Sep 29, 2016
The Lucky Hat Mine is J.v.L. Bell’s first novel and it officially launches on Saturday, Oct. 1. The novel is a “light mystery” for all ages—it’s set in the 1860’s of Colorado, more specifically, Idaho Springs.
On the podcast, J.v.L. Bell talks about what inspired the story, her approach to research to get the details right and how she found beta readers on Goodreads. She also reveals that she found her publisher through unusual means—her search for a cover artist, at a time when she thought she’d publish the book herself, led to a chance introduction and a contract. She also talks about the production of an audio book of The Lucky Hat Mine—something she wanted right alongside the print version.
This podcast includes a brief clip from Nancy Yu’s narration from the official recording of The Lucky Hat Mine.
J.v.L. Bell's website.
Intro music by Moby Gratis
Outro music by Dan-o-Songs