Really, I’m not. Which is why I was so surprised to read this: http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=262529
Most of the information is no surprise. I do reside in Des Moines, I am going to be reading from my novel on Saturday, but my publisher would be shocked to hear she doesn’t exist! (Right, Vivian?)
I sent a note to the paper, and I think I’ll also contact the bookstore. Just so my readers know: I won a contest at a small press publisher. I entered my manuscript in January 2008, and I found out in March that it won.
Since then, my small-press publishing company has editors who helped me improve the novel, and it was published in March of 2009.
It’s available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and through my publisher’s website. And if you don’t want to order online, I believe you can walk into any Barnes and Noble and ask them to order it for you.
Meanwhile, I’m contacting the paper and the bookstore. I’m even thinking about writing a letter to the editor about self-published vs small press authors.
I’m also gearing up for a reading at River Lights 2nd Edition. I’m really excited to make an appearance at another bookstore!