Getting ready to launch Book 4 now, Tsunami Wake!
The tsunami was only the beginning.
The fledgling nation of Hudson, born in the wreckage of New York and New Jersey, is only five months old when catastrophe strikes. Hudson is better prepared than most super-states of the ex-USA. But they aren’t ready for this.
Tech whisperer Dee Baker barely escapes the tsunami herself. Her media empire is in tatters over censorship fights, while her home town sinks beneath the waves. As bad news piles scandal upon disaster, Dee struggles to deliver public support. Because Hudson is going to need it. Nations will fall in the tsunami’s wake. It’s up to Dee to make sure hers isn’t one of them.
I've been working hard on learning to market books, and finally realized it was ridiculous to spend a penny on advertising without improving the book covers... So! Along with the new cover for Civilly Disobedient, I got new covers for Project Reunion and Martial Lawless as well! Aren't they pretty? :)
And the new full set (font-matching):
Civilly Disobedient released!
This is another Calm Act Genesis story, with Dee Baker before the events of End Game. Free in exchange for mailing list signup. (You get both stories, Civilly Disobedient and Dust of Kansas. If you don't want to sign up for a mailing list, both stories are available on Amazon.)
I love this cover. This design was a finalist for End Game. I hope to get Project Reunion and Martial Lawless redone by the same designers! I'm just not good enough at the cover design game.
The Storms Before the Calm
Resourceful programmer Dee Baker is getting worried about climate change. Food prices are skyrocketing, the drought out west deepening, and the storms won't quit. When her intrusive Fortune 100 media employer forbids her to attend the escalating riots, Dee defies them to visit a rally, and see for herself what they're trying to hide.
Copyright © 2016 Ginger Booth. All rights reserved.This is a sample from Martial Lawless, the third full-length book in the Calm Act series after Project Reunion.
Martial Law vs. Religion Run Amok
“What God demands of us –” Those were the chilling final words of Major Dane Beaufort, before a mob beat him to death in the streets of Pittsburgh. Beaufort was the martial law Resco assigned to lead the city through the climate change crisis. The punishment for interfering with a Resco is death. The consequences for murdering one have yet to be devised.
By far, the hardest couple hundred words of a book for me are all in the blurb. The hardest handful are in the title. Copy-writing, the art of selling with words, is not my genre. But I’m trying to get better at it.
Recently I ran across a fun new concept – the Emotional Marketing Value of words. The idea is that some words are just better at yanking people’s chains than others, and persuading them to buy. Or read. Or whatever you’re trying to persuade them to do. I even found a tool for this, for rating possible headlines:
(You need to enter 4-20 words. Pad out with “a” or “the” as needed.)