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Monday, 6 December 2010

SEEN This Week 12/6/10

It's 19 days until Christmas, and some of the best writers online are preparing for pre-holiday releases, appearances, and other fine events. Are you ready for the new happenings this past week?

Authors on Show announced a new group on LinkedIn for both site visitors and authors. Sign up to LinkedIn to join.

Gerry McCollough will have a release party for her book Belfast Girls December 14 at the Black Box Cafe, Hill Street, Cathedral Quarter, in Belfast, UK.

Congratulations to SueAnn Jackson Land, who received exciting news over the weekend. Her submission to The Survivor Chronicles magazine was accepted for publication.

Catherine Chisnall stopped by the Page Readers blog for an interview.

A book signing and reading by Diane Nelson at Basket Gypsy in the Shops of Emmanus is scheduled December 11.Her work, Dragon Academy, arrives May 2011 at Book Expo America.

Check out the array of romance and start smooching as part of Relax at Night, another project brought to you by the brainchilds of Night Reading.

Lexi Revellian's Remix has been  selling well as an ebook - 52 days in the UK top 100!

Vivienne Diane Neal's romance novel, Shades of Deception, is now featured on Public Bookshelf.

Natalie P. McNeal's book, The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life, will be released December 28.

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Jan 2011, Continuum Books) by Lori A. May is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Sharanya Manivannan had four poems, Distant Star, Sun Swallower, Lightning Over Dindivanam Highway and Keeping The Change appear in Superstition Review.

Marianne Schnall's new book, Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage... is now available.

Have you read the scandalous George Pappas novel Monogamy Sucks? It's been said it would make a playboy blush...

The author roster for Night Publishing continues to increase as 2010 comes to a close. There are now 48 authors: Bob Ellal, Brendan Gisby, Carolyn Allen, Andy Rausch, Catherine Chisnall, Cerys Black, Charlotte Castle, Christine Hall Volkoff, Danny Bent, Danny Birch, David Cooke, David Kupisiewicz, Diane Nelson, Gail Metcalfe, George Fripley, George Polley, Gerry McCullough, Jillian Brookes-Ward, Jessica Degarmo, Joanne Ellis, Joe Hakim, John Booth, Kat Ward, KJ Rigby, Kathleen McKenna, LA Dale, L. Anne Carrington, Lael Whitehead, Maria Kuroshschepova, Michelle Young, Mike Watts, Minnette Coleman, Nigel Lampard, Paul Morris, Paul Perry, Poppet, Robert Adams, Robert Craven, Sheila Mary Taylor, Simon Swift, Stacey Danson, Stephen Sangirardi, Steven Jensen, Stuart Ingram, Teresa Geering, Terry Gould, Tom Winton and Managing Editor Tim Roux.

My news for the week:

Holiday preparations are getting underway, which means spending more time at special events which tend to happen this time of year. I did attend an "open mic" night December 3, reading a poem that was featured in The Cruiserweight.

In addition, I've already committed to some upcoming virtual events to kick off the January 2011 tour. As always, the appearance page is always updated on my website, so keep checking there for a complete appearance schedule in the New Year.

Look for my show Book and Author Talk to debut sometime in January 2011. Here's your chance to hear this column live instead of just reading it!

Tim Roux informed me over the weekend that The Cruiserweight will be released in paperback by Night Publishing "very soon." I know a great deal of you were curious, the most recent inquirer being KJ Kron. Since this is December, interest is rising more than usual. No exact date yet, but "very soon" doesn't sound too far away.

In case you missed it, have a look at my latest interview on Clan Elves of the Bitterroot.

Have news you'd like to contribute to this column? Either hoot your horn on sites (writers' blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) or email before the end of the week to have your news included on Monday. You may also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

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