I don’t actually mean Authorial Presence in the sense of imposing upon a room like a be-jacketed tweed-peddler (although that’s certainly something to aspire to – must invest in horn-rimmed glasses soon). I mean it in the sense of pulling together an online presence, something pretty crucial to being a Real Live Published Author these days (I mean, assuming you want to sell books. Which I do.).
But Jamaila, you say, you have an online presence already! It’s true. I do. And I’m delightful. But! There’s more to having a decent author online presence than just talking about your lunch on Twitter, it turns out. (However: if anybody wants to pay me money to keep tweeting about my food and posting ridiculous pictures of my children, hit me up.)
Fair warning: this post will be long, and it is all author stuff. If you come here solely for the food and babies, you may want to skip this one.