Watching writer friends struggle is difficult to watch. You’ve read their MS and you know it’s strong, so you feel for them when they query and nothing comes of it. Their books should be on the shelves, you know it in your gut, but they still can’t seem to land that elusive agent.
So when a successful day happens for one of them (or more than one of them), I want to shout it from the mountain tops.
So today, this is me shouting…
My amazingly talented critique buddy, Katie French, published her first e-book which is now available. Her novel, THE BREEDERS is a stunning debut with a taut plot and well-drawn, compelling characters.
Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world’s last free girls. When Riley
was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel
experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything
possible to keep her from their clutches– moving from one desolate farm after
another to escape the Breeders’ long reach. The Breeders control everything- the
local war lords, the remaining factories, the fuel. They have unchecked power in
this lawless society. And they’re hunting Riley.
When the local Sheriff abducts the adult members of her family and hands her mother over to the
Breeders, Riley and her eight-year-old brother, Ethan, hiding in a shelter, are
left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined
to help to make up for past sins. The problem is Clay thinks Riley is a bender–
a genderless mutation, neither male nor female. As Riley’s affection for Clay
grows she wonders can she trust Clay with her secret and risk her
The three embark on a journey across the scarred remains of New
Mexico– escaping the Riders who use human sacrifice to appease their Good
Mother, various men scrambling for luck, and a deranged lone survivor of a
plague. When Riley is shot and forced into the Breeder’s hospital, she learns
the horrible fate of her mother—a fate she’ll share unless she can find a way
In addition to Katie’s success, I also wanted to congratulate RC Lewis who was my first featured W.O.W. author. She made this announcement yesterday about her debut novel.
These two women inspire me and prove that if you believe in the dream, and work to make it happen, it will most certainly come true.
Now, back to the writing! Have a great weekend.