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Monday, 3 January 2011

SEEN This Week 1/3/10

Happy New Year everyone! May all of you have a prosperous and delightful 2011. Many authors kicked off the new year with exciting projects:

Francesca Serritella, daughter of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, wrote this week's Chick Wit column, Prepare for the Best.

Simon and Schuster announced their latest project, Free Press Blog Tours Group. The inaugural tour will take place January 6 with a feature on Matt Haig's novel, The Radleys. I'm also doing a review on the book as part of this new project.

Night Publishing announced the signings of four authors last week: M.A. McRae with her galvanizing castration novel, Not a Man, Irish poet and author Colin T. Mercer with his Tales and Poems of Ulaid, Andrew Morgan's novel Noah's Ark, and Samantha Towle, author of The Bringer.

However, SueAnn Jackson Land and her book The Truth About Whales have departed to find a new publisher. All of us wish her the best in her new endeavors.

Playdate, a novel by Thelma Adams, will be released on January 18. She sold the audio rights to Dreamscape and made Oprah's January book picks in her magazine and online.

Mat Jackson's debut novel, So Shall Ye Reap, continues to climb on Amazon UK's Bestsellers ranking.. It's also among one of Revenge Ink's bestselling books.

Erin Emerson interviewed the 2010 Best New Artist Grammy winner as part of her Salute the Troops series.

Ilie Ruby's
novel, The Language of Trees, was selected as a Target Breakout Book and went on sale in stores December 28.

Shiny new Kindle or Nook? Be sure to check out Jason Beymer's novel, Rogue's Cruise. Go here for the Kindle version. Nook owners can download here, and all other versions are available at this link.

Rachel Yoder
has a short nonfiction piece, Monkey House, posted in the current issue of The Collagist. Transubstantiate, a flash memoir about Rachel's Mennonite aunt's hair patty, is forthcoming in Brevity mid-January.

Jane Hammons'
short story Los Algodones was published in Verbicide Magazine.

Jane Horan
is putting the final touches on her books scheduled to be published by Wiley in fall 2011. The working title is I Wish I Knew That Earlier in My Career - The Positive side of Power and Politics.

My news this week:

A special mention goes to the Authors on Show website for choosing me as Guest Author for January 2011.

The One Hundred Romances Project contacted me on December 29 with good news that The Cruiserweight was selected for an upcoming review on their blog site.

I was recently interviewed by Saint Peter Killed God author KJ Kron for his website. Look for it to appear sometime this week.

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