After The Secret Handshake, The Hidden Clubhouse

August 27th, 2004 · 2 Comments
by Booksquare

We know many things (and we’re always willing to share), but sometimes, we can only imagine certain experiences. Not that we don’t do an excellent job of making things up (that’s a technical writing term), but every now and then, we turn to experts for what is known as “first-hand experience”. Sounds a little messy, but there you have it.

So next week, we’re going to force first-time author, Gena Showalter (who’s already introduced herself), to answer lots of questions regarding selling your first book (and your second…and your seventh), the editing process (“I only have how many days to get this done?”), and managing the writing life when you have deadlines after deadlines (teach the kids to be self-sufficient). But don’t limit your questions to those topics. What she doesn’t know, she’ll make up.

File Under: Wrapped Up In Books

2 responses so far ↓

  • Kate Rothwell // Aug 27, 2004 at 5:52 pm

    I know for a fact that Gena is a fabulous writer, but still, you want new writers, you ought to check out us Kensington debut authors. We’re a neurotic though often happy bunch who are all getting published this year or next for the first time. We’re learning all sorts of useful things (the phone number for ingram’s) and even more useless junk (Amazon doesn’t change the stats of books listed over the first 10,000 books more than once a day, no matter how many times you check the site) We’re Paula Reed (June) Kate Rothwell, me (July) Flo Fitzpatrick (August) Sandy Blair, Sally MacKensie, Teresa Bodwell and ummm a bunch of others.

    It’s amazing the weird stuff you do — or want to do — when you’re a new author.

  • Kate Rothwell // Aug 29, 2004 at 8:05 am

    on the other hand, maybe Gena knows the secret handshake so she’s all you need. TPTB keep forgetting to teach us the password or handshake.