Look Who’s Entering the 21st Century!

August 11th, 2010

Me, that’s who!  Kicking and screaming . . .

I’m starting a Facebook author’s page.  It’s called Claire LaZebnik Writes and if you like my writing at all, please “Like” my page on Facebook!  I’m linking it to a twitter account which I think I called clazebnikwrites.  So you could also follow that if you’re a tweeter.  Which I’m not but feel like I should be.

Anyway, it seems like a faster, easier way to reach everyone than with this blog, which is good for ruminations and essays and explanations . . .  but not so good for a quick back-and-forth with fans.  I’m going to try doing both for a while and see how it all shakes down.  I’ve got a novel coming out in about a month, and another one the following summer, and one that fall, and another one the summer of ’12 . . . so publicity is sort of important for me right now.

Have I mentioned I hate doing the publicity stuff?  I’m really only happy when I’m at home writing or hanging with the kids.  (I’m especially happy hanging with the kids while watching “Veronica Mars” and eating pizza but that’s the kind of bliss you don’t find every day.)  Anyway, the point is: I just want to cuddle up with my laptop and my cat.  I don’t want to make phone calls and visit stores and lay siege to the producers of every talk show in the country.   I just want to write.  And eat.  And watch “Veronica Mars.”

So I’m thinking the least I can do–and I really mean that literally–is start this Facebook author’s page and twitter account.  Maybe if all of my friends tell two friends and they tell two friends and they tell two friends . . .

Oh, yeah, we know where THAT ends.  To infinity and beyond, baby.

  • Deane says:

    I’ve written to you before ( I know you won’t remember 🙂 ) and I just want to tell you again that I’m a great fan of you and your books. Yep, both, I’ve read all your novels and am an avid reader of your blog. I’ve been a fan ever since I picked up “The Smart One and the Pretty One”, it actually was a faulty copy ( some chapters were missing, instead there were a few chapters by an other author in it) and I loved the book so much that I bought it as an e-book too, just so that I could read the missing pages :). So of course I ‘like’ you on facebook! Anyway, it’s not just your books, it’s also your blog, (I am really happy that you update more often lately). There are a lot of things I can identify with. Like, I have a really big phone-phobia I’m working really hard to overcome.
    Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to your new book and I’ll definitely review it on my blog.
    Have a nice week (and weekend)!!


  • annie says:

    Great idea!

  • rachelhamm says:

    I LOVE Veronica Mars. I was so bummed when they canceled it.

  • Claire says:

    It now officially rivals “Buffy” as my all-time favorite show on TV. “Mad Men” is up there too.

  • Claire says:

    Deane, thank you for your lovely email! I’m just sorry that I didn’t know about your faulty copy of SOPO sooner–the publisher will replace those for free. I truly appreciate your support and hope you like the new book.

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