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Monday, 14 March 2011

SEEN This Week 3/14/11

This week's column begins with a serious issue: In light of the last week's disasters in Christchurch and Japan, authors are stepping forward to offer proceeds from book sales to aid those affected in the respective disasters. For additional details and list of authors contributing to the cause, read the blog post on AOS.

XoXo Publishing, a division of Ninni Group Inc., is accepting submissions for general and non-fiction manuscripts. Click here for additional details and submission guidelines.

Can you be the next big author? In May 2011, the publishers of Dan Brown, J.K. Rowling, and Stephen King join to support TheNextBigAuthor.com.

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto appeared on The View March 11, continuing the conversation that started on Salon.com and the Today show about noncustodial moms.

Happy Birthday wishes go to Lorraine Holloway-White and Mat Jackson, both born on March 11.

Kristal McKerrigton launched a new website, A Different Life Series and Marie's Tales. Kristal is also seeking wrestling fiction writers. For more information, email kristal_mckerrington@hotmail.com.

Australian author Phillip Overton was interviewed by Rena Reese on Blog Talk Radio's The Soul Saloon during its March 8 broadcast.

Elena Schwolsky was included in a reading from the anthology Storied Dishes (edited by Linda Berzok, Praeger 2010) at the Stone Barns Food and Agriculture Center in Tarrytown, NY. She read an excerpt from her essay Searching for Pina in Havana, which appears in the anthology.

Clive Radford's book, One Night in Tunisia, is now available through CreateSpace.

A new novel appears on Amazon and Barnes and Noble titled Bass Mountain: Cut In Two by Deborah Ruth Malec. Fiction/Suspense. Themes: West Virginia, Coal Mines, Mountain Life, Murder, Family.

Catherine Chisnall's novel, Descending, was recommended March 8 on Daily Cheap Reads.

Jessica Degarmo made an appearance at the Horseheads Free Library March 8 to give a speech for the Horseheads Women's Club. Their charitable endeavor this month is Reading Raiders, an organization that donates books to kids. The Women's Club is raising funds for the Reading Raiders to purchase books. For every sale of How to Meet a Guy at the Supermarket purchased during the event, Jessca donated a dollar of her proceeds to their organization.

Kathryn Brown's current paranormal romance, Discovery at Rosehill, will be available in the near future on Kindle. Written in the first person, it's the story of Camilla, a medium who finds a country estate, brings it back to life, awakening grounded souls and makes a startling discovery about her existence.
  
Charlotte Castle ranked #362 on paid Kindle bestsellers.

Jillian Brookes-Ward's latest interview appeared on the March 9 BookBuzzr Official Blog.

My news for the week:

From the March 10 Gold Star Segment of From the Desk of Mr V column on WrestleView: "L. Anne Carrington - She earns it for the success she earned through The Cruiserweight. Currently, I am reading it a second time just because I just can't put it down. I will rate it on Amazon in the future."

Late last week on Amazon, The Cruiserweight ranked #13 in Kindle Store - Kindle eBooks - Sports - Individual Sports - Wrestling and #57 in Books - Sports - Individual Sports - Wrestling.

Thanks to all who picked up a free  ebook copy of The Cruiserweight last week during the site wide promotion on Smashwords.  Total downloads (samples and full copies "purchased" during the free promotion) totaled a little over 100 during the entire promotional week!

Kristal McKerrington and I are currently working on a discussion panel proposal for possible inclusion in the 2012 Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention. The annual event is presented by RT Book Reviews.

Do you have news you'd like to share in a future column? Either post it on a related website or email lori@authorsonshow.com. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.


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