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Monday, 13 September 2010

SEEN This Week 9/13/10

It was kickoff weekend here in the US for football, and for a few authors this past week, it was also kickoff for some of their latest projects:

The recent winner of the Night Reading poll was Cerys Black with Bradan.. Congratulations to Cerys for an opportunity to join the Night Publishing family!

Robert James Gilder’s novel, Golden Conspiracy, was selected as a finalist for Book Of The Year by the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards. The awards will be announced during the FWA conference and banquet October 22-24 2010 at the Marriot Hotel in Lake Mary, Florida.

Jeremy C. Shipp announced on his Twitter last week that he has secured an agent. He will be represented by Mark McVeigh of the McVeigh Agency.

Sheena Ignatia is in the second round of the Search for a Simple Star competition. Help Sheena land her dream job by clicking here to vote for her.

Cathie Borrie spent seven years caring for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's. Recording many of their conversations, she discovered in her mother an astonishing poetic sensibility, insight, and humor that she had not expected would be part of the Alzheimer’s experience. It is a story that dismisses the negative stereotypes about the disease once and for all, recasting the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s as the long hello of profound and new understandings. Cathie, the author of The Long Hello and Looking Into Your Voice, will be presenting during World Alzheimer's Day at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 6:30-8:30PM Author and actor Melia McClure will be assisting Cathie in her presentation. Also speaking will be Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO, Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter.

During a special back-to-school event at Greentree Library, Mike Shuck, Aiken Elementary's very own fifth grade teacher and local Pittsburgh children's author, presented his new kids' book, Numbers Elementary: Rounding The story introduces primary-aged students to the characters of Numbers Elementary School and showcases a lesson learned when a new student, Five, joins the class. The book is ideal for grades K-3, but Mike also found success reading it to fourth and fifth grade students as well.

If you are in the Austin, TX area on September 18, be sure to check out Gabrielle Faust and the dark gypsy musicians of Hipnautica at Prague from 9:00PM-3:00AM.

Jaen Wirefly is still updating Glimmers, complete with a new cover design, and considering self-publishing the book. For a sneak peek of Glimmers’ latest cover, click here.

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