JUDGE, 25TH ANNUAL WRITER’S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS

JUDGE, 25TH ANNUAL WRITER’S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS

King’s award winning novel, Letters To Alice, receives a wonderful review from its judge for yet another literary contest sponsored by Writer’s Digest! Check out the review:

In LETTERS TO ALICE, King Grossman gives us a profoundly interesting character in Frazier Pickett III, who calls himself “the slumbering man.” He’s a writer who can’t write anymore, and in some ways he reminds me of Leonard Schiller, the blocked novelist protagonist of Brian Morton’s wonderful novel STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING. But LETTERS TO ALICE is also the story of the woman who inspired Boris Pasternak to get his manuscript for DOCTOR ZHIVAGO out of Russia, and it’s one of the most impressive things about Grossman’s book that he manages to spin these two storylines side by side as adroitly and adeptly as he does. The book is a long and delicious binge, and the writing is very solid and engaging throughout. The characters live and breathe, and the dialogue is rich and believable. The book’s cover design is striking and apt; the interior design is also quite good, though perhaps the font is a bit small for these old eyes. But that’s a very minor complaint about a book which otherwise impresses me greatly. The seamlessness of the narrative is what’s most remarkable—this must’ve involved a lot of research, and the seams absolutely do not show. The book’s effortlessness is kind of miraculous, actually.

King’s Novel Letters To Alice Selected as the 2017 Distinguished Favorite for Visionary Fiction by the Independent Press Awards!

King’s Novel Letters To Alice Selected as the 2017 Distinguished Favorite for Visionary Fiction by the Independent Press Awards!

I am deeply gratified and humbled to be in such rich and wonderful literary company with my fellow recipients of the Independent Press Awards. Thank you IPA. And as I am all about the interconnectedness of art and activism for social justice—Artivism—getting recognized for Visionary Fiction is particularly nice. Continue Reading

Through May 2nd Enter Amazon Contest For a Chance To Receive a Free Copy of King’s Critically Acclaimed Novel Letters To Alice

Through May 2nd Enter Amazon Contest For a Chance To Receive a Free Copy of King’s Critically Acclaimed Novel Letters To Alice

Check out the book on King’s website at this link: http://kinggrossman.org/book/letters-to-alice/   Go to this link at Amazon.com to enter the contest: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/fca676b30f515f07   King wants everyone who desires to read Letters To Alice to get to do so. If you enter the contest and do not win, it would be greatly appreciated if you… Continue Reading

Iconic Tattered Cover Book Store Puts Letters To Alice On Its Stores’ Shelves and Hosts King in an Author Reading / Book Signing

Iconic Tattered Cover Book Store Puts Letters To Alice On Its Stores’ Shelves and Hosts King in an Author Reading / Book Signing

Denver, Colorado’s Tattered Cover is an indie author’s dream, as they hold fast to what cozy and informed personalized bookselling is all about. They read every indie author’s book that they request in its entirety before deciding whether to put it on the shelves. What an honor and breakthrough for King’s writing and his novel,… Continue Reading

Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore & Secret Garden Hosts King and Letters To Alice for Author Meet & Greet

Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore & Secret Garden Hosts King and Letters To Alice for Author Meet & Greet

If you’re in the Carmel, California area on Saturday, May 13th, please come by the Meet & Greet between 1 to 3 p.m. for a wonderful experience in a cozy and spiritually as well as intellectually stimulating bookstore & secret garden. King is so looking forward to this event at his favorite local bookseller in… Continue Reading

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