Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide
Released: Jan 1, 2017
Are you an author? Do you have a new book that you're looking to promote to potential new fans? Have you considered venturing out into the book signing circuit? Maybe you've thought about it for a while but haven't been sure how to go about it. Perhaps you're reluctant because you don't know what to expect. Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide gives you a simple and straightforward breakdown of everything involved in book signing events, from where to hold your event, what to have with you, what to avoid, how to save money, how to carry yourself like a professional author and much more.
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The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove: A Novel
Re-Released April 14, 2017
A suspenseful, psychological thriller revolving around various characters who struggle with their own personal conflicts. The outcome of their decisions leads each one down a figurative "crooked road" into darkness and despair. But who will come out on the other side without consequence or harm?
There's an unsettling anomaly dwelling in the picturesque New England town of Cedar Grove. Kathleen, a seventeen-year-old newcomer to the town, is harassed and bullied by her classmates. Alex and Bethany purchase a beautiful home for well-below its value, only to discover that the reduced price offers them more than they bargained for. Brian develops an infatuation with a girl he finds online, but she's not who he expects. There is a sinister presence silently twisting their fates together on the crooked roads through Cedar Grove.
"It's a useful habit to never believe more than half of what people tell you, and not to concern yourself with the rest. Rather keep your mind free and your path your own." ---Halldór Laxness
Rob Watts is an award-winning writer of Suspenseful Thrillers.
After freelancing for many years as a music reviewer, Watts released Huldufolk (2011), a suspenseful tale inspired by his time spent in Iceland, learning the language and studying folklore. The limited edition novella had included an accompanying CD soundtrack of music composed by the author as the fictitious band, The Traffic Lights. His novel, The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove, was released in 2015 as a special edition hardcover, w/ a CD & vinyl soundtrack. It was re-released in paperback in 2017. His 2016 Dark Romance/Thriller, Americana, was released in a limited print edition with a playable vinyl record book cover featuring the song "Americana Theme." Americana received an award from The 60th Annual New England Book Show in recognition of excellence in graphic arts. In October of 2017, his first collection of short fiction, Charms, will be released (Due Oct 27th.)
Charms: Four Stories of Female Revenge
Released October 27, 2017
In this seductive and chillingly vengeful collection of short fiction, Rob Watts, award-winning author of Americana, depicts four morally bankrupt men and the scathing and contemptuous women who take out their revenge in the most outrageous methods. Their terrifying descent into madness and their lust for revenge makes for a truly mesmerizing thrill-ride. Read More
"Rob Watts' Charms is a searing look at relationships going wrong. It's the literary screech of brakes that makes you turn, knowing you may witness an accident you may not be able to unsee." — Manhattan Book Review
“The alacrity with which Rob Watts slips into the minds of women wronged, scorned, betrayed, and bent on revenge is both impressive and unsettling. Charms is a delightfully disturbing trip into the darkest corners of the female psyche.” — Stacey Longo, author of Ordinary Boy
"Charms gives a fresh look on your worst nightmares, in its tales intertwined with lies, love, loss and revenge. The stories enthrall, bringing forth a variety of deep emotions to the reader." — Nika Cantabile, fantasy violinist and author of Hotaru's Road