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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

L Anne Carrington - Guest Author

We are proud to have as Guest Author this time, our very own Weblog Manager
L Anne Carrington


L Anne Carrington

About the author:
L. Anne Carrington is a writer whose previous work has covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. A descendant of silent film star Rubye De Remer and criminal justice reporter and author James G. Baldwin, she wrote The Wrestling Babe internet column for seven years, is a former music reviewer for Indie Music Stop, and pens several other works which appears in both print and Web media. One of her freelance articles, An Overview of Causes of Hearing Loss and Deafness, was licensed by Internet Broadcasting, the leading provider of Web sites, content and advertising revenue solutions to the largest and most successful media companies.
One of Ms. Carrington's current projects is multitasking as weblog manager, weekly columnist/entertainment reporter, and acting as one of the literary agents on the  website Authors On Show (www.authorsonshow.com), giving encouragement to unpublished authors. Since its May 2010 launch, the website been viewed in more than 80 countries around the world, including publishers such as Penguin Books and major literary agents.
Ms. Carrington resides in the Pittsburgh, PA area, where she continues to write and appeared as a guest blogger for sites such as Slush Pile Reader and Paparazzi Publishing. A nominee for the 2010 USA Network Characters Unite Awards, she was named a local division finalist in the cable television network's annual event.



The Cruiserweight took a little over two years to write, from July 2008 to the end of September 2010. A sample of the manuscript was uploaded on Authonomy in July 2009 after I heard of the site from another writer friend, Shannon Lee. The Cruiserweight was well-received on the site, making the top 75 before it was pulled in March 2010 for editing and submissions for publishing, which took about another six months to polish before I did actual queries and submissions. In between, I helped other authors get their names out there via Authors on Show, as well as doing a regular Book of the Week on my blog, showcasing books I either personally enjoyed or recommended to others based on the book's potential.
Despite a few initial interests, it was rejected (like many writers who go through the submission process) before I was offered an opportunity with Night Publishing in August 2010. I was notified by Night Publishing about two months after that The Cruiserweight was scheduled for publication in December 2010.
In the interim, I got busy with promoting my book with both online, print, and radio interviews, updating news on my website and social network accounts. The final book cover was completed around that time as well, which received more positive feedback than the initial cover I'd worked with during The Cruiserweight's early development.
At the moment, I'm working on plans for  creating notes for my next book. I'd gotten a new idea based on some discoveries in genealogy from my mother's side of the family, and there may be a possible sequel to The Cruiserweight.
Links:
Website:  http://www.lannecarrington.com
Twitter: @lacarrington1
Facebook: facebook.com/theloric2
Blog:  newandgoodreading.blogspot.com
THE CRUISERWEIGHT
NOW FOR SALE
Publisher: Night Publishing
ISBN/EAN13: 1456465198 / 9781456465193
Page Count: 308
Related Categories: Fiction, Sports, Romance



BLURB
In this punchy, romantic take on the wrestling world where only some of the physical contact takes place in the ring, sports journalist Karen Montgomery has been following for years the career of Brett Kerrigan, one of the smallest cruiserweight wrestlers in the business, and can recall in detail every bout he has ever fought, recognizing his outstanding skills as a wrestler and his intuitive flair for entertaining the crowd.
She has even written an award-winning article about him. Now she desperately wants to meet him.
One night, after many failed attempts to reach him, she looks up to find him standing right there in front of her. They get talking and they immediately hit it off.
However, as they become involved and grow ever-closer, Brett loses his contract and must strike out on his own. Will their relationship survive the pressures on both of them, their differences in ages, and the other women in Brett's life?
Or will one of them decide they are not the ideal tag-team after all?
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