Friday, September 30, 2011

A Launch Party For My Fellow AQ'er & A Query Crit Giveaway!

I'm on the other end of the interview today over at Forever Rewrighting! Check it out for a chance to win a query crit from me and also get a double dose of AQ love.

I think by now it should be pretty clear how in love I am with AgentQuery Connect. If you are a writer, you need to check out this community. Yeah, I spout about it because I'm a moderator, but it's volunteered time - hours of it in a week - so that in itself should say how tied I feel to that community. I can honestly say that without the support and advice of my fellow AQ'ers I would never have landed an agent.

I've mentioned AQ'er Pete Morin before, in my post about YA departures and reading across genres.  And today I'm giving Pete the spotlight again, as his novel DIARY OF A SMALL FISH is launching this week. If you want a nice palette cleanser in between YA reads, give Pete a shot. You'll be glad.

Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and a witness (voluntary and subpoenaed) to countless outrages. He combines them all in this debut novel. Pete’s short fiction has appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. He published many of them in a collection titled Uneasy Living, available on Amazon and Smashwords. When he is not writing crime fiction or legal mumbo jumbo, Pete plays blues guitar in Boston bars, enjoys the beach, food and wine with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two adult children, and on rare occasion, punches a fade wedge to a tight pin surrounded by sand or water. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera. Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.

DIARY OF A SMALL FISH focuses on Paul Forte, who is already dealing with the death of his parents and divorce from a woman he still loves. Now, with the support of an alluring grand juror, Paul must expose the vindictive prosecutor’s own corruption before the jury renders a verdict on his Osso Buco.

When Paul is indicted by a federal grand jury, everyone suspects prosecutor Bernard (don’t call him “Bernie”) Kilroy has more on his mind than justice. Then the FBI agent in charge of Paul’s case gives him a clue to the mystery: Kilroy is bent on settling an old family score, and he’s not above breaking the law to do it.

You can find DIARY OF A SMALL FISH on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

4 comments:

Sophia Chang said...

Awesome interview!

And I definitely hear you on intelligent, brooding, dark guys...

cherie said...

Hooray for Pete! It's about time, right? ;)

Tanya Reimer said...

Yay Pete, that's great news! Congratulations.

Yay AQ, but that place sucks me in for hours, I only go there now when I have too! LOL. Way Way Way too much fun.

And now I'm off to check your interview.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Sophia - yeah, those brooding fellas... what the heck??!

Cherie, Tanya - Hooray for Pete, indeed! Check out his short story collection too, it's quite excellent.