My agent (Tris) has suggested that better genres for Cooper's Moon and Blood Moon are Thriller and Crime. Thus the title for this blog. The issue of genre gets into the issue of the writing process as well. What it says about the process is something that I've discovered earlier: namely, that the process of writing is a fluid one. The genre drives the story.
As I am writing Blood Moon, the story line has changed several times. You're probably surprised at that. When you read a book, you don't think about the process that the author went through to create it. I never did. I have already dumped about 30 pages (at least) of Blood Moon and will probably dump some more. That's the bad news. The good news is I like the story more. Hope you do too.
I will be posting a new selection of Cooper's Moon in the next several days. So stay tuned for Cooper's latest Miami adventure. I'll look forward to your feedback.
Tris is sending out Cooper's Moon to more publishers shortly. Keeping my fingers crossed.
All the best,
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WHOA!!! Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, will be out at the end of March, maybe sooner! It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
A VERY SPECIAL BOOKSTORE ON THE BOARDWALK OF REHOBOTH MD....
A new book signings is set for August 10th~
Check out "August Events" at WWW.Browseabout Books
(I know, I know, it looks like it is misspelled, but trust me, it's not....
STOP IN AND MEET THE AUTHOR~ RICHARD CONRATH
Rehoboth Beach, MD
Friday, August 10th
9-11 AM (Give the kids breakfast and then mosey on over to the bookstore)
Book talk, signing,
and a special program for the kiddos in the children's section of Browseabout Books
ENJOY THE PROGRAM THAT MORNING:
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS CHILDREN BOOKS GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE AND GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE BOOK? THERE ARE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM ~ THERE WILL BE A PROGRAM FOR THE KIDS AS THE ADULTS STROLL THE BOOKSTORE RIGHT ON THE BEACH BOARDWALK