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Monday, 30 August 2010

SEEN This Week 8/30/10

Literary luminaries around the world remain busy! Book signings, author personal appearances, announcements, and other events taking place this past week:

Dawn Schiller signed copies of her book, The Road Through Wonderland, to an excellent turnout August 26 at Barnes &Noble’s West Pico Boulevard’s location in Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Scottoline will be appearing November 10 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center in Columbus, OH. For additional information, click here.

Lisa also posted her latest “Chick Wit” column here.

Suzanne Collins kicked off the August 24 midnight release of Mockingjay, the third book in her Hunger Games series, in New York City. A video of Suzanne reading from the first chapter of Mockingjay may be found here.

Those residing in or planning to visit the Pittsburgh area can meet Mike Shuck, author of Numbers Elementary: Rounding, at two new appearances: Greentree Library September 13, and the Robinson Township Autumn Festival at Burket Park September 18. Click here for details and information on other events.

Thelma Reyna was interviewed by Latina Book Club’s Maria Ferrer. The August 23 feature may be found by clicking here.

Selling Books featured a new interview with K.J. Rigby August 25. Go here to check out the entire interview.

Author Debra Purdy Kong blogged on “finally using her Sony e-reader”here on The Write Type. She has written mysteries such as Taxed to Death and Fatal Encryption.

Gabrielle Faust was invited to be a speaker at the United Nations Foundation Girl Up Campaign fundraiser in Austin, Texas on Sept. 30.

Be sure to also stop by the Bitten by Books site on September 16 for the live interview/Q&A session with Gabrielle. The site will also hold a contest where visitors will have an opportunity to win signed copies of her books and a set of the new Overall Beauty eye shadows. For more information, visit either and

I also had the pleasure of interviewing Gabrielle this past week. Look for it to appear on AOS' main site soon.

While on the subject of interviews, check out Catherine Chisnall’s with me on August 28 at this link.

Bev Dulson released a trailer for her book, Betrayal. It is available on You Tube at this link.

Ryan Spier recently had two ebooks published by, Postcards from Berlin and Angel of Retribution.

Richard Doetsch‘s newest release, The Thieves of Darkness, is now in stores. It can also be ordered online.

Triage by Cherie De Sues, will soon to be released by Noble Romance Publishing. Read an excerpt of the book here.

Suzannah Burke is an August finalist in Gary Ponzo’s Strong Scene Contest. Go vote for her story and view others at

Robert James Glider‘s novel, Golden Conspiracy, is a finalist for Book of the Year at the Royal Palm Literary Awards for the Florida Writers Association.

Mike Dawson has released a new trailer for his book, I Can See the Shore. To view the entire video, click here.

Authonomy will be celebrating its official second birthday on September 3. Best wishes and continued success to them!

We are coming up on a long weekend here in the United States with the observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6. Something tells me, however, that writers in our country (and around the world) have little or no intention of slowing down. Could I be right? Find out in next week’s special holiday edition of SEEN This Week.

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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