Over the past few years, I’ve met a lot of cool writers and reviewers while reviewing and writing myself. When I was cranking out reviews on Bailey’s Baseball Book Reviews, I enjoyed finding a new author and shouting about their book. I did a number of interviews with authors, most of which ran on BaseballAmerica.com as well as on my site.
It’s fun to be on the other side of that now, and having gone through it as a blogger, I really appreciate the time and effort it takes for reviewers to reach out to authors. Most of us will never get a slot in the Sunday New York Times, so book blogs are a great opportunity to meet new readers. So I am excited to be part of a new feature, Author Tuesday!, on the book blog 125pages.com.
My new book, Sorry I Wasn’t What You Needed, was reviewed by 125pages.com last month. Laura Nagore, who runs the site, said she took a little while to warm up to Sorry’s protagonist, C.J. Neubauer, but she was glad she stuck with it. “The pace of the book picks up after C.J. returns to the Seattle area and the addition of characters, other than his girlfriend and neighbor, flesh out who C.J. is. The familial ties are painted with a very fine brush and really enhance the story. The further into the book, the better the story gets. About three quarters in the story morphs and instead of focusing on a petulant C.J. it wraps around the whole Neubauer family and that is what makes this book great.”
Check out our interview, which is available now. We talked about writing, reading, hidden talents, and, of course, the book. By the way, if you haven’t yet read Sorry I Wasn’t What You Needed, you can snag a copy for your Kindle this week for just 99 cents (Tuesday through Saturday). What are you waiting for?