Tuesday, January 3, 2012

010312 Marketing

There are many reasons I wrote RAISING ABEL.
  • I knew the story could help others in a similar position.
  • I believe in the saying, "Write what must not be forgotten" (Isabel Allende).
  • I also wrote it to sell it.
I've had a terrible conflict about attempting to profit off this story. Somehow it doesn't seem right. At the same time, though, I have two boys and myself to raise.

So, I'm taking the gloves off. The marketing push begins in earnest. I just wanted to warn you all, probably because I'm still a bit uncomfortable with the idea of charging around the internet asking people to buy my book. Sort of seems presumptuous. However, I'm going to do it anyway. And, if any of you see fit to spread the word about RA, I'd be grateful. I'll post the link to Amazon, below, should any of you care to share it.

It took me ten minutes to push the "Publish Post" button. I think I'm going to have to get a bit more assertive with this marketing thing...


  1. Don't hesitate at all! This story should be shared with those of us who sometimes feel we are alone. As a parent raising a traumatized child (much milder than you) I find your story very inspiring. I have used some of your techniques and they have worked well. Reading your story has given me a newfound strength in dealing with my own child. Thanks you!

    1. Thank you so much for saying that. I hate marketing, but I so love to hear from someone that our story may be helping! I guess I better keep at it. :)

  2. Thank you for your book, from the failed adoptive parent of a traumatically abused boy. Jack was 11 when he came to us, and 13 when we had to let him go. We just couldn't protect him or us from his pain and rage. Thirty years later I am grieving still. Reading your book has been a step toward acceptance of that failure.

    Again my thanks.

    1. Dale, you are most welcome. Thank you for letting me know this helped. It's my greatest reward.