The publisher of my novel said that in order to "drive traffic" to my debut novel, ONCE IN EVERY GENERATION,
I would have to create a website, join Facebook, start a blog, join Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and activate a Twitter site. Okay, so I have this website, a blog, Pinterest, am a member of LinkedIn, Instagram, and I tweet. Though I really don't think anyone is interested in what I'm cooking for dinner or that I just skipped my workout. Frankly, I'm not that interested in what I'm cooking, either.
That said: WELCOME to www.LaurenBGrossman.com.
Since the beginning of my debut novel, ONCE IN EVERY GENERATION, I have written many short stories, one of which earned Honorable Mention in the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Competition. I only mention that because there were 17,000 submissions in that genre and it makes me feel pretty good. That story I have turned into a play, which I hope will someday be produced. Another short story won Honorable Mention in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Competition.
The question is: why have a website and why would anyone buy my novels through it? Especially since we know that all the e-retailers of books are cheaper and some don't even charge shipping and handling.
Sure, but just think: 100 years from now, a first edition, custom autographed copy may be worth thousands through e-Bay.
After 2 1/2 years of research and writing, my second novel, THE GOLDEN PEACOCK, is up and running here and through all the e-retailers, too. (Just a small warning: Unlike my first book, it contains adult content.) It received a tremendous response. Readers could not put it down, and so...
... it seemed a natural progression to create another Rainee Allen mystery. THE VERONA EXCHANGE was born. This time, I co-authored with one of my favorite people: my brother Bernard Jaroslow. We sure did laugh a lot, then decided to CO-write THE CZECH BOOK.
So a series now exists. The first novel is set in London. Second one is set in Italy. The third Rainee Allen mystery takes place in Prague. That woman does gets around.
I hope I've made it easy for you. If you follow the tabs and just want to comment, e-mail me a note in the CONTACT page. It's that simple.
Editors note: THE GOLDEN PEACOCK won a Finalist Award in the 2018 Readers' Favorite global contest and The IAN Book of the Year Finalist in 2018. THE VERONA EXCHANGE was awarded both the New Apple Award and Readers' Favorite Award in 2019. Yea!!!
The Golden Peacock review:
I was hooked from the start ... I could not put it down and just had to read it to its conclusion ... so many twist and turns to the very end ... Loved it!!!