Saturday, November 07, 2009

Cover story

The cover of my new book -- Empowering Your Sober Self -- is going to appear as a prop in the forthcoming made-for-TV movie "Sins of the Mother."  According to the synopsis, the heroine, Kim, postpones writing her Ph.D. thesis to go live with her mother, a recovering alcoholic.  To establish the mother's character, the camera scans the books on her coffee table, and lingers on "Empowering Your Sober Self."

Just so you know, this is not a paid product placement.  A member of the film staff ran across the book in a bookstore and asked my publisher for permission to feature it as a prop.  The movie will air on Lifetime Television. Date not yet known.  The producer is Mother Road Productions Ltd in Vancouver BC.

Oh, and a review of my book, by William L. White, will appear in the next issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.  White also wrote the preface for my book, and it is expected that the review will closely track the preface.  It will not mention the cover.


JoMarie Graston said...

Hi Marty- I am gonna buy an eReader soon and it would be great if Josey-Bass would make you book available in that format. Glad it's getting the recognition it deserves.

Martin Nicolaus said...

An audiobook edition has been talked about but nothing concrete has been done. Meanwhile the book is out on Kindle and one could listen to the Kindle robot voice reading it, I suppose.