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Monday, 14 February 2011

SEEN This Week 2/14/11

Happy Valentine's Day! May this past week have shown you as much love as those who had new happenings from around the world. Here is the latest:

This is the big week for Authors on Show. Additional changes and the official introduction of two new team members will be unveiled Wednesday, February 16. Be sure to stop by and welcome them and check out the site's new features!

By popular demand from site users, it's now possible to add book covers to manuscripts on Slush Pile Reader. Go here for additional details.

Writers who are willing to recast, spin, twist and mutilate fairy tales are wanted for Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. The first theme is "Rumpelstiltskin." Please read submission guidelines very carefully. You can find them at Submssions. It's not a magazine for children, but is parent friendly. Ten works are chosen for each edition of this quarterly magazine, is 10 cents per word or $50 flat fee for poems.

For what it's worth, Lorraine Holloway-White took first place in the Shorty Awards' Books category, with Catherine Chisnall placing sixth and me tying in eighth place with the likes of Lisa Scottoline and Authonomy.. Go figure, we all finished ahead of Justin Bieber!

Kate Rigby received a mention in the acknowledgments section of Gerald Hansen's latest book, Hand In The Till. The official book launch is next week in New York. Kate was honored to get a big mention, as she's a great fan of Gerald's work.

Julie L. Moore's poem, The Grass Grows Ordinary, appears in the latest issue of Conte: A Journal of Narrative Writing, published February 7.

Stacey Danson's acclaimed bio, Empty Chairs, appears on Goodreads' list of Strong Female Characters Written by Female Authors. Be sure to lend your support by giving her book a vote.

Gina Barreca's AOL interview hit the internet just in time for Valentine's Day!

Tom Winton's book, Beyond Nostalgia, is racing up the Smashwords charts, gathering rave reviews in the process.

Have you heard the vocal stylings and songwriting skills of Shalini Boland? Once signed to Universal Music writing, recording, touring and performing, she is also a talented novelist. Click here and check out "Songs" to hear this multi-dimensional woman.

My news for the week:

Special thanks to Kristal McKerrington, who plugged me in both her latest promo video and Show Number Five. She also plugged The Cruiserweight on a recent interview with Redz World.

I received a message from someone in the wrestling industry  this past weekend who expressed interest in having a look at The Cruiserweight. A signed copy will be sent within the next couple of weeks.

The Cruiserweight appears on Goodreads's List of Strong Female Characters Written by Female Authors. Stop by and put in your vote for it as well.

Many thanks to all who sent birthday wishes last week. It was a great day in spite of the cold.

Do you have news that you'd like to share in an upcoming column? Either post it on a related site or email me directly at before the end of each week. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

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