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Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?
First of all, I don't "book" blog like most others. I'm a writer more than a reader, so in truth I started my blog to build an online platform as an author. Originally I had a blog based solely on historical tidbits (as one of the things I write is historical fiction). When my book, a trilogy set in 16th century Russia entitled Kremlins got picked up by Jolly Fish Press, their marketing director suggested I make over my blog. At the time, I really had no idea what I was doing. I had, like, two followers and no idea how to get more. I did as he suggested, and then looked at the amazing Alana Johnson's blog for blogging tips. I started following the advice she sets forth in her blogs on how to blog and voila! It's amazing how fast the learning curve is when you put your mind to something.
Anyway, I love reading and books like crazy (which is perhaps why I write them) but I don't have tons of time to read and I definitely don't have time to stand around reading dust-jackets to figure out which ones might be worth my time. So...I LOVE BOOK BLOGGERS! They're all so amazing and I hope those I follow will be willing to read my book when it comes out next fall! Happy Friday! :D