Introduce Yourself : Susanne Leist by Susanne Leist

Susanne Leist

Hi! My name is Susanne Leist and I've published my first book, The Dead Game. It's a paranormal thriller with plenty of mystery and romance. I am here to make new connections. I've been told that my book would make a good movie but I have no idea how to proceed with that.

Janet Scott

Hello Susanne nice to have you on board.... welcome....

Susanne Leist

Thank you for your friendly welcome. This is a new venue for mel

Janet Scott

This is a very helpful place, you will enjoy. There are many willing helpers here who are only too willing to help. Nice to have you come and join us all.

Janet Scott

Is your book on Amazon?

Susanne Leist

Yes and on Barnes & Noble. I'll give you my link: http://amzn.to/1lKvMrP Thanks

Janet Scott

Nice thank you... clicking now.

Janet Scott

THE CRY OF THE NORTH SEA SELKI Once a long forgotten time ago... There lived a King who went by the name of Fergus Mac Cloud, who lived, in a very old formidable Castle built high on the edge of a cliff top overlooking the vastness of the Great North Sea.

Janet Scott

I got goose bumps when I started to read the start of you story....

Janet Scott

Smiles... I am enjoying the read, but almost fell off my chair at reading your words....

Janet Scott

Just goes to show, minds can think alike. My story is more the fairy tale in style.

Susanne Leist

I can send you a free copy by computer. I would just need your email address. Do you have a book to send me?

Janet Scott

Yes, please do that ... would really like to read the entire book now. Sending email. Would you like to read the Selki?

Susanne Leist

How long is your book? Mine's 300 pages but it's easy reading like watching The Originals or Vampire Diaries.

Susanne Leist

Do you have a link to your book?

Janet Scott

I am still editing the Selki... can email it to you once done.

Susanne Leist

Okay3

Mary-Helen Norris

Congrats on publishing your book!

Susanne Leist

Thanks. That was the easy part. Marketing it is the hard part.

Janet Scott

I have yet to experience that one Susanne... Fingers crossed.

Susanne Leist

Janet, If you need any help, just ask me.

Janet Scott

Thank you Susanne.... I shall take you up on that offer...

Susanne Leist

Keep in touch!

Eric Ossohou

Congrats!

Susanne Leist

Thanks for your support.

Stavros Georgiadis

Do you have a publisher?

Susanne Leist

I self-published with Outskirtspress.com Now I have to do all the marketing on my own.

Janet Scott

That sounds hard Susanne... I have a publisher who is my proof reader, editor... I would be so lost without her...

Janet Scott

I am not the worlds grammar queen... far from it... smile.

Susanne Leist

My self-publisher edited the grammar. After it was published, I received reviews on Goodreads.com that I used too many adverbs. I took most of them out. Then someone said my characters were too stiff. I found someone to proof read for me and we changed some of the dialogue. Each time I re-published, it cost more money. Now it's all finished. I had put in a few typos during the editing but I'm leaving them. I now know how to do it better for when I write the sequel.

Janet Scott

When you do write the sequel, you should consider my Lovely American editor...

Susanne Leist

I definitely need an editor.

Gregory Kauffman

Well done.

Susanne Leist

Thanks Gregory.

Janet Scott

I shall pass on my editors info.

Janet Scott

Just sent a pm..... Judith comes highly recommended... as is on stage 32.

Susanne Leist

Thanks. Now I have to figure out where I receive pm's

Joe Becker

upper right next to your name and tiny thumbnail. I'm sending you one too

Sogol Honardar

Hi Susanne and congratulations for your success. I read the beginning of your book. You are a great writer, indeed. Could you possibly give me some advice on how to publish a book? if you tell me how you did it yourself, it would be great. Many thanks in advance.

Jason Aydelott

Congratulations on getting published! Best of luck for future endeavors.

Pulu

Congrats on your published book. Now, write the movie script for it. After first draft, get feedback and then rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. Don't pitch the first draft nor the second draft.., pitch the 12th draft, the 15th draft, and so on.

Kimite Cancino

Congratulations too.. your story is so similar to mine, humble and hard. I also self published with Xlibris.UK, and had to do all my own marketing. Its been very hard and Im also on Barnes and Amazon. Ive only been an author for 3 years now. When I first hit the media in my home town, directors tried to commission my book for $100. Luckily I was wise and turned them down. I would love to film my book some day, either myself (Im learning everything I can about film making and using my knowledge to make short films and edit them myself), or with a professional director who wont steal my work. I like the idea Pulu put forward, to learn about script writing. Im keeping my eyes on all the posts and bloggs posted about script writing, and will give it a try as soon as I can. Im also trying to finish my second book in the series I first published, but its hard finding time for all my projects. Im still a high school student. Ive been exchanging signed copies of books with other published author friends on fb, and so far my collection is growing. Its so cool reading and sharing each others work, especially seeing as they live in UK and USA, and me in South Africa. Well, anyway, best wishes and its nice reading your posts. :) Kimi

Susanne Leist

Thanks everyone for your support and suggestions. I just began to write the sequel to my book. I will have it edited and proof read. And I will edit over and over again. After it's published, I will look into converting the books into a screenplay. Who knows? They might do well as books.

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