Publishers Weekly indie arm, BookLife, invites authors to submit the first lines of their books for consideration. Each month, they select a few examples that are particularly intriguing.
I’m honored that the opening of Silver Line was chosen for recognition. The content is referenced in the tease, as the editor writes, “This month we’ve got soiled doves, symbolic assassinations, and more.” The book begins this way:
“Let me be perfectly clear. I was never a soiled dove, a lady of the night. I was a dance hall girl, an entertainer — there’s a distinction.” You can read more of the intro in Media Mentions: Excerpts.