I’m an author with a distinct tastes in books. I’ve tried to read things like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Moby Dick, and Lord of the Flies. But I couldn’t. They didn’t catch my attention, they didn’t hold my attention, and I didn’t enjoy them. That’s not to say that they’re not great books, I just didn’t like them.
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Okay, Aamir says, and I try to roll my eyes but my happiness betrays me. In an attempt to hide the effect of his friendship I tilt my smile to the sky. The stars are faded and broken, hidden above a veil of smog and dust blown in from one desert or the other.
I’m not much of a poetry reader. Though my favorite genre is Literary, I’m definitely one of those numbskulls that just doesn’t get it. I want to read a story, not words.
All weekend long, I am running a massive giveaway on my Facebook page. There are more than 20 e-books up for grabs.
All you have to do is comment on the post you want (or all of them!), and I hope you’ll consider checking out the authors involved in the giveaway.
K.M. Randall, Author of Fractured Dream
Jonathan Bruce, Author of Project Northwoods
Chris Minich, Author of Misadventures of Princess Sydney,
Jesse James Freeman, Author of Billy Purgatory
Barbara Eppich Struna, Author of The Old Cape House
Jennifer Gracen, Author of Autumn Getaway.
Julie Schaarsmith Farley, Author of Tripped Up Love
Marianne Sackett McKiernan, Author of Dogs Speak
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Author of Unfinished Business
Larry Weiner, Author of Paradise Rot
Hilary Grossman, Author of Dangled Carat
Tess Thompson, Author of Blue Midnight
Claudia Long, Author of The Duel for Consuelo
Rachel Thompson, Author of Broken Places
Meara Platt, Author of My Fair Lily.
Mary Rowen Horgan, Author of Living by Ear
Marni Mann, Author of Seductive Shadows
Melissa Thayer, The Stories We Don’t Tell
Melissa Palmer, Author of Twin Oaks
Shari Ryan, Author of Tag
Thank you so much to all of the authors that participated.
Earlier today, I was lucky enough to celebrate the launch of A Berlin Story by Tiffani Burnett-Velez (who assisted me with the Russian dialogue in Paper Souls) by answering some of her questions about Paper Souls. I’ve also read the novella, which is beautifully written. You can read my five-star review of it on GU next week.
Below is a transcript of the interview. Enjoy.