“Winship Affair” Copy Purchase by BC Libraries

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…The item that you recommended has been added to the collection. To submit a hold request, please visit Holmes: http://www.bc.edu/libraries/ or contact a member of library staff at 617-552-8038 :

Title : Winship Affair., Blue Mustang Press, 2014., 9781935199182, ISBN

Call Number : PS3620.E465 W56 2014

Owning Library: O’Neill


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Yesterday, I read to the fourth graders at the St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, as part of BC’s Read Aloud program. Previously, I had mentioned to the kids that I was now a published author. They begged me to read from my book, The Winship Affair. I told them that it was for “adults only” but the prologue is “G-rated” so I read that section to them. Afterwards, about a dozen came up to me with little scraps of paper. They all wanted my autograph!

Royalty Check from Blue Mustang Press

It’s amusing how many of my friends think that I’m going to make a lot of money from publishing a novel. Shown here is my first (and possibly last) royalty check from book sales. A large part of this “profit” is no doubt derived from the book copies that I personally purchased for gift copies for friends and family.  But, hey, at least I did not “self publish” which means someone else believed in the book and underwrote the production costs.


Winship Affair royalty check from Blue Mustang Press

Another Blurb

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