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Monday, 18 April 2011

SEEN This Week 4/18/11

It's been another busy week in the author community.Here's some current events that were reported:

Night Publishing seems to be becoming a bit of a fulcrum for writers covering the painful topic of child abuse. Drew Cross' BiteMarks, released April 12, is a fiction founded on a child abuse story. There is also Stacey Danson's Empty Chairs, of course, and Theo Knell has a personal history of child abuse of a slightly different kind - Social Services seized him when he was six and shoved him in a mental institution. His next 'school' was a correctional institution. He joined the British Army as soon as he could for a little light relief. His book From the Corners of a Wounded Mind is designed to help soldiers' families come to terms with the PTSD that can arise as a result of combat experience. About six of Theo's friends have committed suicide since leaving the army.

Kristal McKerrington caught up with readers on her latest endeavors last week via the Sweet n Sexy Divas blog.

Simon Swift's Black Shadows is listed amongst some legendary mystery authors on Thrilling Detective. Scroll down to see the April ebooks. Crime legend Alan Guthrie interviewed Simon for his great new e-blog, Criminal-E.

Gerry McCollough attended the Windsor Women's Centre April 12 to read from Belfast Girls, and the women were very enthusiastic about the book. The Centre bought a copy for their library and some women were keen to buy it on the Internet.

Gary Ponzo's wildly successful thriller, A Touch of Deceit, is now available for only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle. A Touch of Deceit is the winner of the Southwest Writers Novel Award, Thriller category. A new sequel, A Touch of Revenge, was set for release April 11, and an interview with Gary is featured this week on the Authors On Show web site.

Night Publishing authors took places on the Amazon best selling lists this past week: LA Dale had two books on the Kindle top 1000 with Perhaps....Perhaps at #330 and Heart of Glass at #942. Steve Jensen's The Poison of a Smile peaked at #13 in the Ghost category, and my book, The Cruiserweight, hit the Kindle Store top 100 best seller charts April 11 at #41 in the Sports - Individual Sports - Wrestling category.

Mike Perna's very first story appeared on Storymakers April 16.

PfoxChase is pleased to announce that the incomparable Maria Kuroshchepova has joined their family of authors with her witty and intelligent essays on a wide-ranging variety of topics from fashion to business etiquette and life in general. Her first collection is titled Life, Supplemental and will be released soon on Kindle and Smashwords.

Rob Tobin's new urban fantasy e-novel, God Wars: Living with Angels, is available for download for only $2.69 from, $2.99 from, and, in all major e-book formats.

Jillian Brookes-Ward had another article accepted by This time, she discusses how far an obsessive will go to collect material with which to tie fishing flies

My news for the week:

Kristal McKerrington has me in the "hot seat" today with an interview on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

Kerrigan's Legacy, sequel to The Cruiserweight, is coming along very well. Three new chapters were added to the manuscript sample on Authonomy this past weekend.

Do you have news you'd like to see in a future column? Either post it on a related site or email me at before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

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