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P.D. Workman

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Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author P.D. Workman writes riveting mystery/suspense and young adult books dealing with mental illness, addiction, abuse, and other real-life issues.

Workman started publishing in 2013. She has won several literary awards from Library Services for Youth in Custody for her young adult fiction. She currently has over 70 published titles and can be found at pdworkman.com.

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P.D. Workman Promotion is much easier if you have a clear genre fit. I have one that I am sending to beta readers right now that is not as clear a fit as some of m…morePromotion is much easier if you have a clear genre fit. I have one that I am sending to beta readers right now that is not as clear a fit as some of my others have been, and I'm struggling to find the right browse categories and BISAC classifications in order to list it at the various stores. You want a fairly narrow category to help boost visibility, and I am having a hard time narrowing it down further than 'contemporary fiction', which is sort of a mess to be in.

It is not easy to promote a book if you can't say 'it's a young adult suspense about...' or 'a mystery/thriller...' or whatever. People want to know what it is in order to judge whether it is something that they would ever consider reading.

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P.D. Workman A love of language. The overwhelming need to write. A love of reading and immersing yourself into fictional worlds. Willingness to work hard. Patience…moreA love of language. The overwhelming need to write. A love of reading and immersing yourself into fictional worlds. Willingness to work hard. Patience and perseverance. Hunger to learn. A steady head and focus on business. (less)
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“To shock those who didn't know and acknowledge those who have been shocked.”
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“Without the ginger kitten, she would have been left with her own thoughts all night, worrying about what was going to happen at her police interview the next day. As it was, she seemed to fly from one kitten exploit to another. Was it any wonder that ‘catastrophe’ started with ‘cat’?”
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“She knew that she should; it was the only way to integrate the nightmares with her logical daytime thoughts. The therapists she had seen in the past talked about exposing her fears to the light of day, desensitizing herself so that she could handle the feelings and work through them.”
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“I crossed the street to walk in the sunshine.”
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“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
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Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
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Donna Pamela, thank you for accepting my friend request on Goodreads. It's really good to meet you here.
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