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Karen Hoffman (foolsfootsteps) In the Fool's Footsteps


You’re in a used bookstore when you find a filthy old notebook. You smell the mildew and feel the aged mushiness of the remaining pages, about to disintegrate in your fingertips, and stained with mud, coffee, tears, who knows what else. Further inspection reveals that it’s a diary. Do you read it? Who wouldn’t? Then you notice that it has passed through several hands since 1928 when a teenaged runaway named Clara started the whole thing. Now it’s in your hands. Do you add your own story to this odd message-in-a-bottle collection? This is the question Kal Winters is avoiding. Seventy-six years after Clara dropped her diary on the steps of Union Station, Kal finds it in a used bookstore and sets out to trace its path, hoping to learn the secret of Clara’s identity. During this surreal journey that draws from folklore, legend and tarot, Kal encounters a cast of weird and wonderful players in a story about alienation and the human need to connect.

Hi. I'm Karen and I'm a Canadian author from Toronto. I finished the book a few years back and submitted it to a dozen or so publishers and agents. I heard back from 7 of them wanting to see more. It was shortlisted for a new literary line and ultimately turned down for stylistic reasons. Another publisher called me to say that he thought it was 'simply wonderful' but ultimately, they weren't sure how to market it. The feedback I received was encouraging enough to take the plunge and self-publish.

I would be thrilled if you'd like to read and review it. Please message me or send an email to karen[dot]hoffman[at]hotmail[dot]com and I'll be pleaseed to provide you with the pdf.

Thanks and happy reading!

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Hannah (Faize) | 1090 comments Mod
This looks interesting!

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Jey | 23 comments Wow, that sounds really interesting (specially as I journal pretty intensively. :D )

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