After the Launch

July and August have passed, and fall is upon us. This summer was perhaps the most epic and amazing in my life as I finally launched The Transmigrant, which I had been working on for the last six years. I will always be grateful to all those who attended my launch events in New York or Sweden, and there are no words to describe how much I appreciate your support and participation. 

Since the launch, I have received great reviews in Kirkus Reviews, Urban Book Reviews, Words A Plenty, and from other readers. I'm not too proud to beg, so PLEASE, if you have read The Transmigrant, kindly leave an honest review on Amazon.com or Goodreads.com. It can be as short as one or two sentences, and it's OK if you didn't like it, but every review counts when it comes to selling books and being discovered by readers.  

I was also featured in Book Reader Magazine and wrote an article about How to Understand A Language You Do Not Speak for Fun Tour Guru

I tried - rather unsuccessfully - to take it easy in August and just enjoy the summer. I guess I just hadn't realized how hard it is to market a debut novel by an unknown author. I'm still learning and it's definitely a path of trial and errors. But I'm getting there one slow and painful step at the time. But then again Rome wasn't built in one day, as they say.

In my spare time, I did have the time to read some books, and here is a sample of novels I read that I can warmly recommend:

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Fascinating story. Anyone with Italian roots or with an interest in the Nazis should read this book. It's a remarkable story about a young Italian man during the Second World War in Nazi-ruled Italy. A true-life hero. 

The Wet Nurse's Tale
This is a light, easy read set in Victorian England about a young woman who nurses other people's babies for money. 

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
It's funny, charming, and cute and sprinkled with realistic and thought-through characters. I would love to have a Mrs. Saint in my life. If you're going through a tough time in life and are looking for a light and positive read, this is your book!

 P.S. From Paris
A light summer read for those lazy days when you don't want to think much. It's a cute story about an American writer and a British actress who meet and fall in love in Paris.


I have enclosed a few photos from the launch events below. I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns or just want to chat. 

Thank you again for all your support! 

With my warmest regards,
Kristi Saare Duarte