This is the second newsletter I have done, and I am going to try to heed all the constructive suggestions I’ve received to date. Please comment with any thoughts or ideas you might have or email me suggestions at [email protected].
News About Future Books and Appearances: A Game of Inches will be out in May, 2016. Preorder your copies at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore. Father’s day will be right around the corner after publication and if you would like a personalized autographed copy for that father(s) in your life you can place your pre-order by going to my website webbhubbell.com.
My first book appearance after publication will be at Redford Reads Festival in Redford, Va. on May 28, 2016. Right before the publication of A Game of Inches I will be speaking to the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Rogers, Ar. on May 5, 2016. Other speakers include Chief Justice John Roberts, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Robert D Manfred, Jr., and former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth. The next week I will be attending Book Expo America in Chicago, Ill. My publisher, Beaufort Books, will soon begin scheduling book signings for A Game of Inches. If your bookstore would be interested in me attending a book signing contact Felicia Minerva at [email protected]. If you would like me to speak to your organization, company, association, or university contact Bianca McDown at [email protected].
In the last few months I have had a wonderful time meeting with book clubs, civic organizations, and church groups to talk about the first two Jack Patterson Thrillers, When Men Betray and Ginger Snaps. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area and would like me to talk to your group or club contact me at [email protected] and we will try to accomodate.
Writing Novels. As my readers now I came to novel writing late in life. I started for real when we moved to Charlotte, NC and I can honestly say I am having the time of my life. Few people my age can say they look forward to what they do more than any other time in their life, but I do.
I am often asked how do you avoid writer’s block? I have been lucky in that regard so far, and I think it comes from a little trick I do. Each day, I spend the first thirty minutes going over and editing the material I wrote the day before. By doing this, I get back into the story where I left off. I also spend a little bit of time listening to my characters talk to me, which they certainly do.
I believe everyone of us has a story to tell and a novel inside us. (I hope I have more than one.) If you have a question about writing novels drop me an email at [email protected] or write a comment at the end of this post. I will try my best to answer.
Current State of Politics. My wife says I shouldn’t watch the debates. I might have a coronary. I have lots of observations, most of which contain language that is not fit for print. However one observation I have is that our politics is so driven by polls, and each person running for office is so driven by trying to appeal to the way everyone already thinks, that on the issues there is very little different from one candidate to the other. Likewise if one candidate hits a hot button they all run to that same position much like watching a four year-old soccer team swarm the ball wherever it goes.
I find myself yearning for some one who leads rather than follows the pack to where the polls show the rest to go. Just something to think about.
Again, please send in suggestions. I also have a favor to ask. If you like one of my books take a moment to go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and/or Goodreads and write a short review. Good reviews do make a difference when my publisher is dealing with booksellers. If you really don’t like the book it is also okay to keep it to yourself. Word of mouth is still the most important marketing tool authors have so please spread the word. I appreciate your reviews in advance.
Until next month all the best, and remember to get your pre-orders in for A Game of Inches. Webb