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Monday, 31 October 2011

SEEN This Week 10/31/11

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone has a safe and spook-tacular holiday of few tricks and lots of treats! In the meanwhile, here are some author and book world treats for the week:

Birthday wishes go to Slush Pile Reader, which celebrated the big day on October 26.

Kelle Groom (I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl) will have a reading and book signing November 5 at Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's amazing Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts in Philadelphia. Their new web site is now open with photos from Musehouse's grand opening.

One of the greatest adventures involving a young girl ever told can be found in Pierre van Rooyen's The Girl Who Tweaked Two Lions' Tails.

Live chats with Kristal McKerrington on are temporarily suspended, due to the injury of her jaw. There are many procedures that need done to repair the damage, and she will start the road of healing November 21.

Matthew Munson updated a blog he wrote in November 2010 about being on the autistic spectrum, having dyspraxia and learning BSL with its very visual and emotive language.

Kate Rigby featured Bill Booker's Trippers on her blog Trippers is a semi-autobiographical account of Bill's trip on the road in 1971.

The Island of Whispers by Brendan Gisby was featured October 23 on the Indie Books Blog.

Naomi Bulger celebrated her six month book-iversary by giving away books, a box of famous Australian chocolates, an antique postcard from Paris, Venetian lace, some hand-made ceramics and more.

A silent auction was held October 12 to benefit the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame The event drew to a close with the top-selling items being a vacation in California going for $2,250 and a Floridian vacation for $600. A new class of inductees will be introduced November 15.

Check out the newest Giles Paley-Phillips interview on Book Chatter Cath's blog.

Jennifer Thomson had a piece on 9 Ways to Keep Us Watching The Walking Dead on

Jim Beck (Black Rooster Creations) has a new interview posted on Self Publishing Review.

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

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