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Monday, 4 April 2011

SEEN This Week 4/4/11

Happy first week of April! Easter is weeks away and there's plenty of news hopping this week!

Do you want to be recognized as one of the best young authors in the nation? YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), the signature national program that recognizes and supports America’s most talented young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts has started accepting applications for its national program and wants to extend the invitation to you. Deadline to apply is October 14, 2011.

This program has trained some of the best writers in the country including Allegra Goodman. Participants will also have a chance to receive master training from highly distinguished authors such as Pulitzer Prize winner, Edward Albee. For more information, please read the attached press release, or visit

Night Publishing is now up to 66 writers on their roster: Andrew Morgan, Andy Rausch, Andy Szpuk, Bob Ellal, Brendan Gisby, Carolyn Allen, Andy Rausch, Catherine Chisnall, Cerys Black, Charlotte Castle, Christine Hall Volkoff, Colin T. Mercer, Danny Bent, Danny Birch, David Cooke, David Kupisiewicz, Dylan Morrison, Eden Tyler, Gail Metcalfe, George Fripley, George Polley, Georgia Daniels, Geraldine Murfin-Shaw, Gerry McCullough, Janice Donnelly, Jillian Brookes-Ward, Jessica Degarmo, Jiri Orten (as translated by Lyn Coffin), Joanne Ellis, Joe Hakim, John Booth, Kaius Ikejezie, Kat Ward, KJ Rigby, Kristen Stone, LA Dale, L. Anne Carrington, Lael Whitehead, Laura Robinett, MA McRae, Maria Kuroshschepova, Melanie Ray, Michelle Young, Mike Watts, Minnette Coleman, Nigel Lampard, Olivia Reed, Patrick Barrett, Paul Morris, Paul Perry, Paul Rudd, Poppet, Robert Adams, Robert Craven, Samantha Towle, Shah Wali Fazli, Sheila Mary Taylor, Stacey Danson, Stephen Sangirardi, Steven Jensen, Stuart Ingram, Suzanne Adams, Tantra Besko, Teresa Geering, Terry Gould, Theodore Knell, Tom Winton and Tim Roux.

Love it or hate it, Joanne Ellis' Spoilt closed in on selling its 100,000th copy! Way to go, Joanne!

Copies of Teresa Geering's book, Eye of Erasmus, are going to be displayed in the reading section of the Kent Adult/Students College.
Gerry McCollough was interviewed by local writer and journalist Malachi O'Doherty for his popular Audio blog, ArtsTalk. He forgot to put the card in his camera and so wasn't able to take a photo of Gerry, so the interview won't be posted right away. The link will be available in a future column.

Stella Deleuze shared her wisdom on Kindle vs. paperback. Do you have books with either or both formats?

Matt Hammond's son's band, band, Recommended By Your Mom, are in the final 10 of a national radio competition in New Zealand. This weekend the public can listen and vote online here. The top five will win tickets to the event. The top three will get personally judged by the headline band, and the winning act get to open for Good Charlotte.

One of Kate Rigby's previously published books, Break Point, is now on Amazon UK Kindle.

Simon Swift's latest, Black Shadows, can be pre-ordered on Amazon UK. If you can't wait until May 1 for the paperback's release, download a copy on Kindle.

Suzannah Burke is donating all sales profits for the month of April on Empty Chairs to ISPCN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) in observance Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. She is also doing guest blogs and open for other suggestions to assist the awareness levels into this horrendous and very common occurrence.

Leslie Moon is the co-founder of a growing international community for the arts called One Stop Poetry, which began as a poetry forum and became a site for all the arts, including features for youth and a wall for children to write on. On March 28, Leslie and her team received a Twitter Shorty Award in New York City in the Arts category. She's always interested in featuring writers who are published (seasoned and just starting out). If you write poetry, please feel welcome.

Jane Hammons' story The Unknown Substance has been nominated for a Derringer Award by the Short Mystery Fiction Society in the flash fiction category.

My news for the week:

I was both thrilled and honored to join WrestleView Radio hosts "The Mister V" Anthony Valvo and David Stephens this past weekend to discuss The Cruiserweight on their show, The Teachers Lounge. Other guests included WrestleView owner Paul Nemer and WrestleView's WWE Smackdown/WWE Superstars recapper Mike Tedesco. Here is a direct link to download the interview.

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1 comment:

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