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Calling All Denverites

Status: It was already in the 90s by 9 a.m. this morning. Poor Chutney was not happy with her walk in Central Park.

What’s Playing on the XM or iPod right now? SHE BOP by Cyndi Lauper

Even though I have a healthy ego in regards to my agenting, I really do think that this a once-in-a-career opportunity.

I found out this week that Jamie Ford’s Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet is in the running for One Book One Denver!

Always the last to know….

But I’m so excited at the possibility I can barely sleep. I really don’t know if I’ll ever have another book in the running (although one never knows what the future will bring)!

As many of you know, Jamie is not a Coloradoan but his wife is and her family still lives here. They visit Colorado often so even though he’s not a local author per se, he’s an honorary or sometimes local. Either way, he is a writer of the West.

So what is this blog post about? I need your help! The title is in the running but I need Denverites to vote.

Here’s how it works. You go to the voting website here. Of course they are going to want you to register (sorry about that!) because they are collecting info for Denver Events eMailing list. You can always unsubscribe later

Then you’ll see the three titles and I won’t mince words. The competition is tough. I personally enjoyed The Art Of Racing In The Rain and my book club is scheduled to read The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks in just a few short months. I’m not disparaging these titles at all but I still want HOTEL to win!!

It’s a little confusing on the site but voters are suppose to vote on each title by ranking them with the number of stars that applies to your rating of the work.

So, it’s not a matter of the book with the most votes win but the book with the most votes and the highest ranking of stars wins. I hope that makes sense…

If HOTEL does win, trust me, Jamie will be coming to town for a variety of One Book One Denver events. NLA will hold a party and all Denverites are invited!


11 Responses

  1. Matthew MacNish said:

    I don’t live in Denver, and I suppose we probably shouldn’t cheat, no matter how much we like you or the books you represent.

    Best of luck!

  2. Nancy Thompson said:

    Yay for Jamie! I live in Seattle & was deeply moved by his novel. I found myself drawn to the International District to explore the streets he’d described. Just being there enriched his story in my mind, if that’s even possible. Mr. Ford deserves any & all accolades he’s generating for this book. I can’t wait to read more of his work.

  3. E.C. Belikov said:

    I’m in Denver, well just north of it in Thornton. Hotel’s got my vote Kristin!

    Not only was it a great book but with all the great advice I’ve gotten here and the help I’ve received from Sara Megibow how can I not?

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