Be a Social Butterfly!

How I use my social media and where to find me

There are so many ways to communicate our messages these days. You can snapchat, create virtual bulletin boards, scroll an endless vine of outtakes, follow a blue birdie, take a Tumble, snap a million photos to document your every move in an instant, watch a tube just for you and keep up with the book of faces . . . phew, it's exhausting being social!

Want to know where I get my social on? Keep reading!

First up: FACEBOOK - the get to know each other site.
Find me:

This is my Official Author Page. Here I post everything related to my books—teases, new releases, sales, updates—as well as random book stuff. It's where we can *do life* together. You can ask questions, make comments, share pictures, music and thoughts with me. I LOVE doing QOTD (questions of the day) and asking YOU about random things too. *Facebook can be stingy with showing posts for pages you 'Like' so make sure you comment on things, drop by on your own occasionally, and be sure after you like me that you're seeing me in your feed.

Next: TWITTER - the quickie site
Find me:

Twitter can be hard to follow, especially if you follow a lot of people. This is the site where I do most of my book sharing for OTHER authors. I tweet sales and new release for my peers often. I share cool articles, funny posts and often offer up commentary on things such as movies, music and television. *Twitter tip—search hashtags for what you're looking for (i.e. #NewRelease #Free #CoverReveal) Also if you're on a computer a lot give TweetDeck or another Twitter platform a try. There you can create columns for certain interests. I have ones set up so I can see tweets about my books and tweets from my writing tribe. Plus, I create groups (bloggers, authors, cool people) to help quick sort things. 

Third we have: INSTAGRAM - the pictorial site
Find me:

Book pictures, food pictures, shots of my dogs, my town, my family, my life. This is what you'll get here! I love Instagram, because I love seeing my friends living their lives. Tip: Use the app 'Repost' if you want to share with your followers what other Insta-people post.
And finally I use: PINTEREST - the virtual wish and dream bulletin board
Find me:

If you're not on Pinterest yet, you should be! It's so easy to use and soooo helpful. I have an inspiration board for all of my books, for holiday decorations, for my house, food, the sewing I'll never do. I pin inspirational sayings, funny things, pretty place and graphic art and font love. This is also where I keep up with my reading challenge for the year. You'll find my board HERE 
GREAT TIP: Utilize private boards (a board that only you—or anyone you share it with—can see) to keep a Christmas shopping list. I pin whatever the kids want throughout the year so when it's time to shop I can scroll through and see what's still applicable.
A few other fun BOOK related boards I have:
Go ahead, judge me by my cover - gorgeous covers I find
Well slap my face and call me Sally - my pretty men board for muse inspiration
Book Obsession - books I've bought or want
Bookish Delights and Authors I love - the name is self-explanatory

Other sites I'm on
TUMBLR - I feed my Instagram to Tumblr and occasionally repost other people. 
Find me:

YOUTUBE - I have a channel with one book trailer. Eventually I plan to use this more.
Find me:
The trailer for Into The Fire is HERE

There you have it, a few places to find me in the social sphere. Maybe someday I'll tackle the world of Vines and SnapChat too. 

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