For those of you who don’t know, CL Raven are in fact writing twins with a passion for horror and ghost-hunting. When they aren’t writing they can be found putting together their YouTube show, Calamityville Horror and caring for an army of animal companions. They would love to share one of their three books in a giveaway, the choice is up to the winner who can choose from Soul Asylum, Disenchanted and Gunning Down Romance as an e-book, or signed, print copies of Soul Asylum and Disenchanted. They’re also doing a book reading and signing on Saturday 13th April in Cardiff Central Library, so if you happen to be local why not head on down and give them some support. As you’ll see from the interview they’ve certainly had some interesting experiences …..!
A week or so ago I wrote a post about the importance of adding an About the Author page to your books, especially if they are ebooks. They should contain lots of lovely links to anything else you have written plus your own websites. It seems that the CEO of Goodreads, Otis Chandler agrees with me. Which is always very nice 🙂
If there is one thing I’ve learnt over the years of working with the t’Interweb, it’s the importance of asking for feedback. I do this all the time. For instance when women are in touch at The Hysterectomy Association, I’ll ask them if they wouldn’t mind completing a feedback form; when someone contacts me to tell me how much they enjoyed one of my books, I’ll be cheeky and ask if they wouldn’t mind adding a review to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Goodreads.
Once again the world has turned and I have with it; we are through another month and my perspective shifts and changes once again. June has been a bit of an upside down month with both highs and lows; through it all there has been one very clear message, one which tells me I need to develop a very thick skin.
I can now understand the truth of the statement ‘when the pupil is ready, the teacher will come‘, as this is the experience I have having over the last few weeks and the pace is quickening! It has also been the case that those ‘teachers’ have not necessarily been what I would either have expected or wanted had I asked for them; but from each one I have learnt an important lesson.