A week or so ago, as I was digging through my purse, I found the small plastic holder I had for business cards. There was a problem: they had my old pen name, and outdated information about my website, email, etc on them.
Took a deep breath, tossed them into the recycle bin, and went to the site I’ve used before. Fifteen minutes later, I had a new card designed. They arrived today. New holder (trust me, the old one was beat up) will be here tomorrow.
I like business cards, especially as an author. They’re small, portable, and easy to hand out. They make for an excellent way to leave your information with store owners who are interested in your books. Or, if you’re still seeking an agent or publisher and are at a con, you’ve got a handy way to help them remember you by.
Did I limit myself by putting the title of the series I’ve been working on onto the card? I don’t think so. When it comes out, eventually, it’ll be the first title with the new pen name on it. It’s one I’d actively promote, one I want to be known by.
It’s a signature piece of work. One I’m proud of. One that showcases not just my talent but my growth as an author.
The same goes for the tagline: life begins between the pages. I use it here, on my website. It’s part of my Twitter header. I believe in the phrase. Thia’s life, as well as the others in this cast, really does begin between the pages. I can’t tell you if (or how) it ends, though. For that, you need to read the books.
Be patient, keep your fingers crossed for me, and drop a comment if you feel so inclined. Or an email.
BB/Chan Eil Eagal Orm