Thursday, January 27, 2011

Textual Healing Book Spotlight & Giveaway

Textual Healing

Few people have to deal with a haiku-speaking flower-shop-owning ninja every day on their way to work. Unfortunately for Andrew Connor, he is one of those people.

And poor Andrew, his week has been a rough one. His former bestseller, Chasing Fireflies, is on clearance at Barnes & Noble for $1.37, his girlfriend left him for a corporate America action figure, and he's been tricked into joining Textual Healing, a support group for writers who can't seem to write anymore.

Dealing with his employees at his failing used bookshop, a strange new love interest from the Midwest, and a pet sugar-glider that has somehow managed to destroy his entire apartment... when will he ever find the time to put pen to paper again?

A quirky comedy set in present day New York and New Jersey, Textual Healing follows the story of Andrew, a self-deprecating, once famous author, his small bookstore in Hoboken, and the colorful characters that surround him.

About the Book:
Author:  Eric Smith
ISBN: 978-1452062457
Publisher: Author House
Reviews:  Amazon : Goodreads

About the Author:
A native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Eric Smith received his undergraduate degree from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, before relocating to the Philadelphia area to attend graduate school at Arcadia University.  The co-founder of top Philly blog Geekadelphia, Smith has a love of videogames, zombies and consumer tech products perhaps unmatched by other contemporary writers.  Smith teaches Composition & Literature at Pierce College in addition to working in publishing.  The former editor of uwishunu, Smith lives in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadephia with his bunny, Rory and chinchilla, Mittens.  You can follow his blog at or follow him on Twitter @ericsmithrocks.

Review & Giveaway:
I will be reviewing this title!  While I read it, you should too!  I have 3 copies available for giveaway thanks to Eric!  Fill out the form below.  Rules are listed on the form.  You must follow or subscribe to this blog.  (It's easy, just see my sidebars!)  Gain an extra entry or two by commenting on this post and telling me what interest you about this book and/or by passing the word along!

Good Luck!



  1. I love bookstores and libraries and books about them.

  2. I grew up in New Jersey and would love to read a book set there.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  3. Oh - comment here? lol Yes, sounds like a great read. Just found you on FB thru Eric.

  4. What really interests me about this book is reading about how people overcome their problems.
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  5. Oops-- I filled out the form twice.


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