by Alison Janssen
I have to be passionate about every book I edit -- something about the manuscript has to grab me and make me feel. A manuscript can make me laugh, or endear me to the main character. It can take hold of my attention and go go go until the end, or it can be coy and tease me with a mystery that just gets deeper and deeper.
Or, it can make me cry. And by "cry" I mean weep. Weep torrents of cathartic, pent-up tears. And once I've mostly finished, while my face is still puffy and swollen and with wads of tissues balled up in my hands, a manuscript can inspire me to stop people on the street and say, "Hey, read this."
UNTOUCHABLE by Scott O'Connor is one of those.
Scott has put together a beautiful trailer for the book -- out in May -- and I encourage you to click the link and watch it full-screen. (I'll embed it below, too.)
The book has been selected as part of Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers Program, but not until May and ...
I've got an ARC to give away.
Who could use a good cry? Leave me a comment! Tell me the last book or movie that gave you a good, long, cathartic sob session. Or the classic that always gets you (Ahem, Dr. Zhivago, ahem.) I'll pick a name out of a hat next Thursday at 8am.