It’s been a year since Big Red was launched and joined the list of  books on Amazon. Here is a look back at the results of Red’s book marketing campaign.

It was a busy year of Author Events: Libraries, book clubs, bookstores, a senior center. Fifteen in total including a sixth grade class with an impressive knowledge in the elementary rules of  writing. 

Whether five people attended or thirty, each presentation was interactive with readings, video clips and photographs. Additional information and fun filled facts held the interest for anyone who already read the book.

Big Red’s  success cannot be measured by the number of reviews, books, kindle editions sold or downloaded free. However, it’s success can be justified by everything else that comes with the package of authoring a book: unexpected requests for interviews by journalists, articles written in local and mainstream newspapers, five star Amazon reviews, accolades posted on social media, emails, blogs, and a range of readers from teens to elders, males included. The absolute best? The laughter, smiles, and thought provoking Q&A’s.

I never imagined these heartfelt wins.

The joy and opportunity to share my journey continues. Two scheduled events in May. Following a summer respite, Big Red and I are on the road again this fall.


A shout out to all who have made us a success: Thank you, thank you, thank you!