How much attention do you pay to titles?
Do they capture your imagination? Or, do you sigh and think, yet another stereotype?
When I start writing, I always have a title in mind. It is very rare that I change your mind.
This time round I have done just that. Although my publisher loved my original title ‘Lost And Found In LA’, I did a U-turn and renamed my novel ‘Nowhere Left To Hide’
Both titles have a special meaning to me.
Why did I ditch “Lost And Found’ ? Well, for starters I didn’t want to sound too cliché, but I also realised there were quite a few books out there with Lost And Found in them. Noticeably Lynda Bellingham, bless her, beat me to it with her biography and I certainly didn’t want readers to think I’d jumped on the bandwagon.
‘Nowhere Left To Hide’ came about very easily, imposed itself.
I have for a long time hidden myself. No, I’m not a hermit like some people think. I have had my reasons for this but I hope that now the time has come to be a bit more open. So, I’m still ‘hiding’ under a pen name but I will be more proactive and I’m on various social networks.
The last battle was Facebook. I have already explained how I felt about Facebook so I’m not going to bore you with that again. Under the advice of my editor and friends, I created a fanpage. Why do they have to call it that? I like to refer to it as my author page.
No more hiding. I’m on Twitter, Fb, Google+. I have my new website. I’m here and I love to interact with readers and anyone who wants to chat. Facebook was the last frontier, the novel I wrote is about living in fear and overcoming that fear. By going public on FB, I felt there really was nowhere left to hide…
Then again, if you’ve been running away for such a long time and you finally find peace… Maybe, you don’t need to hide anymore.