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A Novel Debut

Pity the poor debut novel. First it has to overcome the almost impossible odds of actually getting published. No mean feat with an unknown author. Then it has the daunting task of competing for a reader’s attention with books that are from established writers who have a dedicated fan base and a big publicity machine behind them. 696 more words


The first step.

Tomorrow I’ll board a flight to Minneapolis.

This year (one of twenty traveling to my home turf) I’ve left my VW Van at home (sold to the next world traveler October ’13). 113 more words

The journey begins

How to design a tour, part one:

  • Make a list of bookstores.
  • Cull your contacts from the store site or call to identify him/her.
  • Write your contact a letter with your press release attached.
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Shocking revelations about debut novels

Silk’s Post #99 — Maybe “shocking” is a bit strong, or maybe I’m just easily shocked. Or maybe it’s just a cheap trick of a headline. 1,248 more words

Writing Advice

Concept to Contract - Repost

Below is my first article on Avalon Authors on May 23, 2011. Avalon is no more and some of us are forming a new group blog at… 555 more words


"A man called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

In my latest reading adventure I traveled to Sweden where I met “A man called Ove“.  

Ove is a loveable curmudgeon in late middle-age.   292 more words

Book Reviews


California by Edan Lepucki. 400pp, Little, Brown and Company (CLICK HERE)

I want to be very careful not to write anything herein that would deny a reader their own journey of discovery through Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, … 950 more words

Personal Journey