I know I'm not the most vocal member of our club, but I was hoping I could call on all of you to help me out.
I'm a quarterfinalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest. I was selected as 1 of 500 quarterfinalists out of an initial 10,000 entrants. I need the help of you (and everyone I know) to download my excerpt, and, if you are able, write a quick review of it and spread the word.
My novel, Long Way Home
, is about two best friends, David and Red, who drop out of high school to join the Army. Despite that premise it's not your typical war novel-- more than half of it takes place in peacetime-- so it's not something the combat-weary need be too afraid of. The excerpt is pretty short, 18 pages or so, and if everyone's told the truth so far, it's a quick read.
If I win, I get a publishing deal with Penguin, and a $25,000 advance on my book. This is my dream, right here, and you could help me realize it.
My excerpt is here.
A million thank yous, twentysomethings.