Influencer HQ

Welcome to Influencer-HQ, home to the Epic City Farming Book Launch Team.

Each week of the launch, items will be posted below that you can share on social media.  

We will use a contest entry form to make it easy for you to spread the word.  The form makes it appear that entries earn points.  Don't worry about collecting points!  Everyone who participates at least once a week will get a free copy of City Farming as my thanks to you!  Using the form simply lets me keep track of participation.

By the way, if you prefer to create your own posts instead of using the entry form, feel free to do so!  The last entry on the form is 'Create Your Own Share.'  Click on it to earn credit for participating.

Get started by scrolling down to this week's post.

Got a question or a suggestion?  Comment or message me from the Epic City Farming Book Launch Team Facebook page.

Publication Day Has Arrived!

Hi - Happy Wednesday! 

How’s your week going? What are you getting up to? 

Lewis and I got a chicken coop delivered in a big box three weeks ago.  The manufacturer calls every day for feedback. I have no response, mainly because the coop is still in the box.  I guess they will keep calling until I am so embarrassed that I finally drop everything and put the darn coop together. 

That's how we roll in the Spencer house... 

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On to business!

City Farming is OFFICIALLY in publication today.  Woot!

Like my chicken coop, perhaps you have not had time to look over your Advance Reader Copy and post a review.  

To show you how much I appreciate you taking the time to post a review during the busy holiday season, I've got a signed paperback copy of City Farming to give away to a lucky winner.   

Since you already have a proof copy of City Farming, I have bundled this prize with another little book that I wrote, Composting Made Easy.  To really sweeten the pot, I have added a Romaine Calm t-shirt and 4 vinyl decals.

Only 1 winner gets the prize package, but EVERYONE who enters will receive Composting Made Easy and the decals.

To get your hands on the prize bundle, all you need to do is enter your first name & email address.  Then click the links in the entry form I’ve got for you below.  

That will automatically enter you - and then take you to a review page for City Farming, where you can leave an honest review if you choose. You can also select to Tweet about City Farming instead.  

So: consider Tweeting or leaving a review on Amazon or at Click the links, and I'll enter your name into the prize draw. 

The reason I'm asking for reviews:

Reader reviews are the lifeblood of any author's career. For a humble typewriter-jockey like myself, getting reviews (especially on Amazon) means I can submit my books for advertising. 
Which means I can actually sell a few copies from time to time - which is always a nice bonus :) 

So every review means a lot to me - and I'd like to take the opportunity to give something back.  If you enter your name & email address and click the links below, I'll be able to track your name and make sure you're entered into the contest: 

Leaving a review is super easy: 

1) click the links in the entry form above 2) sign in to Amazon if prompted 3) select a star rating 4) write a few short words (or long words, I won't judge) 5) click the 'submit' button

If you have trouble leaving a review at Amazon, leave one at 5mbooks, instead (or simply share the Tweet.)

The winner will be chosen by PromoSimple at random on December 13, so if you'd like to get your hands on a free signed paperback, just click the link above before then. 

If your name is chosen for the prize, I'll also ask whether you'd like a personal message (God forbid a writer should actually make something up...hah) and I'll get your shipping details, etc. 

If you don't want to win a signed paperback copy, I'd still love it if you could take three minutes to let me know what you think of the book. 

And if you'd like me to send you a personal thank-you email, just reply to this address and let me know.  I'll personally thank everyone who leaves a review and lets me know - because you rock. 

Once again, thank you for your support - and enjoy what's left of the week! 

*Important Note: 

To be clear, you don't have to leave a positive review to enter the prize draw - nor do you need to leave a review at all. Just clicking the links will automatically enter you into the contest. 
Even if you think City Farming was an egregious offence to literature and you leave a -1,576* review, or if you decide not to leave a review at all, you'll still qualify (no purchase or further action is required). So please be truthful if you do decide to leave a review. 

If you want to check out Amazon's review policy, more info is available at

And if you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email - I'll be keeping an eye on my inbox :)