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Novel with a black man as main character (in 3rd person), written by a white male
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Isa Lavínia Sep 6, 2013.

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Novel with a black man as main character (in 3rd person), written by a white male

I'm wondering what readers might think if they came across a novel by a white male writer that was about a biracial family (with a main character who is black). Would his fact affect whether or not you'd purchase the book? Would you be fine with it since the book is written is third person? Interested in people's opinions. Thanks in advance.See More
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Jan 31, 2011
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E-readers

I'm curious about readers who've recently purchased an e-reader. If you've purchased one recently, are you happy with it? Do you find yourself reading it more than actual books? Also, is it a back-lit device (like the Nook Color or iPad) or an e-ink device (like Kindle)?
Jan 31, 2011
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Dialogue or Narration?

So, which do you prefer? Do you tend to like books with lots of dialogue? Or do you gravitate toward books with lots of narration? Which do you think is more effective, if you had to choose?See More
Jun 6, 2010
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Dialogue or Narration?

So, which do you prefer? Do you tend to like books with lots of dialogue? Or do you gravitate toward books with lots of narration? Which do you think is more effective, if you had to choose?See More
May 27, 2010
Chris Tusa received a gift from Kate Lindsay
Apr 6, 2010
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Are Likeable Characters Important in a Good Novel?

I'm wondering . . . when you read a book, are you looking for characters you can relate to, characters you like, etc.? Or, are you simply looking for a good story and good writing? Have you read and loved a book containing characters you didn't admire (relate to) or even like?
Dec 13, 2009
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Are Likeable Characters Important in a Good Novel?

I'm wondering . . . when you read a book, are you looking for characters you can relate to, characters you like, etc.? Or, are you simply looking for a good story and good writing? Have you read and loved a book containing characters you didn't admire (relate to) or even like?
Nov 27, 2009
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Hello everyone and welcome to 10 Quick Questions with Dave - I'm your host Dave Tallman and I conduct interviews of Authors, Publishers, Editors and other literary professionals and enthusiasts to help them promote their works.
Nov 3, 2009
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books for foodies

a group for all lovers of books about food, wine ... even simply books with wonderful food passages ,,, feeding your eyes, your mind, your mouth - all the senses at once!See More
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Pinnacle: Author & Book Promotion

Contract-free author services and expertise for a growing number of authors who require assistance with marketing, promoting and selling their books.See More
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American History

A place to talk and share about books that we are reading/blogging about that focus on American History. Fiction and non- Fiction both welcome.See More
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A place for lovers of historical fiction to talk about their latest acquisitions and reviews.
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A group for members of LibraryThing. Showcase your library. Let us know how LT has changed your reading or your life. Share the strangest tag you have in your library. Or just let us know what you're reading!See More
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Penguin Group (Canada): Bloggers & Books Network

Penguin Group (Canada) wants to hear from you. We're recruiting savvy and articulate Canadian online book reviewers with an established web audience to dish or dig about our newest books on their personal blogs and websites.
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Nov 3, 2009

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Favorite Book
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
About Me:
I'm a writer/teacher from New Orleans/LSU, My work has appeared in Connecticut Review, Texas Review, Prairie Schooner, The New Delta Review, South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Passages North, Spoon River, New York Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, Tar River, StorySouth, and others. My debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, was recently released by The University of West Alabama. I hold a B.A. in English, an M.A in English, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida.
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http://www.christophertusa.com

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New Novel

Just a quick note to say that my debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available. I've included a summary of the novel below:



Dirty Little Angels

Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered,… Continue

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 10:21pm — 7 Comments

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At 3:14am on June 3, 2011, Blessed Beyond said…
Hello my new friend my blog is http://bestbooks2read.blogspot.com also there are four more blogs on my page. If there is something that I can do for you please let me know I do follow back.

I just wanted to stop by & introduce myself. I'm Aleja Bennett, by all means do stay in touch when you like or when you can. I'm so proud of my daughter being in college and working on her second book.

I have written eight titles and now she is following in her moms foot steps. What a blessing after all that we have gone through and  what I have survived. Please like our pages.

Author Aleja Bennett | Facebook http://sl3.us/51 Mother to Author Jessica P. Robbins | Facebook http://sl3.us/54

At 12:24pm on April 06, 2010, Kate Lindsay gave Chris Tusa a gift
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I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com
At 5:06am on March 16, 2010, Naomi reviews said…
Hi Chris,

Sorry for the delayed response i am new to book bloggers and did not realise i have messages on my wall.

Unfortunately i do not review ebooks as i read mainly to and from work etc i prefer to read a hard copy of a book.

If you would like to send me a hard copy to review please contact me naomi.rainford@gmail.com

otherwise good luck with your book

Regards

Naomi
At 10:05pm on January 9, 2010, Darin said…
hmm ok, may I read ur copy?
At 9:02pm on November 28, 2009, Bernice McFadden said…

Dear Book Lover:

On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR (Dutton/Penguin Publishers) 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.


Peace & Light,

Bernice L. McFadden
At 1:38pm on November 15, 2009, Stacy-Deanne said…
Hi Chris,

I'm passing around my new article to bloggers. If you find it helpful then feel free to post it on your blog for other writers. Check it out if you haven't already!

http://www.articlesbase.com/publishing-articles/how-to-make-your-first-five-pages-grab-an-agent-or-editor-by-the-b-1452692.html

Best Wishes!

http://www.stacy-deanne.net
At 6:34pm on October 20, 2009, Mrs Cecile Smutty Hussy said…
Hi Chris
I want to first thank you for the generous offer. It is much appreciated, but after reading the first chapter, I do not think this is my cup of tea, so to speak. I thank you though. Wishing you luck with your books!
At 2:24pm on October 13, 2009, Beth said…
Thank you for the offer but I do not have a way to read ebooks yet. I wish you luck with your book . Thanks for the friendship.
At 6:16pm on October 11, 2009, Maria Beatriz L. Correa said…
You can send me your ebook at bea_cor_ph@yahoo.com
Thanx
At 9:46pm on October 10, 2009, Suza Kates said…
Thanks for the friendship!
 
 
 

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