I am very excited and pleased to announce that Little Red Riding Hoodie, the novel I spent half of October and all of November madly writing/rewriting, has been accepted by Amazon’s Kindle Scout program.
So what does that mean? Well, now I’ve got 30 days to drum up support to convince Amazon they should publish it. From December 10 to January 9, LRRH will be featured on the Kindle Scout site, where readers with an Amazon account can nominate it for publication. If it gets enough votes, it’ll move on to the final phase — consideration by Amazon’s publication committee. They make the final decision.
I’d love for that to be a yes. Not only would it mean a publishing contract with an actual advance, Amazon would market the novel to customers, which would give me access to more potential readers than I’ve ever had. That could make a huge difference in my career. Plus, everyone who nominates the book gets a free copy if it’s green-lighted. That’s a nice thank you for support.
To vote for Little Red Riding Hoodie, follow this link. You can read an excerpt from the novel and check out answers to a few questions about the book. Please feel free to spread the link far and wide.
Need more information? Here’s the full blurb on the book:
Sixth grade is hard enough. When the school bully is on your case because you got the lead in the play instead of her, when the cutest boy in the whole class might actually like you but never makes a move, and when your dad is an alcoholic and you have to cook, clean, and take care of your little brother, the last thing you need is more trouble.
But Sally Prescott has more trouble than she ever imagined when she starts having strange dreams of demonic dogs, magical keys, and a wolf-headed spirit bent on her destruction. Her best friend knows a secret that may help, but she refuses to tell, claiming Sally made her promise not to.
As Sally’s dreams start bleeding into reality, she realizes she is the only person who can save her family. With a little bit of magic and a lot of determination, she’ll get one chance to change her destiny and theirs. If she succeeds, she’ll solve her problems at home and at school. If she fails, she’ll lose everyone she ever loved.
Turns out sixth grade is tougher than she thought.
Little Red Riding Hoodie: A Modern Fairy Tale is a contemporary take on the classic story. Blending surrealism and magic with a modern middle school setting, it is a story of bravery in the face of hopelessness, taking responsibility when others won’t, and finding your inner strength. Funny and sweet, scary and strange, Little Red Riding Hoodie celebrates friendship, love, and courage at that most awkward time of life – middle school.