Thursday, January 24, 2013

A New Year

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2013 is to update my blog once a week. Thursday is a perfect day for me to do that because of my new friend, Mary Black, who I met at a Literary PR Boot Camp. Mary and I are now each others Accountability Coach! We're going to help each make the most out of 2013 and get our book projects and marketing projects off the back burner and into the real world! We are meeting on Wednesdays and that means I can't wait to come back home to work on the projects we've assigned each other! One of this week's projects was to write a blog post.

The Literary PR Boot Camp (this was sponsored by the Writers' League of Texas) taught me that I should have book trailers for all of my books -- even if they aren't new anymore. I didn't even know what a book trailer was before this workshop! I guess I was a little behind the times, but no more! Thanks to Jennifer Hill Robenalt I now understand how I can add video to my website and how I can let my readers know what my books are all about!

Probably the most exciting part of this process for me has been very personal. "My Brother Needs an Operation" is a book I wrote in honor of my older son Joey.  He inspired the book and he is the hero of the book. I wrote the book when Joey was a small child. Now Joey is 21! He and his girlfriend, Esther, are helping me create the book trailer. To add to the excitement, I asked friends on Facebook if they could send me photos of their children and they have! I still need more photos of someone reading the book "My Brother Needs an Operation" to children, but I'm so excited with the photos I've received already. (If you would like for me to consider adding your photo(s), please send me an email at

My hope is that my next blog post will include a link to the book trailer so you, my faithful readers, can give me feedback. The hope is that the trailer will help people understand how this book can help them through the critical time a family goes through when they have a child in the hospital and siblings who are non-hospitalized.

I'm looking forward to this brand new year, helping Mary complete her first book and working with my son on revitalizing my website and helping people know more about what Baby Hearts Press has to offer. I am thankful to you, my faithful followers, and to my awesome webmistress, Sue Dove, who keeps Baby Hearts Press alive on the Internet.

I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year and check back here often!


Anna Jaworski

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