Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The All Important First Graphs by Morgan Mandel

When I'm at book signings, people glance at the front of my book. If they like what they see, they pick it up and also check out the back cover.

They then flip over to the first page. That's the real test. If you don't hook the reader right from the beginning, there's small likelihood you'll get another chance. That's why those first few paragraphs and the rest of the first page are so important.

I'm mentioning this today because my romantic suspense, KILLER CAREER, is featured at Chris Verstraete's blog today in FIRST GRAPHS at

I'd really appreciate your coming over there to read Killer Career's first paragraphs and leave a comment.

Morgan Mandel


Sassy Brit @ said...

Hi Morgan!

It's so wrong what they say, don't judge a book by its cover - I'm guilty of it and to be honest, most people I know are. Of course, it's not the "be all and end all", but it certainly helps with an interesting cover page.

Happy New Year!


Deb Larson said...

Looks really do count. Your cover looks great - I'm sure many are intrigued with the title as well.
DL Larson