If I had a dollar for every person who laughed loudly when they heard the title of my new novel, I’d be a rich woman, according to the cliché. “Finding Clarity: A Mom, A Dwarf and a Posh Private School in the People’s Republic of Berkeley” typically causes a two-second pause before hearty har-hars. And that was precisely my intention: to telegraph to someone hearing about my novel for the first time that it is a bucket of fun with a rich interior and unexpected twists in a notoriously wacky city.
Clive Cussler told BookBaby that what made his success possible - and what enabled him to reap the rewards from it - was that he placed two major bets on himself. Here is why.