Paula Bomer’s debut novel Nine Months (Soho Press, 2012) has had a long gestation period. On and off for the past 10 years, Bomer had sent Nine Months to agents and publishers, rewrote it, put it away for a long time, unwrote it, and then gave it one last shot, scoring with the rising Soho Press. Since its release in August, it’s has won accolades from The Atlantic, Library Journal, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. When I caught up with Paula, she’d just finished the west coast part of her book tour, getting stuck in Los Angeles and then Chicago a few extra days to ride out Hurricane Sandy before heading back to her home in Brooklyn.

The Word Riot “Published for a Day” experiment is happening, with over 60 (Sixty!) full length books available for download (my sci-fi western about illegal immigration included). Kind of amazing. I recommend heading over and browsing through the synopses and grabbing a few before they’re taken down. One day only! GO TAKE A LOOK.

And if you have a blog, spread the news! Let’s get these authors some eyeballs.