January 3, 2011

What Is a Good Book with Author L. Anne Carrington

The Writer

L. Anne Carrington is a writer whose previous work has covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. A decedent of silent film star Rubye De Remer and criminal justice reporter/detective magazine article writer/author James G. Baldwin, she wrote The Wrestling Babe Internet column for seven years, is a former music reviewer for Indie Music Stop, and pens several other works which appears in both print and Web media. One of her recent freelance articles, An Overview of Causes of Hearing Loss and Deafness, was licensed by Internet Broadcasting, the leading provider of Web sites, content and advertising revenue solutions to the largest and most successful media companies.

One of Ms. Carrington’s current projects is multitasking as weblog manager, weekly columnist/entertainment reporter, and acting as one of the literary agents on the website Authors On Show, giving encouragement to unpublished authors. Since its May 2010 launch, the website been viewed in more than 70 countries around the world, including publishers such as Penguin Books and major literary agents.

Ms. Carrington resides in the Pittsburgh, PA area, where she continues to write and appeared as a guest blogger for sites such as Slush Pile Reader and Paparazzi Publishing. Plans to host a show on BlogTalkRadio and developing a jewelry line based on her novel are underway for the near future. A nominee for the 2010 USA Network Characters Unite Awards, she was named a local division finalist in the cable television network's annual event.

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The Book

Brett and Karen come from two separate worlds with one common interest that brought them together - wrestling.

Brett Kerrigan is a smaller than average cruiserweight wrestler who loves to entertain the crowds, giving it all for his fans throughout the world. In spite of his size, Brett proves he can be as strong, quick and fierce as his larger competitors. Away from the spotlight, he struggles with being taken seriously as a wrestler, backstabbing co-workers, and power hungry management.

Pittsburgh-based sports journalist Karen Montgomery has followed wrestling since her teens. An acclaimed article printed one year earlier won a prestigious sports press award, and, when several attempts to arrange a personal interview with Brett are thwarted, she almost gives up attempting to meet her idol without the help of her editor, Greg Sullivan. One fateful night after a wrestling event, Karen has an unexpected encounter with Brett in a hotel lounge - ending in getting her sought-after interview with him.

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What is your definition of a "good book"?
A good book not only has to be well written without grammatical or spelling errors, but also should have a good plot, an original story line, great characters, an eye for detail, and the classic rule of 'show, not just tell.'

How does your latest literary offering qualify as that “good book”?
I feel that my book meets the majority of the latter descriptions, and wanted to create a novel with something that hasn't been already overdone (e.g. vampire and fantasy stories). There's always an untapped reading audience out there looking for something new that will stand out and they want to read. The first four chapters, in my opinion, should be able to hook in your reader. If they don't, chances are the rest of the book will remain unread.


Getting psyched was Brett's specialty, the kind of madness he needed for the championship. Tonight, he was wrestling Big Mac, one of the strongest contenders, and needed to be ready.

He was completing three hundred push-ups when the small locker room’s battered door swung open. “Five minutes, Kerrigan,” one of the assistants said. “You’re on in five.”

“Yeah!” Brett grunted from the floor on toes and fingers. “Thanks, Randy.”

The door slammed. He counted out three more pushups, “98…99…100!” He bounced to his feet. One of the smallest cruiserweights, Brett established a reputation as the fastest wrestling superstar.

When his entrance music played, Brett sprinted with confidence past an excited crowd, his heart racing, and ready to face the battle which lay ahead of him. The fans were on their feet, jeers ringing through the building as lights shone on his undersized physique.

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