Love, Bill just received another great review from the Writer’s Digest Self-Publishing Book Awards:
“Love, Bill starts out as woman’s search for information about the father who died when she was six, but it’s much more. The unexpected turns the book takes and the questions that are raised keep readers interested right up until the end. The author is a skilled, confident writer, who understands how to reel a story out. Just when a reader is thinking ‘Gee, it’s tough only seeing Bill’s letters and not seeing Dorothy’s,’ she addresses the issue. And while it is an issue – it gives us great empathy and compassion for Bill while 1940s Dorothy is a voiceless shadow figure at first – the author turns the tables. Her efforts to find out more about what happened and her mother’s first marriage make this a layered and intensely fascinating book. Credit also goes to Bill. His letters are well-written and poetic. His depiction of the train wheels in the Sept. 1, 1944, letter saying ‘no hope, no hope’ and ‘no more, no more’ are heart-rending. They stay in a reader’s mind and when the author mentions it later, the reader is delighted. That leads to another wonderful element in this book — the author goes forward, then comes back, instead of dumping everything she wants to say at once. The author uses communication, not only her father’s letters, but communications she has with people as she tries to uncover the mysteries of the book, well… The ending letter from the author to her father is an excellent frame for the story. When the author in the first chapter mentions sitting on the front stoop waiting for her father to come home, it’s heartbreaking. The photo at the end of the author as an adult on that stoop, as well the mention of it in her letter, give the story closure. The cover is beautifully done and the interior formatting is professional and readable, including the use of photos.” –Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
It turns out that Lisa Haselton’s interview with me will stay up on her site past this weekend. It can be reached anytime through this link:
What a week! I just received word that Love, Bill was named Finalist in the Best New Nonfiction category of the 2017 Best Book Awards! The 2017 Best Book Awards brought in over 2,000 entries, one of the biggest years since starting this program in 2004. According to the contest organizers, by placing in this year’s awards, I have beat out 75% of my fellow entrants. WOW! You can read more about the contest and winners at the following link: http://americanbookfest.com/2017bbafullresults.html
My AuthorsShow interview from last fall is being rebroadcast tomorrow, October 25th. It can be accessed through the following link:
I am happy to announce that Love, Bill was just named a Finalist in both First Nonfiction and Memoir categories: 2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.
2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Award
Tomorrow is the last day to enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win a signed hardcover copy of Love, Bill. Good Luck! Here’s the link:
You have until October 12th to register to win a signed hardcover copy of Love, Bill on Goodreads. Good luck! The link is:
If you missed the last Goodreads Giveaway, here’s your chance to win a signed hardcover edition of Love, Bill. The giveaway will run from October 3-12. I will post the link as soon as I get it. Stay tuned and good luck!
What a nice surprise! While reading through my grad school alma mater’s (George Washington University) fall newsletter, I noticed that Love, Bill was featured in the “Bookshelves” section. Happy to be included among the other alum authors.
My podcast interview titled, “The Unbreakable Bond Between a Father and Daughter”
on TheTimelessFamily.com may now be accessed through any of the below links:
Direct Listen Links
Show notes page: https://thetimelessfamily.com/23/
Google Play: https://thetimelessfamily.com/googleplay
Bill Krulick and Jan age 2