’Tis the season to be gifting with books. As you know, I occasionally flog my books here, and I will again. But I thought it would be fun to create a “Holiday Bookshelf” where FtQ readers could flog their books here on FtQ. So . . .
You're invited to present your published novel here on the “Holiday Bookshelf.” Just send me a cover image and a 100-word blurb about your novel plus the link to wherever you would like to send folks to either find out more about your book or to buy it.
Requirements for placement on the Holiday Bookshelf:
1. That your novel is currently published and available. It can be an eBook or a hard copy, or both.
2. You send a book-cover graphic. It would be nice if you sized it at 72 ppi and 100 pixels in width, but I can resize it if you don't have the capability.
3. A 100-word description of your book. Anything longer than that will be rejected. This is an exercise in discipline.
4. A link: the web address/URL of the web page to which you would like readers to go.
5. Your name
6. Include in the email your permission for the image and description to be posted on FtQ.
Understand that, unless I'm acquainted with a book, I'll have to make clear that I don't have an opinion or role in any of the books offered by writers.
So, in an email that includes “Holiday Bookshelf” in the SUBJECT, send me attachments that include the above elements and I'll look at it for inclusion. I'm pretty open, but I reserve the right to not post things I find objectionable. I anticipate posting batches as they come in over the next couple of weeks.
Let’s start the Holiday Bookshelf with a shout-out to the excellent books of two of my design clients. As I work on a book, I get to know both the content and the author, and these two are worthy of a look by you. Click on the linked title to go to the website.
Laced with the author’s cartoons, Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak is a humorous memoir by a very funny man, Mark Saunders. I’ll just let one of his blurbs do the talking.
Mark Saunders arrives in San Miguel de Allende with his wife and finds dust and dogs, twisted ankles, fireworks, cactus and much more. He’s the classic American innocent abroad, part clueless tourist, part critic, and always a lover. It’s a book for every life adventurer, particularly those reinventing their lives or retiring, first for the humor, which crackles on every page, then for the curious, tolerant attitude, and finally for the story, which chronicles the changes in two lives (actually four, counting a dog and a cat) that transpire when they leave the safe and familiar and create a new life. Foster Church, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Discovering Main Street
In this satire for mothers and daughters, The Mother Daughter Show delivers smiles and a recognition of the angst that accompanies parenting. From the back cover:
At Barton Friends–a D.C. prep school so elite its parent body includes the President and First Lady–three mothers have thrown themselves into organizing the annual musical revue. Will its Machiavellian intrigue somehow enable them to reconnect with their graduating daughters, who are fast spinning out of control?
By turns hilarious and poignant, The Mother Daughter Show will appeal to anyone who’s ever had a daughter–and anyone who’s ever been one.
So send that email with your book cover and blurb for the Holiday Bookshelf.
I want to give you the info on my latest book, but this post is long enough and I want the spotlight for these two deserving books.
For what it’s worth,
© 2011 Ray Rhamey