I Think I Found My Purpose in Life
I was even on TV promoting my book and horror fiction which was totally wild.
I signed books for all our Night Worms customers and we sent those out on August 9th with The Handyman Method by Nick Cutter & Andrew F. Sullivan which also released on August 8th
In-person events are both exciting and exhausting. The best thing about them is talking to fellow horror fans about books. I love it. If I wasn’t such an introvert…if speaking engagements and parties weren’t so taxing/mentally draining for me, I would seek out more ways to talk about horror offline at bookstores and libraries. It’s a lot of fun to make those connections with other readers—my bookish people!
Robb atrecently shared a photo with me that I think is so exciting! This is exactly what I imagined bookstores could do to create in-store displays for horror books with titles from 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered, otherwise known as #101HBTRBYM on Instagram
Looking at this photo for the first time, I was struck by a realization. In 2015, I posted my very first #bookstagram photo. It was a picture of me sitting on the back porch of our house in California, sipping espresso from a glass mug with a library copy of N0S4A2 by Joe Hill in my lap.
A horror book.
I found so many fellow horror readers this way and more horror fiction than I ever knew would be available to me.
Fast forward 8 years and this book I put out into the world is just another version of that very first #bookstagram post I made. Just one horror fiction junkie reaching out into the void, sending out a message… “Is anyone else out there? Let’s talk about horror books!” The message is being received. Readers are responding. Yesterday we played this game where I posted classic horror on my #bookstagram feed and asked people to ‘choose their fighter’. Which classic horror book would you recommend to a reader who has never read any horror before but is eager to jump in somewhere? You should check out the comments, it’s a beautiful, wonderful, soul-satisfying thing. I’m very, very grateful to have been given a platform to connect with fellow horror readers. I will never take it for granted. -Sadie XX