Two days ago was Thanksgiving, and I spent that day with family and food, and a heart full of thanks for many blessings. It seems crass and self-serving to exploit a national mood of gratitude to promote my new book, so I will refrain.
Or at least I’ll be subtle about it.
I genuinely am thankful to my publisher, Billie Johnson of Oak Tree Press, and to her fine, capable assistants, Jeana Thompson and Suzi Yazell. They’ve been a pleasure to work with, they make fine books, and promote them well.
I’m also grateful for the support, advice, and encouragement I’ve received from a large network of writing colleagues, most of whom I’ve never met in person. These include a gang called “The Posse,” a gift created by Sunny Fraser, which is now coordinated by James R. Callan.
To close, I will quote the last paragraph of my book:
As always, I thank my friends and supporters: the members of my writing group, The Great Intenders; Toby Tompkins, Meredith Phillips, Janine Volkmar, and Larry Karp; Michael Moreland, for introducing me to the gentleman on the cover of the book; and most of all Susan Daniel, my partner in all I do.
Oh yes. The name of my new book is Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery. Here’s what it looks like:
For more info, http://www.danielpublishing.com/jmd/hooperman.html