Review: All That Is Necessary

The first review of All That Is Necessary is live on Epinions, with a shorter version on Amazon. I pulled out my favorite quote from the review, but the whole thing’s worth reading. Of course, I’m biased. It’s a five-star review, which I wasn’t expecting. I got a four-star review from the same reviewer on Thrown Out. As Mark states, we’re friends, but he doesn’t let that influence his reviewing. (And I told him to be brutal on his review.)

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Book Signing: Sacred Circle, Staunton VA

If you’re in the Shenandoah Valley area, I’m doing the first book signing for All That Is Necessary from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Sacred Circle in downtown Staunton. Staunton folks are familiar with Carey’s wonderful book and Fair Trade gift shop. If you haven’t been to Staunton, or have and have missed Sacred Circle, here’s an excuse to come check it out.

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#LegitLit and Writing on the Ether

My post on serious fiction from the other day is mentioned pretty extensively in this week’s Writing on the Ether over at Jane Friedman’s blog. Porter Anderson responds to my commentary on his thoughts last week. Agreeing in some places and disagreeing in others, Porter weaves my comments through the intro to his usual astute analysis of the latest developments in the publishing industry.

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Serious Fiction and #LegitLit: Creating a Hybrid Home

Print vs. Ebook Traditional vs. Indie Genre vs. Literary Serious vs. Fluff? Critics, readers and writers all like debating about fiction and where it’s going. One interesting sidelight to the Traditional/Indie debate has been the discussion about what works in print versus in ebook. Some genres are hugely popular in ebooks. Erotica leads the way — no covers to hide from people while reading in public — but romance, supernatural and other popular genres also do well in ebooks. Meanwhile, literary fiction doesn’t. Unless it’s popular literary fiction — akin to what Don Maass has dubbed 21st Century Fiction — …

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All That Is Necessary paperbacks available for ordering

The official release date is still a couple weeks away, but you can now order All That Is Necessary in paperback!   Twenty years ago, Rick Murray left town after his father was arrested by the State Police for trying to murder Rick’s best friend, Dan Reilly. Now Rick is back in Exeter. Dan must grapple with Rick’s return and the memories that come with him. As childhood memories run headlong into the reality of what happened that summer, both men must adjust to the idea that things weren’t as simple as they seemed back then. All That Is Necessary …

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