aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

How one author successfully thought outside the box

Park Seeds sends out a weekly newsletter. When new writer Rosemary Harris contacted them about using a photo from their site for the cover of her book, she ended up with a lot more than that.

The newsletter says, "Looking for garden fun when you can't be outside in yours? Then this lively mystery may be just what you need. Pushing Up Daisies is the first in series of intriguing, fast-paced mysteries featuring Master Gardener/amateur sleuth, Paula Holliday. Paula can handle deer and slugs -- but she's not prepared for the mummified body she digs up her first day on a new job! Casual snooping turns dangerous when another body turns up and one of Paula's friends appears to be a suspect.

"We first met Author Rosemary Harris when she contacted Park Seed about possibly using one of our daisy images on the cover of the book she was working on. In the end they went with a fun, illustrated cover, but we're pleased to be able to offer our dear subscribers a free sneak peek of the book courtesy of Rosemary and her publisher!

"Download the first chapter of the book, absolutely FREE. If you like what you see, of course the complete book is also available for purchase on our website."

[Full disclosure: while there was probably quite a bit of serendipity involved, that's some smart marketing!]

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