According to statistics of the American Library Association, the multitude of fiction available to readers and listeners via every sort of media is so vast today that novels have a life-span of six months.
Antoinette’s story, Lebensborn, was first released in 2010 with this title. It whisked around the world with a publisher and sold in the U.S. and in countries such a China, India and Australia. It garnered many reviews, one person in fact calling it the best novel of the year.
It won a gold medal for fiction. Then, a fellow author said he was beginning a publishing company. “I’ve always loved your story,” he said. “I wouldn’t change a word of it. If you come with me, I believe I can give it the recognition it deserves.”
Due to the time it was taking for him to market his own fiction, he was slow to get in gear and requested to publish a different book in my author’s trunk. So out came Snowbirds, a little memoir of adventures in a recreational vehicle.
Antoinette’s take could only be found then in audio form and in used book stores. One friend reported that she saw it listed at for $349. Why? Apparently, at that time it was considered “a classic.”
Authors today can choose an editor, a cover artist and an independent publishing company and be on their way with a good-looking product. Gloria de lost Santos, recently deceased, a Hollywood artist, produced her new cover. Russ Davis at Gray Dog Press designed the interior and produced the book using a soft-paper material.
The book is now available on Amazon, ACX audio and in local stores. In order to stay alive though, Antoinette needs folks who will give others their thoughts about her life by sending a review to Amazon, Goodreads, a book blogger, friends.
Antoinette needs friends. Can you help?