Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Who Could Have Predicted This?

I received a very surprising email from my publisher, Prizm Books (the YA branch of Torquere Press), last week.  They were writing to tell me that my coming out story "The Secret to a Perfect Latke" is an OmniLit Bestseller!

My secret latke was ranked #4 at OmniLit the day I took this screen grab

Say whaaaaat?

First off, "Latke" is my first ebook.  Next off, a Hannukah story becoming a bestseller in March? This is crazy!

But you can't argue with results.  At least, I wouldn't want to, because I'm really pleased so many readers have been buying me little story.

Thank you, readers, for making Latke a bestseller!

The Secret to a Perfect Latke

Noah has never been on TV before, but he dreams of having his own cooking show one day. When he's asked to help a gourmet chef prepare latkes for a Hanukkah segment on the Sunny and The Bear show, his family is proud but suspicious. Sunny and The Bear is a "lifestyle" show that's popular among straight women, but it's hosted by gay men. What's more, the guests on this show have an uncanny tendency to come out of the closet live on national television...

by Foxglove Lee
11 / Words: 5300
Genre: Prizm Pinch, Contemporary
Age Rating: Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc, epub

Read a Sample:

“You must be new to the show,” said the curvy blonde with a head full of ringlets.  “Don’t worry too much.  Just focus on Phil and Sunny.  Try to forget about the millions of people watching from home.”

“Millions?”  Noah’s throat ran dry.  “It can’t be millions.”

The blonde woman shrugged.  “I don’t know -- millions, thousands, whatever.”

Noah kept checking his watch even though there was a clock in the Green Room.  He didn’t trust it -- time couldn’t possibly move so slowly.  He was getting so agitated his insides were itchy.  He wished he could reach inside his skin and scratch.

And then, out of the clear blue sky, Sunny walked into the Green Room with Phil “The Bear” following close behind.  Sunny threw his hands up in the air and cried, “We’re heeee-eeeere!”

The women and Chef Troy did the same and shouted, “We’re queeee-eeer!”

Everybody laughed, leaving Noah feeling stunned and out of touch as the guys did their “How’ve you been?” rounds with everyone they knew.  And then they got to Noah.  The Bear shook his right hand while Sunny shook his left.

“What’ve we got here, Phil?  Looks like fresh meat!”

“Oh, I’m not very… meaty.”  What a stupid thing to say, but everybody laughed so it must have been funny.  “I’m Noah.  I’m helping Chef Troy make latkes.”

You can get your copy now at Prizm Books: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_7&products_id=47&zenid=ac08b6c67026287bea531ce7b0bf8ccb

Torquere Books: www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=83&products_id=3761

OmniLit: https://www.omnilit.com/product-thesecrettoaperfectlatke-1018625-228.html

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