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Darden North quoted in PMA Independent

Mystery novelist Darden North is interviewed by Linda Carlson in her recent article appearing in the February 2008 edition of PMA Independent the publication of PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association (pages 40 - 42). North shares his thoughts and experiences with Carlson regarding promoting his work in venues that are not primarily geared toward selling books. He shares news of successful results with gift stores where flexible payment arrangements and persistence work to everyone's advantage, particularly the reader.

Excerpts from PMA Independent, the publication of the Independent Book Publishers Association, February 2008:

Darden North, a Mississippi obstetrician-gynecologist who writes medical thrillers for his Ponder House Press, agrees (with the mutual benefits of approaching gift and specialty stores about promoting an author's work.) "Even in cases where gift shops do not commonly carry books, the stores have been receptive to inventorying my books-even ad…

New Reader Comments - Email from Rachel of Covington, LA

Know you don't remember me - but we were both hosting a booth at the Mandeville, La. Castine Center (Junior League of Greater Covington Spring Market).I bought both of your books and promised to write and let you know of my thoughts. (blond, female, selling cajun food, "My biggest fan in Covington" which I am sure you signed all your books the same). I devoured them in 2 days but due to my busy schedule, I am just now getting back to you.

I loved the multi-storied and multiple lines of thought working throughout the books - I love the fact that your books make the reader work for the understanding. I love that you make the reader focus on your words and think!!! Very few writers in this day and age actually draw in the reader and make them pay attention to the verbage. I loved the read of both of them and just when I thought I knew where you were going- you changed direction. I really appreciate your ability to outwit me on the endings!!!! I usually can read a book, even…