The Merrick family crest, artwork from the House of Wolves series featuring two wolves rampant a crown, a crest with Laurel leaves and a crown.

"the Folk take care of their own"

The world is a scary place. For every beastie of the night, there are a million cops, enemies, and those so apathetic to the beauty of our world they just can’t see magic sparking right in front of them. So we Folk who can got to stick together.

In the House of Wolves series, The Folk are family, lovers, and friends. They are the font from which the Kin are born. They are the support for their court and their world. And they protect their own.

I hope my team is a place where people feel accepted, supported and included. This is a place where we watch out for each other. A place where we stand for those who cannot stand for themselves. “The Folk” is the perfect name for this team. And we meet in the Square.

WHAT IS A “STREET TEAM?”

A street team is a special group that is designed to be composed of people who are excited about a musician, artist, or author, and are enthusiastic about spreading the word. With all of the options, how do people find books they want to read?

The best way is word of mouth and that’s where the Folk comes into play.

What Are A Folk's Responsibilities

The main “responsibility” of a The Folk is to help spread the word about my books. Some ways this can happen…

In-Person:

  • Tell people you know about the books and share with friends & family to help spread the word

  • Buy the books during the first week of release – this helps get books on bestseller lists

  • Ask your local library to order my books, give the librarians the title, name, and link

  • Leave promo materials at local book stores, coffee shops, or libraries – with permission!

Online:

  • Signal boost my social posts and post your own

  • Join in any big social pushes for releases or announcements

  • Feature interviews, reviews, excerpts, or anything else on your blog, website, Facebook, etc…

  • Visit during online appearances like chats and blog tours

  • Connect me with people you know who you think would be interested

  • Review the books as soon as possible at online retailers with your honest thoughts

The group is designed to be uplifting and fun. There’s no “requisite amount” members have to do. As long as The Folk are doing their best and looking after each other, I’m more than grateful!

WHAT DO I GET FOR BEING A FOLK?

I know asking you to keep my books top-of-mind in your day-to-day life is a lot. So, along with my eternal gratitude, you’ll have a few other perks. Expect changes as I hope to make some of the perks better as time goes on, but for now, Street Team members can expect:

  • Acceptance into an exclusive Facebook group to share your thoughts, talk to me, and engage with other fans

  • Giveaways for a signed book OR special swag, and exclusive artwork

  • New release giveaways for special swag to give away or keep to yourself

  • Access to early copies of my unpublished work.

  • Exclusive Q&A sessions or live “hangouts”

HOW DO I BECOME A Folk?

Anyone who is willing to spread the word about my books can become a Folk!

If you’re interested, request to join the Facebook group (if you use Facebook) and fill out the questions. While you do not have to join the Facebook group to be a member of the Folk, it does help as most of the day-to-day conversation and interaction happens there!