Norma Beishir





Norma Beishir


Born
in St. Louis, Missouri USA, The United States
August 05, 1953

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I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I used to get in trouble in school because I was writing when I should have been paying attention in class. I foolishly sent a handwritten manuscript to a publisher when I was sixteen. It was rejected, of course--but an editor actually took the time to look at it and wrote me, saying I had talent but wasn't ready for publication yet. Some years later, I found an agent and sold my first novel within six months. Six months later, Berkley bought two more books from me--for a six-figure advance. In all, I published five bestellers with Berkley, nine romances through Silhouette, and--obsessed with having creative control--I made the move to self-publishing for my latest two. I write under ...more

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As an author, I pay attention to reviews—to an extent. A review in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist and other professional publications is one thing—but the customer reviews on Amazon and other sites are quite another. Which ones are valid and which should be ignored? I have a few suggestions.

Be wary of any book that gets only five-star reviews. They were likely all written by friends and/or... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 21, 2013 09:27 • 100 views • Tags: book-reviews, sock-puppets
Average rating: 3.77 · 246 ratings · 42 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Unicorn's Daughter

3.58 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Dance Of Gods

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3.84 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Angels at Midnight

3.84 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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A Time For Legends

3.78 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1990
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Alexander's Empire

4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Chasing the Wind

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Final Hours

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Solitaire

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Luck of Draw

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1994
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Ms. Maxwell & Son

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings2 editions
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