Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Every time we release a book, we’ll post an interview with its author during the week the book becomes available for preorder. This week is the preorder launch of Hunter’s Moon, our second book—a real page-turner—and we are interviewing Sarah Awa (who also happens to be our COO).
Every now and then, we'll post an interview with one of our staff members so you can get to know our team a little better. Today, we're spotlighting Oscar Awa, our operations manager (and, yes, the husband of our COO). It also happens to be his birthday today! Warm wishes, Oscar, and many more birthdays to come!
We’ve had a lot of great book submissions lately, but several that we thought showed promise all let us down in one specific area: They lacked the ability to switch between scene and summary. In the case of our most recent slew of submissions, this was accomplished by extensive blocks of dialogue.
Other times, we get submissions where there isn’t any dialogue for pages, maybe even chapters.
Books need both. If you don’t have dialogue, then it’s all summary and nothing more than a 300-page book report on a book that has not yet been written. If it’s all dialogue, then it’s a poorly written script for a movie.
This week Deborah’s book Bargaining Power is available on Amazon!
I (Deborah) paint sometimes. I’m not very good, but I’m not particularly bad either. Like an absent-minded female Bob Ross who prefers finger painting her happy little clouds (yes, I use oils) and doesn’t stick ugly buildings in front of her beautiful landscapes.