Thursday, February 5, 2009

Editor/Publisher's Thoughts

Lori Perkins, the editor and publisher with Ravenous Romance and home to my book, Sex Through the Zodiac had these thoughts to say about my novel....

"I love this book, and the story behind it.

Neve Black had sent a handful of stories in to us at RR. I bought one for SEX AND SHOES, and another for MEN IN SHORTS. So I emailed her and asked if she was working on a novel. And she said, no, she'd only written short stories. I encouraged her to try her hand at a novel, and she said she wasn't sure she could do it. I casually mentioned that I thought she should think of it as a series of interconnected short stories.

A few days later she called. She had an idea. How 'bout a novel about a woman who decides to sleep with every sign of the Zodiac in her quest to find true love? I told her it was perfect. She mentioned that she could conceive of the novel as interconnected short stories.

She sent me regular updates on the novel-writing process and was able to write her first novel in less than 2 months. I was impressed. And equally impressed with the novel. It's engaging, clever and a real good romp.

I love finding and cultivating new authors.

So buy her book and encourage her to write more (we are actually hoping to sign her up for further adventures through the Zodiac)."

Lori Perkins
Ravenous Romance


Erobintica said...

Congrats Neve. That must have been nice to read.

Neve Black said...

Good Morning, Robin!
Thank you. Yes, it was nice of Lori to take the time and make those comments.

How's Robin today? :-)

Kirsten Monroe said...

Way to go Neve!!!! That is absolutely wonderful.

You are so incredible -- you just went out there and did it!!


Neve Black said...

Thanks Kirsten,
I'm not always sure how well I write, but I am ambitious, I suppose. :-)


Erobintica said...

How's Robin today? :-)

Exhausted. Long story. Haha - I'll probably post a rant on my blog when I have the time (which is not anytime today, that's for sure). Thanks for asking. :-)

Neve Black said...

Hi again Robin,
Oh boy, don't you just love those kind of days? I'll be looking for your post on blog roll.

If Sommer were here right now, she'd recommend a glass or two of wine to help ease the craziness of a bad day. I say, a shot of tequila, or what the heck, try both.

Heidi Champa said...

Congrats, Neve. I can't wait to read the book. I should run over and buy it right now.

Neve Black said...

Congratulations right back to you too on your most recent publishing with Ravenous. Excellent!

John Ettorre said...

Love the cover, as well as the editor/publisher's story. You're on your way, girl (sorry, woman!).

Neve Black said...

Hi John,
Thank you! What are you and the Mrs. John doing for Valentine's Day? I'm reading excerpts from the book at Visible Voice in Tremont. It should be very romantic. :-)