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Jumping Through Hoops: Six Slam Dunks In A Row For US-Swiss Writer

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Half-Time Score: France – 10; English Speaking World – 6.

Author and former Lausanne newspaper columnist Jon Ferguson (well-known ex-basketball coach) releases his new novel 'The Flood' ISBN: 978-1-911249-90-0 thanks to small UK press…and it's in English. Twenty plus more to follow.

So how does an English-speaking, 'English-writing', author end up with ten novels translated into French, a Barnes & Noble award, and virtually nothing published in the original language? As the enigmatic, ethereal narrator of his latest novel laments, the publishing world can be prone to vagaries: Before the flood I sent manuscripts to dozens of publishing houses. They all gave me the dead weenie...

What makes it more bizarre is that Ferguson already had a market, having overseen the Nyon basketball team's golden age with a track record of media appearances. Most perplexing of all, each of his (to date) 24 novels is a uniquely beautiful tour de force in every way. A basketball coach sure knows how to score from any angle.

Huge Jam, a very small, very independent publisher in the UK, was cock-a-hoop when it surveyed the Ferguson oeuvre. The 'half-time result' of this meeting of minds was six Ferguson novels published in the space of two months, and at least six more to follow over the summer months. Editor's vision for the 2023 season: France – 10 UK – 24.

The publisher, Huge Jam, is run by one person (Jacqueline Tobin) who does all the editing, formatting, design and marketing. She has edited, designed and published six of Ferguson's within just two months. Prior to Huge Jam's involvement, he had waited over twenty years for an English editor. Jon and Jacqueline were introduced by the self-publishing author Paul Sowalcheshki.


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