Friday, August 13, 2010

Blowing My Whistle

(Photo Credit: Kirti Manian)

First, I posted a new story, "Tuesday," over at Aniket's Flash Fiction site.  This photo prompt only has two more days to go, folks, before the train pulls out of the station.  So have a look and be inspired!  Or wait until the next train.  Either way, I've been thrilled to see so many people register as authors over there.  Aniket's building a wonderful community. 

My blog tour has been a little derailed, but I'm eager to get back on track. (Sorry--the metaphor made me do it.)   If anyone would still like to interview me, or offer me his/her blog for a guest post, I'll be your best friend.  Or you could choose to review Plum Blossoms in Paris.  In which case, I'll be your BFF.

My email address is Sarah.Hina@gmail.com.  Thanks, guys.  

Speaking of reviews....here comes the tooting my horn blowing my own whistle part.  Forgive me, but you're only a debut author once, right?  So here's a brief rundown of what some obviously brilliant people are saying about the book:

Rich in fascinating details about the art and culture of Paris, Hina’s debut novel is a terrific literary love letter to the City of Light . . . The writing itself is imbued with a stylish sense of wit.”

~ John Charles, Booklist Reviews


"Readers will be 'pulled' into this book almost immediately.  The author has done a first-rate job with her descriptive passages . . . After this one, folks, you'll want to run--not walk--to the first available ticket agent and 'disappear' into the sumptuous Parisian world."

~ Amy,  Night Owl Romance


"I loved this book.  It's very witty.  Very smart, yet carefree and adventurous as well." (Rating: 5 out of 5 apples)

~ Debbie Lester, Debbie's Book Bag

In truth, it's nice to have people say nice things.  But more than anything?

It's a relief.

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats. Very nice reviews.

Karen said...

Smiles, smiles, smiles!

Aniket said...

:D :D :D

Congrats! Paris tourism department should totally sponsor you for a decade after this.

You sure wanna make a reader wanna go there. And the girls for once would be more on a lookout of a suave guide than the Louvre.

gabrielle said...

Happy to read the good news. Celebrate!

Sarah Hina said...

Charles, I've been fortunate. Thank you!


Karen, you have a beautiful smile! :)


Aniket, if that means I get to have all the free trips to Paris I can take, then sign me up. :)


Gabrielle, thanks for reading and commenting! I really appreciate it.

Abhi said...

That's great Sarah! Even I had been away from blogging world and I too am looking forward to a come back soon enough.

Good to see the feedback for your book. I would surely make sure I'm taking a copy back home soon once I go shopping!

you've been in my list of blog that I've read, but supposedly I couldn't post a feedback, reason being I couldn't post it due to blocked firewall at my office :P but yes it has opened up now.. but again failed to post this feedback over there thanks to network issues at office. :) :)

Well, I would really be glad if you could be a guest writer on my blog (http://intangibleabhisek.blogspot.com). I know, it's not a BIG Famous blog in this world but yeah I would be honored if you would do so.

I would surely make sure that you are added in the guest list.

P.S: I would let you know once I have added you in my guest author list.

Thanks
Abhi

Sarah Hina said...

Emailed you, Abhi. ;) (And thanks again!)