Aimee’s pub week: From big ideas to a big debut

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a poster saying congratulations Aimee Hoban on your book "The Third Way"

I love all of my clients’ projects (if I didn’t, I wouldn’t take them on) but some are particularly dear to my heart–like Aimee Hoban’s The Third Way, published last week by SheWrites Press. Aimee had a brilliant idea for a novel, a story about what it would take for Americans to resist the power of corporations. It’s the kind of … Read More

Only Connect

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In November, I shared a bit about the truths of launching a book during a pandemic—specifically, the anticlimactic nature of doing book events via Zoom rather than in person. Since that time, I’ve experienced other sides of this as well: The obsessive checking of online reviews, in the absence of in-person feedback from readers. The obsessive crafting of posts to … Read More

Yippee! I Won an IPPY

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What a thrill it was last night to have my pic taken last night at the IPPY Awards banquet at the Copacabana in New York! And how fun to spend the night with fellow award winners Aya de Leon (Gold, Urban Fiction, Uptown Thief) and Harriet Levin Millan (Bronze, Military/Wartime Fiction, How Fast Can you Run). Hot Season picked up the Gold … Read More