What do you do while you're waiting?

News and updates from Alison R. Solomon
Practicing Patience
I recently had the amazing good fortune of being asked by a hot-shot New York agent to send her the first 25 pages of my memoir after she heard me read a 3 minute excerpt. She then asked me to submit the next hundred pages. I was thrilled, and beyond excited. But now I'm playing the waiting game. It's been two months, which I thought was a long time until I read a recent blog of a current best-selling author who said her agent responded to her eighteen months after her submission!
Why am I telling you this? Firstly to share some of the ups and downs in a writer's life. Secondly to let you know that this has put my latest Gulfport mystery on hold. So for those who've asked when it's coming out, I hope you too can practice patience. Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, I'm sharing the three minute excerpt I read at the conference that the agent enjoyed so much. To download it (as PDF mobi or e-pub) READ IT HEREYou can also VIEW IT HERE on YouTube (but the first 30 seconds got cut off and I read it pretty fast!) 
Thanks to those of you who bought the new version of Along Came the Rain and let me know that you thought it was even better than the first edition.  Summer is coming and since the most common word used about my writing is "page-turner," all my novels are great for beach-reading. If you haven't read them all, or would like to give them as gifts, here are the links:
Buy Timing Is Everything Now! (Bellabooks)
Buy Timing is Everything Now! (Amazon)
Buy Along Came the Rain Now! (Bellabooks)
Buy Along Came the Rain Now! (Amazon)
Buy Devoted Now! (Amazon)
Brief Updates
Gulfport ReadOut was a spectacular success. Lesléa Newman was amazing and all our visiting authors were extremely well-received. The events were packed out! If you'd like to volunteer for next year's event, let me know. 
As always, I've read some incredible books lately. One memoir I highly recommend is  Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a BodyHow about you? What have you read that you'd like to recommend to others? Just click "reply" to this email and drop me a line!
Meanwhile, enjoy the spring and I'll see you in summer!
In Case You Missed it...
Interview on KKPI Radio Podcast, Sandra Moran Book Club
Alison Reading First Chapter of Devoted
Interview with Dr. Briar Lee Mitchell
Alison Reading Third Chapter of Along Came the Rain
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