|The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction|
Read chapter one at Scribd.
While evident to them that few books make the short list for a major award, writers are quite grateful for a nomination. Compared to the number of books published each year, the number of nominations is tiny, as they are limited, costly, and time-consuming for a publisher.
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage sprang out into the world three days ago. I've been fooling around with various marketing ideas (that thing that all writers these days must fool with!) and have been pleased by shares of the news and a sample on social media. "Reads" at Scribd stands at 626, so I suppose that may be good, although most went up in the first day.
I continue to be very thankful for those of you who share the posted chapter at Scribd and book page, especially since I have laryngitis and can't tell anybody anything!