Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Guest post by Elizabeth Seckman

I'm so happy to have Elizabeth Seckman joining me on her blog tour for FATE INTENDED! Thank you, Elizabeth!


Hello Ashley!! Thanks for having me over J

Okay, you wanted to know…what question would I LOVE to be asked? 

I’d love to be asked…as a reader, how can we help a writer we love and want to support?

You don’t have to buy fifty copies of my book. I won’t try to stop you, but just so you know…totally not necessary.

All you have to do is…
·       Tell people about the book. Word of mouth is the BEST form of advertising. Nothing beats it.

·      Show the social media love. “Like” them, share them, tweet them. 

·      Ask your local book store and library to pick up the book and make it available. 

·     Write them a review. Second to word of mouth, good reviews are the gold standard. People make buying decisions based on the numbers of stars and the number of ratings a book has. 

·       Show up to their book events when you can. It’s all about buzz and even when all the peeps lined up for an autographed copy are all family and friends…it still looks pretty awesome to the people passing by and they’ll be more likely to stop in.

·      Participate in the fun. Whether it’s a Facebook party or a rafflecopter sign up…do it. It only takes a minute and you can win awesome loot!

And lastly…

·     Let them know you enjoy their work. Writers (or at least most of the ones I know!) are pretty insecure. We get a lot of rejection. A simple note from a reader is like the sunshine that filters through the silvery lined cloud. It’s just awesome.

There. Now, go forth and support a writer like Victoria supports the girls!

Fate Intended is the third book in the Coulter Men Series.  Trip is the last of the Coulter sons to find
love. He’s a handsome man with all the skills a young spy needs to succeed. But when it comes to love, he misses the target. Jane is a sweet beauty who may or may not be wanted for murder. She’s hiding out as a cleaning lady when chance brings her and Trip together. It looks like a happily ever after is in the cross hairs until reality tries to destroy what fate has intended.

Elizabeth Seckman is a simple chick with a simple dream…to write stories people want to read.


  1. These are all good tips and easy to do. Thanks for the advice, as i believe in supporting writers.

    1. I do too. As a writer, we know we need each other.

  2. Thanks so much for having me over!! This has been a lot of fun. Having wonderful people like yourself back me up makes me feel like we can all do anything we try to do!!

    1. You're so sweet, Elizabeth! Congrats on FATE INTENDED!! Can't wait to read! <3

  3. Love these tips! Thanks Elizabeth.

  4. I think hiding out as a cleaning lady is definitely a good disguise, especially since, sadly, a lot of people treat cleaning people as if they're invisible. And I like going to book events, because it's always fascinating to see the author in person and hear her or him talk about their writing.

    1. Smart reader alert! That's exactly why she was a cleaning lady, because sadly, you're right...too many people treat service workers as part of the furniture, not as humans doing a really tough job.

  5. Good advice. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.