Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Jessica Scott to the blog today! She is here to share some thoughts with us about social media, and to share some information about her book, Until There Was You. If this sound like a book that you would like to read, please use the buy links at the bottom of the post to pick up a copy or two.
Of Tweets and Hamsters
I tweet a lot. It’s no secret, Twitter is my preferred social media. I honestly can’t tell you why it works for me but it does. I started tweeting back when I was deployed to Iraq in 2009. Hard to believe I’ve been on there for over 3 years now.
Authors and publishers always seem to be chasing the tail of the dragon on social media: looking for the one thing that will bring them mega huge sales numbers and push them out of the masses and into bestseller status. But the secret to social media for authors is really much simpler than that: do what you enjoy.
If pinterest is your thing, then do it. If you prefer to post on Facebook, then do that. If Twitter drives you absolutely crazy, then don’t do it. There are some folks who love it and others who hate it.
But don’t tweet because your publisher says so, do it because you enjoy it. If the idea of interaction makes you break out hives, then don’t. Any good promo should be based on something you enjoy.
Take Fluffy. I started tweeting about Fluffy last year when she first moved in over Christmas break. Fluffy was the pre-k class pet hamster and I was terrified that she was going to escape and thus scar and entire class of 4 year olds. Well, it turned out that Fluffy was really popular, especially when she escaped. And since Fluffy has moved in, people continually ask about Fluffy.
I didn’t do it to sell books. As far as I know, Fluffy hasn’t sold a single book for me. But she’s fun to tweet about, she’s fun to write a facebook post about. I enjoy it. And so I keep doing it. You’d be surprised how many people ask me about that crazy hamster (she really is funny).
So my question today is what person has something weird/fun/different that you keep coming back for more?
Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats, three dogs and two escape-artists hamsters, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She has commanded two companies, served in Germany, Korea, Fort Hood and Iraq, and been lucky not to get fired. She is a terrible cook and an even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.
You can find her online at
From the back cover:
Jessica Scott returns with an all-new contemporary eBook original romance, following last fall’s release of her sizzling debut novel Because of You.
He plays by the rules, she’s not afraid to break them. Now these two strong-willed army captains will prove that opposites attract . . .
A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure—except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.
Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else—including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye.
He’s more than the rank on his chest; he’s a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.
You can order UNTIL THERE WAS YOU at these ebookstores or wherever ebooks are sold!