Frank Wilson, of Books INQ. The Epilogue, used the above title in referencing an old blog post of mine called Origins, an essay written years ago, then slightly updated in 2010, which reveals where some of the themes in my novel Waiting for Zoë originated.
From Blue Ink Reviews—a review that is not all positive, but some folks might find the negatives a good reason to read the book.
- If you are local to where I live, I will hand deliver a personalized, signed, and discounted copy to you for $17.00 (Retail price: $19.95), cash or personal check, plus 4.6% sales tax (or a total of $17.78) since I cannot sell within the state of Colorado without collecting sales tax appropriate to the county where I live—Jefferson County. You can also buy it at HearthFire Books in Evergreen, CO or Mountain Books in Conifer, CO and Broadway Book Mall in Denver, CO
- If you reside within the continental United States, you can buy my book at the store (“Buy my Book”) on my website www.jamesrament.com using PayPal or a check. Or, you can simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on where to ship the book (or books). You will receive a personalized, signed, and discounted copy for $17.00, plus sales tax if you reside in the state of Colorado, plus $3.00 shipping and handling, for each book.
- You can also buy my book via amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com and it is available in Kindle and Nook formats. These channels would be best for all international customers.
You took up writing fiction after retirement. What compelled you to pursue the craft?
Actually, I worked in the corporate world my whole career—about forty years—a good many of those years in sales and marketing, which involved working on annual and strategic plans. So, I’ve had lots of experience writing fiction.
Okay, that’s funny, but why did you want to write this story—Waiting for Zoë?
I give my mother credit for putting the notion of writing a book into my head. In 1976, at age sixty-three, she wrote a short memoir. It was an impressive achievement, full of warm reminiscences of growing up on a farm and some signal events in her life. I thought, “One day, I could do something like that.” It only took me another thirty-some years to take on the challenge of writing a novel.
Reprinted with permission of Evergreen Newspapers: “Tin man turns wordsmith”
Evergreen resident and first-time novelist Jim Ament recently released “Waiting for Zoe,” a genre-bending novel. Available on Dec. 1, the book tells a bittersweet tale of ruin and recovery. “In many ways, it’s about endurance,” he says, “and how we learn to get through adversity.”
Retired businessman begins new chapter as novelist—By Stephen Knapp:
I’m attending The 2011 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Conference in Denver September 9, 10 , and 11. Starting to follow Chiseled in Rock a blog that covers, among other things, current events with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s—a large and well organized organization.
After today’s seminars, my brain hurts, but I’m feeling good about what I’ve written…advanced reader copies (for reviews) shipping to me now; publication on schedule for December 1, 2011.