My novel, PLAY IT FORWARD, will be published in January 2015 by Bold Strokes Books (ISBN: 9-7816-2639-2359). I am writing to you in hopes that you will consider:
§ Visiting my website, www.FrederickLSmith.com, for Chapter 1 excerpt from PLAY IT FORWARD and for information on my previous novels, Down For Whatever and Right Side of the Wrong Bed.
§ Ordering the novel from Bold Strokes Books, your local bookseller, or online retailer for personal, professional, or academic use: http://www.boldstrokesbooks.
§ Inviting me for an in-person or Skype reading, discussion or writing workshop with your organization
§ Writing a notice or review about the novel in a publication or online/social media site you work with
§ Telling your friends and colleagues about the book and its upcoming release
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I am a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Loyola
A finalist for the PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship, and an alum of the VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) Writers Workshop, I am a social justice advocate. I live in Los Angeles and work with college students to help them find their voices and develop pride in their cultural and gender identities.
I am the author of Down for Whatever and Right Side of the Wrong Bed, a Lambda Literary Award finalist.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope that you will love PLAY IT FORWARD as much as I enjoyed writing it. I look forward to discussing the possibility of a review, feature, or reading.
Author, PLAY IT FORWARD, January 2015