Anne E. Johnson, based in Brooklyn, is the author of noir sci fi novel series The Webrid Chronicles (GREEN LIGHT DELIVERY, BLUE DIAMOND DELIVERY, and RED SPAWN DELIVERY) from Candlemark and Gleam, YA science fiction adventure SPACE SURFERS, middle grade historical novel FRANNI AND THE DUKE, the middle grade story book series THINGS FROM OTHER WORLDS, and many other books and stories. She also writes music and arts journalism. Learn more on her website, AnneEJohnson.com.
Today's Alternative-read is "What lengths would you go to, to get noticed as an author/writer?" Well, let's see...
I'd vacuum an agent's office suite, even the sofa cushions. I'd write a gushing review of the 850-page ms about nail polish by a senior editor's daughter. I'd do a homemade-cupcake giveaway on my blog (maximum five thousand). I'd do a book tour that put me in Anchorage late Tuesday night and Miami early Wednesday morning. I'd empty my savings and max out my credit for one 20-second book trailer broadcast in Times Square. I'd grow my hair long and get some plastic surgery so I could be on mainstream TV.
Okay, those might be jokes. But one thing I really am willing to do for attention is blog-hop when I should be writing. Anyone else know that feeling?