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Monday, 9 August 2010

This Week's Author News 8/9/10

The world of authors never slows down, and this week’s batch of writers are no exception.
More good news announced this past week included Andy Evans and Vesna Kovac being chosen as this week’s AOS Promotions winners Go here to learn more about these winning authors and a sample of their respective works.

Diane E. Nelson‘s excellent book, Sculpting David, placed second in the Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight Contest‘s Novella Division. She received the award at the RWA conference Passionate Ink chapter dinner. Thanks to the members of Passionate Ink for providing new authors the opportunity to receive recognition for their work.

Diane plans to submit Sculpting David to the editor at Red Sage, who judged the competition.

Jessica L. Degarmo’s upcoming book, How to Meet a Guy at the Supermarket, is featured on the website Click here to read her feature.

Jessica has also finished the first draft of her latest project, Hooking Up.

Meriel Brooke Withnell revised her manuscript Blood Wedding and retitled her work The Promise. A sample of the book may be read here on Slush Pile Reader.

Congratulations to Leah Petersen, the winner of July's Strong Scenes Contest. The contest is run monthly by award-winning author Gary Ponzo and features a different contest theme each month. Log on to to see how you can participate.

Anthony Saunders announced on Facebook that he has publisher for the book version of his doctoral thesis, as well as want to discuss with him another book proposal

Stop by Shannon Lee‘s blog and read a sample of her novel, Mythic Blood. Shannon is also waiting to hear from ChiZine Publications, one of the top small press publishers for horror and dark fiction, who are reviewing her novel for publishing consideration.

Gary Ponzo’s acclaimed crime novel, A Touch of Deceit listed #96 on the Kindle book top 100 list for Police Procedurals.

Bev Dulson is getting started on the sequel to Betrayal. The new book will be titled Twisted Sister.

Our friends at Night Publishing announced yet another branch - a virtual book club, Relax at Night. Visitors to the blog are encouraged to download free books in all main e-formats and to review them. Relax at Night also has a page at this link. Stop by and discuss the current titles being featured!

Want to learn more about Kate Rigby’s official website, KJR Books? The site includes her current and published books, excerpts, synopses, back covers, awards, her inclusion in the anthology, Dancing in the Dark, and a blog.

The latest site updates includes links to blogs and websites of other authors. Stop, have a look, and leave feedback.

A special acknowledgment to Tracey Washington (aka Irin), who designed The Cruiserweight’s book cover last year. She sent a generous offer this past weekend, stating since my book was picked up by Night Publishing to develop a new book cover design before publishing to cover any and all business ground. I’ve considered the offer and asked for a few samples. When I get them, if there are enough choices, I may have readers vote on the final cover.

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

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