In defense of marketing...what do I know? I've never been comfortable with salesmanship. I was once a miserable failure at selling pre-need funeral services, (exactly what it sounds like, for those out of the loop) but even at simple retail or restaurant jobs, I found it difficult to upsell the extra drink or accessory. If you were ever the victim of my early attempts at fashion accessory upselling, I apologize -- you probably don't match. I'm sorry. I'm still not great at it. My difficulty comes from a good place. I think that adults generally know what they want, what they can afford, and how much alcohol they should drink, and I'm not much inclined to interfere with their decisions.
But now, with my writing in place, I find I need to advertise, or people just won't know about my work. It may be for you, maybe not, but most people haven't seen enough of it to make a decision either way. Titles and keywords aside, fairy tales are everywhere, and a random search is unlikely to lead you, Dear Reader, to me, unless it's me you're looking for. But I think it's worth reading, and so I find myself learning about SEO search keywords and watching YouTube videos about people who have written wholly different books about entirely different things, and how they have sold them.
I have discovered, though, that a lot of these popular books with great sales numbers are books about writing, not books of writing. Which is fine; I've read a lot of these books and learned things from them, and appreciated what they have to offer. But it isn't what I love. I don't want to tell you how to write your own book, I want to show you mine, so I can take you out of your life for a few moments, and let you travel to the monastery with a restless monk, or the cemetery with a heartbroken zombie lover. Now that I read that, it is a little clearer why it might be an odd choice. But you know who you are, fellow lovers of the slimy things crawling through the moss, just beneath your feet, and the flowers that bloom only beneath a full moon.
It is in this spirit that I ask you to have a look at my work. I hope you love it. If you do, share it with other people who are like us. I've made it available for free, because I want to share it more than I want to be a bazillionaire. Please leave reviews. You can email me on this site, let me know what you love and hate. I'm open to criticism. I look forward to hearing from you.