Please welcome Elisabeth Elo, author of the novel North of Boston!
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by Elisabeth Elo
One of the most potentially gratifying or horrifying moments in the publishing process is the one when you first read the publisher’s marketing copy for your book. That is the two or three paragraphs that the marketing department has written to tell potential readers what your book is about. Sometimes it’s not what you expect.
One of the marketing pieces for North of Boston, for example, prominently describes the main character, Pirio Kasparov, as a “gutsy heroine [who] possesses the rare ability to endure Arctic-cold water.”
I remember wincing. The description made Pirio sound like a bionic woman rather than a real person. (She’s not a