Books with PhD students as main characters
With fall just around the corner, there's something about the gothic, or at least, dark atmosphere that is the backdrop to many dark academia novels that is just what we need. Coupled with the quarantine, there's nothing quite like settling in with a book with intellectual characters getting into all sorts of trouble.
As of September 7, 2021, I have officially signed with a literary agent! Kaitlyn Johnson of Belcastro agency will represent me in getting my latest novel published! Kaitlyn has a lot of experience in submitting to the Big 4 publishers, and I have no doubt she and I will be a successful partnership! More details … Continue reading BIG NEWS: I signed with a literary agent!
A couple weeks ago, I shared the good news about being offered lit agent representation for my jinn necromancer novel. A second agent reached out to me to offer representation! This may seem like a dream, and for about one second, it was. But it's rather stressful choosing between two amazing agents, who are both … Continue reading BOOKISH NEWS: I GOT OFFERED REPRESENTATION – again!
We none of us are rich. Some of us are the proverbial starving artists. We want to spend our time creating, and hopefully squeezinga little green out of our creation.
So how do you publicize your book(s) without spending any (or much) of that green in the first place?
- I’ve gone through a number of sites, collating ideas, just for you and me. Get reviewed by high profile book bloggers. You have to build up a relationship with them, through social media or otherwise, but if you can get a blogger or two to review your book, you’re doing well.
To figure out how much traffic a given blog actually gets, type the blog address into the “site info” box on Alexa.com. If the blog shows up as being top 100,00 then they’re popular. Top 50,000 or even 10,000 is obviously better. But shooting for 100,000 is a…
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Online Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle 'zines
What was most interesting was how Marguerite settled into her life as the wife of an Arab. She learned Arabic, respected the customs, and settled in living in the wadi, or valley, including using donkeys, selling items to tourists, and climbing up the jabal, or mountain.
I'm itching for Fall already, even though we're not even halfway through summer. Since it can't be Fall all year long, like I want it to be, I'm collecting the books I plan to read all Fall long. The Night She Disappeared: A Novel – September 7, 2021 On a beautiful summer night in a … Continue reading Books on my Fall 2021 TBR
A sweet novella about falling back in love when you forget why you fell in love in the first place.