Friday, August 28, 2015

SHELF LIFE


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Why do we write? Well, having worked with authors for so many years I can tell you why: because we can't not write. Yes, we have a story to tell. Yes, we would love it if the world would read it and readers would beat a path to our door. But moreover, we just want to get it out there. Like birthing a child, it needs to be born. For some of us, that's one book for others, it's many. When I first started this series, The Publicist (book one) was a diary. I had come off of a really bad breakup (with someone in publishing) and was having one of those "What am I doing with my life" moments. A friend suggested journaling and then the journal turned into a story and then, suddenly, a book. The Publicist series was completely unexpected. It was initially supposed to be this wonderful, cathartic thing and then, suddenly, it was so much more.

I really appreciate the feature on this blog and the readers who love this series (and write to me - wow I love that!) I hope you will enjoy it, too!

SHELF LIFE

Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk. This is Kate’s world, but for how long?

When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, Kate sets off on a new adventure…. 

Starting over in California is easy, but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn’t. Nicholas Lavigne is eager to help her forget, but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis. As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she's welcomed back with open arms. At the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she'd been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart. Behind the book, there’s always more to the story. 

Welcome to Publishing, the ego has landed. 



Author Bio:

I've worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here's what this book isn't. It's not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it's not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won't know which ones, hell it's more fun to guess, right? I continue to work in publicity and help authors because at the end of the day I do love books, I love publishing, and I love authors. I hope you'll enjoy this romp through Kate's world as much as I enjoyed creating it.

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