Since I’m currently vertical for a short time, though still coughing like mad, I thought I’d take a moment to share this very nice article about St. Johns River Eco Tours (and me), which is currently being featured in the Volusia County Visitors Guide. It was distributed widely throughout the county, and is a handout at the visitors center, as well, so lovely publicity for both the tours and my books.
I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy building a local readership, and how loyal mine is becoming. I can’t recommend exploring opportunities of this sort enough. Put on your thinking caps and find local venues for readings, signings, and any other form of meeting the public you can find. These folks are simply the best support you can get, not only for direct purchases, but for helping spread the word about your books. And as an extra bonus, it is a JOY to meet readers face to face, answer their questions, and take note of what they like (or don’t like) about your books. I look forward to each and every event I have on my calendar, and count myself lucky to have these chances to get to know my readers.