One of those millions of writers who wants to get his first novel published. Born to hippy parents and married to a knitting-mad executive, I try to pretend I am still a country boy, despite living in my country's second largest city.
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I am the national bestselling author of six critically acclaimed novels and have twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And if you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
You have a wonderful attitude! You obviously know what it takes and that you have to work hard. I hope you get everything you wish for! More aspiring writers should be like you. You are on the right track! It's true what they say, writing the book is the easiest part but the hardest things are the best things to accomplish in life.
It's good to be your friend here! I read your thread in the forum. PLEASE don't give up on the traditional route! Yes it is difficult but well worth it and you'll appreciate the rewards more, knowing you've accomplished something that many never have, so don't get discouraged! If it's the matter of searching for agents that turns you off then you can still go to small and medium presses who take authors on without agents. Just don't give up on traditional, okay? Believe me, you'll be proud that you stuck it out. Stay determined and believe in yourself and give your work the best chance it deserves.
I'd be honored if you'd check out my work at My website - click here
You can download my ebooks for free there. If you'd choose to write a review, I'd be totally jazzed.
Good luck with your manuscript.