First Decent Snowfall of the 2016–17 Winter Season. (Photo by A. Keith Carreiro, January 2017.)
January 2017 is now here! I have tried taking advantage of the intersession break between the fall and spring semesters by spending time on marketing and promoting the Penitent – Part I.
There are currently six reviews on Amazon for my first novel, the Penitent – Part I. I am excited about them because they are all five–out–of–five star ratings. I know that I cannot expect every review to be great, but these results so far are wonderful and humbling at the same time.
I will be talking about the process it took to write these two very different stories, one being metaphysical and visionary fiction while the other is historical nonfiction. I will also be discussing the various literary aspects regarding the two publications and look forward to answering participants’ questions about these areas of writing. Self–publishing is now more easily available and affordable to people due to the exponential advantages made in technology thereby enabling writers of all ages and walks of life the opportunities of getting their work in print. I will be talking about this facet of writing as well.
Can a young woman, raised in the purity of a wilderness hermitage, war successfully against the fury and power of evil? A hauntingly beautiful and startling tale of wonder.
One of the most exciting aspects of working on the next book is in collaborating with Hollis Machala, who is my book cover illustrator and designer. She has been an invaluable help to me because I just cannot seem to wrap my head around the technical details of getting a cover image done, as well as the spine and back cover for it! Her visual work has a stunning quality to it that is perfect for what I am trying to convey to readers about the story.
If you are able to make it to my presentation at the Swansea Public Library on January 25th, I look forward to seeing you there . . .
Hollis Machala’s website: http://hollismachala.com/
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© 14 January 2017 by A. Keith Carreiro