Saturday, November 8, 2014

Channeling my inner Sheldon

Imagine my surprise when I learned my mystery novel in which I channeled my inner Sheldon (from the The Big Bang Theory television program) was actually a science fiction novel.

It seems that if you set a mystery in the future and if you toss in an alien, whammo! Your book is classified as a science fiction.

Since I already write in two genres, I thought, what the hay? Why not write in three genres???

So there you have it. The first book was done, and I dashed off two more, soldifying the proof that The Guardian of Earth is a series. BTW, I titled the books G-1, G-2, and G-3, so there will be no confusion on which order to read the books.

An agent shopped the series around, but the publishers weren't beating down our door. Seems they consider this as a mid list book and the mid list doesn't exist anymore. Boo! Hiss!

The time arrived when I parted ways with the agent, determined to indie pub the series, and lo and behold I got wind of a new program at Amazon called Kindle Scout. Long story short, I entered G-1 in this program. If it garners some magic number of nominations, Amazon will offer a contract. So I created a cover and sent that bad boy in. They added it to the program, so I have a great opportunity if I can just land enough nominations.

Now I'm crossing my fingers hoping the nominations will come. I'd love to have your endorsement! Please help me Kickstart this book into a higher publishing orbit!

Here's the link:


Thanks for your help!

Maggie Toussaint
note new pen name: Rigel Carson 
also check out http://www.rigelcarson.com/
 

12 comments:

  1. I voted right away, and am hoping you succeed in your quest, Maggie!

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    1. Thank you, Morgan! I'm ever hopeful! And I greatly appreciate each nomination. You're the best! Maggie

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    1. Thank you for the nomination, Di Eats the Elephant. You have such a cool screen name. Is it from a book title or a life experience? Curiosity is one of my biggest flaws (and strengths)! Thanks again, Maggie

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  3. Love The Big Bang Theory and love your post. : ) I put in a nomination because this sounds like a book I'll truly enjoy.
    Marja McGraw

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    1. Thanks, Marja! I'm delighted to have your nomination. I couldn't do this without help from others. Blessings, Maggie

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  4. This is the third time I'm trying this. I've read all three of the series, which is why I voted. Best of luck, Maggie.

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    1. Hi Polly! Thanks for your encouragement and your nomination of G-1. I am honored by your praise. And sorry you had trouble posting a comment. Blogger sometimes has PMS. Maggie

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  5. My inner Sheldon emerges when I see/hear incorrect grammar. LOL I can be a nerd, too.

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  6. You made me laugh, Cheryl. I was just thinking I should have dug up a photo or two of me from my scientist days - the one with the big white lab coat, safety goggles, and pocket protector full of Sharpies. Thanks for the comment! Maggie

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