Featured New Book: The Rock Star in the Mirror by Sharon E Cathcart


Whenever I edit a book, I make a point of telling my client they are welcome to stop in and do a Featured New Book spotlight. It’s the least I can do to support my authors, since they are, without exception, the greatest group of authors on the planet.

Today’s author isn’t merely a client. She’s also an online bud, one I’ve known for a couple of years now, and one who has so many similar interests to my own that it’s scary. We could be soul sisters. And when you read The Rock Star in the Mirror (and you should!), you’ll see what I mean.

So… Sharon, what song makes you think of your book?

Answer this question: What song makes you think of your book? Wow. Just one? I’d have to go with “Station to Station,” which is part of what inspired me to write the story. It’s this wild allegory, based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” that kind of implies a psychotic break on the part of the singer.

(For the record, Sharon herself picked that version of the video, as there doesn’t seem to be an official one. She says she loves this one. It’s from a German film called “Christiane F.” Let me know what you think!)

Ready for the blurb? Sure, you are!

Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He’s madly in love with Lynnie … who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie’s attention, but there are always consequences.

Buy your copy today! Smashwords is the preferred retailer of the day. That works for me; this link is an affiliate link, which means I’ll make a few pennies from your purchase.

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  1. Robin from Israel

    November 5, 2012 6:52 am

    Sounds like a fun read.

    I never knew Christiane F. was a movie – we all read the book back in high school.

    • Susan

      November 5, 2012 7:34 am

      It IS a fun read.

      And you’re one up on me. I didn’t know Christiane was a book OR movie!

    • Sharon E. Cathcart

      November 5, 2012 6:07 pm

      Hi, Susan and Israel! First, thanks for this awesome feature, and for featuring my story.

      Yep, “Christiane F.” was made into a German language biopic. It’s one of the most brilliant and, simultaneously, disturbing films I’ve ever seen — and yet it’s still got nothing on the book.

      Thanks again for featuring me and my work!

  2. Sharon E. Cathcart

    November 5, 2012 6:08 pm

    Oops, that’s Robin from Israel! I can’t type today. My apologies.

  3. Jennifer Mosher

    November 6, 2012 6:09 am

    Congratulations to Sharon! I read a Facebook post some months ago when she was writing this book, so it’s great to hear that it’s finished and available.

    Thank you Susan for including the link to that video – I really enjoyed watching the ever-gorgeous Mr Bowie and hearing Station to Station again – it must be 35 years since I first heard it and I swear every note was just as I remember, if not better.

    And it’s interesting how we all have different exposures to different things, isn’t it? I knew Christiane F was a movie, but never realised it was a book. So there’s another one for the must-read list.

    Shall shuffle off to Smashwords shortly via the above link – thanks for making it easy for me. 🙂

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