Teenager Embarks on a Journey to Learn if She has the Gumption to Become a Published Author

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Katherine Baccaro launches marketing to promote her novel, "Joss."

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Sixteen-year-old Jocelyn Nye is quick and glib. As freshman class at a women’s college, Joss lives on campus with other girls who have never been away from home. As she eagerly looks forward to her first writing class, Joss sets a goal to create literature worthy of publication. Mocked by some, encouraged by others and mentored by a supportive writing professor, she rents a summer cottage to write her novel.

In Katherine Baccaro’s novel “Joss: A Novel” (published by Archway Publishing), a witty teenager embarks on a coming-of-age journey, aspiring to achievement in a male-dominated literary world. The author is embarking on a marketing campaign to expand the book’s reach.

“I believe many inhibitions and attitudes of the past still exist today,” says Baccaro. “While women have made great strides they still struggle against powerful ancient prejudices and ideas.”

An excerpt from “Joss”:
I try to get together just the right units of language to capture a feeling, a situation, or even a mood. I’ve been doing it for years,” Joss explained. “There’s a lot of personal satisfaction in getting something right. It’s a catharsis. A well-spaced sentence or paragraph can even look like a work of art.

By Katherine Baccaro
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781480833067
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781480833050
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781480833074
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Katherine Baccaro is the author of “Precipice,” “Catscratch Fever” and “Discombobulated.” She currently resides in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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