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Monday, 6 September 2010

SEEN This Week 9/6/10

Happy Labor Day to everyone in the United States! It may be a long holiday weekend, but it hasn’t stopped authors from achieving yet more accomplishments this past week.

Stephen Hancock appeared for a book signing at Market Harborough Waterstones on September 4.

Suzannah Burke is the August winner of Gary Ponzo’s Strong Scene Contest! Read her winning entry at this link (it’s the very first one).

Stephen Pear will have a booth on Publishers Row at the Eden Mills Writers Festival on September 19 from noon until 6:00PM. If you’re in the Guelph area of Southern Ontario drop by and check out one of the major settings for his book, Tinker’s Plague.

Suzannah Burke has a new interview online, this time with Catherine Chisnall. Her insightful and intense feature may be found at this link.

Don’t miss Alan Cass’ new book, My Name is Death. Excerpts of his book and artwork can be found on his official Facebook page.

Gerry McCollough wrote an article about Internet writers in an edition of Verbal Magazine. Scroll down to pages 12 and 13 at this link to read.

Cheryl Carpinello was interviewed on the September 3 episode of the Voices of Reality radio talk show. She also reported that since her initial presence on The Polka Dot Banner website, has seen an increase of interest in her book, Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend, and sold the same amount of ebooks in the last four months that she’d sold the entire first year, Guinevere was out, an increase of 350 percent. Great job, Cheryl, and may you have much continued success!

Gabrielle Faust announced in her latest newsletter that Eternal Vigilance III: Bound in Blood has been released and is available for online ordering through Immanion Press website at, on Amazon, and Gabrielle's personal site at, as well as local book retailers. Eternal Vigilance III will also be released all e-book formats on Smashwords later this year.

Anyone who is interested in becoming an Official Sponsor or would like to book Gabrielle for upcoming events, conventions, or speaking engagements, please contact David Lowry at

Cara Faith Donovan is offering a preview of her new book, Tears of Crimson. Want to read a few chapters? Click here.

On September 26, Gerry McCollough will be reading a short extract from Belfast Girls on the last night of the Aspects Literary Festival in Bangor at the Cafe Vin. Tickets are £6.

Poppet has created an interim trailer for her work, Darkroom. View the video by visiting this link.

Bet you didn't know that there are two authors in the house of SueAnn Jackson Land. Stop by Authonomy and have a read of Chris W. Land’s The Characteristics of Good Government: Why Canada is the Most Peaceful and Prosperous Country in the World . While you’re there, don’t forget to share your thoughts with Chris on his work.

Stop by the AOS blog and meet current featured authors Marjorie Kaye, Richard Daybell, Robert Rowley, Valentina Rosa, Carolyn Carter, Alexie Aaron, and Plain Label Books’ Daniel Oldis.

In a closing note, thanks to all of you who visited my page on BookBzzr, and read sample chapters of The Cruiserweight. Because of your support, the book made the Top 10 in rankings for August 2010.

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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