13 Years, 7 Months, & 35,000 Miles: One Writer's Road to Publication: Jenny Milchman's journey to publication took thirteen years, after which she hit the road for seven months with her family on what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour." Her debut novel, Cover of Snow, was chosen as an Indie Next and Target Pick, reviewed in the New York Times and San Francisco Journal of Books, given the Mary Higgins Clark award and nominated for a Barry. Now Jenny's second novel, Ruin Falls, has just come out to starred reviews. Cinderella story, dream come true? Yes, definitely, but there were also many struggles along the way. How much time should you devote to a goal that may never come to pass? Is it possible to "car-school" two kids? And what happens when you hitch everything to a dream?
About Ruin Falls:
In Jenny Milchman's latest book, Ruin Falls, Liz Daniels has just set off on vacation, but when the family stops for the night, she wakes to find a terrifying reality. Her children are missing, and the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace. But in a sudden, gut-wrenching instant, Liz realizes that no stranger invaded their hotel. Instead, someone she trusted completely has betrayed her. Liz will stop at nothing to get her children back. From her guarded in-laws’ farmhouse to the woods of her hometown, Liz follows the threads of a terrible secret to uncover a hidden world created from dreams and haunted by nightmares.
Jenny Milchman's debut novel, Cover of Snow, received praise from thriller writers such as Lee Child, Harlan Coben, and Hank Phillippi Ryan, was chosen as an IndieNext and Target Pick, and nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark award. Her follow up, Ruin Falls, has received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. Jenny is the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and chair of International Thriller Writers' Debut Authors Program. Jenny is on what Shelf Awareness calls the "world's longest book tour," taking four months to visit bookstores, libraries, schools, and book clubs.
"Two Roads Diverged: Publishing a Novel Today" Talk & Reception at Book Fare Cafe at 8:30pm--Tickets are $12
Join the Red Wheelbarrow Writers
and Book Fare Cafe
, on the mezzanine level of Village Books, for a special event with Jenny. Following her 7pm presentation in the Readings Gallery of Village Books, Jenny will head up to the Book Fare Cafe for a small reception and informal talk. Jenny will discuss how the publishing world changed out from under her during the thirteen years she spent trying to get published, and what made her decide to stick to the traditional path. Would self- or indie-publishing have been a better option? If not for Jenny, then for another writer? This informal talk will contain plenty of opportunity for Q&A about one of today's most in-flux industries, and the chance to explore which publishing path might be right for you.
Tickets are $12 and include one glass of wine or beer, and light appetizers. They are available at BrownPaperTickets.com
. Additional food will be available for purchase at the Cafe.