Lisa Lutz in Shelf Awareness Print

Promo photo of author Lisa Lutz, straight dark hair, wearing what appears to be a dark business suit coatShelf Awareness for Readers is a newsletter that will give you leads on new, exciting titles as well as really interesting tidbits of news from the book publishing world.  It is issued on Tuesday and Friday and I promise that skimming through it will introduce you to enough compelling titles to made you want to start reading full-time.  Authors are often interviewed and the style is so conversational that it feels like it is just the two of you talking ... this short piece by Lisa Lutz, author of the Spellman series, is a good example. 

"I work from home. My commute is five feet down a hallway from my bedroom to my office. I wear pajamas until I'm required to leave the house or bathe. I brush my teeth, but not my hair. Who do I need to impress, the UPS guy? (In fact, I do worry about what he thinks of me.) My point is, unlike people who work among other humans, I don't particularly need to be presentable. I also don't need to be organized, prompt, poised or sociable. All I have to do is sit behind a desk and write a book. Until the book comes out, that is. Then every habit I've hammered into my psyche over the last year has to be undented when I embark on a book tour."  (Click here to read the rest!)