Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Be Careful What You Wish For…- Lucien and I by Danny Wynn


Published: May 28th, 2015

Be Careful What You Wish For… 

What if you had the chance to relive your twenties the way you really wanted them to be? 

Thirty-nine-year-old David is presented with that opportunity by Lucien, a charismatic young Englishman. Ranging from downtown Manhattan to Istanbul, Majorca, and the Hamptons, the two of them live a life of excess—drugs, beautiful women, and adventure—and forge a strange but great friendship. 

But with every journey, there comes a price; and in every paradise there lurks a temptress. For David, will his quest for excitement lead him to betrayal and loss? 

"Wynn immerses readers in psychologically rich studies of his characters and their quiet but fraught interactions. The prose is subtle but vivid, intellectually engaged but never arid, as the author provides readers with a flurry of glittering snapshots that gradually coalesce into a picture of tarnished longings. An engrossing and vibrant...meditation on friendship and the deep currents that run beneath its surface." - Kirkus Review

Why Book Covers are So Important

I am very pleased with my two book covers. 

For me the two key things a book cover should do is catch the viewers eye, and intrigue the viewer enough so that he or she picks the book to see what it’s about. After that, whether the viewer proceeds to become a purchaser and reader of the book will turn more on the essence of the work, or as much of it as can be gleaned from a quick perusal, and at that point the essence of your book will have to stand on its own. 

One thing I have done to increase the effectiveness of my book covers is to have postcard-size copies of them made (with appropriate marketing text on the back), and then at some kind of casual gathering, randomly ask people if they read books. If they say yes, then I hand them the postcards for my two books, and suggest that they give them a try, that they are interesting reads.

About the author:
Danny Wynn is a full-time fiction writer, and before that, he was an executive in the record industry and part-time fiction writer. He has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, and now makes his home in the West Village with his wife and two children. His other favorite place in the world (after the West Village) is the island of Mallorca, Spain

He is currently finishing two novels.

Danny describes himself as a creature in search of exaltation. In addition to attending the original Woodstock Music Festival, some of the other great concerts he’s been to include: Roxy Music on the Avalon Tour at Radio City, Bon Iver at Town Hall and subsequently at Radio City, The National at BAM and later at The Beacon, and The Waterboys at the Hammersmith Palais, Bruce on his solo tour, U2 on Zooropa and later tours, Dylan on the right night, and Van on the right night.

Among his favorite movies are: Performance, Bad Timing, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and Withnail and I. His favorite novels include: The New Confessions by William Boyd; A Flag For Sunrise and Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone; The Magus by John Fowles; Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison; andThe Comedians and The Quiet American by Graham Greene.

He derives enormous sustenance from his close friends.

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