Monday, December 3, 2012


There are the books everyone had heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you've never heard of? Some are treasures, waiting to be found, and that's what this blog hop is about: the books you might not have heard of, but that you might end up loving.

This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you're bound to find some books you'll love! Maybe you'll even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.

I was tagged by Connie Spittler. Her blog is or Google Connie Spittler Words Fly By

Here's a little info about my current work-in-progress: 

1: What is the working title of your book?

Thieves, Rascals & Sore Losers: A Kit & Caboodle of Dirty Deals

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

The dirtiest deal my home town ever pulled off.

3: What genre does your book fall under?

Humorous history

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I would leave that to the director, except I'd make one man blonde, long-legged and languid, the other small, dark and feisty.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

It features a wide variety of dirty deals, some in Congress, many in Nebraska, and a big one in my home county.

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self published.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took me about five or six years to read old handwritten county notes and to find out everything the Nebraska State Historical Society had on the matter. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

The book Mike Donovan is marketing. "It's a general history of the United States for general readers with a touch of humor," he says, "and I try to take out all the boring things that are in history books and liven it up, spice it up a little, a fake story now and then based on a true story."

Here's some other similar books with their book jackets.

The Humorous History of White County, Arkansas by Claude E. Johnson.

A Humorous History of the United States by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye

An Utterly Impartial History of Britain or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge by John O'Farrell

Stupid Wars: A Citizen's Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions, and Ridiculous Revolutions by Ed Strosser & Michael Prince

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