I Need Your Help. Join My Street Team and Get Freebies.

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Since I became an Indie Girl (an independent publisher) a few weeks ago, I realized how important it is to have book reviewers and other authors, friends, and writers watching my back, spreading the word about my novel. It’s not easy for me to do it on my own because tooting my horn doesn’t feel right.

So here’s my idea: I need influencers. People who believe in my novel. People who will spread the news about the book. People who are advocates for father’s right, children’s rights, and CASA (Court appointed special advocate). The theme of the novel is: “Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime,” Herbert Ward. The story is fiction, but it’s based on real-life issues.

What I’m looking for in teammates

  • A desire to help a newbie author
  • A desire to read a suspense novel
  • Someone who has a Twitter account (not a must-have)
  • Someone who has a FB account (not a must-have)
  • A love for freebies

What do you get for joining the team?

  • A FREE eBook ARC (advanced reader copy) of Cache a Predator. (I can’t expect you to be on my team if you don’t know what you’re rooting for.)
  • A FREE download of the PITCH PAL, a short eBook that teaches how to hone your novel into a one-sentence pitch for agents, publishers, PR events, Good Reads, dinner parties, speaking engagements, etc.

What if you read Cache a Predator and don’t like it and don’t want to be a part of my team?

No sweat, I’ll cry a little, but I’ll get over it. I don’t want you to be a part of a team that you can’t support, but I hope you’ll join. If you read the book and decide not to be on my team the PITCH PAL will still be FREE. All you have to do is sign up at the tool bar on the side of this page.

What will your role be as a team member?

  • Share the novel’s Amazon link at your FB page. (http://amzn.to/13sm2xK)
  • Write a review at Good Reads or Amazon
  • Tweet about the novel or your review
  • Tell a friend
  • Recommend it

How to join

  • Leave me a comment below saying, “Pick Me” with your FB or Twitter address. (Example: @MWeidenbenner1)
  • If you’re comfortable leaving your email address leave it like I do here:  MWEIDENBENNER(at)COMCAST(dot)NET
  • If you’d prefer not to leave your email address send me a private email.
  • If you sign up for the PITCH PAL* at the side toolbar I will automatically get your email address, but you still need to comment if you want to be on my team.
  • For now, I’m limiting this to the first 50 members because I’m not sure what the response will be.

*The PITCH PAL is in a PDF format. If you’d like a DOC of a DOCX please email me privately at MWEIDENBENNER(at)comcast(dot)net or leave me a note in the comment section below.


Here’s what a few readers said about the book. (And no, I didn’t pay them, give them chocolate, or offer them the PITCH PAL. Although they probably wish I would.)

Deborah Rutkowski said, “Cache a Predator” shows how predators can slip through the system and cause fear that is unimaginable to parents, family, and the government.”

Chloe Joyce said, “I couldn’t put the book down. It was non-stop action, a lovable main character and an original plot.”

Jamie Gibson said, “I wanted to crawl in this book and be there to show my support. I cried, laughed, and got angry.”

“M. Weidenbenner splashes the emotion of one father’s love into the sea of a gripping tale that will leave readers locking their doors and pedophiles sleeping with their eyes open.” 

Lisa Buske said, “I don’t typically read books with body parts being cut off, but I do like a good suspense and mystery. Michelle’s “Cache a Predator” is comparable to a Dee Henderson story. Her words weave the lives of this book’s characters together in such a way that when you reach the last eighty pages you find yourself hoping and praying the predator isn’t who you think it is.” 

Thank you for reading this post, and I hope you’ll join my team! I’d be grateful!

I’m currently compiling a list of bloggers who love to review books and interview authors. If you’re one of those, please leave me your name and blog address. If you’re an author looking for either of these, watch for my list soon!

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  1. Pick me. I need to do something like this too to promote Ozette’s Destiny. I think a lot of us need all the marketing help we can get. I have read Cache a Predator, and it is a great read. No problem supporting it.

    • oops i somehow sent this before adding my twitter addy @judypierce13

    • Thanks, Judy. I want to tell all my “team” that part of being in a group like this means supporting each other too. I’m happy to tweet and share Ozette Destiny’s story. Love that little guy!

  2. I’m not able to do ebooks yet and it will be a while (other priorities first), but I will love to read your book and influence when it’s in paper copy. Wishing you all the best and sending hugs.

    • Dee – I’ll get you a paperback copy as soon as they’re available, which should be in August. I’m waiting for the proof right now. Thanks for all you do, all the encouragement and please be my guest here some time soon. Hugs!

  3. Brittany Buchanan says:

    Pick me!!! I subscribed….

    • Hi Brittany! Thanks! Are you on Twitter or FB? If so, leave me your info. I have your email now.

  4. “Pick Me” @NadaNightStar
    E-mail: nadanessinmotion(at)gmail(dot)com
    I’d like to read your book (though Amazon says “This title is not available for your location” 🙁

    Looking forward to hearing from you and to reading your book 🙂

    • Oh, Nada – Thanks for that info. I’ll look into it. Where is your “location” may I ask?
      I’ll email you privately.
      Thanks for joining my team!

      • Don’t worry Amazon gives me that message often – if not always when it comes to Kindle books.
        I’m from Egypt 🙂

  5. Jamie Gibson says:

    I will help as much as I can…PICK ME…I loved the book…I have posted reviews on amazon and goodreads…I have recommended it to tons of friens…anything else I can do..I will help the best I can… 😉

    • Jamie – You rock! You are already on my list. Team captain? Lol! You’re the girl who doesn’t sleep.
      Hugs and thanks.

  6. Robin says:

    Pick me! You have my twitter and facebook and this is the best email: ROBINMMCCLURE(at)GMAIL(dot)COM

  7. Monica C. says:

    Pick me, pick me! 😛

    But no really, you have my twitter and Facebook and e-mail addresses. I even signed up for your mailing list, because then I will get reminders that will keep me from forgetting to check your blog. Hooray?!

  8. Pick me, please. The idea sounds good. I’ve been doign reviews for Amazon anyway. My twitter handle is #QSteele1 look forward to getting a look at your book.


  9. I’m in Michelle. I’ll do my best. You may use my e-mail address. I do have twitter, FB.

  10. Suspense! Yes! this sounds great. I tweet, post on facebook and have a book review blog. sign me up!
    @PlayWithNeedles on twitter
    Ravenz Reviews on Facebook
    WWW(dot)RAVENZREVIEWS(dot)BLOGSPOT(dot)COM on blogger

    • Hi Ms. Kelly J Erickson! Yay, welcome to the team.
      Kinda scary Twitter handle, eh? @PLayWithNeedles Lol
      Will send you the book and visit your blog.
      I’ll be launching a list of reviewers here shortly. Would you like me to include that in my post?
      Thanks again,

  11. Pick me! Love this post. It’s wonderful of you to reach out this way. I’m looking forward to being part of your team, and happy to have you on mine 🙂


    • Yay! Hi Andi. Thanks for “joining.” It’s great to have you here. I’ll email you a copy of the book. Thanks!

  12. Joann Claypoole says:

    Pick me, Michelle! I can’t wait to read this story! My website / blog will be up soon. Just lead the way, girlie. I’m happy to help in any way I can. Definitely FB, and I’ll post a review on Amazon. You have my info.

    Now I need to start tweeting…Coo and Flutter can’t believe I haven’t started yet! 🙂


  13. Hi Michelle! I like your style. I’m not that much into “suspense” novels, but I’m willing to try yours. I make no promises if I don’t like your book. But if I do find it a good read, I’ll promote the heck out of it for you, on FB, Twitter, Goodreads and anywhere else I can think of. Best of luck with your book! Oh, my email is above, but you can find me on Twitter @womenswrites.

    I also work for a small publishing company and we are on the lookout for reviewers. I’ll be watching for your list!


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