Thursday, July 25, 2019

It's time for Facebook Round Up!

Jenn McKinlay: Recently, I listed all of the Jungle Red Writers's newsletters. Because there are so many ways to follow authors now, I figured it's time to post all of our Facebook pages because while we share a lot of stories and info here on the blog, we all have publishers doing giveaways and promoting our books through our social media pages, so if you're interested, this is the short guide to following all of us!


Facebook: Jungle Red Writers

The official FB page of the Reds! Follow to keep up with our posts and events!


Facebook: Julia Spencer-Fleming
Get the latest updates on Julia's 

Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries as HID FROM OUR EYES arrives 4/7/20, as well as the happenings of the Maine Millennial, Sailor, and Youngest!






Facebook: Lucy Burdette
Check this page out to find out what is happening in Lucy's Key West Food Critic Mysteries! A DEADLY FEAST was just released on 5/7/19, as well as, updates on TBone, Lucy's adorable rescue cat, and ride along on her globe trotting adventures!



Facebook: Hallie Ephron
Suspenseful happenings are to be found here as Hallie's CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR drops 8/6/19! Also, Hallie's page is chock full of writers' conference info and the occasional recipe! It's the first place she posts when her publisher down-prices her back list.





Facebook: Rhys Bowen
Historicals abound on this page with wit and adventure. Don't miss updates on Rhys's stand alone novels, as well as, Molly Murphy and Her Royal Spyness series! LOVE AND DEATH AMONG THE CHEETAHS hits the shelves 8/6/19!


Facebook: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Strap in! So much happens on this page! Psychological suspense author and award winning investigative reporter, Hank's got THE MURDER LIST releasing 8/20/19! Don't miss the sneak peeks!




Facebook: Deborah Crombie
How much do you love Gemma Jameson and Duncan Kincaid? Follow our part-time Notting Hill resident, Deborah, as her next British police procedural A BITTER FEAST is set to arrive on 10/8/19!




Facebook: Jenn McKinlay
The genre bender. Cozy mystery, romance, or women's fiction. It all happens on Jenn's page along with Wednesday Giveaways as WORD TO THE WISE, a library lover's mystery, debuts on 9/3/19!

Okay, Readers, who is on Facebook? Post your info here if you want some follows! If you are an FB user, what do you look for on author pages? If you're not an FB user, what would get you interested?

61 comments:

  1. I’m not great at the whole social media thing, but the girls post grandbaby pictures of Facebook, so I’ve got to see those!
    Thanks for taking the time to do this; I appreciate having the information about each of the Jungle Red ladies’ Facebook pages so that I can keep up with the news . . . .

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    1. Thanks, Joan! I am finding it harder and harder to keep up with everyone!

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  2. Since you ask.... Here's the page for my blog. I should probably be more creative with it, but I just usually post my blog link for the day there. https://www.facebook.com/carstairsconsiders/

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  3. Thanks!

    For news about my Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, hang out with Maddie Day: https://www.facebook.com/MaddieDayAuthor/

    For happenings related to the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and my short fiction, as well as (rarely now) the Local Foods Mysteries, find me here: https://www.facebook.com/EdithMaxwellAuthor/

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    1. Edith, you have a terrific FB page. I was saying I need to look at other authors' pages to see how best to upgrade mine, and you were pointed out as a great example to follow!

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    2. I second Julia - excellent pages!

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  4. What do I look for in an author's Facebook page? Updates on when new books are coming out, details on signing events/tours, other things like that.

    As for my Facebook, my relatively uneventful (outside of posting links to the various articles I write) is this: https://www.facebook.com/jay.roberts.984

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  5. I have been following some of the individual Reds but I had no idea the group also had an official page. I like hearing news about books and my favorite authors but I'm really not too fond of all the other stuff on FB. I don't post much of anything myself. As for Twitter, I follow a few people but I hardly look at it at all. Instagram even less so.

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    1. Social media is exhausting, isn't it? I've scaled back my personal page to almost nothing - haven't posted in months but the publisher insists on a professional page, which is fine but such a time suck.

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  6. Done, done, and done. I'm Facebook-connected with all of you already, plus a lot of the other commenters.

    What I need is more time! To read the Facebook posts, the blog, and all your books. And still have a life, oh, yeah.

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  7. Not on Facebook at all. Too time consuming.
    I'm happy with the Reds blog informations and when I need more, I go on your individual sites.
    I can't imagine where you take time for writing fabulous books, touring, posting here and on Facebook and some other social media and, as Karen says : have a life. You are my heroes.

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    1. Danielle, sometimes the trick is in getting OFF social media. That can be the fun part, chatting with and interacting with readers. Writing is WORK!

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    2. It's so true! when the writing is hard, I find myself on the Internet goofing off. I have a coffee shop I go to with no wifi on days when the writing is really hard.

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    3. Jenn, isn't that a great tactic. I just go to places and don't sign in to the wifi. Amazing how much you can get done.

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  8. My facebook page is mostly to keep in touch with family and friends--but I like authors' facebook pages to get updates on new books and events, too. Thanks for rounding these all up!

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    1. Thank you, Flora. It felt like a boring but necessary post : )

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  9. The other thing that is so important is to find us on book bub, and follow us! Does anybody do that?

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    1. I follow several authors on Bookbub. I will have to make sure I’m following all the Reds.

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    2. Me too. I am following authors on Bookbub.

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    3. Yes, Hank, I like Bookbub!

      DebRo

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    4. Oh my gosh, I have got to do better at Bookbub! So many ways to promote, so little time...

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    5. Hank, I have recently started following authors on Bookbub, and I am trying to ensure that I follow all those here. I will double check though. I know that there are some authors I follow there who are thoroughly involved with it.

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    6. I follow authors on Bookbub as well.

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  10. I no longer go on Facebook, as it was taking up too much of my time. Blogs like this one are where I get my author information, and also from author newsletters, too.

    DebRo

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  11. I confess I love Facebook and ‘see’ what’s up w a lot of the folks I’ve gotten to know through comments on JRW. I’ll be catching up with more of you now!

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  12. Julia, I love the photo of you and Annette!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! That was at Bouchercon last fall, at the gorgeous Vinoy Renaissance Hotel. I was feeling very happy (and enjoying catching up with Annette!), and I think it show.

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    2. It's a great pic! Julia, I can't believe you and I have never met in person. I drive through Maine every year - we must make this happen.

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  13. To see updates on my writing life, plus a ton of cute dog pictures, you can like me on Facebook at https://facebook.com/LizMilliron.

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  14. Thank you for the Facebook links to all of the Jungle Reds authors. I am following ALL now!

    Unfortunately, I rarely use Facebook except for online chats with Cozy Experience book club - Marie McNary. My Facebook handle is Diana Margaret and I think some of the Jungle Reds are my Facebook friends?

    Since I started using Instagram, it has been mainly about books. Happy to say that some of the Jungle Reds are following me on Instagram. Now I have 1K followers!!!! Dancing for joy!

    Instagram handle : wonderwomandbookish

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    1. I love your Instagram, Diana!

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    2. Diana, just send you a friend request on FB.

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    3. Jenn, thank you!

      Deborah, thank you!

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    4. Yes, I am following all of the Jungle Reds authors at bookbub too.

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  15. Bookbob? What is this, please? Yup, I'm on Facebook and am following a few of you, I should add the others. I'm enjoying reading the Maine Millennial each week. I don't post professional stuff but if you want to see my monthly flower arrangements at church, I'm just plain ole Deana Dale on Facebook.

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    1. Bookbub - auto-correct....

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    2. Sent you a friend request, too, Deana. My husband's mother's maiden name is Dale!

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    3. I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks.

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  16. Here is mine - I'm a business & marketing consultant. If you need a reference (lol) Roberta/Lucy will vouth for me - it was through her that I discovered Jungle Red Writers.

    https://www.facebook.com/JillCrosslandConsulting

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  17. As well as visiting the Jungle Red Writers blog here every day, I keep in touch through your FB pages and your web sites. I try to catch the items about sales on your books and new books and share on my FB page. I follow you on your pages, as I know how much it means to me when people follow me on my blog. I also try to make sure I'm signed up for my favorite authors', including all the Reds, newsletters.

    My FB page https://www.facebook.com/kathy.b.reel contains lots of book news, including links to my Reading Room blog posts. As I mentioned above, I like to share news from the Reds' pages and other authors who I read and love to promote. You will also find some quirky posts on my page, like the Ruby Keeler & Lee Dixon tap dance on a giant typewriter to "Too Marvelous For Words", from the movie "Ready, Willing and Able" (1937). There are food posts from time to time, easy-fix dishes, but I try to limit an overload of those. And, there are, of course, personal posts about my life, like when my granddaughter wins in chess competition. I share articles sometimes, like Laura Lippman's recent essay on women and body image, and the article about the female author whose book was used as a guide to an NPR discussion by three men, and her name was never mentioned as the source of their material.

    I'm also going to share the link to my blog, The Reading Room, and it would mean a lot to me if you clicked the follow button on it. Hallie and Mark Baker and Coralee Hicks already follow it, and I thank you so much. Just like authors, reviewers appreciate this acknowledgement that we exist and are working for you. http://www.readingroom-readmore.com/

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    1. This made me wonder if I have actually followed you - thought I did but maybe not. Fixed, and apologies

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    2. Thank you, Triss! I really appreciate it!

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  18. I'm not a writer, just a reader. I love reading the Maine Millenial when it makes its way through the bazilllion posts that seem to arrive every day. I don't post much on FB, but I share a lot of posts that I think are funny (I love puns) or meaningful (not corny or sappy ones, tho'), and posts when I am outraged about something that is going on (which, unfortunately, is too often). So you might not want to look at my page, but I would be happy to have my page fill up with your posts! https://www.facebook.com/mary.c.robert

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  19. I also want the Red authors to know that on my Reading Room blog, I have a section on the right side of the page where I list the web sites and blogs of authors, and all of you are listed there. I also have a section for just blogs from reviewers and such, like Mark Baker's Carstairs Considers, too, where I have quite a few blogs listed. Jenn, I just added yours today (sorry about that slipup), and I wanted to tell you what a great home page you have for your web site, with all the places you can be found on the web, what is your next book up and to the side what other books are coming out this year, and you have your series listed and where your books can be bought. You have all of that information and links for your readers and it doesn't look at all crowed, plenty of space around it.

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  20. When I retired, I got on Facebook. Since I live alone, I don't feel guilty at all about seeing what my friends, relatives, authors, and blogs are up to. I do follow many authors on Bookbub and also get some newsletters.

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  21. Shalom Reds and readers. I read this blog almost religiously. The trouble is: many times I don’t get to finish it until late in the evening when everyone else is having their dinner and winding up the day.

    This year I’ve changed my habits. I am listening to a lot more podcasts which are available on my phone wherever I travel during the day. I don’t drive. So I walk and walking is a good activity to listen to podcasts and pay attention.

    I tried to cut out Facebook out of my schedule and I find I am receiving twice as many notifications. I may have to go in and change my notification settings. I once wrote business stuff in another incarnation. However, even though I haven’t done that in a while, I would like to start writing for fun again. I am hoping to start a blog in the coming year.

    What really suffered this year was my reading for fun. Last year, I got through a book every three weeks or so. This year, I have so far only finished 2 or 3 books. (One of them was an audio book.)

    I have been working this year on a major personal project of “decluttering”. (Tidying up.) So that feels good. And I’ve been streaming British police serials on Hulu which Sprint signed me up for free. Also Hoopla… But I have some marvelous books here which are begging to be finished. And so I have resolved to do just that.

    I copied everyone’s Facebook page and Liked and Followed all of you. I love the blog.

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  22. Jenn,thanks for this great information an inviintg us to list ours too. My book news goes up on my Author Page on Facebook, It's https://www.facebook.com/Triss-Stein-252528508190481/. I also have a Webpage: http://trissstein.com/ All new and spiffy as of last year. I blog there occasionally (not often enough) and have a new one up yesterday, disagreeing with Elmore Leonard about weather. I quoted one Julia Spencer-Fleming on it!

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    1. Triss, now I must apologize for not already having your web site and blog in my side bar list of authors' web sites and blogs. I now have both there.

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  23. A day late (I get the email a day late) here is my facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/DrusBookMusing/
    and my blog is:
    https://drusbookmusing.com/

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