Saturday, March 3, 2012

Nelson DeMille on The Barefoot Bandit

I’m thrilled to have Nelson DeMille provide the first cover blurb for The Barefoot Bandit: The True Tale of Colton Harris-Moore, New American Outlaw.

Nelson DeMille
DeMille is one of the true giants of American writing, with a string of New York Times bestselling novels, like Plum Island, Gold Coast, The Lion’s Game and many others. 
(I'm really looking forward to The Panther, coming this October).

Getting cover blurbs from prominent authors is very difficult, especially for a writer living on a rock in the way-out west who is about as distant and disconnected from New York literary circles as you can be. The idea is to get an early version of your book in front of the author any way possible, and then hope that he or she will, first, somehow have the time to read it, and second, actually like it.

Nelson DeMille was naturally on my wish list of top writers. So huge thanks to him for taking the time to read the galley version of the book and responding with such nice words. We’re putting part of this right up front!

“I doubt if even the best fiction writer could create a character like Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit. This is an incredible, but true story of chase-and-escape that will keep you on the edge of your seat... Bob Friel is a gifted reporter and very fine writer.”  Nelson DeMille 

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