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Monday, 30 May 2011

SEEN This Week 5/30/11

Happy Memorial Day to our American readers! It's an extra weekend day here in the States, but by no means, has book and writer news slowed down.

Authors: Have you tried Whohub? This site has interactive interviews which asks great questions, and you can share with readers. Sign up is free, and it could lead to additional questions from visitors. You can check out my new account at this link to see an example of how Whohub works. Thanks to Doug Shiloh for the suggestion.

Pfoxmoor Publishing (New Tripoli, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce the signing of UK-based writer, Kira Morgana, adding to its growing cadre of talented authors. The Fantasy novel, The Tower and the Eye, will be released in Fall of 2011 under the PfoxChase imprint.

Brenda Novak held an online auction to benefit diabetes research. Several artists, performers and authors donated items for auction, including Kristal McKerrington, author of A Different Life YA series.

For those who are curious when KJ Kron's book Saint Peter Killed God will hit the market, there's been unforeseen delays in completing his final edits. The book was originally slated for a June 2011 release, but at present, it appears Saint Peter Killed God will have a "soft" release in July, then come out in either August or September 2011. KJ also stopped by for an interview with the Authors on Show main web site this week.

Deborah Riley-Magnus' first book Cold in California will be released June 15. You can visit Cold in California's Facebook page here.

Be sure to take the opportunity to read or listen to Helen Yee's story A Man of Wealth and Taste, written for Richard B. Wood's Word Count podcast.

Jeff Lee made interview rounds last week; the first can be read at Indie Reads and the second appeared on Diane Nelson's blog Romancing Words.

LM Stull interviewed Terry Persun, author of Sweet Song.

Simon Swift received a great review for Black Shadows from Kindle legend Debbi Mack (#13 in paid Kindle Store). Check out the review here.

Hannah Warren posted a new interview with Tantra Bensko on her site.

Craig Saunders' novel, Rain, is set to be published by Library of Horror Press.

Cyndi Tefft announced she will have a book signing for Between August 17 at Third Place Books. Between is set for release June 1.

Ron Knight has four new books coming out this fall: Turn the Souls (Adult), Nine (YA), Middle Room: Bookmark (Tween), and AC Heroes: Jon-Raw (Children).

KC Hilton's The Magic of Finkleton received a moment in the spotlight on Kirkus Reviews. KC was also the subject of a major local news story about her book. Read additional details on her blog.

Southwestern Pennsylvania author Gregory Miller's current novel The Uncanny Valley: Tales from a Lost Town was released by Publishing on May 27. Click here to check out Gregory's other novels.

Jessica Degarmo is one of the features on the Corning Community College web site, with a blurb about being a published author.

If you're in Helsinki, Finland on July 19, be sure to visit the Arkadia International Book Shop, where Heikki Hietala will make an appearance for his book, Tulagi Hotel.

Congratulations to Joanne Ellis on selling the Turkish rights to Spoilt.

Sad news to report: Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron has passed away. A report on his death appeared on

My news for the week:

The Cruiserweight made the top 50 Kindle Store's "Individual Sports - Wrestling" bestsellers on May 26.

Thanks to Anthony Valvo, who gave me a Gold Star Segment mention on WrestleView's From the Desk of Mr. V #121 this week.

I also received a mention about the current success of my books on Shannon Lee's May 26 Mythic Blood Blog entry.

Sample chapters of Fifty were launched on Slush Pile Reader May 26. Fifty has also been doing well on Authonomy, jumping over 2,000 places on its list since the manuscript was posted May 20, in addition to making the top ten in the Harper True Life genre Top Rated Books during its first week on Authonomy's site.

The book is making an impact on BookBuzzr, not only taking its place on top ten lists on both full screen and widget views within a few days of its launch on BookBuzzr, but also has been named among "movers and shakers" in both the Entertainment and Style and Self-Help and Personal Development categories.

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1 comment:

  1. Comprehensive news. Good compilation. Thanks.