Welcome back to Author’s Digest! Today we present the conclusion of our interview with AuthorHouse’s Susanne Bacon. Susanne, who also runs a newspaper column when she’s not working on her next book, is the author of the Wycliff series of novels.
You can read the previous parts of our chat with Susanne in our Author Blogs section.
Susanne, what are you working on next?
Another Wycliff novel, of course! My little fictitious town is home to a lot of people and businesses – it holds a lot of opportunity for new stories.
Are there any events or promotions planned for Clean Cuts?
I have a public Facebook page on which I post daily and conduct raffles. I also write press releases about Clean Cuts and distribute them to various papers and online media. I write a Friday column that, in its last paragraph, always mentions my Wycliff novels and my Facebook address.
There will be book signings in my local area (the South Puget Sound region of Washington State), and I’ll also have a table at a local film, art and book festival in September. Sometimes I’m simply lucky to have friends who think outside the box with me: last winter I read two of my novels to a small, but incredibly avid, audience at a knitting store. I’ve been requested for another reading this autumn.
Another marketing secret? Putting real people and businesses into your book may create a nice additional sales ripple!
Before we wrap things up, do you have any advice for the aspiring authors out there?
Write. Whether you publish or not, in writing you leave a footprint, a message. If you publish, try to make it worthwhile. Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. Have somebody else test-read and edit. Rewrite again. And again. And again. Your writing is another person’s reading experience – do your best to make it a good one.
Thank you very much for your time, Susanne, and best of luck with your next Wycliff novel—we look forward to seeing how your little town surprises us!
Readers, Clean Cuts—as well as the rest of the Wycliff series—is available at Amazon and the AuthorHouse Bookstore!