Sep 5, 2014
Meeting with an author who loves books at MOS Burger, Toa Payoh HDB Hub. Full of energy and has a good knowledge of publishing.
"Should 3 people run separate ways when chased by a bear to distract him?" I asked him as he narrated that a bear suddenly appeared during his camping trip with his professor in the US.
"No," he said. "They should run in a straight line. The bear will catch the slowest runner!"
He was 24 years old while his professor was 45 and was running far ahead of the other two..
"So, the poor professor was killed by the bear?"
"No, no," he replied. "The bear was interested in our food and did not chase us."
I told him, from my research, that US publishers are not interested in new authors as they have tonnes of manuscript. "Sex sells," I was saying that veterinary stories will not be best-sellers. "Romance novels sell well." He was not interested in this genre. He was into science fiction.