Etiology of a Book Trailer – “Searching for Moore,” by Julie A. Richman

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Searching for Moore by Julie A. Richman
Cover used with permission by author, Julie A. Richman.

Summer of 2013 has been the Summer of books and reviews, where I rediscovered the joy that leisure reading brought me.   My newest ventures have been writing book reviews and beta reading books for independent authors.  I am still learning how to do both, but writing reviews is definitely my favorite of the two.

Earlier this year, I read and reviewed Searching for Moore by Julie A. Richman (Book 1 in the “Needing Moore” series).    Julie’s book kept me up all night,  deeply invested in Schooner and Mia’s story and I was emotionally drained but my mind kept spinning.   That inspired my best book review to date, as words flew, organically, off my fingers, onto the keys, and onto the screen.  When I hit “publish” on the blog post, the sun was rising and I knew I had to know more about the woman who wrote Searching for Moore.  I had to talk to her.

I “met” Julie on Facebook.   There was the initial awkwardness of the clichéd OMG-when-are-you-releasing-book-2 comment.  Followed by the blubbering on of a fangirl who had too little sleep, too much coffee and not enough Schooner Moore or Mia Silver.  Finally, we started to talk.  Like lifelong friends.   Who had never met before.    The more we talked – about music, college, jobs, life experiences, relationships, etc. – Julie and I found that we had been separated at birth!    Synchronous would be the best way to describe our connection.

Our friendship brought three other women into my life.  All fans of Searching for Moore who had similar reactions to the story.   As, we began “hanging out” together on Facebook, the bond became stronger.    Sure we talked about our favorite parts of the book, but we talked about ourselves.  If someone had a bad day, there were four other women to help her through it.  If we needed a laugh or bawdy comment, we were there.


Together, we decided to create the following book trailer.   Kristen was our computer guru, taking all the pieces and creating something that represented all of us, even after the infamous crash of “Video Version 1” (shudder).   Cleida brought us Mia and Schooner and had the uncanny eye to spot the right photos of them.   Samantha was our cheerleader, keeping everyone in good spirits.  I suggested “If I Should Fall Behind,” by Bruce Springsteen as the accompanying song and critiqued the final product.     We accomplished this in about two days and presented it to Julie, on Sunday, just past midnight.

As we waited, impatiently, for Julie to view the video, so many thoughts went through our heads.  “What if Julie doesn’t like it?”  “What if the fans don’t like it?” “What if it’s not good enough?”  “What if it doesn’t capture the essence of Schooner and Mia?”  These were the longest three minutes of the entire process!

Julie loved it!

She immediately posted it on her Facebook page.  It was received warmly by other fans, who then shared it with their friends and family.    Now, I share it with you.   Please share, reblog, buy the book and fall in love with Schooner and Mia.   (Book 2, “Moore to Lose,” will be released in September 2013.)    Amazon     Barnes and Noble

After reading Searching for Moore please visit Julie’s author website for additional scenes, written in the point of view of other characters, and find her on Facebook.

Here is our labor of love for Searching for Moore  .

7 thoughts on “Etiology of a Book Trailer – “Searching for Moore,” by Julie A. Richman

    samcampos79 said:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I am very glad to have each and everyone of you ladies in my life. I never thought reading words on a page could touch me so deeply until I came across Searching for Moore, it had me from the first word and in a matter of hours I was gasping for Moore!

    My life (and my Facebook) will never be the same again. Its Smoochal, BBC!

      Michelle responded:
      July 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Love you, Sam! You’re right, it’s smoochal!! 🙂

    Hayson Manning said:
    July 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Gorgeous story and hauntingly, beautiful trailer. I’m going to read the book again!

      Michelle responded:
      July 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

      Thank you, Hayson, my luv!! Miss you!

    Katrina O'Brien said:
    September 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I just love your review, I want to say a huge big thank you to you cause you were the very first , the number 1 comment oto be placed on my blog, apart from an author, and thats special to me, your video you did for SFM is amazing.
    I loved SFM and cannot wait to read more from Julie, And like you said in your review its awesome getting to know Julie and that through facebook she is availble to talk to us when ever we see she is online.

      Michelle responded:
      September 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      I’m so flattered that you visited my blog and left such a lovely note for me. Julie’s work moved me and brought new friends, into my life, including Julie! And, now YOU! Get ready for “Moore to Lose,” it’s only a few short weeks away!

    […] words inspired a friendship between Kristen, Samantha, Cleida and I that culminated in the Searching for Moore Book Trailer, on July 23rd.    These relationships have continued to evolve and I am proud to count these […]

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