Just bought tickets to visit Costa Rica in January. Almost twenty years later…Seventeen to be exact, but what’s three year? Yes, that is still a long time from now, but I’m older now and I plan ahead. I’ve got a business to run even while I’m out of the country. Much different than when I was twenty and a buddy of mine mentioned that Costa Rica … Continue reading Costa Rica – Twenty Years Later
In one month Native Moments will be released. Having made that switch from writer to salesman is strange, but if I want to continue to play the role of the writer, books have to sell. And with hundreds of thousands of books coming out every year, there is no other way to get noticed but through shameless self-promotion. With that being said, Native Moments is now … Continue reading Native Moments – Kindle Version
Only five days left to enter the goodreads giveaway. You will be entered to win a free autographed copy of Native Moments. Enter here. Also, still looking for reviewers. Read it before it becomes available. I’ll send you a PDF file in exchange for an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads or both. Just email me at Nic.Schuck@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you. Native … Continue reading 5 Days Left!!!
For some reason every time I see Pensacola in a book I’m reading, a sense of hometown pride swells in me. For instance, I’m currently reading Tom Robbins’s Another Roadside Attraction and came across this line on page 61: “Despite his silly grin. He was accepted for pilot’s training and was graduated from the Pensacola air school, third in his class.” This line is from Barry … Continue reading Seeing Your Hometown in Novels
Apparently Amazon and Goodreads will allow reviews to be posted prior to the release date as long as the reviewer states “I received this book free from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.” That being said, I’m looking for readers who would interested in reading Native Moments prior to the release date. Unfortunately, I do not have physical copies available but if you … Continue reading Looking for Early Readers for Reviews
An advanced copy of Native Moments finally arrived in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, the setting for the majority of the story. Jose, a dental assistant there, saw one of my posts on Instagram and asked how he could read the book. I told him it wasn’t available yet, but that I did have a few advance copies if he would be willing to write a review. … Continue reading Native Moments in Tamarindo
Looks like one of the librarians visiting Book Expo America this year picked up an advanced copy of Native Moments and decided to put it on the shelf. They also ordered an Ebook copy when it becomes available. Good to see some return from the visit. So, Chicagoans, go check it out!!! Continue reading Native Moments available at Waukegan Public Library
Here is your chance to win an autographed copy of Native Moments before it comes out. The GoodReads giveaway ends July 26th. That is almost two months before the release date. Enter Now! Also, if you preorder from Amazon you will receive your copy earlier than if you wait to buy it from me directly. I won’t have any for sale until about two weeks after the release … Continue reading Good Reads Giveaway
When I found out I was going to Chicago for Book Expo America, the first thing I did was google “what do writers do at book expo america” and different variations of that. I didn’t find too much out there to tell new writers what to expect. I read a really good blog post called “Don’t Pay Money for BEA Book Promotion.” After attending, I agree … Continue reading First Time at Book Expo America
Maybe a better question to start this conversation would be “did the picaresque novel ever have a place in American literature?” The picaresque novel is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.” When I think of the picaresque the first story that comes to mind is Don … Continue reading Does the Picaresque Novel Still Have a Place in American Literature?