Some writers STILL deserve to starve. Updated and revised, the popular Some Writers Deserve to Starve! 31 Brutal Truths About the Publishing Industry is back for round two of humorous advice for writers just getting started, and hilarious cautionary tales for those contemplating risky (and risque) career moves. Just because publishing’s digital doors have been blown wide open doesn’t guarantee you instant mega-bestseller success, or even readers for that matter. But armed with the insider information of the 31 Brutal Truths you’ll quickly become a savvy pro when it comes to navigating the journey of getting published whether it’s traditionally or independently.
The Commodore’s Daughter:
- “A thrilling tale.” ~ Internally and Eternally Linked Reviews –
- “Ms. Brazil’s attention to historical detail, as well as Japanese customs and traditions, made this novel a delight to read.” – Blue Rose Romance
In 1853, fifteen-year-old Jennifer Perry dreams of traveling the world, a dream that will never happen now that she’s promised to a man twice her age. But what can she do? Run away. To Japan, where her survival is uncertain. Learning the ways of her new world, and the code of the Samurai, she uncovers a plot to ambush the American sailors. Now she must risk in her own life in order to save her Commodore father.ONI THE LONELYMari Kato, 16, wants what everyone else her age wants: a driver’s license. Too bad a family curse, passed on by her Japanese-born Buddhist dad, who claims to be thousands of years old, transforms Mari into a flesh-eating Oni demon when she feels frustrated (like every time she gets behind the wheel). But when her geologist mom moves their vegan-lifestyle-obsessed family to Rock Creek, Mari stumbles upon the gates of Hell and a mining company plundering its depths. Add in an evil cheerleader determined to steal Mari’s first boyfriend and plunge the Earth into eternal darkness. Suddenly getting the keys to the car isn’t as important as saving the world. Totally dealable… if she can find the courage to reveal her demon self.
A humorous introduction to the basics of Buddhism according to Frankie the Bloodhound– debut author, kitty enthusiast, and seeker of higher thought. She has compressed thousands of years of spirituality into 39 nuggests of wisdom (with full-color photos) in this unique canine interpretation of enlightenment that will delight dog lovers as well as readers on the trail to greater awareness.
“This is a funny story. With Toby being a science nerd, it mixes some scientific facts along with the story. Captain Bart is a very colorful, smelly fellow. Toby and Riley try to make their way home many times, but they never know where they’ll end up. The story had me wondering if it was all a dream or an awesome adventure!”
THE MAYAN SISTERHOOD
Going back isn’t an option. Not for 18-year-old Cassie Krebs who has spent her life in a desert commune. About to be married off to a church elder almost twice her age, she escapes with the help of her mother. When her old bucket-of-bolts car breaks down in Jackpot Junction, Nevada, and Cassie finds herself with no money and no place to live, she accepts the first job offer.
But now, after six years of spinning a roulette wheel, Cassie is ready for change. She just doesn’t know what.
When a traveling writing instructor posts an ad on the local bulletin board advertising a memoir writing class and the Secrets of the Universe, Cassie is compelled to go. With old memories twisted up inside her, she is determined to move beyond the guilt, grief and anxiety of her childhood. But what she finds is a series of truths that lead her across three continents… and to her ultimate destination, home, where she must set one heart-wrenching truth free once and for all.