Last week, I mentioned I was looking for an army of squirrels. (folks who love reading and stockpile their books like nuts in their cozy little dens)
Forget Uncle Sam or Auntie Canuck: I want you.
I need readers, you see. Folks who actually enjoy reading character driven fiction. Do you love zombie books? Yes? I love zombie books too, but that’s not what I write. You might truly hate my novels so maybe I shouldn’t be trying to recruit you.
But, if you love the likes of Jodi Picoult, Alice Munro, Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Urquhart, Joyce Carol Oates, Donna Morrissey, you might, just might enjoy a Thea nut. And if you enjoy a good Thea nut, then I’d love for you to stand with me to take the pledge.
I do solemnly swear *squeak*
to share the existence of new nuts when I find out they exist. *squeak squeak*
I swear to spread the news of the Thea nut when I can
To sample a new indie writer
even when the price is 2.99
and even when the price is free
because heaven knows not all free ebooks are trash sometimes the writer is just trying to build an audience
*squeak squeak squeak*
I swear to pull those new nuts into my stockpile of favored reads and treat them the same as the others.
With reverence, with joy, and with pleasure.
So what does this mean? Well, simple really. I’m @theaatkinson on Twitter. I’d love a follow. I’d love a quick message with the hashtag #squirrelarmy so that if I need someone to RT something special I can send a quick request, which you can ignore or not. I don’t plan to inundate you with requests, but it’d be nice to know I can count on a few folks to help spread the word. If I have a new blog post, I might stick the hash in and you can choose what to RT or not to RT. Just be your regular timid self darting in and out of your den when it pleases you.
Am I taking the analogy too far?
Folks: My newest woo nugget is available for free RIGHT NOW on Smashwords with coupon code: ZQ49V available from Feedbooks. It’s a short story collection that I believe will appeal to the women’s fiction reader who isn’t afraid of a little shadow in her light read.
Please, if you’ve wondered whether or not the ‘Thea nut’ has any flavor at all, go pick up a copy and read a few stories.
And if you want to be part of the Thea army of squirrels, please pass this blog post around, share it on Facebook, link to it on your own blogs, Stumble or Reddit, or whatever you do. I’ll take anything.
- Will you join my army of squirrels? (theaatkinson.wordpress.com)
- Freebie! a collection of short #chicklit fiction with … shadow. (theaatkinson.wordpress.com)
- A Hungry Little Squirrel (insusansgarden.wordpress.com)