Before my debut novel GUESTLIST was actually a tangible object that people could purchase and read, I told everyone that it would be available at all the usual online book retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s. (Hey, Powell’s, what the hell?)
But people asked, “Well, will it be available at [insert local bookstore]?”
“Oh, sure,” I said. “I’ve spoken with them, they pretty much said they’ll be ready when I’m ready.”
Turns out that hasn’t been the case.
You see, despite my being a local Brooklyn author and the claims of my neighborhood bookstores’ desires to support and showcase the work of local authors, I’ve been getting the run-around from damn near everyone.
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Hip, indie bookstore Word is known for its fun (and generally free) classes, workshops, and events for NYC’s book-loving community. Tonight, the Brooklyn bookseller hosts On Being Weird, a teen writing workshop with YA author A.S. King.
The author of critically acclaimed young adult novels The Dust of 100 Dogs and Please Ignore Vera Dietz will share tips on writing for teens, so whether you’re a teen who wishes to develop their skills or an adult who want to give writing for teens a shot, this workshop is for you.