Remember hearing of those old-fashioned book tours, when authors travelled the country visiting one venue after another? Things are different now. Our West Coast and East Coast launches were wonderful. But it seems that in this electronic era, most of the publicity for a new book involves guest blogs, online interviews, and podcasts. I’ve been blessed with many of these publicity opportunities since the September publication. The first ones were listed in the October newsletter, and the November links are below. The reception has been great. Stephania at the Age Buster, had these kind words to say about our interview experience:
"There are many reasons why I enjoyed my exchange with Stella Fosse. Author of “Aphrodite’s Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica after Midlife,” Stella is articulate, aware, and wise. Through her words, I have the feeling she gained a sort of lightness, she closed some circles, she let things go. It’s probably in the light of this sheerness that her sense of humor developed and bloomed.
While she reminds us of the right to reclaim (and regain) the freedom to express our sexuality, she manages to condense the whole plot of sexism and ageism into five lines. “When people ask what my new book is about, and I tell them it’s a book for older women about how and why to write erotica, many of them look shocked. I’m not sure they know where to file that information in their minds. Encouraging people to create that new brain folder feels like doing my bit for the cause of anti-ageism.”