Author Chat - Michele Gorman
Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:11 AM
Other than the cover, it's fun being the one who decides how to best pitch the book, write the blurbs and descriptions, and approach the blogs for reviews. Having a lot of writer friends whose publicists were terrible, I do worry that the next book I publish traditionally won't get the same attention that Single in the City did with the excellent publicist at Penguin UK.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:37 AM
And Jamie Scott has nice ring to it.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:30 AM
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:49 PM
And I can anticipate the next question :-) I chose Jamie because I wanted an androgynous name, and used Scott in reference to the Antarctic explorer, Captain Scott. And the whole name had to be easy to spell and remember.
I'd never even thought of that question, to be honest! Having said that - what a interesting explanation for the pen name you chose.
Another thing I've always wondered is, how many times do you think you read your novel before it's published? Do you re-read your work at the end of every day or the next morning, at the end of every chapter, or every fifth chapter, or do you wait until you've done the first draft and then read through it all in one go? I've sometimes wondered if authors ever read their book as a whole or just read it pages/chapters/sections at a time when re-writing and editing.
Thanks again for all your responses, it's genuinely fascinating!
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:10 PM
I've never read a book through once it's been published though. I dont' think I could enjoy them - I can't see them as entertaiinment, only as works in progress. That's why I love to read Other people's books so much!
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:58 PM
I'm just popping in here to say that I read Single in the City this week, and am halfway through Misfortune Cookie and although I don't read anywhere near as much chick-lit as I used to, I've really enjoyed both books. I'll write a full review later on, but thought I'd bump the thread because if you like the chick-lit genre, Michele's books should be right up your street, and you can read this thread to find out a bit more about her and her writing here.
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