Ellie Fox, quirky pilot, mechanical genius, and drug smuggler, never thinks ahead to the consequences of her actions. When her boyfriend, Max, asks her to “play a Game,” his term for one of his crazy criminal ideas, Ellie agrees and the two of them wind up on the hit list of a Japanese crime lord and on the run for their lives from their disaster in Montreal. Will they live to regret playing such a dangerous Game?
The first seeds of this story started when I visited my in-laws. My father-in-law had just bought an ultralight airplane and he took us to the hanger to see it. He shared his space with another pilot who had a tiny antique plane that fascinated me. That plane had character and I just had to write about it!
To market my book, I’ve been contacting as many book bloggers as I can, asking them to post my book and write a review. I’ve also gone to some of the local bookstores and asked if they would like to carry a copy. I’ve got a website and a Facebook page. I’ve found marketing to be the hardest part about writing a book. The writing part was fun and exciting. The marketing part is kind of scary and intimidating. Like a lot of writers, I’m a shy introvert and putting myself out there is tough.
After spending almost two years writing query letters that were ignored without anyone reading a single word of my book, I finally decided to self-publish. I believed in my book and felt that there were people out there who would enjoy reading it. There’s nothing sadder than a book that’s never been read. I decided it was better to have it out there where people had the option to read it if they wanted instead of letting an agent decide what was best for my readers. If I entertain even one person out there, and I’m pretty sure I have after seeing some of my reviews, then I did my job and I’m happy.
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