Esther Dalseno | FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where can I purchase DROWN?

Drown is readily available online on all the best-known book dealers both in paperback and e-book format.  As it has a limited worldwide release, check with your local bookstore to see if it’s in stock.  If not, it can be easily ordered through any bookstore. In Europe, it can be readily found at the iconic Shakespeare and Company, Paris.


2.  Is DROWN a stand-alone or part of a series?

It is a stand-alone.



3.  I am a reader from the USA, and I noticed some strange spellings of words in Drown. Why?

I get asked this question all the time, which is a good thing because it means lots of American readers!  As an Australian, Drown was written in the Queen’s (British) English, which varies slightly from American English. As Drown is published solely in Europe, this is unlikely to change. However, if Drown is acquired by an American publisher, the text will be updated to American English.


4.  I‘m a book reviewer, can you send me a copy of your novels?

Unfortunately, Drown‘s Advanced Reader Copies have already been allocated and sent out.  However, if you would like review Gabriel and the Swallows, please contact OfTomes Publishing.


5. Who is your agent and how did you get published?

A number of interviews detailing my path to publication are available online.  Drown‘s agent was Holly Root of Waxman & Leavall, New York. Gabriel and the Swallows was not agented, and is published by Of Tomes, UK.


6.  I am a writer and I have some questions about publishing.  Will you help me?

Of course, I am here to answer any questions and am passionate about helping aspiring writers achieve success.  Use the contact form, and I will endeavor to respond to you within a week, but please be patient.


7.  I heard that you mentor unpublished writers. Is that true?

Yes, and I currently mentor two young writers with developmental editing and critique, in hopes of getting their manuscripts into tip-top condition for prospective agents and publishers.


8. How can I help spread the word about your books?

Always leave reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.  Reviews help small press and indie authors tremendously in spreading the word about novels that many would otherwise never hear of.  If you would like to arrange a read-along or join the street team, please use the contact form.


9. What are you working on right now?

I have just finished a new novel under the working title: Last Night in Broken Paris. It is a Young Adult Fantasy with LGBT characters and themes.


10.  I have an online shop dedicated to bookish goods that I create, and I’d like to make some items based on Drown – what are the copyright laws?

It really does depend on the product, your platform, and is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  So far, phone cases and bookmarks based on the cover art are in production by independent sellers.  Please use the contact form to inquire further.