None of that.
No, on the blog tour, you merely allow all the lovely, lovely bloggers to interview you and then you send them recipes and articles and pictures...and top ten lists and such. And you observe the lovely fruits of your labor over a delicious cup of latte from your most excellent espresso machine in the mornings. All in the comfort of your own study. Civilized. Thank you, lovely lovely bloggers!
And thank YOU! Could I get you a latte, reader? Have we met?
I am Aletta Thorne, author of THE CHEF AND THE GHOST OF BARTHOLOMEW ADDISON JENKINS. I am new to the world of grownup ghost stories, but I have been a writer for years. And I was a chef for a while, too. (The chef in me wants to whisper two words to you: sous vide! A certain adoring husband presented me with a sous vide machine for Christmas, and the ghosts in our house are now very sad because they cannot eat the results of that present. Ghosts can smell and...oh, do all KINDS of things, as my main character of my new novel discovers. But they don't eat food. Even if it has been prepared in a highly trendy and delicious fashion!)
And who are you? Do you like ghost stories?
Now that my maiden (ahem) romance has been published, I'm hard at work promoting it, of course--but I'm also starting work on another. It's about a widow who has downsized to one of those tiny houses, trying to disentangle herself from the ghost of her husband--but it's all very complicated because they're best friends. They'd had the world's most amicable divorce a few years before he died. And they were really liking each other once they weren't married anymore...I have no idea what to call the thing, and I'm still researching locales in my beloved Hudson River Valley where a tiny house would be allowed. Did you know that most of the things violate local zoning laws? I didn't! They things writers have to know!!
This new book feels like it's going to have some funny parts in it, but it's already a more somber tale than my first one. My first one has all sorts of getting hit over the head with a loaf of whole wheat bread and sticking a wire pot scrubber in your bra to keep it from the health department guy inspecting your kitchen. And honestly, I never know exactly how things are going to work out as I write. My books frequently surprise me!
But anyway, welcome! I hope your interest is piqued by what you've read about my ghost story that's all done and published and ready for your Kindle! Why not have a look right now?