Friday, September 07, 2012
Sandie's Chat from the Elevator
Sandie and I have been talking about what she could do to stay involved in the book world. Knowing she keeps up with the mystery authors and their latest books, I suggested she write elevator pitches. Pitch those books to us. Tell us why we should care. Go back to her bookselling days. Why should we want to read a book? She can do it in just a paragraph, and I'll run it when she has one.
Sandie has wonderful ideas for pieces that I wouldn't write. She reads different books than I do. I'm still going to continue to write this blog. But, once in a while, you'll get a piece from Sandie. Sometimes, if she talks to an author, it might be Sandie's Chat in the Elevator with ... If she has a paragraph about a book, it might be Sandie's Chat from the Elevator. She's going to play with that idea of elevator speeches.
So, here's Sandie's first Chat from the Elevator.
One of my favorite authors is back in Trickster's Point as Cork O'Connor continues to try and find his place and contribution in life. His struggle is that of every man, but author William Kent Krueger has gone deep into the subject (without making it obvious) ever since book one of this many-awarded series. If you ever have the chance to see a book trailer Krueger has narrated himself, don't miss it. Once you see him in the stunning scenery and then hear his voice describing the lakes of the stunning cold north, you'll never forget what picturesque country exists in northern Minnesota. You'll never forget it when a person is defiled in that beautiful country, leaving it up to Cork O'Connor to investigate and put right, if he can. All around, a straight-across-the-board 5 stars.
Welcome back, Sandie. I hope you provide us with pieces of news from the mystery field, short elevator pitches for the books and authors you love, and chats once in a while with an author. I'm looking forward to future chats from the elevator.