I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving, as well as survived the Black Friday sales. As they prepared for the upcoming Christmas season, authors and other luminaries continued to be busy this past week.
Sarah Palin's new book, America by Heart went on sale both online and in bookstores November 23. Additional details can be found here.
Journalist Mark Christensen appeared at the Tattered Cover Bookstore on November 22 to promote his Ken Kesey biography work, Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD, and the Politics of Ecstasy.
AOS' own Nicole Scheller reveals her non de plume side as Stella Deleuze on a new blog, Words by Stella Deleuze. Also follow Stella on Twitter @StellaDeleuze. You'll be in for a fun time!
Speaking of AOS, founder Lorraine-Holloway White was the featured author on Authonomy's blog November 26.
the AOS blog reached 100 followers this past week! Thanks to Steven Wyatt for creating the magic number!
Early last week, Publishers Weekly printed a stellar review of Andy Rausch's non-fiction book The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.
Gerry McCollough's acclaimed novel, Belfast Girls, can now be purchased on Amazon, just in time for the upcoming holidays!
Johnny Tan, author of the Mom's Choice Award-winning book, From My Mama's Kitchen, was a guest poster on the Page Readers website this past week with a very touching entry.
Author Sloane Crestley left the publicity industry to post a weekly column at The Independent.
Mat Jackson's acclaimed debut novel, So Shall Ye Reap, is now availale on Amazon USA for American customer orders.
John Booth has a new book, Wizards, which can be downloaded on Smashwords.
fReado announced Novemeber 23 that ebooks are now available as prizes on their website.
Laverne H. Bardy's syndicated column, Laverne's View, was accepted by After Fifty Living.
A New Jersey county college instructor is using Sunny Frazier's books, Fools Rush In and Where Angels Fear as textbooks for his class. She is also scheduled to speak at a community college in Los Angeles in April 2011.
Bulgarian rights for Alma Katsu's book The Taker (Gallery/S&S) have been sold, joining the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Russia.
My news for the week:
Through genealogy research, it was discovered that Allen de Remer, first husband of Ziegfield Girl and silent film actress Rubye de Remer (born Ruby Katherine Burkhardt,1892, deceaased 1984), was one of my ancestors. I was also able to find other fascinating ancestors from my mother's family as well.
Special thanks and mention to the Pittsburgh division of Model and Talent National, who held an outstaning Black Friday Fashion Show at Diesel on November 26. The show was a success and I look forward to more of their promotions into the New Year.
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