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    Norman Prentiss: Odd Adventures With Your Other Father

    Many of you on this forum probably got the notification from CD but I thought it should be her for those who did not get the email.

    Norman Prentiss is an author I have been introduced through Cemetery Dance. Although he has only published a few stories he has become one of my favorite authors.

    His new novel is part of the Kindle Scout program where readers help determine which books get published. The first few pages are up to read.

    Here is the email about it:
    As a publishing experiment, Norman has submitted his new novel to the Kindle Scout program at Amazon. Through this program, readers help Kindle Press choose what to publish. Authors upload their covers and the first 5,000 words of their book. Readers nominate the books they like, and if their chosen book is selected, Amazon provides a free copy of the full eBook prior to publication! This entire process is FREE to the reader!
    ** Here is the link to Norman's new novel, ODD ADVENTURES WITH YOUR OTHER FATHER:

    https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/31CCF08HMHST3

    If you like the excerpt, please consider giving it a nomination or even sharing the link with others. Again, it costs readers nothing to participate.

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    Thanks Martin!

    I just nominated it. Norman's story is one step closer to getting published!

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    Thanks so much to both of you (and to anybody else who checks out the book). This is an unusual novel, but I'm feel strongly that it's my best, and I'm fighting to get it the most attention I can! Really appreciate your support!

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    You've got a great theme running here that I've never seen pared-down so simply: "The world wasn't supernatural, but the human mind could be."

    This was an excellent start. Nominated.
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    If Amazon doesn't buy this book, they're CRAZY. That excerpt is amazing and full of some wonderful ideas I've never seen stated so clearly.

    Brian
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    Amazon is going to publish Norman's book!

    "Great news! Your nomination 'Odd Adventures with your Other Father' has been selected for publication"

    Congratulations Norman!

    - Brian

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    I just got the same email. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

    Congratulations Norman!

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    Congrats! You've earned it.

    And thanks again to Martin for bringing this up.
    “Reality is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there.”
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    This is AWESOME news! Congratulations, Norman!!
    Brian James Freeman
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    Congrats! You've earned it.

    And thanks again to Martin for bringing this up.
    Thank you for taking the time to check it out and vote! I love the way Mr. Prentiss blends real life people and situations with the supernatural. Really looking forward to reading more from him.

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    Received a link for my copy today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    You've got a great theme running here that I've never seen pared-down so simply: "The world wasn't supernatural, but the human mind could be."

    This was an excellent start. Nominated.
    Thanks, bugen. This is kinda how I see the world--but I sneak a bit of real (or, often, ambiguous) supernatural stuff into my stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelion View Post
    Amazon is going to publish Norman's book!

    "Great news! Your nomination 'Odd Adventures with your Other Father' has been selected for publication"

    Congratulations Norman!

    - Brian
    Thanks for the nomination and congrats, Brian! This has been an exciting whirlwind, and so happy the pre-order went up this week and Scouts are getting free copies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    This is AWESOME news! Congratulations, Norman!!
    Thanks, Brian--really appreciate all your help during this process!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Thank you for taking the time to check it out and vote! I love the way Mr. Prentiss blends real life people and situations with the supernatural. Really looking forward to reading more from him.
    I echo bugen's thanks to you for starting this thread--it definitely directed some traffic to the Kindle Scout page and got me some additional views/votes!

    I see you got the link for the free copy, so I really hope you like the full story. This was a very personal book for me to write--Invisible Fences was more direct with autobiographical elements; Other Father goes more fantastical, yet still feels more "true" to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Prentiss View Post
    I echo bugen's thanks to you for starting this thread--it definitely directed some traffic to the Kindle Scout page and got me some additional views/votes!

    I see you got the link for the free copy, so I really hope you like the full story. This was a very personal book for me to write--Invisible Fences was more direct with autobiographical elements; Other Father goes more fantastical, yet still feels more "true" to me...
    I enjoyed the preview and look forward to reading the entire story. Invisible Fences feels very personal and tru so it will be hard for this one to top that one for me.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I enjoyed the preview and look forward to reading the entire story. Invisible Fences feels very personal and tru so it will be hard for this one to top that one for me.

    Thanks!
    I cried when I got to the end of each of them--but that may just be a neurotic-writer thing!

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    Today's the official release date for Odd Adventures with your Other Father at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EG5NGPA. Very excited to have this available for more people!

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    Congratulations Norman!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Prentiss View Post
    Today's the official release date for Odd Adventures with your Other Father at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EG5NGPA. Very excited to have this available for more people!
    Those early reviews are terrific!
    Brian James Freeman
    brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
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