Most people enjoy looking at lighthouse pictures, and when possible some may visit a lighthouse. However fewer of those who enjoy the pictures will take time to read a book about lighthouses. I recall talking to an editor about my manuscript and learned the book would be considered a "nitch book." He defined it as meaning only a small portion of the population would be interested in reading about a lighthouse. When I first heard this statement I was very discouraged. However, I quickly realized even the remainder of the population doesn’t all like reading love or mystery books. Knowing readers like different types of stories, I knew my book would still add to the many options readers have today.
Regardless of the genre someone might like reading; I know a book’s title can grab the shopper’s attention unless he or she is looking for a specific book. When designing the cover for my book, I chose the title knowing it would grab attention and hopefully spark peoples interest to read it. However, some folk have misinterpreted the book title and think it has to do with witches or evil doers.
Most readers can’t know from a book title exactly what the book is about until they read the book. Until then, their guessing and their comments can deter others from reading a good book. I chose The Wickie as the title for my book because “Wickie" was a nickname the lighthouse keepers called each other in the old days. This name derived because keepers had to trim the wicks of the lantern to maintain a bright light. This book has nothing to do with Witches, but a lot to do with the lighthouse keepers, their families, and the challenges they all encountered but didn't expect.
If you like reading historical fiction, I hope you’ll enjoy reading “The Wickie.” This book is also written for young readers to enjoy.