One army veteran turned author was extremely grateful to the TikTok community after a video of him looking down at a book signing went viral. It looked like not many people attended the veteran’s book signing, but then something happened that would change his life forever.
A Defeated Novelist
This is the remarkable journey of author Shawn Warner as he transforms from a “defeated” writer to an overnight sensation.
Through the power of TikTok, Warner’s self-published young adult murder mystery book, “Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor,” has skyrocketed to become an unexpected bestseller.
Army veteran Shawn Warner organized a book signing event to promote his debut novel, where he sat looking lonely and lost.
A TikToker, known as Red, stumbled upon the book signing and noticed Warner’s upset look, changing Warner’s life forever.
“This New Author Seemed Super Defeated When I First Walked Past Him. So Before I Left the Store, I Decided To Go Back”
In a now-viral TikTok video, Red shared their encounter with Warner, revealing his defeated appearance at the book signing.
The video now has over 17 million views.
Red engaged Warner in conversation and even purchased a few copies of his book.
The text on the video told of Red’s idea, “This new author seemed super defeated when I first walked past him. So before I left the store, I decided to go back.”
Of a Teenage Girl Who Teams up With Ghosts To Solve the Mystery of Her Parent’s Murders
Warner’s book, “Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor,” tells the gripping story of a teenage girl who teams up with ghosts to solve the mystery of her parent’s murders.
Thanks to the immense exposure generated by the viral TikTok, the book experienced a surge in popularity.
In just a matter of days, Warner’s novel soared to become Amazon’s number one bestselling book.
“I’m in Shock. I Don’t Even Know What To Say About It at the Moment. I’m Trying to Wrap My Head Around It”
In a heartfelt video posted on his TikTok account, Warner expressed his profound gratitude for the overwhelming support and kindness he received, “I’m in shock. I don’t even know what to say about it at the moment. I’m trying to wrap my head around it.”
Incredibly, the book is now reaching global status, “Just saw the other video, gonna buy it now!! your book is reaching Brazil too,” One user told the author.
Another user said they admired the idea, “Sometimes I love the internet.”
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