Hi all!! I sure hope you are sitting down because you won’t believe who is stopping by today!! Not only is she an International Best Selling Author and Publishing Innovator, she can now add to the list, the Creator of the First E-Fan Fiction Book to Have Been Written by Published Author. So without further ado, Ms. M.J. Rose!!
M.J. Rose, is the international bestselling authorof 11 novels;Lip Service, In Fidelity, Flesh Tones, Sheet Music, Lying in Bed, TheHalo Effect, TheDelilah Complex, The Venus Fix,The Reincarnationist, TheMemorist and The Hypnotist.
Rose is also the co-author with Angela Adair Hoyof How to Publish and Promote Online,and with Doug Clegg of Buzz Your Book.
She is a founding member and board member ofInternational Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing companyfor authors: AuthorBuzz.com. She runs two popular blogs; Buzz, Balls & Hype and Backstory.
Getting published has been an adventure for Rose who self-published LipService late in 1998 after several traditional publishers turned it down.Editors had loved it, but didn’t know how to position it or market it since itdidn’t fit into any one genre.
Frustrated, but curious and convinced that there was a readership for herwork, she set up a web site where readers could download her book for $9.95 andbegan to seriously market the novel on the Internet.
After selling over 2500 copies (in both electronic and trade paper format) Lip Service became the first e-book andthe first self-published novel chosen by the LiteraryGuild/Doubleday Book Clubas well as being the first e-book to go on to be published by a mainstream NewYork publishing house.
Rose has been profiled in Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times,Business 2.0, Working Woman, Newsweek and New York Magazine.
Rose has appeared on The Today Show, Fox News, The Jim Lehrer NewsHour, andfeatures on her have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers in the U.S.and abroad, including USAToday, Stern, L’Official, Poets and Writers andPublishers Weekly.
Rose graduated from Syracuse University and spent the ’80s in advertising.She was the Creative Director of Rosenfeld Sirowitz and Lawson and she has acommercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
She lives in Connecticut with Doug Scofield, a composer, and their veryspoiled dog, Winka.
For an entire week I thought about scrapping the whole idea and not showing any of them the stories.
You can visit M.J. Rose here.
Theprotagonists’ of New York Timesbestselling authors – Lee Child, Steve Berry and Barry Eisler – swore thattheir men of mystery would never agree to therapy – unless Rose found a way toget them there. By slipping Dr. Snow out of her office, Rose delivered some ofAmerica’s favorite male characters to a place they’ve never been before – intherapy.
IN SESSION contains three racy andrevealing short stories by M.J. Rose:
· KNOWING YOU’RE ALIVE with LeeChild’s Jack Reacher resultsin revelations for the injured Dr. Snow and her unexpected savior/patient. Whatsecrets from the past are contained in an unexpected gift?
· EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES withSteve Berry’s Cotton Malone features a woman who seeks help for her lover,and sends Dr. Snow overseas on a most unusual house call. Can a rare book in a plainbrown wrapper be the medicine her patient needs?
· DECISIONS, DECISIONS with BarryEisler’s John Rain forcesDr. Snow out of her own comfort zone, and into the world of a former patient’sworst nightmare. Does protecting what she loves most require a dance withdarkness?
Theaudio version, narrated by award winners Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross willfeature Dick Hill, Scott Brick and Barry Eisler reprising their roles Reacher,Malone and Rain.
In honor of these amazingly generous authors who shared their heroes with me a share of the e-book proceeds and all the audio proceeds of In Session will be donated to David Baldacci’s Wish You Well Foundation, supporting family literacy. (wishyouwellfoundation.org/)
The e-book and audio book will go on sale Oct 17 but the e-book is available to pre-order at Amazon now. http://www.amazon.com/Session-Morgan-Reacher-Eislers-ebook/dp/B005OLJ3VC