With the abundance of self-published authors, 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, Darlene R. Wood, who is taking her latest book, The Trouble With Peer Pressure
A Simple “My ADHD Story” for Young Teens, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. She 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, Darlene 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 The Trouble With Peer Pressure
A Simple “My ADHD Story” for Young Teens.
OP: Tell us a little bit about The Trouble With Peer Pressure
A Simple “My ADHD Story” for Young Teens. What is it about?
DRW: Peer pressure compounded with ADHD – this book is a practical guide to help you navigate every day life at home and in school from a young age to adulthood. It includes ways to think about the consequences of your actions whether it be from drinking to using drugs, to getting along with others or just being happy within your own skin. Coping with every day issues that may seem simple for others can be a harder task for a child with ADHD to handle.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
DRW: It is based on my son’s life story who has ADHD and the challenges he had to overcome while growing up including socializing, using drugs and alcohol, and dealing with peer pressure. He is an adult now and sober for several years and definitely contributing to society in a very healthy and positive manner.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
DRW: It is for children ages 8 to 13. If we reach out the our young youth and explain how their actions affect everything they do in life, hopefully, we can get them to chose going down the right path before it is too late; otherwise, they could end up in our jails and detention centers.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
DRW: Due to the fact that ADHD in itself means, attention deficit (short attention span to hold onto a subject), this book is short, to the point, and covers a real life child’s journey from childhood to adulthood in a easy to read (with pictures) book. It asks a lot of questions to make the child THINK about their answers and perhaps the consequences of their actions and how the final outcome of their life could be successful as the books’ final words read: SUCCESS IS THE ONLY OPTION.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
DRW: This is my very first book. I wrote it a long time ago,but I never acted on it until recently. I do plan to write a followup book on the consequences it takes on siblings growing up in the families’ toxic environment.
OP: Thanks for your time, Darlene! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Darlene R. Wood is a full-time mom who loves to create art in a variety of media, from designing wedding cakes to sewing cloth “How-To” books for children, painting, and now writing. The Trouble With Peer Pressure is her first book.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/thetroublewithpeerpressure
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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