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Navigating Winter

What books have you been reading? With the snow piling up and the long nights of winter ahead, navigating winter is easiest for me by plunging into a great story. I’m always looking for great titles. My interest runs pretty wide: domestic and international authors of fiction, memoirs from anyone–especially international–and nonfiction subjects from business and creativity to psychology and sociology. I love learning new things and even picked up one that will teach me how to write in a foreign language. Some of my faves of the last few months: Nowhere Girls (thank you, Teuta Metra!) The Last Mrs. Parrish, Sorry for Your Trouble, The Woman Who Kept Everything, The December Project, Never Split the Difference, The Harbinger II, and The Bible, the Talmud and the New Testament. I burn through at least two books a week.

If you’ve been been homebound or found yourself with more time on your hands, you might be reading a lot of books yourself (please share titles of your latest or most loved books!) Or you might be thinking about finally writing your own book. The one you’ve been noodling over for a while now. And why not?

It’s a great year to finally put pen to paper. We can’t get enough stories. Book sales have continued to rise during, particularly those that elevate and inspire us, offer hope, and those that help us escape. Or, maybe you’ve already started writing it. The timing couldn’t be better.

The publishing industry is bracing itself for the inevitable tidal wave of manuscripts that will be coming from recently time-rich, debut authors. But if you want yours to rise to the top, you need to know how to navigate the publishing industry and what pitfalls to avoid.

Find out what steps you can take now so your manuscript will get the attention it deserves in the marketplace. Snag your free 30-minute consultation here.

Schedule your consultation before Midnight EST January 31st, 2021, and I’ll throw in an additional 30 minutes free which can be used any time throughout 2021! So gather your thoughts, ideas, and questions and let’s connect. I look forward to 2021 being an amazing year so I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Share your book titles in the comments section. Until next time, keep warm and stay well!

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  1. The Splendid and the Vile was a favorite last year, about Churchill and WWII. My mom was a voracious reader of that era, having lived through it, and passed that interest on to me. The book is based on documents and diaries of the people in Churchill’s circle and is an engaging read. Also liked Lady Clementine as a follow-up, about Mrs. Churchill. A bit dryer, but an interesting read.

    • Cuz, thanks for sending the title, I’ll see if I can pick up a copy. Because I read so much, I blast through a lot of books, but I learn a lot!

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