There was just one submission left, so I’ve added my writing book so it wouldn’t be alone. And, after all, ‘tis the season to give writers books, right?
To Promote the General Welfare Edward Wallace Richbourg
Dean Granville has one thing on his mind ... convincing his girlfriend to marry him ... until he's arrested for murder. Dean covers college sports for the Washington Post, aiming to become a White House correspondent.
Virginia Governor Eugene Simpson has designs on the presidency. But he makes the mistake of vacationing in The Bahamas with his mistress. Several people have reasons to want Simpson out of the way. The timing is perfect.
As Dean begins to investigate, the trail leads him back to Virginia and Washington, DC for the showdown with the murderer of the governor and his mistress.
Flogging the Quill, Crafting a Novel that Sells Ray Rhamey
Laura Abbott, Amber Quill Press: “As an owner and managing editor of a publishing company, I’ve read many submissions that were near-misses. If the writers had had the benefit of this book, they’d be published now. Witty, funny, and engaging, this is a must-read for the burgeoning storyteller and serious novelist.”
Dan Conaway, literary agent, Writers House: “Ray’s book provides the sort of practical, sensible advice that really can help you become a better writer.”
Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author: “A must-have for any novelist--published or aspiring. It’s one of the most readable, entertaining books on writing out there.”
With writers putting their books “out there” on the Holiday Bookshelf, it got me to thinking about the “reality check” of reader reviews that these writers are exposing themselves too. Most of the ones I get appear on Amazon, so I looked mine up.
You never know
The Vamipire Kitty-cat Chronicles is, to my way of thinking, just a humorous romp, a spoof of vampires and a social satire. Harmless, I thought. But it received one 1-star and two 2-star reviews from people who disliked it a lot. However, enough other readers agree with my take on it to keep the average rating at 4 stars.
Considering the goodly number of writers who have bought Flogging the Quill, Crafting a Novel that Sells and given reviews, I’m really honored by the average of 4+ stars. I like to teach and mentor, and to have feedback that I’m helping other writers makes my day.
Do you have any review stories about your books?
Let me ask you this: I think I should do more “bookshelves” for writers to showcase their books. I could do it one week a month. What do you think? Tell me on the poll. Multiple choices can be made.
© 2011 Ray Rhamey