Email This Post HomeHumorGoldfinches with Rage Issues, Join the Pineapple Port Street Team & Giveaways! Amy Vansant July 27, 2017 Humor 2 Comments Goldfinches with Rage Issues Living in the Northeast, where most of the birds are pretty blah compared to tropical regions, I’ve always had an affinity for goldfinches. They’re bright and cute. Then I spotted this guy going medieval on my the black-eyed Susans I’m so proud of this year. Not sure what personal issues this goldfinch is going through right now, but I can tell you his buddy was going through the same issue a few flowers over. They ripped every last petal off several of my flowers like it was their job. Lot of passive-aggressive bird stuff going on. Join my Pineapple Port STREET TEAM! I’m preparing to launch the fifth book in the Pineapple Port cozy mystery series, Pineapple Beach House, and I’ve decided to create a STREET TEAM. What’s a street team? A street team is where my gang fights other author’s gangs with knives and — oh, no, wait – that’s West Side Story. Sorry. A street team helps an author hype his or her book. They come in especially handy during giveaways and new book launches. They promote the author and his/her books on social media Review advanced copies on Amazon, GoodReads and other book retailers Help spread the word in groups the author can’t access (authors usually aren’t allowed to promote their own books in reader groups) In short, the street team helps spread the word about the author and his/her books! What does the Street Team get for their efforts? Street team members get first access to new releases, entries in special “team only” giveaways and other perks. They also get access to a private Facebook page dedicated to the Pineapple Port Street Team (which I’ll be asking you to help me name). In general, the author tries to make being a team member FUN. Do you have to genuinely love the author/series? It certainly helps. 🙂 Interested in Joining the Pineapple Port Street Team? Just fill out this form on my AuthorsXP website as best you can – don’t worry about right or wrong answers! I will get back to all soon! (It’s on that site because I’m going to open the opportunity for other authors to create street teams too in the future.) If you’re not sure, you can see the whole Pineapple Port series on Amazon or visit my Pineapple Port Page for more information about the series and me. Today’s Giveaways My AuthorsXP.com New Adult giveaway is running until Monday! Win Amazon Gift Cards! Each week I give away $20 gift certificates to readers for following authors on BookBub, Amazon, etc! Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Pineapple Hurricane is Released + Even More Giveaways (three chances to win a kindle) - June 4, 2020 Too Many Book Deals, Steals, Kindle Giveaways… - May 27, 2020 Name the Hurricane Winners, Win a Kindle + Books - May 19, 2020 2 Responses Anne Smith July 28, 2017 My husband and I worked one year at a Fishing Lodge in Northern Wisconsin and outside the lodge, there were bird feeders where we could see the gold finches come to eat. They are gorgeous birds. There weren’t any flowers at that place though. Your Street Team sounds like fun and I like reading and giving reviews for the books I read. So I will be signing up. 0 likes Reply Nixie July 28, 2017 Bird: “He Loves me, He Loves me not….” My guess is they were eating the seeds. The greenies in our garden do the same when they find dandelions (we don’t get black eyed susans this side of the pond). 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!