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Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Fan Page

A fan of everything I write started a Facebook page where nearly 400 people have joined. I don’t take something like that lightly. Her name is Jennifer Thomas. Thanks Jenn. She is a reader who reviews what she reads on Amazon religiously in addition to her making it possible for my publishing partner RJ Parker and I to interact with readers. I’m nearing 88,000 words in my novel Hard Case Book V: Blood and Fear. It does help to know people are reading our offerings, and enjoying them. The best part about a fan page like Jenn created is an author can interact with readers, and dispel the notion of aloofness we get. Not all of us are like JD Salinger, who wrote ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, and never offered anything else.  :)

Some of us woe begotten writers just plain write. We’re not afraid of criticism, and we frankly don’t care what the hell people think about our offerings. We can’t! Once we believe we’re writing for someone else, what we write is doomed. Sure, there are many people who abhor pulp fiction, which is what I write. They have many alternatives. If you want someone to be entertained by your writing, they have to be entertained by what you write… and not by what you think they want you to write. Thanks, Jenn! :)

You can find the fan page here... if you'd like... :)


Charles Gramlich said...

Wow that is very cool. And a lot of folks in that group. Amazing, man. Congrats.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Thanks, Charles, but it would never have happened without Jenn. I had seen authors with FB pages, but I'd never seen a fan page on there before she started it. She does one for Lori Lopez too. We can announce new novels, interact with readers, and have contests.

Vesper said...

Fantastic, Bernard! Congratulations!

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Thanks, Cora. Jenn is a great reader to have as an author.

raine said...

So I may have to sign up for Facebook after all... :/
(That's super, Bernard!).

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Facebook is a great place to interact with readers, Raine. I think you'd enjoy it. Many of our friends are on there already.