A Reading of The Memory Box at The Cornelia Street Cafe

photo by James Stevens

photo by James Stevens

Join me at the legendary Cornelia Street Cafe for a reading from my newly released psychological suspense, The Memory Box on Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm.

I plan to read the last chapter of the book which explains what’s going on with Caroline—the protagonist—why she doesn’t remember the devastating events of her past, why she’s had to Google herself to fill in the blanks, and pretty much all the mystery & suspense surrounding the “page-turner” that the San Francisco Book Review gives “5-Stars”— eliminating, for you, the need to read the entire book, which will save you at least the better part of a weekend. All that and a glass of wine for $8. How can you beat that?

Just kidding.

Of course I’m not going to read the last chapter. I plan to read something else. No, I haven’t figured out what that is yet. But—expect it to be so beguiling that you’ll want to get your own copy, right there, and read it from beginning to end as soon as you get home. Good thing the reading starts at 6pm, you’ll have plenty of time to read later that night.

Oh, I wasn’t kidding about the wine, though—there’ll be plenty of that!

Please come, I’d love to see you!

Click here for more info on The Cornelia Street Cafe.

And, as an extra special bonus, fellow-writer, Jim Story, will also be reading from his forthcoming comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation. Check it out, y’all!

Bad Book Reviews: One Author’s Reaction

faces in the crowd

It is widely known that if you’re fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between. I say lucky enough to have people talk about it because that’s the point, isn’t it? One of them. In the most basic terms, provoking a reaction is one of an artist’s motivations. And let’s face it; these days if there’s a reaction to anything, God knows, it’s not a private one. We are, as a generation, more public than public was ever meant to be—about everything. So knowing all this up front, as an author, is it possible to prepare yourself for polar reactions?

Yes, I believe you can. However just because you are prepared for this, it doesn’t protect you from feeling unsettled when the bad ones appear like storm clouds over your beach blanket. All the preparation in the world will not shield your ego or arm your teetering self-esteem. What’s worse is if you’re like me, continue reading

Join Me Live in the UK for My Next Book Club!

photo by Kenneth Lu

photo by Kenneth Lu

Hey Book Lovers of the World — The Memory Box Book Club Tour is about to go GLOBAL! You may know I’ve been traveling (virtually) nationwide these past few months attending book clubs that read The Memory Box. Well, I’m about to attend my 1st book club in the UK and YOU’RE INVITED! If you, or someone you know, has read The Memory Box and would like to join me (and the rest of the world) for a book discussion, sign up here (it’s free). There’s a chat room for live interaction, doesn’t that sound like fun? So ask your burning questions, postulate your theories or just be a fly on the wall. We’ll talk about the behind the scenes of writing The Memory Box, we’ll dive deep into the thematic elements and moral dilemmas, we’ll chat about publishing, what’s next, and anything you want to talk about! Feel free to share this with anyone you think may like to tune in on Sunday, November 16 (yes, this Sunday) at 2pm EST, 11am PST, 7pm UK time. I’d love to see you there! Cheers. B.Y.O.S. (Bring your own SnoBalls…)

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http://www.onlinevents.co.uk/event/the-memory-box-eva-lesko-natiello/

Kindle Countdown Deal for THE MEMORY BOX

photo by Seth Dodson

photo by Seth Dodson

Don’t quote me on this, but someone just told me that you can get the Kindle version of The Memory Box today for only $2.99. That’s crazy. All the thrills, chills, twists and turns for $2.99?? AND the shocking ending?? Well, no. Sadly, you don’t get the last chapter for that special price of $2.99. But still, that’s a great buy. Only kidding! Of course you get the last chapter! But sadly, that’s ALL you get. You don’t get the beginning. Or the middle. But still, that’s a freaking amazing price. Only kidding! Of course you get the whole dang thing! The thrills, chills, twists, turns, AND the shocking ending. Now that’s what I call an unpassupable, freaking amazing great deal. AND did you know that you can read a Kindle on any device? Yes. Yes you can. Just download the Kindle app. And Viola! or Voila! (I always mix up those two, but thought I’d leave it for all you flower and/or string instrument lovers out there…) Just download the app and Bam! you can be reading The Memory Box before lunch. Or, if you’re like me, you’ve already eaten lunch, so, before dinner!

photo by Meg

photo by Meg

Which is the best time to start reading a book because then you’ll have the rest of the night to read. Which you’ll want — to get to the shocking ending.