Archives for category: Polly (2014)

An exuberant endorsement has just come in from Howard Frank Mosher, author of A STRANGER IN THE KINGDOM: 

Polly Lightfoot, the heroine of Don Bredes’s equally horrifying and inspiring POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD, is the most likeable, not to mention the most resourceful, teenage character in American fiction since Huck Finn.  Like Twain’s classic, and all truly great “Young Adult” fiction, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD can and will be loved by readers of all ages.  Unforgettable characters (including a wise, talking raven), non-stop action, timely social commentary and one gorgeous sentence after another from beginning to end, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD has it all. 

Advance review copies will be circulating soon.  Reading and signing events are in the works at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, Green Mountain Books in Lyndonville, both Northshire bookshops, in Manchester and in Saratoga Springs, and more.

On top of that, Green Writers Press will be representing the novel at the Bookstock Literary Festival this weekend in Woodstock.  Here is the one-sheet hand-out:

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The final design for the cover of POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD has just come through. The raven image (my Facebook avatar) is the work of nature photographer Mark Moritsch. Graphic designer Diego Melendez has created a terrific treatment, somber and compelling. (The faux-Latin filler here stands in place of the scintillating blurb to come.)

Now the pre-publication push begins. Getting the word out, in such a crowded, diffuse, and chaotic market, is no small undertaking. But this story involves potent and trending themes–the threat of climate-change calamity and the strenuous efforts of religious fundamentalists to impose their dogmatically inspired beliefs upon our entire, wonderfully diverse population. With a fair amount of early attention in the right places, POLLY is just the kind of galvanizing YA fantasy that could quickly attract a wide readership–among readers of all ages.

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