Why I'm glad Nevermore Was Not Traditionally Published & Return of Blog Tour
So, I’ve been conducting this blog tour for some time now. Today I’m nearly at twenty separate posts, trying to convince you that the read you must complete this summer is Nevermore, a Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe. I think I must not be very good at this – I’ve averaged about one sale per post…but I slog on – it’s what writers do.
On an unrelated note – while my beloved San Diego Chargers did not win their first preseason game, the “starters” were nearly unstoppable. I am pleased. In honor of that today’s featured image is NOT a cute cat, but my favorite football lol – a shot taken from a game between the JETS (note this – it’s important) and the Chargers a few years back.
I discovered something very cool on Friday. I found the lost, hand-written manuscript to a novel that was well on its way to completion. “The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Crazy Case of Foreman James”. I wrote this in small bursts just before going to sleep each night. I was well into the book when we finally sold our old historic home in Hertford, NC and moved to the new house in the county. During that move…the notebook disappeared. Lost. Gone. No sign of it, and I had (at that point) only typed out about 1,000 words of it. NOT a good feeling, I can tell you. On the other hand, FINDING that after all this time has been a very cool thing, and I’ve been busily typing it into the computer so that I can move on, finish the story, and get it out to the world.
While I’m working on that, though, you should all pop over to “What Reader’s Want” – where you’ll find today’s blog post on why I’m glad Nevermore did not come out from a traditional publisher…and you should get yourself a copy of the book. It’s discounted from $4.99 to $2.99 for the length of the tour. You can get the print editions at a bargain price at the Crossroad Press Store … the audiobook is amazing, thanks to narrator Gigi Shane… Go have a visit with Edgar.
Here’s an excerpt from today’s post, and a link to the rest!
“I am here to talk about my new novel, Nevermore, a Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe. One of the questions I’ve been asked over and over again is – what type of book is it? What genre? Where would it be shelved? Let me tell you, this is a question I’ve come to hate – and I believe it’s probably among the most hated questions asked of most authors, because the simple fact is – it’s a novel. It has romance. It has dark fantasy. It has magic, and history, and even alternate history. It’s got action and adventure, and could probably be shelved without anyone batting an eye in the horror section, the urban fantasy section, and the paranormal romance section of a major bookstore.
The simple truth is, if my book got stuck on any of those shelves, I think a lot of people who would love it would never see it…” =>Read the entire post at the What Readers Want blog!
THE TOUR SO FAR:
Read about Genres & Why I hate them : ==> AT THE AUTHOR’S CAFE