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Local Authors Share Their Journeys and Insights into the Publishing World

Illustrated portraits of six authors.

For aspiring authors, getting their work published is a quest that can elicit as many goosebumps as reading a Stephen King novel.

Many dream of being the next J.K. Rowling, but realize after a few rejections that writing a happy ending is much easier than scoring one in real life. On the page, the writer controls their book’s plot from conflict to resolution. Off the page, outside forces in the form of literary agents and publishers are crucial to getting their novel in the hands of readers.

Deephaven Native Publishes First Novel

James Tucker is a Target executive and former international lawyer, and he’s truly a Renaissance guy. The Deephaven native recently published his first novel, Next of Kin (Thomas & Mercer, 2017), a crime thriller featuring an NYPD detective and his quest to protect the lone survivor of a wealthy family, 10-year-old heir Ben Brook.

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