I've always wondered about the pain that a mother experiences in childbirth. As a man, that's one experience I will never have--unless I come up with a miraculous birth. Maybe the closest I'll ever get to that experience is giving birth to a novel. Let me defend that crazy position:
* First, when you write a novel, you are creating a new life--new characters who live out a story, and grow older as the novel progresses--especially if it is part of a series.
* Secondly, it's painful to create. I've rewritten A Cold Copper Moon three times already. Each time I consume another bunch of months. Wow! Believe me that hurts. But, as in child birth--so I understand--it's a happy pain.
* And finally, when the novel is finally published, it's shown to the world of readers like a new-born baby. Maybe I should hand out cigars when my agent finally lands a publisher. I'll buy the cigars, Tris.
By the way, my agent is Tristram Coburn of Tristram C. Coburn, Literary Management. I know it's hard work trying to find a publisher for a new author. But thanks for all you do, Tris. Maybe this baby will finally be delivered!
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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.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
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