My target audience is young adults. Since I no longer teach, it’s not as easy as it you used to be to talk to thirteen to eighteen year olds. When I go to book-signing events, I’m afforded the opportunity to meet teenagers. This beautiful young woman allowed me to take a picture of her holding my swag. 

What is swag? Swag is the item or items you give or sell to your fans or potential readers at book-signing events, talks, or conferences. Swag should relate to your book. I give Do Not Disturb door hangers with pictures of my books on the back. I chose the Do Not Disturb hangers because the character on the front of my first book, Silent Screams, complains that her mother never gives her privacy.

Thank you for reading My News. I hope to see you at an upcoming event.