The Drago Tree book tour

Isobel Blackthorn is a fellow Odyssey Books author and it is my pleasure to start off her book blog tour promoting her latest offering, The Drago Tree. In today's post, Isobel talks about how The Drago Tree came to be written... Five years in the making, The Drago Tree is my second novel. I’d long wanted to write a story set on Lanzarote, after having lived there back in the 80s. I adored the island and was sad to leave. With my life now firmly in Australia, writing a story was the closest I could get to going back. In 2009 I thought I’d try my hand at crime fiction. Back then I was a novice. I crafted a character that would later become the protagonist of The Drago Tree. I quickly gave up

A line in the sand: controlling social media activity

I’ve just read an article about the short and long term marketing advantages/disadvantages of social media: Playing The Long Game In Self Publishing. Being very much a short term strategy, social media can take up a lot of good writing time. I knew that, but if you’re not active then you’re not seen. This is still true, but the level of activity is what needs to be assessed. Is it worth constant updates when those updates have a shelf life of only a few hours (or minutes in the Twitter-verse)? An online presence through articles and blog posts is a solid long term strategy that has the benefit of utilizing social media when links to your work are shared, of being searchable through keywords

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