Friday, December 20, 2013

The thing about facebook

I'm on Facebook, of course — it's pretty much necessary as an author, but I've been advised by those who know this stuff that I really ought to be using my author page most of the time, instead of my personal page.

I've resisted this for a while — I feel more comfortable with a personal page, and I have heaps more "friends" on it than I do on my author page. But I've been eyeing off the "reply" function on some other authors' pages and I have to say I covet it. So much better being able to reply to a comment right underneath it, than doing it twenty comments later.

So now I'm biting the bullet and asking people to move across to my author page. But it's a really weird process.  What do you say?

Option 1: Please like me. Which sounds pathetic and needy.

Option 2 : Please click my "like" button. Which sounds vaguely pornographic.

Oh well, you decide. Pathetic and needy or pornographic -- it's over here.

Thank you.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lists — Best Books of 2013

I'm thrilled to announce that The Autumn Bride has been listed on two major USA lists for "Best Books of 2013."

The first was Library Journal's Best Books of 2013 — the journal for libraries in the USA. They said in their review. "This funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner." Thank you, Library Journal, I'm very honored.

And this morning the news came through that The Autumn Bride has also been included in NPR's Best Books of 2013. Thank you, NPR, I'm over the moon!