Thursday, May 2, 2013


                                                                             By Randy Rawls

   Man the chariots, break out the bugles, wave the flags, put on your flip-flops (or hip boots), the campaign has begun. On my last posting, I announced I had hired PJ Nunn to build a promotion program for HOT ROCKS, my Beth Bowman mystery. Well, she charged into the fray and my first radio interview was today, a station in Colorado. What does Colorado have to do with a South Florida female PI mystery? I hope a lot. One of the reasons I changed my setting to South Florida was I was assured everyone loves S FL. We shall see. Anyway, the interview was recorded and will run this week, hopefully, today, May 2nd. The site is if you're interested. Jacob, the interviewer, was excellent.

   Patty didn't stop there. I have two more radio interviews next week and some personal appearances when I hit Texas in July. So far, it's looking good for HOT ROCKS, and she's still working. Will it pay off? I don't know, but I had to try.

   Speaking of HOT ROCKS, I received a pleasant surprise a few days ago. Hardcopy versions of the large print edition arrived at my front door. Midnight Ink sold the large print rights to Thorndike Press. It's kinda pricey, but it's out there. Does anyone know if selling rights impacts the advance recovery by the original publisher?

   The second in my Beth Bowman series, BEST DEFENSE, is just around the corner. It is up on Amazon with an announced released date of November 8, 2013. Check it out and let me know what you think. If having BreakThrough Promotions on my team works for HOT ROCKS, I may contract them for the new one. A shame to have to spend so much to make so little, but I'm not a promotion whiz as some of you are.

   It's a strange business we're in.


Radine Trees Nehring said...

Yay (I have discovered there is a new spelling for the old "Yea" which I have used for years) . . . anyway Yay Yea for PJ and for you, Randy. I already know you to be a fine writer. And I, too, love the radio interviews. Have fun at Lexicon. Wish I were going.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Cheering you on, Randy! Keep us posted on how everything goes.

Randy Rawls said...

Thanks, Radine, Marilyn.
If anything good comes from this, I'll be singing loud and long. If not . . .
So Radine won't be a Lexicon -- dagnab it. Anyone attending?

Kathleen Kaska said...

Congratulations, Randy! I'm sure your program platform will "rock." You are right; I love South Florida. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Randy Rawls said...

Thanks, Kathleen, for crossing those fingers. Beth and I can use all the help we can get.

Earl Staggs said...

Wishing you great success with your campaign, Randyman. PJ is terrific and so is Beth. As for S. Florida, it's okay, but it's not Texas.

I'll see you at Lexicon even though it breaks my heart that Radine won't be there.

Morgan Mandel said...

Unfortunately, being known doesn't magically happen. Even with a publicist, or should I say, especially with a publicist, an author has to work to be recognized!
Much success luck with your efforts, Randy!

Morgan Mandel