There’s something magical about seeing your novel appear for the first time in a world-class bookstore! Here are copies of The Winship Affair in the mystery/fiction section of the Harvard Cooperative Society (a.k.a. “The Coop”) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Here’s another blurb from the back cover of The Winship Affair:
A grisly murder under the dark moonless sky and a mysterious package in the mail set the perfect stage for intrigue in this sophisticated nail-biting page turner. […] With style, wit, and a robust cast of fascinating characters, The Winship Affair keeps readers in their seat right up until the last page.
-Robin Stratton, Boston Literary Magazine
I queried my publisher today regarding availability of the novel in e-book format. Here is their reply, “the e-book has been uploaded to Amazon’s Kindle library…it should appear there sometime today or early tomorrow…it does take them a few more days to get it linked up with the printed copy as well. Or, rather, it has in the past at any rate…”
Here’s one of the blurbs for the novel that will grace the back cover. William McKeen, a successful Boston area writer (“Outlaw Journalist” and “Mile Marker Zero”) and Chairman of the Boston University Journalism Department writes:
This is one of those books that you pick up and when you blink you realize you’d just read 60 pages. It’s written with the economy of James M. Cain and the quiet grace of Robert B. Parker. You’ll fall in love with the heroine, Carrie Bloomfield. This is a stunningly good tale.
Book cover design proof came back from the publisher, I like it a lot! Will post here when minor text corrections have been made.
The publication of my novel “The Winship Affair” is getting closer by the day. Yesterday, my publisher, Blue Mustang Press, wrote back, “We are in the last couple of weeks…this should be go quite quickly now.” I hope so. It’s been a long road. I finished the first draft of the novel at the end of November, 2011. I submitted it to the publisher in January, 2012, and it was accepted in July, 2012. (Patience, Grasshopper!)
Here’s the teaser that will probably find its way onto the back cover:
“Life is about to become much more interesting for Carrie Bloomfield, an eccentric, but brilliant, multidisciplinary scientist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When a mysterious package from a deceased scientist turns up on her doorstep, she soon discovers that its secrets could lead to technologies that might revolutionize the world’s energy supply. But it seems that a shadowy multinational corporation knows about the materials, too. They’re determined to have the discoveries for themselves. And they’re not about to allow the law, ethics, or especially, a quirky scientist to stand in their way.”