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Readers vrs. Writers

As we are gearing up for lots of Book Fairs and events as the snowbirds slowly make their way  back to the sunny shores of south Florida, it has occurred to me how different readers and writers are attracted to certain books.  Naturally, big names are always a draw. If you are Dan Brown, James Patterson or J. K. Rowling, trying to find the right enticement for a reader to even consider your book among the millions of new books that come out every year is not a problem.  Others of us are not so fortunate.

I hope that all of you have enjoyed my Author Interview Fridays.  There are literally hundreds of new authors with fabulous books coming out all the time.  Here is just one small place to help find those hidden gems.

Many of my followers to this blog are not writers. Many just love good books.  And God Bless you, every one. So what makes you pick up a certain, book, flip it over to the back cover and read the blurb and drop it into your shopping cart, either virtual or literal? Is it the cover?  The subject matter?  The closest thing to the coffee machine?

I have recently been working on a re-write to my debut novel.  And giving it a fresh look with a new cover.

 Here is the old cover.

Accident cover for Outskirts

And not the new.

Accident new cover 

and a new back cover.

Accident new back cover

What is the verdict? Better? Worse?  If so, why?  If you leave a comment, I will put your name in the hat for a drawing of the new edition.  Your comments are valued by me.


There are two sides to every story. I like to write about the "other side." I like to challenge my readers to dig deep into their conscience and see life through someone else's eyes.

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