For the past few weeks, whenever I had the chance, I've been working on a book trailer for my mystery novel, Mixed Messages, and I've finally completed it.

            I'd never done a trailer before and, let me tell you, creating it was both frustrating and fun. I can laugh now when I think about how many times my computer locked up, just as I was getting close to the end. Of course, I had to reboot and start over again.

            The whole process of creating the movie, revising, editing and then letting it go reminds me of how I felt when I sent my first book out to the publisher. Excitement mixed with apprehension! Will he like it? Will people want to read it? Will they recommend it to their friends? So many emotions.

            A few weeks ago, I sent Unfinished Business, the sequel to Mixed Messages, to my publisher and, once again, I felt those same feelings and had those same thoughts. My second "baby" had just gotten on the bus to go to kindergarten! I’m thrilled to tell you that the second novel in my Malone Mystery Series was just accepted and will be published in November by Post Mortem Press!

            But, no matter how hard I work to write and promote a novel or to create a video, it all boils down to this. "It takes a village to raise a child" and it takes the support of friends, family members, other writers and readers to promote a book - or a video. In other words, I can't do it without you.

            I hope you’ll take one minute to watch the video and that you’ll share it with your circle of friends, family members, writers and readers. You can view my video on this site or you can watch it on You Tube. Just search for “MM booktrailer.”  Enjoy the show!

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Comment by Patricia Gligor on August 15, 2012 at 6:42am

Thanks, John!

Comment by John Michael Brantingham on August 15, 2012 at 6:17am

Great trailer! I'll read it!

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