Melissa Robles, a book reviewer and friend of mine reached out earlier this month to ask if I might be interested in participating in the first post to launch her new blog. Of course I couldn’t have been more delighted. And I wondered what I might offer her that I hadn’t already given.
Oh, I’ve wanted to experiment with one of these for quite some time. What a novel concept: a trailer for a book. I realize some find this trending phenomenon counter intuitive, as “The Book” was originally designed to reach beyond stationary thoughts and liberate the reader from having another’s images squashed into their minds. I rather like them. I enjoy the visual additives and, if the images don’t line up with what’s already coalesced in my head, well, that’s easy: I choose my own faces, places, and colors. I decided, however, I would avoid this potential issue by focusing on building the characters and depositing a snapshot of story in the reader. But, for those interested, there is a blog wholly devoted to the writer’s “dream cast” over at awakeningfosterkelly.com.
Can I be honest with you now? When we (Dear Husband and I) had finally finished the trailer, after many, many, many hours of inputting and rearranging and spooning cold soup into our gobs, I sniffled and blubbered and may have told my husband I needed to pee, but really smashed my face in a pillow where I could bellow properly. It’s just . . . I love it. I hope you will, too.
when you have a moment, please come by, watch the trailer, enter the GIVEAWAY (If you already own a copy of AFK, you could always gift it to someone!), meet Melissa, and then read a few of her absolutely lovely reviews.
Bless and be blessed, my friends!