I’ve been writing most of my life. In 2009, I decided to put forth my first trilogy, one novel at a time, in front of readers. That’s not an easy thing to do. It takes a certain amount of bravery. Novelists such as myself must develop thick skins, as no matter how well written a novel can be, there will be people out there who won’t like it, and aren’t too shy to publicize their dissent on the Internet.
Recently, Scott Baker, who is the Editor-In-Chief over at The Blaze, actually answered one of my questions about articles on the Blaze. As my fans know, I tend to use a touch of humor when I communicate. I asked about the occasional errors in their articles, and do they need an editor, and I added why I was a bargain. His answer was well thought out and I felt that a thank you was in order, and why my question even developed. I gave note that I am a novelist, and such things jump out at me.
Scott proceeded to do me one of the biggest favors any struggling unknown novelist can only dream about. He gave a message that I could post an Amazon link to my books. Since I can’t afford mass advertising of any sort, here was a serious PR opportunity that developed on the fly, and my hands sort of shook, but I posted my Amazon Author’s Page. Viola, it was on the screen! Here is that video link, which is a touch more than an hour long. (The embed feature for the video itself won’t work with WordPress for some reason.)
BlazeCast on 2/6/2014
Since this is a discussion based on current news, events and politics, feel free to watch the whole thing. For those of us without the patience, my first question pops up at the 24:57 mark. By the time the 27:27 mark happens, he posted my typed reply and commented on it. This is where he said I could post my Amazon page. That popped up at the 29:55 mark and it stayed up for almost a full minute. What’s really cool, even though this video is on a playback, the link to my Amazon Page on the video still function if you click them!
Near the end of the BlazeCast production at the 56:11 mark, I thanked him in the message area for allowing me to post my link, and I said it was classy of him to do that. Others in the chat agreed. In another final gesture, not only did they pick on me in a friendly way over my typo in the chat, which I personally enjoyed, but they posted my page link one more time.
To a guy like me, that was a supreme act of kindness. One I won’t forget anytime soon.