The beauteous Karen Lotter, Social Media Manager at The Alliance of Indie Authors, has introduced me to Pinterest. (Thanks Karen, what I really needed was another fun place online to fool about.)

But I can pretend it’s work because it is, as she says, the perfect way for writers to show, not tell, what we do.

And yes, it is totally fun. A visual baz off for a rest is needed from the words, a bit of intentional downtime.

Essentially, Pinterest lets you “pin” stuff that you think is cool or you want other people to see. And “repin” others pins to your own boards — and to share a link with people who may not be on Pinterest.

It’s one of the fastest growing social media platforms, with a growth curve faster than that of Google+, Twitter, and even Facebook.  If you’re not there yet, you might like to join.

If you’re on already, drop by the Orna Ross Pinterest Page. If you’re an indie author, join our Community Pinboard. E-mail your Pinterest URL to: and she’ll “invite” you in.