thanks for that. I suppose you would have of necessity a tough exterior. the world, if we look deeply enough, the world can be a pretty dark place I suppose. you're so correct about Kansas and New YOrk being so different. there are so many "countries/cultures" in the States, too. so diverse.
Hello! didn't realise you were in law. You must have found Infamous/In Cold blood truly interesting then from the legal aspects alone.
I'd love to know what you thought about the case--about the defendants and about Capote. (sometime, if you find the time to tell me)! all the best.
Hello Neil. Helen mentioned that you're also down to appear at CrimFest so I thought I'd drop by and say hi. I also work as a lawyer, though as a pensions solicitor, its not quite as exciting as the CPS...
You need to attend one of my famous erotic writing workshops. I've run into similar issues with writers and they all say at the end, what the hell was I so afraid of?
If you can write blood and guts without a blink then you should be able to write a bit of the erotic. The important thing is that you write it well. It doesn't have to be OTT. I'm not big on OTT. But I am big on quality prose, whatever the content. x
no, I read for enjoyment. When I participate in the award process, I want to make sure I remember the books I've really liked, and I usually do my reviews right after reading the books. I review about 100 books a year, so I still read for pleasure Maggie who is mourning the San Diego Chargers loss to the evil NE Patriots (US football)
Thanks for your post on my page. In answer to your question, yes, my publisher is in the UK, BeWrite Books and Silenced Cry is available on all the Amazons and other shops. If you'll look in the "Buy Now" section on my site, www.martastephens-author.com I have several British locations listed including the London Book Depository. It's also available directly from my publisher at http://www.bewrite.net/merchant2/4.00/merchant.mv?
Thanks so much for taking time to view my video. If you're interested, I developed a 6-part series of articles on developing and Internet presense. They too are available on my website in the "Author to Author" section. I'm posting one a week. Thus far you'll find three posted. "The Public Author," "The Author's Website," and "Book Trailers." Upcoming titles are, "Spreading the Word," "Virtual Book Tours," and "The Hometown Advantage."
You asked how the book is doing. I'm not getting rich, but Silenced Cry is doing well, I think. My publisher is happy. I had great sales in this past fall (the book came out in April 2007) and I thoroughly enjoy what I'm doing. For the moment that's what counts. :)
So glad we "met!"
PS: If you do visit my site, please be sure to put yourself on my guest map!! :)
Makes perfect sense to me. I struggled over going with this publisher or not, as I did some research on the internet, and there was a clamor of voices trashing this particular publisher for this reason and that. My sister gave me some good advice, which was to make the best possible decision and then, once made, do not re-think it again. I've pretty much done that. I've decided I like the small publisher. They are interested in series, which is what I'm writing, and they are dedicated to introducing new writers. Of course, NO BODY is going to make any money off this venture. I think they make just enough to remain in business. But I don't have everybody in the world trying to vote on how I should write the books. And I figure if there is room to grow, we will grow together. They also put me onto my agent, who was another 'pause for thought' in that she's pretty much off the radar. She doesn't belong to the agent organizations, and she doesn't do email, and she doesn't publish her address or telephone number. Once the publisher put me onto her, I had to hunt to get to her. But she had a long career with the Hearst organization, she specializes in mysteries, and according to othere well-known agents in the field, those of us who are with her "are in good hands." They had introduced me to several other agents, all in huge corporate agencies, and I just was put off by the agent-millness of it. I preferred the small proprietary agency. I had been with Helen Merrill for sixteen years. She had taken me on when I was writing plays. She was a Viennese ex-patriot, and a nazi. She took no guff. But, then she died. I decided, well a lot of people will probably jump ship...I resolved to stay loyal to the agency. AND THEN THEY DUMPED ME! Loyalty: go figure. Anyway, I really want to be free to do the work as I want to do it, so I do not want a lot of interence; thus, the small, boutique operations are feeling right for me. This is probably a lot more than you wanted to know. I started writing it and got on a roll.
Well, my experience will have been very different. I've just signed a two book deal with a very small house out of Maryland. As they are a small publishing house, they have limited distribution, emphasis on the limited. I will have to do a lot of it myself. They concentrate on seminars, conferences, and competitions.
Well, good for you for doing what it takes to get the job done. I'll look forward to reading your stuff. Are you with a big publisher? Are they promoting it and sending you around? What kind of support are you getting?