Another quick break from NaNo, my eyes are crossing… I’m at 9100-and-change words, but I need to break.
For a while now, I’ve been frequenting the NaNo forums looking for new reads by fellow self-pubs, and have stumbled on a veritable treasure trove. Yes, there’s plenty more waiting for me, because I know I’ve Kindled more than I got to read just yet. But man, this is fun.
Ellie Burmeister – How to Get A Literary Agent in Two Murders or Less
I’m telling you right now, if you’re an aspiring author, you will be able to relate to this book, and even if you’re not, you will laugh uproariously at Amanda Anderson’s attempts to get her name seen in the literary world. But the way that Ellie Burmeister has her character go from aspiring to published author is, to say the least, unconventional. I started cracking up in the beginning, and didn’t stop until the last few pages. Worth a buy, worth a read, and definitely worth the smile you’ll have as Amanda works through the story to make her dream come to fruition.
Jessica Elliott – Charming Academy
We’ve all grown up with the fairy tales. We’ve all known that Prince Charming has to kiss Cinderella. But have you ever asked yourself how Prince Charming knew that that was the way to break the spell? And have you ever wondered how the Beast became a beast to begin with?
Well, look no further as Elliott retells every kid’s classic stories in a fun, refreshing behind-the-scenes twist.
Gayle F. Moffet – 12 Months of Trying
Not just because this is my editor’s writing, but because this is an anthology that blends a little fiction, a little non, a little poetry, all in Gayle’s inimitable direct, semi-sarcastic style. The anthology is a collection of all the works that she had submitted over the course of a year, whether successfully or not, and it gives a great inside view to her versatility as a writer.