Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Unexpectedly, Town Father has shown up on Amazon and can be purchased in paperback today. I thought for sure it would take two or three days to appear, but CreateSpace and Amazon have become remarkably efficient. Like all Death Stars.
But all the better! You can get your own copy of this fine edition right away.
And my goodness, but doesn’t it look scrumptious? I know, I’m biased, but I think Max Scratchmann outdid himself on the cover image and interior. It’s a real beauty. Matter of fact, if I were to smuggle a copy into a bookstore and plop it on the front fiction table, nobody could possibly tell that it wasn’t published by one of the top traditional houses. One thing I’m thinking of doing, marketing-wise, is to send copies to some of the better-known indie stores out there with a pitch about why they should sell it for me. If they could come to see that indie authors are earnest, talented, and professional, maybe they’ll understand that we’re all in the same business: to get good writing into the hands of readers.
So, for those of you who appreciate print books (what I like to call “dead tree entertainments”) and eschew electronic reading, please step up to the plate and order your copy of Town Father, Or, Where Graceful Girls Abound today.
A note about pricing: This lovely tome will set you back $11.00, which is the lowest price CreateSpace would allow. I’m not going to make very much per copy, but I hope folks will see something of a deal here, since traditionally published ebooks are now running north of $15.00 a lot of the time.
Thanks in advance to early grabbers. I’m grateful for your support, and I hope you enjoy my foray into historical fiction (with liberties taken left and right).
In case you missed it earlier, here’s the blurb:
A Town of Nothing But Fallen Women?
Utopia or Ill-fated Experiment?
Scandal in the Foothills!
Three hundred independent-minded women in 1880s California have embarked on an impossible journey: to establish a town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada composed exclusively of women. The only way for the singular town of Hestia to succeed, though, is for a second generation of residents to come along, and the women imagine there must be, somewhere in the country, a benign and willing gentleman who can help them. In short, a Town Father.
Set against the rough-and-ready backdrop of Gold Country, Town Father chronicles the occidental adventure of Hestia’s choice, Henry O’Farrell, as he comes to believe in the women’s feminist dream, living their trials and tragedies at their side. Rosella Kimball (architect), Lucien Thorpe (poet, philosopher), Maisie Grace (markswoman), Tilly Swan (builder), and the object of his private affections, Avis Honeycutt (executive) — along with 295 other utopian trailblazers — may not be his wives, but they become his loves. Hestia, named for the Greek goddess of hearth and home, is where he was always meant to be.
The only question is whether society at large will let them all live in peace…