I love the excitement of discovering a hidden jewel among so many so-so books. And debut works hold a special place in my heart, perhaps because I’m writing one of my own. The books featured here were the first appearance of these authors on the stage. Sometimes this is a story they’d been working on for years and had to tell. The books often contain clues about how they see the world and what themes they’ll examine in their future writing. And then there’s the very real possibility this may be the only book they write, either because of the vagaries of the publishing world, or because they had only one story in them and this was it.
These are the diamonds I’ve discovered. Use the contact form to let me know yours.