1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON
I hope you’ll be inspired by
- A Statistical Analysis of the New York Times Notable Books in Fiction for 2013
- 8 Great Gifts for Writers
- Allison Winn Scotch: Moving the Other Way, from Traditional Publishing to Indie Author
- 11 Bits of Wisdom from Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life
- Harriet Scott Chessman: The Beauty of Ordinary Things
You might also enjoy my husband's blog, The Dad App
Guest Posting on 1st Books
I don't review books on 1st Books, but I do host traditionally-published author guest posts to coincide with new book releases, as space allows. If you're interested, contact me through this page, and please include the title, publisher, and publication date.
I recognize the market is changing and many fine books are self-published these days, but due to volume considerations, at the moment I'm only hosting authors who publish with traditional publishers.
Category Archives: Stories of How Writers Get Started
Post by authors about how they got started.
I first hosted New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch’s on 1st Books when The One That I Want released in paperback from Broadway, a Random House imprint. I’m delighted to welcome her back today as she plunges headlong into the new adventure of … Continue reading →
I am so delighted to host Harriet Scott Chessman on the occasion of the publication of her stunning new novel, The Beauty of Ordinary Things. Her previous novels, Ohio Angels, Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper (a #1 Booksense pick), and Someone Not Really Her Mother (a Good … Continue reading →
I’m delighted to be hosting my friend Ellen Kirschman, a real life police and public safety psychologist and the author several nonfiction titles, who has just published her first mystery. Camille Minichino calls Dot Meyerhoff of Burying Ben ”the most interesting heroine to … Continue reading →
The House Girl author Tara Conklin did a wonderful post here about the persistence required to get her gorgeous debut published. The House Girl became a New York Times bestseller, and Marie Claire magazine called it “the book club book of the year.” It’s out in … Continue reading →
Tatjana Soli guest posted here when her first novel, The Lotus Eaters released. That lovely debut went on to become a New York Times bestseller, was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times and the ALA, was a … Continue reading →
To celebrate the paperback publication of Dan Chaon‘s story collection Stay Awake (named a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post), I’m rerunning a 1st Books post he did in 2009, when his Await Your Reply was … Continue reading →