WHAT DO SAILORS AND AUTHORS HAVE IN COMMON?
Read today's blog for the answer.
A photo taken from the deck of ORION anchoring out at Makua with three of our friends: Exotica, Tere Hau Nui, and Excaliper.
6:30 pm and 81 degrees. I just got finished reading the most amazing book.
LOOK ME IN THE EYE
You can order his book now right...
Blogging gives you the opportunity to meet so many different people. John Elder Robison and I have struck up a cyberspace freindship. We noticed the commonalities of our books: Mine a novel about being different and John's a memoir about being different.
Amazon paired up our two books.
We traded ARCs. I read his and he read mine.
I was blown away. It was funny. Poignant. Smart. Gripping. I could not stop reading. When I finished I just had to write a blurb.
Blurb is "author-speak" for quotes about a book. You commonly see them on covers or on the first few pages of a book.
This is the one I wrote for LOOK ME IN THE EYE:
"John Elder Robison has written a compelling memoir that you won't be able to put down. You will be right beside him in his struggles and his triumphs and you will gain an amazing understanding of what it means to be different. What it means to be "Aspergian." He made me laugh and then he would bring a tear to my eye. When I finished his book I felt I had just met someone who I wanted to get to know better. LOOK ME IN THE EYE got me right in the heart." --Patricia Wood Author
This is his blurb for LOTTERY:
"Lottery is a compelling and beautifully written story that will show you how it's possible to have a low score on an intelligence test and still be a genius at understanding other people's feelings and motivations. And you'll learn that having above-average intelligence may mean less than finding happiness with yourself, and the people around you. Lottery is a novel, but it reads like it really happened, right next door to you." - John Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye, a memoir of my life with Asperger's.
We found each other's books compelling.
I was so honored to read his and I was doubly honored to have him tell me Perry's voice is authentic.
I will tell everyone to buy his book. It is the real deal. The true story.
Mine could be true.
Different sides of the same coin.
So the answer to my question?
Sailors and authors?
How are they similar?
We listen to each other's stories. We hold a line. Lend a hand.
If I have a part you can use...it's yours.
If I know how to do a repair, we trade.
It's a big ocean out there.
We got to stick together.
Like John and I.
Thank you John.
Check out my first online interview May 8.DASEF CENTRAL
She calls me an "about-to-be-famous-author!
Does that mean I have to start making and selling cookies?