Amazon best seller lists. I have been interviewed by several publications. A major news site called my book "the ultimate chick-lit read." After years of work, I landed a literary agent and a publisher! I can help you do these things too.