Apr 112013

Today I have an interview with Jessica O’Gorek, whose first novel Ethereal Fury will be released soon.

How do you find people to read and review your book?
The first thing I did was join Bookblogs and then from there I joined the group called Network Your Blog. There are many great groups in there that are made up of bloggers who review books. What better way to seek out potential reviewers? Then I made a marketing Word doc on which I created an email intro that I would email to people at least 300 times. Out of those 300 emails I was rewarded with about 100 positive responses, some wanting to review my book, some wanting to do a guest post or interview. Then I started hopping from blog to blog to find more reviewers. Soon I had to create a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. (Blog name, contact, format they want the book in, mailing address…)

What is your favourite part of promoting your book?
Meeting new authors and so many supportive bloggers! I had no idea there was such an exciting network of friends waiting for me out there in cyberspace! I am also semi-addicted to liking on Facebook and getting them back.

What is your least favourite part of promoting your book?
Getting a crick in my neck from looking at my computer screen and my wrist is killing me from using my mouse so much! I worry one day I won’t be able to type anymore and that would be purgatory!

Is there any specific message you hope readers take away from your story?
Yes. The message is loud and clear. We aren’t taking care of the earth and in case anyone hasn’t noticed, things are changing! (Polar ice caps, see level rising, super storms) I hope to create awareness that global warming is real and that we have to rapidly change our ways or suffer the consequences. I don’t think we are doing enough and I think the damage we have done is at this point irreversible.

About Jessica O’Gorek

I was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on April 19th, 1979. I was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, you name it, I’ve done it. I was the weird kid who would confront kids on the playground in elementary school when they squished a bug. I would very sincerely tell them what they were doing was morally wrong and then I would pray for the bug to come back as a butterfly in its next life.

​I grew up admiring my father, Barry Weinstock, as an author. He took me around the country to different places so he could research and write his Wilderness Survival books. One of his greatest works, “The Path of Power,” was written with a great medicine man, Sunbear. When I was twelve I started hand writing novels. My first one was two thousand pages. My dad always encouraged me and would rave about my writing. He gave me the confidence I needed to keep writing and follow my dream. My daughter, who is twelve, is currently working on her first novel. I hope to continue the legacy.

Interview: Jessica O’GorekEthereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1) by Jessica O’Gorek
Published by Cogent Publishing on Apr 13, 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, YA
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads

Mother Earth, wounded by the human race and its disregard for her resources, will recruit human souls to serve Her and turn against humanity. A rising force festers; Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings will systematically possess and destroy towns, cities, and states. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between Onyx, a lead Gemini, and Violette, a human, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

  One Response to “Interview: Jessica O’Gorek”

  1. Thanks so much! This looks beautiful!

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