Monday, January 31, 2011

Samuel L. Lytle--Gold Stars

Many writers start their career as a journalist or freelancer and then finally write a book.  Samuel L. Lytle did it backwards.  After surprising himself by writing a 300+ page book in two months, the Civil Engineering student knew he was hooked on writing.  He decided that he wanted to try writing for a profit and was amazed that several websites were interested in his services.  He now freelances consistently and maintains a writing blog while supporting his amazing wife and awesome little boy as an aspiring engineer.

Gold Stars delves into one of the inner most questions of the soul: why do we do good things?  This altruistic adventure intertwines the lives of four main characters, each trying to change the world for the better or worse.  The result is a local reality show where those who move 'the obstacle in the path' are rewarded with cash.  The town falls in love with the TV program and the citizens find themselves falling over themselves to help each other.  But are they helping because it is right, or because they want the reward?  The characters are caught in the middle of this conflict of interests while discovering that really, they are striving for their own 'gold stars'.  This tale of mystery, adventure, service, betrayal and romance will (hopefully) change the way you look at your own reactions.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book? 
Gold Stars is a 100% original story, with deep, yet relate-able characters and a climax that nobody has predicted yet and is only $2.99.  It focuses more on plot and less on unnecessary adjectives, verbs and other grammatical terms I am not familiar with.

Q: Why did you go indie? 
The first time I introduced Gold Stars to a publisher I found interest.  However, I found the process long and frustrating and decided that self-publishing would only move me closer to traditional publishing while gaining exposure.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? 
Actually, I don't read that often.  Sure I have read a few from some author named 'Rowling' and 'Brown', but I have felt that, for me anyways, the more I read the less I lose my original voice.

Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords

Gold Stars on Amazon
Gold Stars on Barnes and Noble
Samuel L. Lytle Writing Blog

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say that it is an honor to be featured and that Gold Stars is now only $0.99!