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Monday, 23 August 2010

SEEN This Week 8/23/10

Even in the muggy days of August, writers and other literary figures continued to achieve milestones. We also lost two major names in the last couple of weeks:

Feminist and novelist Nancy Freedman died August 10 at the age of 90. Her array of books included Mrs. Mike, which was co-written with her husband, Benedict Freedman. Her full obituary was printed in Los Angeles Times.

Another death in the literary world was celebrated British critic and scholar Sir Frank Kermode, who passed away August 19, also age 90. A full report by The Guardian can be found here.

Black Nile author Dan Morrison made an appearance August 20 at Idlewild Books in New York City.

While Lisa Scottoline’s latest novel, Think Twice is being well-received both critically and commercially, she’s hard at work on yet another book, scheduled for release in Fall 2010.

Do you true paranormal experiences to share? Can Lorraine Holloway-White explain what they may mean? Would you like your story featured in her new book? Send your experiences to

We at AOS are crossing our fingers for Lorraine, as her previous manuscript was submitted Penguin Books last week by her agent!

Penguin Books also stopped by for several minutes on the Authors on Show site last week, one of many visitors in 70 countries around the world.

Are you a new author who needs a book cover design? Tracey Washington (aka Irin) has done two versions for The Cruiserweight and currently working on a third. Interested parties may contact Tracey on her Twitter page @pixelvalkyrie or visit her site at

Christine Hamilton is interested in promoting her website via Authors on Show. British audiences are familiar with Christine, and with the help of AOS, hopefully others around the world will get to know her as well. Be warned: she’s been known to shoot from the hip.

Suzannah Burke reported that her anticipated and critically praised manuscript, Empty Chairs, is now complete. The compelling biography will be released by Night Publishing later this year. She is also this week’s winner on the Authors on Show Promotional page.

Gerry McCullough released Brian McCafferty's Prize Pig, the latest story as part of the Tales of Old Seamus series. Her stories may be found on both iTunes and PodOmatic.

Gerry was also a guest on Don Booker’s “Author In The Zone” with an interview on his literary blog covering Gerry’s writing career and the forthcoming publication of her novel, Belfast Girls (scheduled for release by Night Publishing in October 2010). Read the entire interview here.

Janet Hurst-Nicholson
made the short list for the 2010 Citizen Book Prize. Short list synopses will be printed in the Citizen newspaper August 23 and remain on the BOOK Southern Africa website until voting closes August 30.

Bill Shears
posted the latest Dark Streets mystery/suspense column, Page 36 of Night Owl Reviews.

David de Lara
has a new interview about his latest art show posted at this link on the Austin Vida website.

Stephen Pearl
will make an appearance at the Eden Mills Writers Festival, which runs from September 17-20. Stephen’s table is booked on Publisher’s Row September19 from noon to 6:00PM.

The event’s website address is: .

Bev Dulson
posted soundtracks for Betrayal and Love Overboard on her website at this link.

Photos of horror author Gabrielle Faust from Austin Fashion Week’s August 14 kickoff party red carpet may be viewed on Manuel Nauta’s website. They are shots # 65 and #66.

Speaking of fashion, take a moment tto check out Gabrielle’s new OpenSky online store at this link. The Lowry Agency also announced this past week that her new cosmetic line is almost ready to ship. Gabrielle Faust by Overall Beauty also has an official Facebook page.

There is one week remaining until the official release of Gabrielle’s latest novel, Eternal Vigilance III: Bound In Blood. This is the last week to pre-order for the special promo pack that includes a signed limited edition poster and a copy of the album Something to March To by Lauren Begent, Seth Walker and Solomon Schneider at this link

She will sign copies of her newest book at Eerie Books on October 2 from 3:00 - 6:00PM (more information at and make an appearance at Prague Nightclub with Mike Marano and Hipnautica November 20 from 9:00PM - 2:00AM.

Persons interested in having Gabrielle do book signings in their areas should contact local bookstores and have them email

Heather McCorkle
received another agent request for a partial manuscript. Our best wishes are with her.

Congratulations go to Rebecca Hamilton, whose very first submission was accepted for publication!

K.J. Rigby’s
acclaimed book, Little Guide to Unhip, is now on Click here to order the paperback copy, or order the Kindle edition at this link.

Little Guide to Unhip
is also Book of the Week on The Book Shelf blog.

blogger Ashley Boynes emailed me last week with interest on collaborating on a blog. Don’t forget to stop by her site, especially if you’re a Pittsburgh native - lots of fascinating news there!

Night Reading continues to extend its presence on the Web with a profile page on Goodreads. Stop by to show your support and put in a request to join the page.

Are you a writer (or involved in the book industry), and have exciting news you’d like to share? Email me at by midnight Sunday to be included in the following week’s installment.

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