November is National Novel Writing Month, a month long challenge for authors– young and old, published and not-yet published– to write 50,000 words. This is a list of those books that started out as Nano projects and ended up as published novels. So for all of you Nano hopefuls out there, take hope. It can be done.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Captain Gabriel Lacey, a former cavalry officer, returns from the Napoleonic wars to make the disorienting transition to civilian life. Wounded, with a socially awkward fascination with crime, Lacey stumbles across a mystery when he learns of a missing girl, who may have been kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey crosses paths with a cross section of London society, out of work soldiers back from the wars; wives and mistresses who once followed their soldiers; Bow Street runners and master criminals; streetwalkers, servants, and ladies and gentleman from many different levels of society.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tom Clancy passed away Wednesday. In honor of his passing we are highlighting his most iconic character, Jack Ryan, played by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Affleck in movies made of 4 of the first five novels. The Jack Ryan novels are, in order of publication:
His last book, coming out December 3, 2013.
He was also writing a series of books, whose main character was Jack Ryan, Jr. and two of his cousins:
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Molly Murphy is an Irish immigrant to New York City in the early 20th century, who decides she wants to be a private investigator. Through her adventures, she also explores a large part of New York City, and its different neighborhoods: lower east side, Greenwich Village, upper west side. The first book, Murphy's Law, deals with the murder of a fellow passenger on the ship that brought Molly to America, when he is killed overnight on Ellis Island. Molly feels she must solve the crime or she fears that she will be sent back to Ireland and to certain death.
A bonus ebook, available on B&N.com or amazon.com for $.99