Local author Rebecca Hart has weathered the publishing world as a new author and has had her first book, Call of the Sea, published by Inkspell Publishing. Rebecca will talk about how to get started and how her first book came to be and she’ll discuss the many questions that face a new author, such as:
-do you self-publish, find a small press, or find an agent and go after a big publisher?
- how do you best market the book once its out? What responsibilities do you, as the author, have to promote the book?
- what genre do you write for and why does it matter?
She’ll also read from her new book, the Call of the Sea:
Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth. Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call.
However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter. Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.
Rebecca Hart is an avid writer and single parent of three living in Upstate, NY. When she doesn’t have her nose buried in her laptop in her work as an IT Specialist, Rebecca spends as much time as possible outdoors with her nose buried in her laptop, writing instead.