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Monday, 22 November 2010

SEEN This Week 11/22/10

Can you smell the turkey? Thanksgiving is in the air! Holiday meals, travel, football games, and family traditions, authors still managed to get in some work time before the big feast:

On the Right Track author Marion Jones made an appearance November 15 on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. More on her book may be found at this link.

Detective novelist Sara Paretsky will receive a Grand Master Award during presentation of the Edgar Awards. The ceremony will take place April 28, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Sam Davidson will speak and sign copies of his new book, 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need December 3 at Landmark Booksellers in Franklin, TN. Additional information can be found on

With the March 2011 roll-out of Turner Publishing's new Beatles book, read more on how an iTunes announcement created even more buzz.

New Beginnings, penned by Johanna Nield, is currently being auctioned on eBay in support of Headway UK. The auction closes December 17.

Bev Dulson appeared for a book signing November 18 at Greenleas Primary.

Gabrielle Faust has completed 2,000 words on the screenplay for Revenge.

John Betcherread an excerpt from his book, A Higher Court, officially released November 15.

Danny Birch's novel, Get Some has sold over 18, 544 copies on Amazon Kindle.

< Catherine Condie's book, Whirl of the Wheel, had 6700 downloads in seven days on Amazon Kindle.

Graphic artist and student Tracey Washington (aka Irin) desgined the new banner which is prominently featured on the message board. Tracey is the book cover designer for the upcoming Night Publishing paperback release The Cruiserweight.

Sharanya Manivannan's poem, The Painted Boats, was published in the online magazine deuce coupe.

Fungus of the Heart, the book written by Jeremy C. Shipp,, was officially released November 15 on Amazon.

Robert Craven is among the latest authors to join Night Publishing's roster after receiving an offer to publish his book Get Lenin.

Jessica Degarmo has a new Facebook group, Books by Jessica L. Degarmo.

Beth Arnold was named one of the 100 Favorite Travel Writers by TripBase.

The Train Runner, written by Gail Massey, won first place in Seven Hills Literary Contest's Flash Fiction Division.

Heather Summerhayes Cariou is now a columnist for Troy News Media. Her column, Life's Lessons, will appear twice a month.

My news of the week:

I had a fabulous time attending the Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Awards Luncheon November 15. Lots of wonderful merchandise was up for auction (including a private jet trip for eight to a Steelers away game, which I came close to winning - I even had a mental list of seven other people I wanted to invite to go with me - but no such luck). Great turnout, and a fun afternoon was had by young and old alike. Very much worth the $150 ticket price and proceeds went to a fine charity.

I was also named a finalist on the local level for the USA Network Characters Unite Awards. I didn't win, but being in the finals was a surprise (and honor) by itself.

The Cruiserweight was the November 21, 2010 feature on Catherine Chisnall's 'Books for Christmas Ride Again'.

The book is scheduled for paperback release by Night Publishing in December.

Also on November 21, one of my articles, Tips on Becoming a Model, was the top featured article in the "Jobs and Careers -Modeling" section on Helium.

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