Today I had the pleasure of bringing Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein from the Blog Talk radio show Authors & Technology in to experience Second Life’s potential for authors herself.
Dr. Barbara had never experienced anything close to a virtual world before today and her reaction was wonderful. She was amazed by the potential she witnessed.
We started the tour at my shop on Book Island. There I showed her how satisfying it is to page thru a virtual edition of a book and let her witness some of the amazing things you can do to promote your work for free. Selina Greene, owner of Book Island and Alexander Zoltai, the Events Coordinator just happened to be on hand to meet and chat with us. When Kira and Bruce popped in it was a full fledged writer extravaganza.
And this is why I love, and continue to love, Second Life. I don’t have time in my daily life to go to all the writer’s meetings in town. But here I was, sipping my sweet tea and having a chat with a publisher, another author, a poet, a producer and a radio talk show host all in the comfort of my own home.
Dr. Barbara is also an author and I hope you’ll check out some of her links. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share the message that Second Life isn’t a game but a useful marketing tool… you are limited only by your imagination. Barbara came in to interview me for one show but found the whole thing so fascinating it looks like it will turn into a few shows with many of us.
Thank you Dr. Barbara for bravely coming in to witness the limitless potential of a virtual world. Please visit her on the web at Enchanted Self or follow her on Twitter @truth4girls.