I write—about the arts, about people, travel, and lobsters—to explore how and why certain things capture our attention. For me writing is a compelling, absorbing engagement with discovery.
Who is the audience for your book?
Primary audience: People interested in history, culture, art, nature, humor, and the creative impulse.
Secondary audience: Anyone who has ever eaten, or thought about eating, a lobster.
What three features distinguish your book from similar titles on the market?
1. It is more diverse, ambitious, personal, opinionated, challenging, racy, idiosyncratic and surprising than any other book about lobsters.
2. It has a lot of funny parts. It also has monsters, medical mysteries, fine art, poetry and recipes.
3. It is an adventure in a world that has never been similarly visited.
What books have a similar audience to that of your book?
Consider the Oyster by M. F. K. Fisher, The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson, Cod, Mark Kurlansky, The Oysters of Locmariaquer by Eleanor Clark, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.