Optimism for authors in these times: Mary Odgers’ story

We hope you’re still holding up alright in this” new normal.”  To remind you of its sunnier side— and that yes, there is a sunnier side!—here is our next inspiring author story:

Nurse and life coach Mary Odgers is author of Six Funerals and a Weddinga memoir about losing her home and a lifetime of memories to a California wildfire and then, just one year later, losing her husband, her father, and her youngest son.

Just two weeks after its March 17 publication date, it had sold a total of over 400 copieswith no in-person launch event or traditional publisher to boost those numbers.  Go Mary!

And she’s just getting started…

Mary has also been killing it on the media side: in just one highlight, she has been made a regular contributor to the wildly popular site Thrive Global.

How’d this all come about in the age of Coronavirus?  

On the sales side, Mary has been rocking Facebook and LinkedIn (with a little help from the BookSavvy team).

On the media side, a deep dive into the book and her background plus a dose of creative thinking has helped us uncover COVID19-friendly angles to pitch, including this one, her debut on Thrive Global:

California Wildfire Survivor on Staying Calm in the Current Storm

And of course, Mary has written a powerful, hard-to-put-down book…

We hope you’re inspired and uplifted.

Write on!

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