When I set out to write The Seventh Sister it was out of some sense of duty to a dear friend who had been a victim of domestic violence.
Fast forward about 6 years to today and the book has been published (albeit imperfectly). Her story is out … sort of. Lots of folks read the book, passed it around, told me they enjoyed it and finished it very quickly. It even got a write up on Good reads – all on its own merit, I like to think.
And lots of people have asked me if I made money … How many copies did I sell? The answer is some money, not much. And the book paid for its own production costs. But I did not do any marketing for it all. And here is why: It would have been wrong to profit on my friend’s story.
Although the book is a work of fiction it’s based on a true story. The main character is very real. In fact, all of them are. And so are many of the events the book describes.
This week my step daughter Gabrielle told me she really enjoyed reading the book and asked if I had a Facebook page for it.
No, I don’t have a Facebook page for it. But an idea occurred to me. What if I did? What if I gave any profits that sales of the book make to a non-profit that combats domestic violence?
So that’s what I’m going to do. I am going to create a page for the book on Facebook and give proceeds from its sale, if it sells at all, to the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. (http://www.nhcadsv.org/) …
Wish the book luck!
I am hoping that Eva, knowing this, would smile and say “well, at least something good came of it all…”