I’ve received my first rejection by an agent for my new novel, ABIGAIL DRAKE (Death of the Whitechapel Vampire). Molly Friedrich turned me down flat. That’s too bad for me. She at least read and had some nice things to say about my first novel, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WHITECHAPEL VAMPIRE.
Hopefully, I will have better luck as time goes on. I’ve queried three other agents. If anyone has experience in this and has some pointers for me, I’d appreciate it. My novel was not represented, but got published anyway. But since Sherlock Holmes isn’t in the new novel, they wouldn’t be interested in the sequel.
I’ve been hard at work on the sequel to “Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire” for quite some time now. I’ve come up with a working title of “Death of the Whitechapel Vampire”, but it may not be exactly what you may think…is that a spoiler? You’ll have to wait to find out…
Anyway, the word count is currently 60K+ but I have a lot of unfleshed out pieces…I think my next post I will talk about my writing process…I wonder if anyone is interested…
Well, Christmas is over and so is my Goodreads giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the two winners, Naching and Lesley. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, sorry about that, but it’s been a very busy time.
I’m trying to find new ways to promote my book, and to that end, please see the link on the blog page, under “My favorite sites”, to askDavid.com and please leave a comment if you know anything about it. I’m hoping it will be a boon to my book sales.
By the way, I just discovered I have an author’s page on Goodreads
I’m very excited to present a review from one of England’s pre-eminent reviewers of books on Sherlock Holmes, Ross K Foad:
Mr. Foad, thank you so much for reviewing the work. I’m gratified you enjoyed it!
If you can filter out the British accent (pardon me, Steve), this is a delightfully illuminating talk with much that is of practical use…please enjoy and share with your friends…
Congratulations to the four lucky winners of my book, Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire, from the Goodreads Giveaway. Your books will be on the way shortly; I plan to get them into the mail this weekend (sorry for the delay).
The winners names are:
Thanks for entering and good reading to you all…