My first novel, A PARTICULAR OBEDIENCE, has been released. It was not launched like a rocket into outer space. The release was more like a fish plopping into a stream, me hoping that it makes its way upstream past the green waders and hooked lines, past the pawing grizzlies and finally to a place where it can make lots of books just like it.
This explains why I suddenly have a blog and my name can at last be Googled. I have carefully avoided these things, but authors, especially New Authors, must promote promote promote their work, else their work disappears into the tsunami of 100,000+ books published each year. I hold my nose and pick up Self-Promotion with tongs.