WNRI Authors Hour

Live from Rhode Island with host Wayne Barber, a 45 minute discussion about many The College Shrink characters (Emily, Jelly, Seth, Mana, Elizabeth, Monk, Marionette, Saint Henry), where they came from, and where they might be headed.

Zoom Book Club

A more than lively 90 minute evening discussion of The College Shrink with a zoom book club of ten alums from Williams College. Great questions and perspectives that continued with emails the following morning. Was college like this when we were students many years ago — or were mental health problems just better hidden? Who are the real people to admire in the story — Emily, Saint Henry, Mana, Jelly, Elizabeth? After all, they all have real flaws. How their challenges were not all that different from what the book club participants had experienced in their own lives? A lot of fun for a writer.

A Great Review From Booktrib

It never hurts when a book review begins with “This is a beautiful book.” Many thanks to Jim Aikon, Editorial Director of Booktrib for penning a wonderful review of The College Shrink. Click here to read the review. With more than 70,000 monthly visitors, Booktrib is “a website featuring under-the-radar authors that deserved to be noticed, and that readers would enjoy discovering – whether debut writers, midlist or even occasional bestsellers.”

The Tom Sumner Program

Long time Michigan radio host Tom Sumner (WFOV) spent the better part of an hour discussing college, mental health, David Balducci, and the process of writing with Bill on his three hour weekday morning show. Click here to listen. As Baldacci stated in a promo for the show, “being interviewed by Tom is like having a cup of coffee at the kitchen table.”

First Radio Interview

Bill had his first radio interview to discuss The College Shrink with Matt Ray on his morning drive-time show The Breakfast Club with Matt and Tyler. KWAY is a delightful small radio station that broadcasts to what is very much a college town in Iowa. The book discussion matched the timing for students coming back to campus.

The College Shrinks Receives Literary Titan Gold Awards

The College Shrink has received a Gold Award from Literary Titan. According to Literary Titan, these awards are “awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and writing talent of these brilliant authors.”

The College Shrink Receives the Kirkus Star

We are pleased to announce that The College Shrink by William Haylon has received The Kirkus Star. “One of the most coveted designations in the book industry,” according to the Kirkus website, “the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.” Less than 10% of all books reviewed by Kirkus will receive the star.

“Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. When the books become available for purchase, Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.” (LinkedIn.com)

Author Interview with the Literary Titan

Check out Bill Haylon’s interview with The Literary Titan! The Literary Titan is an organization of professional editors, writers, and professors who review fiction and non-fiction books in a variety of genres. Read the interview here, and see what they had to say about The College Shrink here.