Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde and Calling All Reviewers

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October 16th is not only the birth date of the famous author Oscar Wilde, the 51st birthday of Flea (bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers) and the 32nd birthday of American wrestler and Jiu-Jitsu specialist Frankie Edgar, but the one month marker until the November 16th launch of my debut Novel GREEN. Truth be told, if you just can’t wait until the release party, the book is ready for your review NOW on Amazon.com. And if you buy it, read it, and write a review in the next 30 days, I will offer a content-appropriate prize to the most creative and heartfelt review.

Know of any organizations that might be interested in reviewing my book? I would love to hear your comments below.
Here is the summary:
Green by Kristin Anderson

Ellie Ashburn has come a long way from her poor, rural upbringing: She has an upwardly mobile career, great friends and access to culture and consumerism denied to her in her youth. Although she loves the fast-paced life of Los Angeles, she can’t stand the fast-paced men.

Just when she’s about to throw in the towel on dating, she meets environmental activist Jake Tillerman. Although the attraction between them is sizzling, their lifestyles could not be more different. As they get to know each other, a series of events unfold that range from comedic and frustrating to passionate and eye opening in this romantic story of opposites attract.

As Ellie embarks into his eco-friendly world, she begins to question the very things she holds dear. When presented with a seemingly irresolvable conflict in their beliefs, both Jake and Ellie must decide if it will tear them apart or transform their budding romance into a lifelong love.

Title unveiled

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Two-and-a-half years ago I launched a personal blog about my expat experiences in the Netherlands. The most difficult part was finding a name. I was hoping for a name that would encapsulate the many rich experiences I was having on my transition experience in a new culture and climate. But when it comes down to it, simplicity can sometimes really be the right choice, thus I went with Kristin in Holland. Afterall, my name is Kristin and I’m living in Holland.

Today, I am happy to unveil the title of my debut novel: Green. Yep, that’s it–Green.

Green, a debut novel by Kristin Anderson, coming to you through an online portal of your choice this November 16th, 2013.
Summary:

Ellie Ashburn has come a long way from her poor, rural upbringing: she has an upwardly mobile career, great friends and access to culture and consumerism denied to her in her youth. Although she loves the fast-paced life of Los Angeles, she can’t stand the fast-paced men.

Just when she’s about to throw in the towel on dating, she meets Jake Tillerman, an environmental activist. Although the attraction between them is sizzling, their lifestyles could not be more opposite. As Ellie embarks into his eco-friendly world, she begins to question the very things she holds dear. When presented with a seemingly irresolvable conflict in their beliefs, both Jake and Ellie must decide if it will tear them apart or transform their budding romance into a lifelong love.

Launching a New Novel

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Welcome!
If you are reading this, welcome to my new home, Author Kristin Anderson. I just purchased this virtual home, and the rooms are still empty; my works of fiction still in the boxes waiting to be unpacked. But soon, I will be revealing the title of my first novel, and inviting all that are interested to my e-book launch, currently and optimistically scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013.

A bit of Background on Kristin Anderson
I have written freelance articles for magazines and newspapers over the last 5 years and have been writing a personal, non-fiction blog since 2011 as a means of letting my mind flow and practicing the art of writing. Simultaneously, I have been working on my first novel.

Writing a Novel
If you are writing a novel and want to make a go of it, in addition to being passionate about the topic, you need to do at least four things: write (of course), read other novels in your genre, read books / posts about writing novels and have a steadfast marketing plan (e.g. promote the heck out of your book).

I have been doing steps 1 through 3 over the last few years and now is the time to activate what I have learned about step 4–every author needs a home, and shy or not, they need to have an open door policy. As authors, we open our homes to just about anyone interested and willing to settle in for a cup of tea and listen to us weave our stories. Homes used to be physical structures with welcoming porches and a front door, but as modern-day authors, our homes are on the internet, nestled within the fluid walls of a website.

Genre
But hold on, you say; what do you write? I don’t read just anything. It is important as an author to know your genre and thus know your audience. My writing fits into three categories: general fiction, romance and environmental issues. I guess you could sum it up as eco-romance. Sound intriguing? Then feel free to click on the “follow” button on this blog / sign up to receive my posts in your inbox and comment frequently.

Thanks for reading.

Author Kristin Anderson