YouTube: Professional or Fun?

Before I became an author, I never thought I'd post a video on YouTube. Now, I have my own "channel." I guess it's the teenage spirit inside me who thinks it's fun to play around with Windows Movie Maker. I really have no other excuse. I've even heard it's a bad idea to make video book trailers because they don't always look professional. That should have discouraged me, I know. But my husband, a former film major, declared that my video is "sort of okay." So now it's out there. Have at it.

This time around, I asked my brother Randy Latimer for help with the music. He's a very talented musician, who plays with the group 40 thieves. They play Irish-inspired rock and are a popular group in the DC area. Randy is the fiddler for the group, but he also plays piano, drums, guitar, etc. The music he made for the trailer sounds a little bit country. Here's Randy playing with his band. He's on the left:

I got this picture from the Washington Post.

I won't tell you how he recorded it . . . unless you ask. Or maybe you can guess.


  1. It's awesome! I can't wait to read it!!

  2. Great trailer I love the book so far :)

  3. So excited - can't wait. When can we get it???

  4. The release date is Aug 13. Last time, it was early to stores, but everything has been different with this book. We'll see. Some reviewers have their copies now. That's why Paula is reading it.

  5. I would say it's a good trailer for those I categorize as simple. Effective and nicely done. I'm going to have to get Emma when it comes out.
    PS The music was great!


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