Interestingly enough, some of the oddest are based on people or groups of people I've met in real life. I've spent much of my life living in smaller midwest towns. And these towns were not Mayberry. The people aren't quite as conservative or as homogenized as one would think.
I know what you mean. I'm a small town girl myself and I find plenty of character traits to use in my mysteries.
Hopefully, readers will find my book fun and suspenseful. A great end-of-the-summer read.
Sounds great to me. Is it available in print, ebook, and Kindle formats?
Yes. It’s available in all formats. I would buy two copies, because you never know when you're going to forget and leave a copy at work or on the bus. Plus, I've heard rumors that S &P considers Hang on Sloopy a great investment, triple A. And, you know, those S &P guys are tough cookies. They just demoted the United States to double A-plus. If you buy a dozen or so copies, you can store them in your safety-deposit box or under the mattress or wherever and in ten years they'll be worth something. So, Hang on Sloopy is not only great entertainment, but a hedge against inflation.
Speaking of cookies, you can't have any more! And stop drinking caffeine!
Seriously, Randy, we all know how important promoting our work has become. How do you get the word out both off and online?
I’m sort of stumbling my way through that. I have a lot of book signings lined up with a half dozen libraries, and several bookstores---remember them? I also sent press releases out to newspapers and magazines. I’m going to try and get on some radio. And I’m going to keep on reading things like your blog to see what other authors do and see if it works for me.
Thanks for reading the blog. I hope it helps you and others. Don't forget to check out Blog Talk Radio, where many authors interview other authors and industry experts. But don't have caffeine and sugar before you go on the air;-o You can Google it or find some on Facebook and Booktown.com, another great site.
Randy, where can folks learn more about your books and events?