Authors should be on Pinterest because women love the site, and women, sales figures tell us, buy the most books. Plus it’s an interesting challenge for authors, who traffic in words, to tell stories in photos.
I jumped aboard awhile back. I persuaded friends traveling abroad to take my books along and get photos in exotic places. Bang: Pinterest board.
We spent two days in a studio filming a book trailer. I shot dozens of behind-the-scenes photos. Bang: Pinterest board.
I took an author roadtrip to South Carolina, shooting dozens of photos and learning just about as many lessons. Bang: Pinterest board.
My boards relate to my novels, as I like to keep some space between family life and the writing life. There’s one exception, and I’m still not sure if I shouldn’t pull it down and put it somewhere else.
A long time ago, before any of our (now adult) children arrived, we got a dog. Now, I know people love to talk about their dogs. And people with dogs and kids? Settle in; you’re going to spend a lot of time listening.
I’m no exception. Merlyn was one of the special dogs, a brilliant, athletic Golden with, well, you get the idea. There are times these many years later that I still miss him. (Don’t worry, I miss the kids too now that they’ve moved away, but that’s another post). So I found old photos, scanned and cleaned them up a bit, and created, “Dog of Gold.”
It’s the one board that stands out from the others, in that it has nothing to do with Bella or Bootlicker. It is, however, another story from the same author.
My question: Am I undermining my brand? Does it belong in another collection, or can I keep it with the author boards?
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