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Friday, September 10, 2010

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Catherine Stovall
Sep 10, 2010 -- Cape Girardeau, MO - Merpoint Publishing, LLC, an independent book publisher in West Virginia, announced today that it has signed Catherine Stovall, author of the upcoming young adult novel "Stolen," the first book in the "Requiem of Humanity" series.

The renewed fascination with vampires in the world of entertainment has brought many brand new authors and actors into its eerie limelight. Now the Heartland has its own rising star who hopes to shine among the big names in vampire literature.

Ms. Stovall is a long-term resident who has spent most of her twenty-nine years in Southeast Missouri and continues to raise her own children there. When asked about her choice to stay in the area despite her dreams of becoming a well-known author Stovall replied, "I grew up here. Now my kids will do so as well. I don't think you have to run off to the bigger cities to become someone. It's better to stay where you are happy and let your name cross the map for you."

According to the press release from Merpoint Publishing, Stovall is an emerging fantasy author with a skill for weaving tales that stretch the imagination and erase the line between reality and the supernatural. Merpoint Publishing will be releasing Stovall's debut novel "Stolen" in eBook and print format in November 2010.


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Kinda off subject but if that woman's hair was black instead of red she would look exactly like Sara Gilbert who played Darlene on Roseanne.

-- Posted by Data48 on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 3:12 PM

Her hair use to be black her family use to own A&S pet shop on broadway and her brother jerry was in the Army!

-- Posted by capeguy30 on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 5:23 PM

Also off the subject but she is much prettier than Darlene. Congratulations to her.

-- Posted by Agnes on Tue, Sep 14, 2010, at 10:07 AM

Please you are going to discuss her hair? The woman just wrote an entire book series and got published!

Do you even realize how hard it is, or almost impossible it is for new authors to have their books published by a publisher. There are literally hundreds, thousands of unsolicited manuscripts and query letters submitted by mail each week to publishers. Even among the good submissions, very few books submitted fit into the narrow niche needed by a publisher.

Publishers are looking for best sellers. And best sellers happen when the author has a big celebrity name or in those few instances where the major book reviewers give rave reviews to a previously unknown author.

Even if a publisher accepts your book they may not print it. Some publishers often sign contracts for more books than they can print, just to be sure they can fill their catalog.

Try reading the fine print in a publishing contract; it probably states that the publisher has up to 12 or 24 months to actually publish the book but is not obligated to actually print it!

Here is the point. If a aspiring author follows the typical route, the odds are close to 10,000 and 1 against being published by a major publishing house.

-- Posted by crebew on Tue, Sep 14, 2010, at 4:35 PM


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