Do You Have 30 Seconds of Spare Time? I Need Your Help.

Hey there — do you have an Amazon account?  Do you not mind blindly nominating something?  Are you capable of finding a blue button and clicking?

Then I have the task for you!

Ladies and gentleman, my very first manuscript is officially part of a Kindle Scout campaign.  It’s been a serious comedy of errors from the get-go, complete with an 11th hour, “Hey, your synopsis — your 500 word synopsis? — yeah, we meant 500 character synopsis.”  But my fingers are crossed that all this mad dashing and nutty-ness will lead to something.

How does this work?  My book is on a 30-day campagin and the Kindle Scout team will consider my book for publication after its campaign ends.  While it’s a little more complicated than, “nominations = publication,” the more nominations I receive, the more favorably they will look upon said book.

So — please, please, please, look at this noise, I’m actually begging — click any one of the links I have going on, and click “Nominate Me”.  That’s it.  It’s as simple as that.  If you have an Amazon account, you don’t have to sign up for anything.  And — really — who doesn’t have an Amazon account these days?  Even the Amish appreciate Amazon’s vast selection and convenience.  Even Isis is like, “Death to America!  But thank you, dudes in Seattle, for making”

You can do a lot of things once you click that link.  You can read my 500-character version of my synopsis (the 500-word synopsis is down below), you can read a few Q&As, and you can stare at my picture in awe.  Or disgust.  You can also do none of those things and just click “Nominate Me”.  Quite frankly?  I’m not too concerned.

So do it already!  Also, here’s my full(er) synopsis:


Is chick literature nothing more than easy beach reads, or can we learn something about ourselves through them?

Life hasn’t changed much for Katy Sinclaire. Years after she graduated college, Katy still lives with her old university roommate and still works at the same bookstore that she’s been with since she was a teenager. It is an increasingly unsatisfying life, but it is a life that she does not question. That is, until a chain of events forces Katy to confront the painful truth: she is going absolutely, positively, nowhere. She realizes that she needs to do something with her life, and now.

Only one problem: Katy has absolutely, positively, no idea what the first step should be.

The other problem? From her harebrained misadventures, to her chisel-jawed boyfriend, to her best guy friend (who is not-so-secretly in love with her), Katy’s life starts mimicking the very chick literature she mocks at the bookstore. Only life isn’t as predictable as a storybook, a lesson Katy is forced to learn as she desperately tries to figure out her purpose in life – if such a purpose even exists.

On a serious note: I wrote this puppy way back in 2010.  It’s been a wild ride since.  I’ve probably queried over 150 agents over the span of four-something years, edited and re-edited, proofread until my eyes went cross-eyed, submitted to far too many contests.  It would be really nice to finally give this book a proper publishing ground.  I really do appreciate every single nomination — so your 30 seconds really would mean the world to me.

Okay, enough serious talk.  Here’s a puppy clamouring over a cat:

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