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  1. Thanks Troy. Their site still lists the 2016 honorees. In the notification I received, they said all selected titles will be announced via Their newsletter following the book fair. Thanks for the update you made (one minor nit: it is First Nonfiction)
  2. Hello AALBC. White Man’s Disease www.whitemansdisease.com has been selected as a Finalist in the First Nonfiction category of Harlem Book Fair’s Phillis Wheatley Awards. HBF is the nation’s largest African-American book fair and flagship Black literary event. Winners/honorable mention will be announced at the 2017 Harlem Book Fair on July 15. AALBC author page here: http://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Paul+C.+Thornton Order here: www.whitemansdisease.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  3. I did great at PG--relatively speaking given the cost! It was only $25 for authors to vend. I gave a talk for aspiring authors called Writing About Trauma so I did not even have to pay that. There was a lot of foot traffic, music, activities for kids. Crowd was not very diverse but that did not seem to affect interest in my book, surprisingly given its sometimes misunderstood title--White Man's Disease. I have heard Venice is also not diverse; I'll give you a report next week. Best...Paul
  4. New blog post: The Elephant in the Room www.whitemansdisease.com/blog “Poignant, sad, tragic, funny, and compelling…http://www.whitemansdisease.com"
  5. Missed you at the SWFL Reading Festival Troy. Heard you stopped by my booth just as I stepped away for the restroom. By the way, this weekend is the Venice FL Book Fair. If you make it I am at booth 23. “Poignant, sad, tragic, funny, and compelling…http://www.whitemansdisease.com"
  6. Looks great Troy, thanks http://www.whitemansdisease.com/
  7. Thx Troy, looks good. Couple questions/comments: 1. Where might an author use this on your site? (Or are you just brainstorming at this point); 2. Any chance the back cover can be angled more so that one can read the text (yes I am being choosy about something that is free!) slightly off topic: I am days away from having an eBook release to all digital retailers. Does AALBC do anything in particular with promoting or retailing eBooks? Thank you...Paul
  8. New blog post: White Man's Disease is neither overtly about race nor a disease. So why that title? You find out midway through the book, but p. 1 details where I first heard the phrase. The 1st chap is called "This is Not About Basketball" (which the book is not about even though it contains chapters called "Dr J" and "Magic"). Read p. 1 here http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog
  9. Labor Day Special! In honor of the labor movement today only I will waive the $3 shipping fee. Just choose $19.95 option vs $22.95 shipped & I will ship free anywhere in the U.S. Thanks http://www.whitemansdisease.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  10. New blog post "Dr CD" Readers of White Man's Disease willl remember Aaron (Dr CD) from the Coming Out chapter. If you haven't read it, Aaron had a small part in the book but was a significant inspiration to me in telling my story, as becomes clear in Coming Out. Here are his brief reflections upon completing the book http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog
  11. New blog post "First Read (In One Sitting!)" http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog
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    Hi Troy. I would like to submit White Man's Disease http://www.whitemansdisease.com/ for a review if possible. I met with my publisher today and he said he would send you the file if you are agreeable. Pls advise. Thanks very much. Best...Paul

    1. Troy


      Hi Dr. T please have you publisher send a bound galley, or the finished book if galleys are not available. Thanks!

    2. Dr T

      Dr T

      On it's way, Troy. James Abraham of Book Brokers Publisher, Port Charlotte, FL will reach out to you. Best...Paul

    3. Troy
  13. Please do Troy. I will refrain from linking to FB in the future. Thanks...Paul
  14. Hello. Given the passing of the Greatest, the chapter Muhammad Ali in my book White Man's Disease (available 6/20 http://www.whitemansdisease.com/) takes on new poignancy for me. Here is a brief excerpt: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteMansDisease/posts/978867358848399:0
  15. Cover art is final. Have a look. Book will be be released in June: http://www.whitemansdisease.com/
  16. Brief new blog post: "The Event That Inspired White Man's Disease" http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog
  17. Happy Mother's Day. In the spirit of Mother's Day, here is a brief excerpt about the fateful May 28, 1985 phone calls to my mom and mother-in-law, that occur near the beginning of the story. Book is close; editing done, proof & cover art draft on Monday; I will be requested a review very soon. http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog
  18. New "fun facts" page on my book website; check it out (they are kind of fun): http://www.whitemansdisease.com/fun-facts.html Note to fellow newbies: I have learned a lot in recent days about using photos from the Internet on your site including about a blogger who got sued even though she immediately removed an offending photo and still ended paying thousands!
  19. Only 130 short now--I just subscribed. I look forward to viewing the videos between trying to get my book marketed. Best...Paul
  20. New excerpt just posted, Ch 13, Muhammad Ali: "I will pray for you." Ali to me, June 1985 http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog
  21. Because I have been so immersed in writing my book for the last 15 months I haven't been reading. Prior to suddenly being moved to write, I was reading two pop culture oriented books: I Would Die 4 U by Toure, quick read about Prince, and I Am Charlie Wilson which I did not finish but I will pick back up once I finish getting my marketing plans in motion. The last "serious" book I completed was FDR by Jean Edward Smith.
  22. Hello. New excerpt just posted from Chap 4, New York, New York http://www.whitemansdisease.com/blog Enjoy and please don't hesitate to leave a comment.
  23. Hi Troy. I am interested in this offer and wanted to confirm that the terms haven't changed since this was posted. My book, White Man's Disease, will be published in about a month and I am looking for marketing opportunities that I can afford. By that time my website will be built out. I also would like to submit my book for review. Thx...Paul
  24. Thx CDBurns. It goes to the editor tomorrow. One possible reason for the rough transitions is that I have left out large gaps of narrative--I tried to indicate that with ellipses. Thanks for your comments.
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