I am the co-writer of "Jack the Dog: And his Boy", along with my husband, Victor Brodt whose stories comprise the content of our book. Jack is the dog who "raised" my husband and taught us both the deep truths of life. This book is the first of many we are planning as verbal illustrations of life on a lake and woods of Northern Wisconsin in the 60's. "Jack" has been compared to "Old Yeller" with a happy ending by reviewers.
Victor and I have been married for over 30 years. We have 2 children and a daughter-in-law. We live in Northern Nevada.
Please forgive me for taking so long to respond. This is the first opportunity I have had to do so. I would appreciate a review and would like to send you a copy of my novel if you are still interested. Yes. I have a Facebook page and would appreciate you dropping by it's at http://www.facebook.com/#!/Deceit.by.WC. I'll email you a pdf. at said address. Thanks again.
Caren, It looks like you are into a number of things of which I am either not acquainted or unsure of the benefits. For example, what is Smashwords and how does it work? Also, I have not yet gone with amazon.com as it seems to me that it will yield me little to no monetary benefit. Did you self-publish by establishing your own company (which is what I did) or go the ebook/publish on demand route?
As for reviews, please let me know which format is preferred? I generally send 1 or 2 chapters (pdf) to interested writers, or a full hardcopy (with a request to pass the book along to a school, library, senior or child) if requested. You might wonder why I include seniors above; it's because the series was partly written for uplifting their role in the community. And I've found that they really enjoy them too.
I would be interested in doing that. I'm finishing up a review for a friend of mine. Another person who wanted to trade review hasn't sent me her book yet. So I should have some time to read yours over this coming weekend. If you read Tim's book, my book isn't as sports heavy. It is more about journalism than sports - even though sports is the backdrop to it all. Though sports fans would be interested in it, I think non sports fans would like it - and the people I know that have read it and are not sports fans enjoyed it and learned a lot about the job. It is also a quick read. You wouldn't have to read all the game stories and attached articles to some of the chapters - even though some of the articles are worth reading. So you can email me your book if you want and I can email you a PDF of mine. Thanks.