Saturday, December 21, 2013

part two and three of the Interview


here are parts two and three of the Interview I did with Rick Davies:

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'll see/read you all in 2014. Cat

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I write like...


I tried an online tool that analyzed my writing, and I got this result:


I write like
Margaret Mitchell
I Write Like. Analyze your writing!

I tested Juma's Rain but think results would be different for a different book. I'm quite happy with the result. For one, "Gone With the Wind", Margret Mitchell's best known book, is very well written. Also, it's a love story, as is Juma's Rain. I only tested the first scene, so getting it identified as a love story even though the love hasn't even shown up yet, it encouraging.

Try it with your own writing. It's fun,

Saturday, December 14, 2013

an audio interview with me...

... on YouTube.

This was a lot of fun. Watch it (and it's only the first third). I'm hoping Rick will post the reast too, some time soon. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy your weekend,

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

first success


so far, I'm quite surprised by the blog tour. I didn't dare to expect much especially not any sales. Still, a tiny flicker of hope always rides along, so I checked the statistics the last few days. Sales went just like I predicted: business as usual. But I got quite the surprise when I looked at my list. It practically exploded and went from nearly nonexistent to over 100 members. As delighted as I am it also means, more work for me. Now, I've got to get the follow-up messages ready to post as soon as I can manage it -- and that with Christmas approaching much faster than I like. At least I've already got all the presents for the family. ;-)

Have a great time,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog Tour has started


the beginning are mostly excepts and spotlights (you know the drill, cover, blurb, lings and a short passage from the novel). I thanked the site owners for their time and space on their blogs. I guess that's the right thing to do since they voluntarily do this for me. Now, I'm very interested in seeing whether something will change over the course of the tour.

If you want to help, look at the schedule and visit a site or two. Then, tell your friends on Twitter, FB, G+ or other social media.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My first Blog Tour ever


This is going to be my first Blog Tour ever, and I'll be chronicling it. I'll probably not be able to post something every day, but I'll let you know how it goes. It will start on my homepage on the 9th of December and will go until the 23rd of December. I'd greatly appreciate it if you would let your friends know about the tour. Maybe they'd be interested to learn a little bit about me and/or my book (feel free to grab the graphic above if you need it).

Here's to hoping that I can reach many readers this way.