Self marketing

Here’s me featured in an article in the local newspaper in Wallasey where I live. I’m so glad I did it although at the time I contacted the newspaper I felt a complete fool, as I was brought up not to push myself forward or ‘make a show’ of myself. Self marketing does not come easily to me – I suspect it doesn’t to most people, but it has become clear to me over the last year that a little less ‘I can’t do that ‘ and a little more ‘Here I am’ is what is required.

Extract from The Wallasey News, April 16th 2015:

“Teacher Jacqueline Farrell from Wallasey is about to have a novel published by The Wild Rose Press, an e-publishing company based in the USA.

Jacqueline explained: “My book is called Sophronia and the Vampire and is a paranormal romance between a vampire and a witch, with the twist that the heroine is in her fifties.

“I wrote it as I approached my own fiftieth birthday, as I enjoy paranormal romances but was fed up with heroines in their teens/early twenties because I can no longer identify with them and it occurred to me that I can’t be alone thinking this.

The story follows the journey of Sophronia who, whilst touring America, becomes embroiled in a love story between a young witch named Charlie and a vampire.

Jacqueline describes it as: “The classic love story, that Sophronia would normally run a mile from except that she’s a witch too.

“More mature than Charlie and therefore much more attractive to the local head vampire who traps her so he can use her powers to pursue his own ambitions.

“As Sophronia wrestles with her conscience – should she try to help Charlie avoid becoming a toy for the local bloodsuckers or just weasel out like the coward she really wants to be? – she becomes embroiled in a struggle for territory and power between different rival factions in the local undead community. And when she’s fighting her own fatal fascination with vampires as well she knows the whole situation can only end in tears.”

As well as this book, Jacqueline has also had two historical romances published by Robert Hale and has co-authored a Jane Austen spinoff with Amanda Grange, which was published by Sourcebooks.”