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Martin’s Press line-up creating early buzz
The St. Martin’s Press 2005 line-up is already stirring buzz early in the
year. Of course, when your titles detour from the same old coming-of-age
doldrums that the industry churns out every year, buzz tends to follow. Here
are three St. Martin’s authors to watch in 2005.
Amanda Marquit, at 18 already a successful debut novelist, is on the
read-and-greet circuit in support of her January release, Shut the Door. Marquit apparently has dished out a serving of “shock value” to the
mainstream media due to her candid passages on sex. More relevantly, this
novel could give us an early look at a future top talent. Expect an in depth
review soon at WORD’N’BASS.com.
Author Martha O'Connor releases her first novel, The Bitch Posse – the title
alone prompted us to immediately chase down her publicist for a preview – in
May 2005. Early buzz on this novel is it’s “haunting.” WORD’N’BASS.com will
review O’Connor’s anticipated debut in the late spring.
Bruce Campbell, who earlier wrote the break-into-Hollywood-or-bust title
Chins Could Kill, has his first novel on tap for a June release. His cheesy
title Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way could get overshadowed by a tasty
premise: B-list actor lucks into A-list role, has panic attack, then takes
crash course in method acting. Don’t expect a Marlon Brando appearance, but
do expect mania and excess. Campbell recently appeared in something called
Bubba Ho-Tep. Is Bubba Ho-Tep Samoan for “author platform?”
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