YA Author Cheri Lasota and I met through social media. I had networked with a lot of authors in the Pacific Northwest because my husband renovates hotels and Portland will be, off-and-on, our latest address and I wanted to get to know local authors. This helped to lead to the formation of The Pacific Northwest YA Authors Association and also lead to the discovery of Voodoo doughnuts [but that's another story ]. Cheri lives in the Portland area and had published her debut novel, Artemis Rising, similar in style to my debut novel, Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale.
Cheri contacted me about excerpt swapping. It was a great collaboration that turned out to be an amazing experience and we want to share what we learned with you today in our cross-posts. Below, you’ll find my Q & A with Cheri about our excerpt swap process. Cheri’s Q & A with me is on her blog, just click here! Join the conversation by leaving a comment here and let us know what e-book marketing has been successful for you and if you’ve collaborated in this way.
Laura: What gave you the idea to excerpt swap? What was your biggest challenge in the process?