This originally appeared on Venture Galleries and was submitted to Digital Book Today by author Stephen Woodfin. Enjoy.
Okay, so I asked Hugh Howey, bestselling Sci-Fi author of the blockbuster Wool (4.7 stars, 497 reviews, FREE on 9/12/2012) , to write “The Interview I Wish Someone Had Conducted With Me.”
I should have known better. Not really. You’re going to love it. But, a little housekeeping first while the excitement builds.
If you are one of the few people in the world who has yet to buy Hugh’s novel Wool, please click on the image below to remedy the situation. And since I am a finalist, too, please feel obligated to do the same for Last One Chosen while you’re at it. The Kindle Book Review will annouce the winners on October 1, 2012.
Let’s see how Natalie and Hugh got along.
My dream Interview by Hugh Howey:
Natalie Portman: More oil?
Me: Yes, please.
Natalie, while rubbing oil into my back: You sure this is okay with your wife?
Me: Totally sure. We have this agreement. She picked Brad Pitt—I picked you. That feels really good. Read more »
Our interview today is with Lennie Ross, author of Blow Me ($9.95), which has 4.6 stars on 17 reviews. Before we get to the interview, here’s a brief description of Blow Me. Author Lennie Ross makes her debut as a Chick Lit novelist with a tale of sex, dating and disappointment in the City of Angels.
Blow Me is the story of three single women—all hovering precariously close to forty, and stuck in a lifestyle that they have long outgrown—who were on a mission to have the perfect life: the amazing career, the baby, the house, the husband. Not having achieved any of their goals, their lives are in complete chaos and their only hope now is to be rescued through marriage or by a Hairy Godfather. Situated in the shallow world of Los Angeles, this provocative novel in the style of Sex and the City provides a humorous, edgy look at aging, dating, and being single in the City of Angels. Blow Me is Lennie’s debut novel and recently won an award for Best New Chick Lit Novel at the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards.
Interview with Lennie Ross
Congratulations on your recent award. Not bad for a first time novelist. How does it feel?
Thank you. It’s pretty unbelievable. I’ve been a writer for a very long time and have always had confidence in my writing, but it is a wonderful feeling to know that my work resonates with my readers. . I’m always so grateful when readers take the time to review my work. Feedback is so important to writers. At least, it’s important to this writer. Receiving the award was a wonderful surprise, and hopefully will help me launch my next novel.
1. What inspired you to write Blow Me? What do you want readers to takeaway from this novel?
I read a lot of Chick Lit and I find most of it is situated in New York with lead characters that live unrealistically glamorous lives. Read more »
A guest post by author Stephen Woodfin (visit his blog) or see all of his books.
Top 6 Reasons Bounties Are A Good Thing in the NFL
A few days ago, a three member NFL appeals panel lifted the suspensions of four NFL football players for their alleged participation in a bounty program which would have made cash payments to them for inflicting injuries on targeted players. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had originally issued the suspensions of New Orleans Saints players Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith, Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns and free agent Anthony Hargrove as a violation of the “conduct detrimental to the game” rule.
As a rationale for its ruling, the panel gave these justifications.
- “NFL fans don’t read Romance novels.”
- “It’s time the NFL became more like the NHL.”
- “Everybody knows NFL quarterbacks are a bunch of overpaid sissies.”
- “We may reconsider our decision if LeBron James makes his much anticipated move to the NFL.”
- “All the NFL players have agreed to be nice to each other from now on.”
- “These are Saints, not sinners.”
Can you think of some other reasons why bounties are a good thing?
Stephen Woodfin is the author several books including Last One Chosen, The Sickle’s Compass, and Money is Thicker Than Blood. He has served as class counsel in national cases that included millions of people. He is the author of five fast-paced legal thrillers, and hopes these books will not debunk the myth that he actually knows something about the law.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the $119 Kindle Paperwhite WiFi eReader at a Santa Monica press conference on Thursday. The 3G edition will cost $179.
The Kindle Paperwhite might be a game changer in a variety of different ways.
1) This new Kindle Paperwhite eReader supports a higher resolution and better contrast. This is the first time this readability issue has been addressed in recent models. This will make the Kindle even more enjoyable to read.
2) A built-in light (similar to the most recent Nook). This is probably the best feature. However, it will sure change the booklight market for ereaders.
3) An 8-week battery life even with the battery on. Wow!
This could be a real game changer. People might actually upgrade their old kindles and this looks to be a slick device once it gets into users hands who don’t have Kindle.