This last week I had the pleasure of finding Derek Blass on Twitter, and I thought I’d pass along his website.
Blass and I have little in common. He writes thrillers, while I write character-driven women’s fiction. He says he sees action in his head; I see inner struggles and other introspective qualities.
I haven’t read his work (YET, though it’s on my list!), and he likely hasn’t read mine.
He’s also a guy, while I speak mostly to women in my blog (with thanks for the men who are loyal readers in spite of that).
So, why promote his work? Simple. We share the common goal of wanting others to succeed. In my little blog, I write a lot about physical and mental health, in hopes that others may benefit from my experience. As a writer, I am also a voracious reader, and I believe in supporting and promoting the work of other indie authors who are doing super work!
Blass is generous with other writers. His website includes tips for writers, including an “Amazon for Dummies” article that is particularly helpful! He offers inexpensive options for indie authors to promote their work on his site. He’s also started the #amazonlikes hashtag on Twitter, and I invite you to follow him at @DerekBlass.
If you’re not a writer but love to read, check out Derek’s books, as well as the other indie authors featured on his site. Remember, buying books from indie authors helps them continue to entertain us!
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Memorial Day holiday!
Derek ROCKS! His train crash scene was da bomb. DA BOMB! 😉
Great to know! I’m sure since Derek has commented that he has seen your remark as well. Now I CAN’T WAIT to check out his work.
Thanks for this beautiful share, I hope he’ll help me, since I also write fiction thrillers and just released my new born book.
Congrats on the birth of your bouncing baby book! I took a peek at your blog and look forward to learning more about what you’re up to. Good luck! I know what hard work it takes to create a book, and I hope you succeed wildly!
Thank you very much, that’s really kind and sweet of you to say.
All the best with your novels too.
Thanks for the referral, Nadine. His blog does look helpful and fun. I love thrillers, so I will have to check out his books. You have a great weekend, too! I am taking today and tomorrow off, so I have a long weekend to look forward to. Silly how excited I am about it! 🙂
Cool! Enjoy your time off! I’m excited for you.
Nadine, thanks so much for the shoutout to my blog and my books. I agree that while our genres may be different we have a MUCH bigger thing in common. Namely, that we want to help other authors succeed. I firmly believe that I am fortunate for my success and I want other authors to have the same success! If you or anyone ever has questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Derek, I was so thrilled to run across your site! You are a fine example of the greater aspects of social media today. I’m happy to pass the word on to others!
Nadine, I’m looking forward to checking out Derek’s site. “Buying books from indie authors helps them continue to entertain us!”–I love this! So true! 🙂
Thanks, Bella! I know how much work goes into creating a book, and how much more work goes into marketing one. I love doing my small part to support the work of all indie authors, but especially those who seem to tend to the crafts of both writing and selling.
I’ve not read him either but thanks for sharing and continuing to support all writers. On a side note, I found this line to be a strong log line, I” see inner struggles and other introspective qualities.”.. Says it all.
Interesting observation, Brenda! Thanks for picking up on that. BTW, your blog is rocking these days! I love what you’re doing.