I posted a blog on the Debatable Value of Twitter a year or so ago, when I was still a noob with all this social media jazz. I am since a convert to Twitter as the single best outreach tool a writer has, and Sonia Rumzi is another writer and creative individual I met on Twitter. She is amazing, and when she listened to her copy of Orchids on her Kindle (in one sitting) she made this trailer.
I am still amazed at how the book is affecting people–some are upset by the violence. Others are intrigued by the Hawaii aspect. But mostly, people are falling in love with prickly, impulsive, damaged, fierce, courageous and hotheaded Lei Texeira, who will do anything to bring down a perp.
I am just so moved. I had no idea. This video is on my 1000 Things Grateful list as #39. Along with all the amazing reviews on Amazon, from people who took the time and hassle to log in, organize their thoughts, and make a statement. I just had no idea how emotional it all would be.
Did I mention possible menopause? Getting worried now.
Wow how awesome is that! I love it when books move people to action, and yours has certainly done that!
Thanks so much Ihilani, your review remains one of the highlights of my journey so far!
I published my first book last January, set up my blog at the same time, found twitter in July, and though I thought twitter was a waste of time, now, like you, I’m a convert. Some of my best friends are twitter friends – who would have thought it?
Beautiful post by the way.
Thanks so much Bert, and great to meet you via Twitter and the blog! Aloha
I am honored. I wanted to do something just a little more than a review. Glad you liked it.
Very nice job Sonia, you are multi-talented!
Sonia, this is one of the most touching things I’ve seen in a while. I love that you were moved to create this.
Thank you for sharing it with all of us, Toby!
I’ll trade you 10 book reviews for that one act of unexpected kindness. What a beautiful gift. May you continue on to affect people in such evocative ways.
I agree- an act of kindness like this goes way beyond a review. I have enjoyed connecting with so many wonderful people via my book. I love it when people share with me how it has spread. Thanks for very encouraging post!
Your twitter comment caused me to go to your website, then Amazon and I bought it. So many great reviews – Hope to add my own soon. Blessings, Barbara Anne Waite- author
Dear Barbara, thanks so much for stopping in, commenting and most of all, for taking a chance on Orchids. I hope you enjoy!
Congratulations, Toby – isn’t it great to have such wonderful fans?
A very moving story indeed. Looks like I have another book to add to my buy list.