Book Launch for Cooper's Moon: Tipsy Cow next to Prado Theater on US 41 in Bonita Springs, next Tuesday -- March 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. See you there! Raffle prizes: One lucky person will win a personal role in Richard's next Book, Blood Moon
Michael Joy and Richard Conrath at the Mystery writers of America, Florida, annual Christmas.party. Michael, coordinator of the West Florida group, as a pirate. Cool, no?
It may come out earlier. But I will let you know if it does. Look for info about the book launch and sites for book signings.
Most great books are about things that affect us all. Today there is so much happening in our world that it's hard to chose what to write about: the threat of a nuclear attack, the ascent of other countries to challenge the US place on the world stage, the desperate state of things in Puerto Rico after hurricane Irma, harassment of women in the workplace--shall I stop?
But you get the idea..
So the topic of my next book should be...?
Help me fill in the blanks.
So...self-publish or publish traditionally.
There are two ways to go these days: go it alone or use the traditional approach (look like crazy for a Big 5 publisher). The problem is, the traditional publisher is getting harder for the new author to approach. I tried the traditional approach for five years. Now I'm going to try the Indie approach (find a small independent press to publish your book).
Today, no one has to go unpublished. Amazon has solved that problem--with hundreds of thousands of titles published on that massive site every year--and the number is growing!
The challenge for the writer who wants to go Indie is getting discovered in that mass of new pubs!
So, what to do?
I'll share some of my thoughts on how to deal with the vast desert of amazon publishing in my next blog.
Cathleen (designer) is finishing up the design work for Cooper's Moon. I see a book launch coming soon. Stay tuned for a time, date and place.
Cooper's Moon, Blood Moon Rising, and a Cold Copper Moon in some way or another deal with the issue of trafficking in sex. The exploitation of women and children by traffickers is one of the best-kept secrets today. Anther well-kept secret is that the US is one of the top countries of destination for trafficking. If you want to read more about this subject, check out Kara's Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.
I love to write because it gives me a chance to talk about current issues, big issues that concern us all. Cooper's moon deals with the trafficking of children as well as the kidnapping of Cooper's son.
Once you outline (Don't let it becomes boring), start to fill in the spaces.
Write what is real to you--that is, get into the scene and describe what you see or feel as if you were right there. Writing is a lot like acting. In acting you have to be present to your character.
I find that when I don't like what I've written it's because I haven't even been close to the scene I am describing.
Easy? No. Not at all. Try it. You have to feel the place you are describing, smell it, see the details, hear the sounds.
So Rule #5 is: Be present in the scene you're describing. Like Alice, drop into the world you are describing.
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TIPSY COW ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND NEW BOOK LAUNCH !
Meet the local author and taste the scrumptious ice cream flavors Celebrating the book called Cooper's MoonSHINE!!!
Come to Tipsy Cow Gourmet Ice Cream Shop on Tuesday March 27, 4-6 PM. Next to the Prado Theater
FREE RAFFLE. One lucky guest will win a prize -- Become the next character in Conrath's new novel called Blood Moon Rising, due to be released in November, 2018
Also, maybe your win a raffle to spend the day at Tipsy Cow making ice cream and taking it home for friends to share. Have your own party -- an ICE CREAM LAUNCH!
Meet the author: get book signed personally to you
Msytery/Crime Fiction new series ---Amazon released by Gulf Shore Press publishers
There will be lots of prizes and a book signing with ice cream galore
Tipsy Cow is at the Prada Theater in Bonita Springs on US 41 near Bernwood. Look for Walgreen's and park near the theater
The Prado has discounted tickets on that day so you can make a day of it.
SOME of the gourmet Ice Cream is infused with a wee bit of alcohol to give it a bit of a ZING!