Sunday, January 19, 2014

Planning Another Blog Tour

Planning a blog tour is a lot of work.

In March my latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery will be available, Murder in the Worst Degree.

I decided to do the tour during the month of April to be sure that I'd actually have books for sale on Amazon and other places--and books to send out for review.

Next, I had to find 30 people willing to host me and get the dates lined up. I always ask if they have something in particular they'd like me to write about. Since I try to have something different on each post, if the host gives me an idea that helps. 

(And I've already had one host drop out--but since I've got two lined up for one day near the end of the tour, I'm going to leave it like that.)

Four of the hosts offered to review the book--and that's great. Of course it means hoping that they like the book.

Because it takes a long time to write or put together 30 unique and hopefully clever or at least interesting posts, I've started already. Of course nothing can be sent off until I have a copy of the cover--which I don't as yet. Usually I send the link to buy the book after I've sent everything else, since that probably won't be available right away.

This might be fun if I didn't have other things I need to be doing.

One of the biggest is to be writing my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery and I'm afraid I'm not moving very fast on it.

Back to the blog tour. 

Once again I'm going to have a contest for someone to have his or her name used as a character in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. The winner will be the one who leaves a comment on the most blog posts.

And yes, last year's winner is a prominent character in Murder in the Worst Degree.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

1 comments:

M.M. Gornell said...

Looking forward to our visit during your tour!

Madeline