Here is the final design for the cover of my novel! I hope you all like it! My publisher: Goodman Beck Publishing did a wonderful job! Novel is due out in bookstores everywhere in early September! More info @:www.karenwintersschwartz.com or FB Page: Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?See More
My novel, Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Famiy's Journey Through Bipolar Disorder is due out August 30th, 2010. This is my debut novel. Needless to say, I am very excited. I’m also slightly freaked-out and nauseated. Check out the synopsis below.Book Synopsis:As eighteen-year-old Amanda spirals into mania, her father, psychiatrist Dr. Jerry Benson, sees the realization of his worst fears: his daughter is not just moody, but truly ill. With his words, his diagnosis – manic depressive illness…See More
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I am an optometrist in Central New York, living with my husband of 22 years. My two girls are off to change the world -- hopefully, in a good way. My passions are writing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and traveling, (especially to Belize). One of my novels: Where are the Cocoa Puffs? will be published by Goodman Beck Publishing and will be available in 2010. I have written four novels, so far . . . Two, I wrote ten years ago, and they are simply gathering cyber dust. The other two, I wrote more recently. Where are the Cocoa Puffs? is my third novel. The Possibly of Bananas, which is set in Belize, is my fourth, and is going through the final stages of edit before I’m ready to submit it for publication.
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."
Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:
"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison
"Vivid." - The New York Times
"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
Please spread the word!
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Thanks, Karen. You are awesome!
Let me know what you think & although I'll be keeping up-to-date with your blog, I want to be one of the first to know when your book comes out. I think that others' experiences always help us to better understand our own, and I already know I'll find your book entirely engaging.
Please do keep me posted, Karen. Your book sounds amazing. And, if you're so inclined, let me know what you think about Musical Chairs (I sometimes wish I had published as fiction ~ there is a certain amount of freedom a writer looses when they claim "non").