Rohn Federbush

Ann Arbor, Michigan Author


July 23, 2016

Small Press Department

Barnes & Noble

122 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10011

In Lincoln’s Shadow

ISBN 978-1-5049-3357-5


Dear Evelyn VeLazuez, Coordinator,

                Following your suggestions please consider this my fifteenth request for Barnes & Noble to shelve my book “In Lincoln’s Shadow” in your Ann Arbor, Michigan store. A year ago I paid substantially for three years of returnable books from the publisher, Author House. In 2013 “In Lincoln’s Shadow” finaled in the Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense category held by the Daphne Du Mauier Award sponsored by the RWA Kiss of Death Chapter. Lincoln’ quotations used by the detective when his emotions need calming are from “The Life of Lincoln,” 1858-1865, published by P.F. Collier, New York, NY 1906—as noted in thirty references. The setting’s cover photo of the Ann Arbor City Club is another shelf-appeal factor.

                Your delay in offering my book has undermined my marketing efforts here in Ann Arbor and around the state. One local reader had to argue with a sales clerk who ordered and delivered the book (after some delay)—about not being able to return it. I apologize for the obvious lack of a patient tone in this appeal. My frustration is continuing to grow.

                On August 23, 2015 The New York Times Book Review featured my book “Separation Anxiety” on page two (ISBN 978-5049-2012-4). My July 2016 release “St. Joan’s Architect” by Reader’s Digest LifeRich (ISBN 978-1-4897-0775-8) has already received three five star reviews on Amazon and several more on LinkedIn. Because of previous delays, I’m hoping you will consider shelf space for these two books, too.



Rohn Federbush

734-994-6217, 734-223-6045

2141 Pauline Court

Ann Arbor MI 48103