In a dramatic ploy, Rowling made an appearance dressed as a man. She plans to extend the Cormoran Strike series: mysteries surrounding the plight of servicemen leaving the military.
She told an audience she was already half way through her third novel, and would go on well past the seven books she first expected to write.
Rowling's pseudonym was dramatically unmasked earlier this year and her book was criticized. Many people consider this another marketing ploy.
The writer spent ten years trying to raise some interest in her books until at last a publisher took her on. The rest is history as the Harry Potter series of novels went on to become best sellers and made into movies.
With so many writers releasing books on their own cognizance, the marketplace is flooded with many novels of poor quality. It's very hard for any of us to sell books.
And that leads us to my situation. You'll see my books on the sidebar, one click away from Amazon.com. For UK readers click here for Still Rock Water.
#StillRockWater: a paranormal coming of age fantasy for a mother who wears an ancient ring with surprising properties.
#TidalSurge: a battle over good and evil between mother and daughter via ancient jewelry.
And my marketing ploy: write a daily blog so readers will appreciate the quality of my writing and enjoy the way I present stories.
Okay—it hasn't worked. I've written a daily blog of views on news for one and a half years. A tremendous number of people read them every day, which brings satisfaction but no earnings. I'm knocking myself out for nothing.
I want to write. I want to share my experiences: the joy of youth, the heartache of mental abuse, motherhood, escape, adventure, finding a job in a new country, meeting a new man, the death of children, aging in a caring society—there's nothing I haven't undergone.
Now, I'm supported by a loving husband.
But I won't live forever—nobody does. My time for writing will run out. I want people to enjoy my novels, to think, to dream of possibilities, and to tell other people about them. Without the fame of JK Rowling, nobody will hear about them otherwise.