Who killed Fidel Castro? book selected for Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
Posted: 19 January 2008 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Amazon Picks Who Killed Fidel Castro? for Breakthrough Novel Semifinals

Amazon chose David Pereda’s manuscript for Who Killed Fidel Castro? out of 5,000 entries to be a semifinalist in the online bookseller’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. If Pereda’s mystery thriller wins, he will get a book contract from Penguin Group, one of the largest book publishers in the world.

Amazon is asking members to read an excerpt of Who Killed Fidel Castro?, rate the story and then write their own review. Amazon will choose the top 10 finalists based on the reviews of readers and Publisher’s Weekly. Readers who wish to read excerpts of Who Killed Fidel Castro? can go to http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00126591G , which includes a video of Pereda reading the prologue. There also is a link to the excerpt from Pereda’s Web site: http://www.davidpereda.com .

“I’m thrilled that the story was chosen and to have a chance at fulfilling a lifelong dream to be published by a major publisher,” Pereda said. “I also welcome the chance to get feedback from readers.”

Pereda is an award-winning author who splits his time between Miami and Asheville, N.C. He is a former consultant with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, a member of MENSA and speaks four languages. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Pepperdine University and currently teaches college-level writing courses in the Ashville area where he lives with his wife and youngest daughter.

This is the third major honor for Who Killed Fidel Castro?. The suspense-filled fictional work, involving one of the world’s most controversial leaders, earlier was named a finalist in the National 2007 Indie Excellence Book Awards and won first place in the Lighthouse Book Awards for mystery thrillers.

The top 10 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award finalists will be named on March 3 and the winner on April 7.

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Posted: 24 January 2008 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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A good book recommendation. Haven’t read it, thinking of buying it.

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