Oops. The first link to the Author Spotlight post is no longer working. Here’s a revised one (please try it):
I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Marni Graff, author, editor, and blogger. She’s a writer whose style and skill I admire, so it means a lot to me that she wanted to ask about my books and my writing habits. You can find the interview (after midnight tonight, the 27th) and learn more for yourself at http://auntiemwrites.com/2018/07/27/robin-minnackthe…authorspotlight/
Okay, folks, here it is!
From the back cover:
It’s no big deal for Dorsey Wegman to agree to fetch one of Mackenzie Wilder’s new boats. She takes on lots of small jobs for her friends, especially if they can pay well like the Doc. But this one has gone loopy. The boat that was supposed to be ready for the water, isn’t. The boatwright that was supposed to work on the boat is missing. And … “…Doc? There’s a dead woman on board your boat. The police have impounded it, and I can’t leave until they have a handle on what’s going on. They’ll be calling you in about a half hour, they said. Doc, what should I do?” Mackenzie hotfoots it to New York’s North Country and finds herself and Dorsey required to stay and help investigate. Mackenzie’s professionalism soon outweighs the aggravation to local law enforcement as they work together to learn who would bother to kill the lady minister of a tiny church on one of the Thousand Islands. In fact, her skills and attitude reap an instant mutual attraction with sharp, charismatic CGIS Agent Aidan Ghee. And now Mackenzie has three problems. Who killed the woman aboard her boat? What does the Governor asking her to stay and figure this out have to do with the subsequent bodies that turn up – or with Lt. Bryan Jamison’s sudden lack of communication? And is she ready to commit herself for life to Bryan ?
Alas, as you will see from my new message on the sidebar — launch date has been pushed slightly back AGAIN. My wonderful alert editor found an absolute morass of confusion in my current revision of FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE SEATER. I’m in hot pursuit of the problem, but it will take longer than a mere 5 days to fix completely. After all, it has to be done right, right?
So, a new launch date of the 29th of April, and soon you can see what happens in the Flying Purple People Seater.
Oh! and for all the putting-up-with-me you’ve done, here’s a sneak peek at the cover:
Set in Middle Tennessee a year after 9/11, REMAINDER is about a small community dealing with a potential land buyout by a developer out of Nashville. Amid the early tensions of war and the threat of an end to their way of life, residents nevertheless must face personal drama as well. For salesman Wilson Parker and 13-year-old Ty Cummins, in particular, this year will change their lives.
I posted this not only to give more information about my book, but as an example of a small blurb, ie one too short for the back of your book, but about right to go in a blogpost, social media, or on a sales page. One of the toughest things I think authors have to do is figure out short, preferably pithy, ways to describe their books; ways that will – we hope – pique a reader’s interest.
REMAINDER is now available at Amazon.com, and will soon be available through other channels, such as barnesandnoble.com’
I have loved writing this book, but I am so glad it is finished. I hope you buy it, but what I really hope is that whether you buy it or borrow it, you read it and enjoy it. If you do, please share it with others. Because that’s what books are all about, sharing thoughts, feelings, and ideas. I love to tell stories, but mostly I love to know that people enjoy them.
So please, enjoy!
It’s getting close and I’m running late, but I may make it anyway.
Meantime, here’s the blurb from the back cover of Remainder:
“We expect the Wilson Touch.”
Wilson Parker has a reputation at Bedlowe Developers. He’s Aaron Bedlowe’s right-hand man for property acquisition. And Aaron wants property. His financial empire rests on his planned communities, and it’s time to place a jewel in the crown of his most recent venture. Aaron’s next target is Remainder, Tennessee, a rural community south of Nashville. And he’s charged Wilson with the task of getting the land he needs.
Parker’s already been in touch with a few people eager to make a buck selling land to the flashy company. One in particular, Ray Boone,has not only offered up his own property but is more than happy to help them find more. Things look good.
But maybe Parker should have spoken with someone besides Ray Boone.
Lyle Cummins, for one – de facto mayor of the unincorporated hamlet his grand-daddy founded. Or Ella Mae Knapp – retired teacher and government employee who understands far more about the world she lives in than many reckon. Or even Marty Jenkins – the wayward country singer/songwriter who enjoys raising his girls in this obscure little place.
If only Parker better understood what he was taking on when he headed down Highway 70…
…then it might not come down to a race
between him and the son of a dying man.