That Time I Tried To Make A Book Trailer

Long ago--five years ago to be exact--I decided to make a book trailer. I had just upgraded from an old Nokia flip phone to a beast of a phone called the BlackBerry 10 ("Back in my day, grumble, grumble."). Coincidentally, I had just seen a few tweets from Neil Gaiman about his collaborative project with BlackBerry called Keep Moving Projects. Upon discovering you could film and edit on a phone, I couldn't help but try my hand at it. 

I have nothing but good memories about this undertaking and had fun making a trailer for a book I had enjoyed.  

I hope one day to make a trailer for The Ellderet Series and, truth be told, I do have a bit of footage. For now, a book trailer will have to wait as I already have enough on my plate, including upcoming conventions, studying for my beginner's Nahuatl class, and writing the sequel to The Deadbringer

For now, I hope you enjoy my amateur trailer. Let me know if it stirs your curiosity to pick up Andrew Pyper's thriller The Demonologist.

Timoittazceh (nos vemos/see you).

EMM 

Did I mention I'm a fan of Neil Gaiman? ;)

E.M. Markoff is the award-winning Latinx author of stories about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Her works include To Nurture & Kill and The Deadbringer, which Booklist described as "A fantastic action-adventure, tinged with Mexican folklore, that will appeal to fans of A Game of Thrones."


What Am I Going To Blog (And Vlog) About?

First of all, welcome! 

So what, dear reader, is this blogging and vlogging (via YouTube) business about? Short answer: my writer's life. And when I say "writer's life," I mean what makes me me. Because to me, a writer's life is about life: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

My goal is to share my writer's life with my readers and to help me work through my insecurities, in particular my social anxiety, which has gotten in the way of Life. This is not an easy thing for me to admit. Even now I'm looking at the delete button and coming up with reasons why I shouldn't go forward with this post. Who would want to read or watch something like this? But then I remember that the reason I am even finding the courage to type these words is because of people whom I admire and who have shared their stories of anxiety, depression, etc.

It's nice to not feel isolated in the chaos that is my brain. And if you, dear reader, have ever felt this way, please know that you're not alone. 

If you want to know what to expect on the vlogging side of this blog, please watch my Channel Intro & About Me video. Thanks to E. Mellyberry for tagging me over on my Instagram page with the #tellmeaboutyourself and #meetthebookstagramer tags. I had fun answering the questions. 

On that note, tell me a little about yourself :)

Moztlayoc (till tomorrow).

EMM

E.M. Markoff is the award-winning Latinx author of stories about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Her works include To Nurture & Kill and The Deadbringer, which Booklist described as "A fantastic action-adventure, tinged with Mexican folklore, that will appeal to fans of A Game of Thrones."