"THREE did not want to go alone.. and so took number FOUR!"
Greetings Frog Fans...
Here's me thinking it's been a week since I last wrote.. and it's actually been TWO. Two weeks, not two sausages.. so apologies if you tuned in last week for the latest news to find none.
It's going to be a short one this one today as I've just had my birthday "Whoo!" yesterday.. and Father's Day today "Whoo-two!".
I was rereading my last blog just now.. and yes..at the moment, there's more internal reflection on what comes next.. maybe also why it's been two weeks since I last wrote.... and I mentioned that one of those things was to reflect on promoting the book.
Looking at what other authors are doing is really useful for self-published authors... as we don't necessarily have agents and publicists and publishing houses directing our every move. I've been lucky to make friends with a few other authors and illustrators, these last four years..and quite a few more recently and I recommend looking to Facebook groups and Instagram to meet them. Here's one example.
Hello to any new author friends who are reading this - thanks for checking out my site!
Talking with others really helps for sharing ideas on what you've done and how it went and for seeing how other people came to their ideas. This is so much easier to understand when you can talk to the author in person, and I hope to introduce you all to works of some of the people I've made friends with, perhaps via these blogs.
It is also such a relief to see that you are not alone in doing what you do, there are other people who love doing it - and you're not crazy for wanting to do it! I love children's picture books, and I can't imagine not doing this...
In the meantime this week I also managed to update the website a little. I fixed a Facebook link that wasn't working on the front page.. and also added twitter and email icons on the front page if anyone would like to get in touch - author, or reader.. we'd love to hear from you.
I've also expanded the Review section... making it a little bit easier to find out what other people have thought about the books.. with easy links to leave reviews yourself if you would like to.
Also good news - we got to #10 in Dinosaur books in Australia this week.. so very pleased about that too. A big thank you to all those in Australia who noticed and bought the book this week.
That's it for now... keep smiling!