As an author in this economy, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.
Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, L.F. Falconer, who is taking her latest book, Hope Rises from the Ashes, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. He will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.
Luckily for us, L.F. Falconer was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Hope Rises from the Ashes.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Hope Rises from the Ashes. What is it about?
LFF: This is the continuing story of Collie. Trying to escape the haunting memories of the most traumatic night of her young life, the tinker’s daughter leaves her homeland to search for possible happiness in the neighboring kingdom of Tilla. Yet, in the mountain city of Sark, she soon becomes the victim of a possessive, brutal man and all she wants now is to go back home.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
LFF: In Hope Flies on Broken Wings, young Collie tinker managed to capture the hearts of many of my readers and I was often asked, “What happens to her now? Where does she go?” So, in response, I offer up this sequel as her journey into adulthood continues, though, of course, not without its pitfalls.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
LFF: Many of the circumstances and issues Collie has to deal with transcend time and are not locked into any particular era. Most of the readers of my “Hope” novels are adult women who can relate to the emotional struggle of Collie’s experiences as she matures.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
JCS: While Hope Rises from the Ashes is classified as historical fantasy, it could very well have been coming-of-age, or adventure, or possibly even romance since it does involve a love story. It touches upon so many variable topics that make it hard to define, and the fantasy, while integral to the plot and setting, is understated instead of being hardline.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
LFF: Hope Flies on Broken Wings, the sister book to Hope Rises from the Ashes, was my debut novel, another tale that rides the cusp of genre as it introduces Collie and the forbidden young man to whom she had lost her heart. In a wide deviation from Collie’s simple innocence, I also have a modern day, adult, dark psychological thriller with a paranormal element called Exit Strategy. There are several other works I have in progress which I hope will see publication soon.
OP: Thanks for your time, L.F. Falconer! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Mixing and crossing over genres, Nevada native, L.F. Falconer, is an independent writer of the less-than-usual with a strong focus on character in the obscure realms of dark fantasy. Her other novels include “Hope Flies on Broken Wings”, and “Exit Strategy.”
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/hoperises
This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road”. Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.
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