Books are easier to wrap than footballs. Or Cats. Books don’t need batteries. Books don’t hurt when you step on them in the middle of the night. Books never come in the wrong color or size. Books don’t irritate your allergies. Books are cheap to mail. Books never need ironing. Books don’t need to be[…]
Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately Really, very. These are useless modifiers. You should be able to find stronger verbs or adjectives for whatever you’re trying to enhance. For example, “He ran very quickly along the really long field.” can be, “He sprinted across the vast field.” That. If a sentence still makes sense after removing “that,” delete it. For[…]
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented, as well as the number of visitors. In German it is called Frankfurter Buchmesse. It is held annually in mid-October at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The first three days are open exclusively[…]
I am so excited! My book ‘The Throne of David’, is being considered for the International Thriller Writers Best First Novel award for 2016. I will keep you posted…
Does anyone else live what she is describing? I take a little vacation from my life every single day and I come back a better person. Braver, strengthened and more faithful. Thank you to all those who labored to give us books! I opened a book and in I strode. Now nobody can find me. I’ve left[…]
Ms. Farnsworth: Your email was forwarded to me for review. We’ll be happy to represent your book on our shelves. If you know people in Washington, would you please let them know that we are carrying it and encourage them to buy it from us? Good luck promoting your book, Mark LaFramboise Politics & Prose Bookstore[…]
Taken from a speech I will be presenting to an Independent Bookseller Convention: My book, ‘The Throne of David’, is a historical mystery and joins works such as the ‘Da Vinci Code’ or ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in unraveling ancient legends. The story follows the history of the throne of David, you might remember[…]
I have been invited to read a chapter of Harper Lee’s new book ‘Go Set A Watchman’ at the Barnes and Noble in Mid-Rivers, at 6:30 pm – come and join authors from all over St. Louis reading through out the day! Read the first chapter now here.