Despite the virtual death of my desktop last weekend, I'm getting used to my backup machine - also known as my netbook. It's not always easy to get work done on such a small machine, but as they say, the show must go on!
Authors and literary luminaries haven't stopped being busy either:
Perhaps the most shocking news this past week was literary agent Nathan Bransford stepping down from agenting to join CNET Read more about it on GalleyCat.
Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer gave an exclusive interview on how two little letters can make all the difference.
Award-winning film and TV screenwriter Shaun Lambs' second book in the Allon series, Insurrection, has received five stars from Amazon's #1 reviewer.
Paul DeAngilis stopped by Tattered Cover Book Store Novemer 4 to sign copies of his new book, Dear Mrs. Kennedy: The World Shares Its Grief, Letters - November 1963.
Kate Bradley, Commissioning Editor of Avon Books, will participate in the publisher's Crime and Thriller Workshop December 11. Click here for additional information.
Jeanette Marion Ellwood book, Tales Out of School, was promoted by Dottrel Press, the brainchild of MAD Blog Award winner and local television personality Tim Atkinson.
Diane Nelson attended the MCCC Writer's Conference this past weekend.
Diane Lockhart's poem, Birdhouse, was was featured on Verse Daily November 5.
Alma Katsu signed with Century, a division of Random House UK, for her next two books in the Taker triology.
Ramey Channel's novel, Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge, was accepted as an entry for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Janice Hussein's essay, The Harvest From Earth's Palette, was published online in Anthology, Columbia Center for Arts, Plein Air's "Write Out."
Gerry McCollough received a glowing review for her acclaimed book, Belfast Girls. The review appeared in the Belfast News.
Leslie Liataud's one-act play, Mansion, is ready for debut at the Parkland Weekend of One Acts.
Toni Dennis placed second in the Short Fiction Category at the annual Professional Writers of Prescott Contest.
Shannon Lee posted new preview chapters of her vampire novel, Mythic Blood. She is also working on an extended short story.
Authors On Show is thrilled to announce that the site is being viewed by several major publishers around the world, as well as a couple of top literary agents. Seems AOS is fast becoming the place for writers to be seen.
AOS is also seeking testimonials and letters from authors who were previously featured on the site. All interested parties are asked to contact founder Lorraine Holloway-White via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors on Show would also like to welcome its newest addition to the team, Charlotte Castle. Since AOS is continuing its rapid growth, more hands were needed to keep up the site and its ever-changing happenings.
Congratulations to Michelle Rowen, who sold two new YA fantasy novels to Harlequin Teen.
JW Collier has a website at http://jwcollier.net.
Mat Jackson's fast-selling novel, So Shall Ye Reap has been vetoed for being for sale on US Amazon by the publisher, but still available on Amazon UK. Shipping to the US will be a little pricier, but very much worth the extra cost.
An advertisement for So Shall Ye Reap also appeared in Time Out London.
My own news this week:
The Cruiserweight is now on sale at Barnes & Noble NOOKBooks.
A new interview appeared on Stuart Aken's blog, Must Mutter on November 6.
Jack the Cat, an art piece based on the feline character which appears in later chapters of The Cruiserweight, sold at a weekend benefit auction. Proceeds went toward animal charities.
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