Arrogant, orphaned Anne Falkman is struggling to live any way she can on the streets of London. Through her desolate, lonely years, a hope was born within her, the hope that fate would bless her and give her lasting happiness. Growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Anne has nurtured a fear of men. She also fears marrying and giving birth, which was the death of her mother and caused her father to go mad and violently hate his daughter. When a series of events gives Anne a chance for happiness, she takes it and achieves her dreams, but at what cost? Will she attain the life of happiness that she dreamed of? Which choices are the best ones to make?
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
Upon contemplating further marketing strategies for my book, I realized that making and then promoting a book trailer could possibly attract my book to readers. It wasn’t very hard making the trailer; I created it using Windows Live Movie Maker on my computer and then added some royalty-free music and photos. However, if the material you use for your trailer contains copyrights, you need to be sure to attribute those copyrights properly. Here’s a good article that describes the do’s and don’t’s of making book trailers: http://kingdomelectlady.hubpages.com/hub/Create-Your-Own-Book-Trailer-Free
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I felt that God wanted me to use my love of writing to write something that spoke of the importance of love, peace, harmony, and goodness. I began writing this book in my teen years, and back then my eyes had just begun to open to the kinds of things the world had been experiencing;certain events it experiences that shake it so negatively to the core and change it for the worse. I wanted to put this book out there to express to people that we must treat others as we ourselves wish to be treated, love each other, believe in peace and strive to live in harmony with the things that God has given us.
Carmen Gross, pen name Carmen Stevens, is a 21-year old college student who currently resides in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She tries to make time for doing homework and promoting her book every day. In her free time, Carmen enjoys reading, writing, acting, learning German, watching movies, listening to music, playing harmonica, and spending time with her pets, family, and friends.