With facebook algorithms especially, sometimes social media doesn't cut it, not when you want to be the first to know and take advantage of time-sensitive things like preorder discounts. I also have a few appearances I'm scheduling right now and I would hate to have fans miss them because of these issues.
All this to say that I now have an author mailing list! I will never send you spam, but only one-time announcements when a book or story is published, when it becomes available in another format, or when an appearance is coming up.
I really appreciate my followers on social media and on this blog, too. You will continue to see reviews in those places that you won't see on the author mailing list. On facebook and twitter you'll no doubt see our homeschooling antics as well. Carry on!