Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rock Paper Tiger

 Rock Paper Tiger, authored by Lisa Brackmann, is a hit. It’s gotten cover blurbs from some big name authors and a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Here’s a snippet from that review:
The China scenes are fast paced and strikingly atmospheric, and Ellie's backstory--her and Trey's return from combat is tough, sad, and endearing--is given in doses that perfectly complement the central action.
I was intrigued by the cover blurb for Rock Paper Tiger:
 Iraq vet Ellie McEnroe is down and out in China, trying to lose herself in the alien worlds of performance artists and online gamers. When a chance encounter with a Muslim fugitive drops her down a rabbit hole of conspiracies, Ellie must decide who to trust among the artists, dealers, collectors and operatives claiming to be on her side – in particular, a mysterious organization operating within a popular online game.
Lisa will be here tomorrow to talk about things you can do as a writer to tilt the odds in your favor – advice that can help get you published and read.

Speaking of reading, if you’d like to look closer at Rock Paper Tiger, maybe even buy a copy, check out her website. Then come back tomorrow to ask questions or to find out what the publicity person for her publisher said was the “single most useful thing an author can do.”

Any guesses what that might be?
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26 comments:

  1. Oh, how cool! I have been waiting for this book. I will have to check when it is out over here. I read what Nathan (her agent) said when he first discovered her. I can't wait to read this book.

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  2. I'm seeing this book everywhere. I'll have to order it. Looking forward to tomorrow!

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  3. Book sounds intriguing. I look forward to tomorrow.

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  4. I'm very curious about what her publicist suggests! See you tomorrow ...

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  5. ...it's on my list, been seeing it everywhere:)

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  6. I've seen it around a lot online, myself! Great cover, interesting-sounding story!

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  7. She is definitely making her presence known online. And that's exactly what we talk about here a lot.

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  8. Congrats, Lisa. How exciting. Definitely sounds intriguing and I'll be back tomorrow for sure.
    Karen

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  9. Cool cover, kind of a heavy metal look to it. Apparently an interesting book too, will pick it up if I see it in some bookstore >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  10. You've peaked my interest. I'll be back tomorrow to learn more about this new author and intriguing book.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  11. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's post. The book sounds like the kind I love to read. Oh, and there's something for you Under the Tiki Hut.

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  12. Hi Helen, I'm also looking forward to tomorrow's post. This book sounds really good, and I'd love to read it. Thanks for setting up the interview!

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  13. I've heard of this book on other blogs, although I cannot remember specifically which ones. That's good. Means the book is getting ood exposure from good blog sites.

    Stephen Tremp

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  14. Carol, I'll be over, assuming I don't lose service as I sit here in the waiting room working off my iPhone.

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  15. Howdy all! Thanks for your interest -looking forward to chatting with you!

    Lisa Brackmann

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  16. Oh, I've heard of this book - it sounds so interesting. I'll be sure to drop by tomorrow.

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  17. Sounds like an amazing set up for a story! I know I'd like to read it! Looking forward to answers--so thanks for keeping us connected, Helen!

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  18. If you have questions, post them tomorrow. Lisa will be stopping by.

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  19. I think a modern style publicist would encourage promoting yourself, prior to publication. Maybe a newsletter for a reading group, or blogging online. Twitter and Facebook are also encouraged nowadays.
    My daughter is setting up a reading group online via facebook, for family and friends. I will suggest this book for us to read. It sounds great. I will drop by tomorrow. Thanks for sharing, Helen.

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  20. Glynis, that's an interesting idea your daughter has - setting up an online reading group for family & friends. I like it.

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  21. I’d say the single most useful thing an author can do is write a really good book (which it sounds like Lisa has done), but I’ll be back tomorrow to find out more.

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  22. Jane, a spoiler -- yours is on my list...and yeah, it really is #1. But the advice the publicist gave me assumes that you've already done that part.

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  23. (Book club): I know Helen, it means I can join in with them from over here. I think it is a wonderful idea, as we will be able to live chat about it. :)

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  24. Smart and accurate, Lisa. Much depends upon attitude too. I've observed you deciding to make it a fun process and always something good and enjoyable comes out of it.

    I'm with you on support, moral and otherwise, of writing groups. Amazing what I've learned from ours. and btw, you give out just as much moral boosters as you receive, :-)

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