Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Facebook Fan Site

This just in...

I created a new fan site on Facebook last night. This would be a result from the ACFW conference in Denver. I took a couple of classes on how authors should use the internet to connect more effectively with those who read their books.

I did have a fan site, but I couldn't figure out how to use it, or how to fix it so that I could use it. So it just sat there. And the site was actually called The Unfinished Gift, totally centered on my first book. Since my 2nd book is due out in June, and I just finished my 3rd, seemed like I ought to have a site that had a little more range.

So...TA-DA!! A new fan site.

I've gotta tell you, though. I do this begrudgingly. The whole idea goes against everything I believe about humility. How I wish we could use another word besides "fan." It conjures images of teen fan magazines and wall posters of the latest teen sensation.

I didn't have a prayer of being that in my teens. Much less in my 50's. Much less.

But I must concede it is an effective, inexpensive way to relate to those who do read and enjoy my books, so if you'd like to link to it, you can click here. Or you can scroll down to the bottom right hand corner of my blog and get to it from there.


  1. I've just found your blog after following a link on blog tours. I have to say, you sound like me! My first book is due to be released and I've been looking for ways to promote it that don't involve putting myself out there! I have a Facebook account that sits unused, have no idea how Twitter works, and am scared just at the thought of book signings. Hopefully I'll also have some kind friends who will turn out to support me when the time comes. Blessings, Jules

  2. Jules,

    Don't know if you've seen the rest of the blog or just this one. If you find your way to the most current post, then go down one, I talk about how my first signing went last Saturday. I'm not sure I'll ever like it (unless my books were so popular there were actually people waiting in line when I got there...about as likely as me getting a call from the NBA at this stage of life). But I do like talking to people, so I put my focus there, and it wasn't half bad.

  3. Hi Dan, yest I did see some of the earlier posts and I think it's great that your friends turned out and supported you. I'm afraid I'm a confirmed introvert and nothing scares me more than having to talk to strangers (even people I know sometimes is hard enough). But God has brought me this far and I know He's not going to let me down. Blessings, Jules