Tricia Drammeh – Reading Recommendation Revisited

Tricia Drammeh was first featured on Reading Recommendations in Oct. 2014, then a second time in Apr. 2015. Tricia maintains a terrific promotional blog, Authors To Watch, where she has not only featured me and my writing a number of times, but also regularly reblogs other author promotions I’ve posted to Reading Recommendations. She writes informative and interesting blogposts dealing with issues of interest to all authors on subjects such as writing, promotion, using social media, and self-publishing. I’ve long considered her to be one of my favourite bloggers, and so since we first connected I have been consulting with Tricia offline on various ideas and thoughts we’ve both had about this business. We’ve even collaborated on more than a few blog posts, seeking each others’ counsel, editing, and advice while writing. Tricia Drammeh is an extremely supportive fellow writer! Plus I also consider her to be a fine writer as well, and have thoroughly enjoyed her novels I’ve read, even included them on my Best Books Read in 2015 list. I’m pleased now to “induct” Tricia into this RRR feature of the blog, as she truly embodies all the reasons why promote my fellow authors – she really does “get” it. Welcome, Tricia Drammeh!

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RRR: Since your first promotion on RR, what have you been doing?
TD: Since my first promotion on Reading Recommendations, I’ve published two books. Sweet Sorrow is a teen drama/romance. The Warrior is a prequel to the Spellbringers Series. I’ve also had two short stories published in anthologies. Change of Heart appears in Alternate Voices, an anthology which features characters from Juliet B. Madison’s DI Lyle Mystery Series. Midnight Summons is a short story that appears in the Ink Slingers’ League’s Halloween Anthology. Right now, I’m working on a couple of different novels and trying to keep up with blogging. My personal blog hasn’t been as active as I’d like, but my promotional blog, Authors to Watch, is still active.

One of the things I’m most excited about is that I finally found a local writers group here in New Hampshire. It’s a great mix of writers, from novelists to playwrights to journalists.

RRR: What else have you been doing, outside of the writing?
TD: I recently started a new job. I’m still with the same company, but no longer in the same department. After working in accounting for so many years, it’s been a challenge having to learn something new.

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RRR: Is there one marketing tip or trick you discovered while promoting your own books that worked particularly well and that you’d like to share with other authors?
TD: To be honest, I don’t do a lot of promotion because I think readers are so inundated with “buy my book” messages, they begin to tune it out. Instead of promoting my own work, I like to promote books I’ve enjoyed reading. When authors skip the “buy my book” pleas and instead focus on truly connecting with readers, it builds relationships. We connect with readers by sharing book recommendations, posting informative articles, or offering insight into our lives by blogging or posting on Facebook. Of course, it’s fine to share our books when we publish something new or receive a fantastic review, but nonstop Tweets with book links get tiresome after a while.

RRR: Please recommend three other authors whose work you have “discovered” or rediscovered this past year whom every reader should consider reading.
TD: I recently finished reading Finding Charlie which is the third book by Katie O’Rourke. I believe her work is classified as women’s fiction, but it’s something everyone can enjoy. If you enjoy realistic, slice-of-life stories, you should definitely check out her work.

Another excellent book I’d like to mention is Darkhaven by AFE Smith. Darkhaven is the first in a fantasy series. The pacing is great with beautifully, descriptive writing. The second book in the series was recently released, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

An author I rediscovered is Bette A. Stevens. She is the author of Amazing Matilda, a children’s book about a determined butterfly. She also writes thought-provoking historical fiction. I read Pure Trash a couple of years ago and the story was so powerful, it stayed on my mind. I recently reread it and I’ll probably read it again. It’s a story that explores poverty, class differences, and bullying. I highly recommend it.

Thank you, Tricia!

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Tricia Drammeh – an update on a new novel

Tricia Drammeh has previously been featured on Reading Recommendations. I have also listed Tricia as one of my All-Star Authors and I highly recommend her writing. Tricia is back now to tell us of a new release!

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Sweet Sorrow
by Tricia Drammeh
Young Adult Romance

Rowan achieves her greatest desire when she earns the part of Juliet in the school play, but it’s impossible to concentrate on her lines when her secret crush is cast as Romeo. Eddie is a fallen football hero and the subject of widespread gossip. Not only has he lost the respect of his peers, he’s also earned the open animosity of Rowan’s father, the high school’s football coach. Eddie isn’t the only one with a tarnished past—Rowan has secrets of her own. When the truth is revealed, will Rowan replace Eddie as the most hated student in school, or will Rowan and Eddie share the stage together?

Available to purchase from Amazon
*Sweet Sorrow is available for free download beginning today and through the weekend and will be available in a paperback edition soon.

I now present … The Reading Recommendations All-Star Authors!!

When Authors sign on with me to promote themselves and their work on my blog, they agree to this sentence in my description of the site:

In exchange for this free listing, I request all authors reciprocate by promoting Reading Recommendations, their fellow authors listed on the site, and me and my work, as much as possible.

Ten out of the 168 Authors I’ve promoted here on Reading Recommendations have more than lived up to this agreement by not only sharing and retweeting their own promotions, but by sending me new authors to promote, liking, reblogging, sharing and retweeting other Authors’ posts and promotions, commenting on my blogs, engaging with me and other RR Authors on Facebook, Twitter, etc., reading and reviewing my books, promoting and interviewing me on their blogs, reading and recommending books written by their fellow RR Authors, and just being generally all-round congenial people who understand the value of this writing community I’ve created and how important it is to support one another.

So I’d like to take the opportunity now to give these Reading Recommendations All-Stars an extra shout-out, to let my blog readers know just how valuable these Authors have become to me and to their colleagues, and to show them how much I have appreciated their support over this past year. Please check out their links, buy and read their books, and give them a bit of reciprocal promotion – They deserve it!!

(Alphabetical list and all links lead you to their Reading Recommendations promotions.)

Tim Baker
Tricia Drammeh
Michael Fay
Seumas Gallacher
Rebecca Heishman
Allan Hudson
J.P. McLean
S.K. Nicholls
David Prosser
Lockie Young

Thanks to my All-Stars! After all, I get by With a Little Help From My Friends

Tricia Drammeh

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest release is Firebound, book two in the Spellbringers Series. It falls under the young adult paranormal romance heading.

Quick description: The story follows two main characters—Rachel and Alisa. Alisa is an ordinary human, but her best friend and boyfriend are both Spellbringers (wielders of magic). She struggles with feelings of inferiority, and at the same time, fights to maintain a sense of independence as her relationship with her boyfriend progresses and becomes more serious. Rachel is new to the magical world and has to hide her true nature from her family. In order to protect her brother from dangers he isn’t aware of, she forges an alliance with evil. She’s afraid to confide in her friends, so she tries to handle her problems on her own, which only serves to put everyone around her in danger.

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Brief biography:
I’m a wife, mother of four, cat lover, and an author. In my spare time (and for a paycheck), I work in accounting. I write paranormal novels for Young Adults and contemporary books for the New Adult audience.

Links to buy Tricia’s book:
Amazon – eBook and paperback

Tricia’s promo links:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

What are you working on now?
I’m working on Unbound, which is book three in the Spellbringers series.

Tricia’s reading recommendation:
I’m currently reading E by Kate Wrath. It’s a dystopian novel which is incredibly well-written.