Back in 2016 I had the privilege to be interviewed by Toni Nelson. During the interview she shared marketing strategies, ways that I could improve my website and many other things.
You can catch the interview here wordpress.com/post/connectwithalicia.com/1560
I hope you enjoy it.
If you are an avid reader of my blog then you already know that I wrote a book.
Terror In The North Tower came from my background as a respiratory therapist. This is a suspenseful fictional thriller with more twist than Grey’s Anatomy .
The Challenge To Edit And Publish
After much searching, phone calls and email I was starting to realize publishing wasn’t going to be so easy. Through the Power Affiliate Club I met Monna Ellithorpe. Known as The Blue Jean Writer, she helps other author’s edit and publish wonderful works of words.
Once she was done with editing and I approved it we set out sites on self publishing through Amazon.
Purchase Terror In The North Tower here.
Publishing hasn’t come without it’s challenges.
1. Marketing – self marketing is hard work . Researching places that may or may not put your book in their businesses .
2. Social Media – getting the word out on social media is a time saber and huge benefit. According to Search engine land
Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining traffic or attention through social media sites.
The Hubspot shows marketing statistics
Have you ever published a book?
November 5, 2016 I had the pleasure and opportunity to be interviewed by Toni Nelson.
Build Authority Coach,Writer, Author, Speaker, Award winning Videographer/Photographer.
After she approached me about being interviewed I had to say yes. A chance to get one talking about my newly published book, Terror In The North Tower wasn’t going to be turned down.
I expected Toni to offer insights as to marketing, improvements I could make with my marketing strategy and that she did plus more.
The main reason for writing the book, marketing strategies, self published verses traditional publishing , challenges and staying focused.
Toni made me feel at ease. It was as if I was sitting in her kitchen having coffee and just chatting away. Before I knew it thirty minutes has gone by and we were saying our thank you’s and good byes.
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The journey that lead me to writing comes from a deep passion for reading and writing.
I started writing this book in 2011 after getting laid off from my job with
DME (Durable Medical Equipment) company. After twenty something years in th
medical field as a licensed respiratory therapist.
What does a respiratory therapist do?
Respiratory Therapist are important to patients that have trouble breathing with
lung diseases such as Asthma, Emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The main responsibilities are to keep patients breathing! Therapies include
nebulizer treatments, Bipap, Cpap and invasive therapy all aid in the treatment plan of the patient.
Now where was I? Oh that's right I was telling you about my journey to writing
my first book, Terror In The North Tower. One day I sat down and just started typing
on the computer. Words just seemed to flow onto the page. Then after about six months they stopped. All in all it took me a year to write this work of art. Writing wasn't that hard, it was finding a publisher I could afford.
Publisher's cost money!
Zondervan, Xulon Press are just a few that I checked into. Oh yes, we can help you publish your book but it's going to cost xxx dollars. Where was I going to get that kind of money? Finally after four years I had the opportunity to meet Monna Ellithorpe . She is a member and co founder of the Power Affiliate Club PAC and a published author herself.
What an amazing experience it has been working with her to make my words actually come to life.
What's the book about?
A murder mystery, love story with a twist the reader won't see coming. This story's main theme is about respiratory therapist in the hospital setting. Many books are written with the doctor or nurse being the villlian. Now I want to make something very clear. This fictional thriller is just that. Fiction!!!
I love my profession as well as my peers and the men and women that have a passion for seeing others well.