Build An Author Platform With Authenticity
There is No Silver Bullet
All authors want to know -- Do I REALLY need a platform. The answer is yes, but it might not be the kind you think.
Author Martha Brockenbrough shares the truth about platform and marketing, and provides constructive, actionable advice for authors at all stages in their careers.
Martha Brockenbrough (rhymes with broken toe) is the author of two books for adults and five books for young readers.
She's the founder of National Grammar Day (every March 4), and she's written game questions for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. The former editor of MSN.com, Martha has interviewed lots of celebrities, including the Jonas Brothers and Slash (his favorite dinosaur is the diplodocus). Her work has been published in a variety of places, including The New York Times. She also wrote an educational humor column for the online encyclopedia Encarta for nine years.
She lives in Seattle with her family. Her favorite kind of food is Indian, although Thai runs a close second. Besides writing, she likes board games, playing music with the family band, travel to places far and near, drinking lots of coffee, and working out really hard at the gym.
Her debut novel, DEVINE INTERVENTION, was one of Kirkus Reviews Top 100 books for teens in 2012, and was a Kansas State Reading Circle selection.