When I first began the process of marketing my book, I’ll admit
I was reluctant to show any of my friends, family, or acquaintances.
In my opinion, criticism is easier to swallow when it’s coming from a
complete stranger rather than a family member or a friend.
Growing up in a rural area, I fell into the common misconception that
small towns were full of nosey busybodies that condescend and spread rumors. However, after I left the area I grew up in, I
found that the “safety net” feeling was no longer there and eventually longed
for the small-town way of life.
Now that my book is live, my hometown has offered nothing
more than monumental support. The
words of encouragement not only feed my momentum, they reconfirm the bond I have
with the town and area I grew up in.
My roots are deep, and I’m proud to be from small-town America.
In all honesty, the thought of writing from the front porch of a
farmhouse in a rural area is more than just intriguing.