Tuesday, October 27, 2020

With a Little Help from My Friends

 I am so grateful for all of you who've purchased my new book and for those who've let me know they've enjoyed it. And most especially for those who've left reviews on places like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and on the Regal House Publishing website.

A reminder: every time you leave a review somewhere, email (vicki3laneATgmail.com,) or message me on FB and I'll add your name to the drawing for a signed and matted print of the woodcut by Nancy Darrell that proved the cover art. I'll do the drawing on Thanksgiving and announce the winner here the next day.

Remember--reviews don't need to be lengthy-and they aren't book reports. Mainly, you don't want to give away anything that would spoil the story for another reader.) 

In this year of Covid, I can't visit bookstores and libraries and do the sort of promotion I did with the mysteries--and it's an impediment.

All I can do is hope that word of mouth will be the wind beneath the wings of CROWS.

Reviews, telling friends, selecting it for your book club, asking for it at your library, choosing to give copies as holiday gifts--all these are ways of helping a book gain more readers. Not to mention making an author deeply happy.


Anvilcloud said...

I do hope for you that it does well. Someday, I will get around to it.

Barbara Rogers said...

Yesterday I drove around the various "improvements" and detours of Haywood St. in Asheville, to reach Malaprops and pick up my copy. Then somewhere I was walking later in a parking lot, a murder of crows was making a racket a few blocks away. I stopped to look, and another woman I didn't know did also...it was attention grabbing. I wondered what they were all excited about. I started reading The Crows Took Their Eyes last night before sleep. Love the way you invite us to get to know characters by their own words. Looking forward to more each day...yes, I'll soon write a review!

Ben Walters said...

You are lucky to have been able to afford Nancy Darrell. She did our original Handmade Market woodcut, so many years ago, when we were yet children. The book is excellent and spun me handsomely back into my North Carolina roots and a small parcel of fading autumnal tales. Thanks Vickie!

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Barb, for supporting Malaprop's (and my book!)

Ben-- this is a woodcut she'd already made--I didn't commission it. But it was perfect for my book and she graciously allowed me to use it.