This blog post is an expression of special thanks to my wonderful and creative friends. So many of you have asked me what you can do to help me promote Wingless Butterfly, and honestly, marketing is a whole new world for me. I’m trying to learn and think outside the box, but my friends are coming up with some fabulous ideas. Obviously they are more creative than me, ingenious and truly amazing too, for taking the time and effort to encourage their friends to read my book! Dale and Patty were the first to come up with some great ideas. Dale has been a great friend since high school, and she posted a challenge on Facebook to all of her friends and attached a link to my book trailer to it. This is what it said:
Hey Facebook Friends — I want to see how many of you read this book and figure out which character I am! Casi did not use our real names. Whoever figures it out first gets taken to lunch by me!

She has gotten a page of comments on her post. Thanks Dale for such a great idea! I hope the other people in my book will do the same thing!

I taught Patty when she was in 8th grade––too many years ago, but now an adult with children of her own, she is a wonderful friend. Patty posted an email to all of her friends:

To All:
Please check out the link below detailing my close friend, Casi McLean’s, new book, “Wingless Butterfly”.  The reviews are phenomenal!!!
Casi, was in fact, my “favorite” teacher.  I don’t know if any of you were fortunate enough to have a teacher that believed in your abilities and inspired you as Casi did for me.  Casi was my 7th grade English teacher.  She saw something in me which made me feel confident & proud.  Because of her, I pursued a degree in Journalism/Public Relations at the University of GA (where she attended college).  I can’t express how much this woman influenced my life.
I kept in contact with her after middle school and she trusted me in babysitting her son (now married).  When I went away to college, we lost touch.  About a year ago, we reconnected through Facebook.  It was then that she told me that she had left teaching to pursue other dreams, which landed her into becoming an author.
Through writing this book, which is a memoir of her past, she has become an Inspirational Speaker throughout Atlanta & nationwide.  Her message is simple…”No matter what happened in your past, believe in yourself and know that YOU make a difference in this world”.
It would mean a great deal to me if you would click on the link below.  If her message doesn’t apply to you, maybe you have a friend where her message would make a difference.

You know me…I’m ALL ABOUT friends helping friends…But I truly believe she has a message that could help many others.  Thanks in advance for you help in spreading her “message”!

I am so blessed to have such amazing friends!!! Thank you all for your support, encouragement and ever-lasting friendship!!!!!


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