What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million 1857?
4097. Letter-writing. – Great care and attention should be devoted to epistolary correspondence, as nothing exhibits want of taste and judgment so much as a slovenly letter.
No slovenly letters here. It’s all email, baby.
A week ago I received an email from KDP, the Kindle Publishing Platform (me and I’m sure a few thousand other writers) about a chance to get eyes on one of my unpublished manuscripts. Called Kindle Scout, I would sign up for a campaign of one month in which readers could look over my project and vote on it. Lots of votes would move the manuscript along in the review process. While that is going on, Kindle Scout would look at the whole manuscript. I have entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest a number of times, but could never put this one in as it’s over the word count.
My favorite Novel
The Jossing Affair is my first novel and my favorite. It’s been researched and worked on several times over and on the way, gained some recognition. Twice a finalist at the Pacific NW Writers, it recently received a first place award from the 2013 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction. I’m now preparing it for publication. Set in WW II in occupied Norway, this is its book description:
British-trained Norwegian intelligence agent Tore Haugland has enough worries when he is sent to a tiny fishing hamlet in Norway to set up a line to receive arms and agents from England via the “Shetland Bus.” Posing as a deaf fisherman, his mission is complicated when he falls in love with Anna Fromme, the German widow of an old family friend. She has secrets of her own. In wartime, love and trust are not always compatible.
I had the privilege of interviewing several couples who lived through that occupation when they were in their early 20s. Their stories and research helped to enrich the story. It created a lot of respect for them as well. One of the most things about that time, were certain freedoms we take for granted. One of them was the freedom to trust. Almost universally I was told that. If you trusted the wrong person, you could lost your life. Which leads to a tag line for The Jossing Affair —
In wartime, love and trust can kill.
Support The Jossing Affair
I would greatly appreciate your support during my campaign time October 27 at 12 AM to November 26th. ( a little earlier if you are in the Pacific Time Zone ) Just go to this URL (Kindle Scout), read and vote. https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/11VB7J5KSGTJQ. PS, I may have to repost the link when it goes live. but try.
Tusen takk! Thanks.