What are the chances that Madeline Albright and I had new books that went live on the same day? Coincidence?
Oh sure, our contracts may be different, beginning with the fact that she has one and I don’t.
Our subject matter differs slightly. Hers is the third memoir of her life as a distinguished ambassador, cabinet member and global influencer. My first novel is a light-weight rom-com that according to my kindle version, can be read in around six hours. That’s about the same time it takes to get through her author bio.
As a young child, she and her family fled their native Czechoslovakia to avoid prolonged suffering by the Nazis at the start of World War II. As a youngster, I suffered from my mother trimming my bangs too short.
But guess what? I wrote a book and I’m proud and frankly, a little giddy.
Carrie’ Quest follows the struggles of 38-year-old Carrie as she lets go of some of her past attitudes and traditions in order to find love and move forward. Her late mother was her best friend and throughout the journey, Carrie recalls advice that her mother shared with her. Some of it is practical. Learn to make a good meatloaf. It will remind a man of his mother and he’ll want to come back for more. Other advice is more philosophical. Don’t lose yourself in a relationship with someone else. I’m not sure if Albright’s book carries such nuggets of wisdom.
The book’s been live on Amazon for a week and I keep asking myself – Did Ms. Albright have to format her own pages? Is she fidgeting her hands wondering how the heck you market something like a new book? Probably not.
The title of Albright’s book is Hell and Other Destinations. Mine tackles online dating. Who knows, there may be similarities after all. I hope you’ll take a look and consider a purchase. To make it easier, I’ve included the link to Carrie’ Quest. You’ll have to look up Albright’s book on your own. Thanks.