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Monday, 16 July 2012

SEEN This Week 7/16/12



This week’s book, event, and author news:
Marj McRae is trying to get as much support for a book written by an Australian author. It is the true story of a boy and his sister taken from their parents and put in an institution staffed by nuns. They were treated terribly. This is set in the 50′s and 60′ss, when many of us were growing up. The book is titled The Pencil Case by Lorraine CobcroftClick here to view it on Authonomy.
See the health-care covers that didn’t make it onto last week’s issue of The New Yorker.
Rose McClelland shared an excerpt on Cathie Dunn’s blog on July 9.
Click here to view the trailer for Jim Brown’snovel Boom. You can also sign up for his free book offer at jimbrownbooks.com.
Want a taste of Italian life? Click here to purchaseThe Diary of a Single Parent Abroad by Jill Pennington.
What are the worst fast food items to order? Several employees offered their insight in an article featured on Huffington Post.
Things continue to go well with Doug Bremer’sfilm project. They have screened 3,000 actors and auditioned about 200 live or via video. If you want credit as co-executive producer and get involved on the ground level in the creative process, be sure to send a message. Shooting is scheduled for August 4-20.
Be sure to check out Diary of a Fluffy Girl blog, the newest creation by author Jessica Degarmo.
Tim Queeney joined Richard B.Wood on the blog hop July 9 with a must-read article on website strategy for writers. Stop by and have a read.
So you want to be a writer? KW McCabe offered some perspectives in this blog post.
Doris O’Connor has written a very hot, accurate BDSM novella that continues the story begun inRiding Her Tiger, following the sexy antics of the owner of Club Ink. C”heck out the details here.
What if somebody like Indiana Jones fought in World War II? If this type of story intrigues you, be sure to read The Spear of Destiny by M.E. Brines.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Julia Ericksonspoke at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga, NY for Dancer’s Health Day. Go here to view a photo.
My News for the Week:
The Cruiserweight ranked in the Top 100 wrestling books in Kindle Store this past week.
An updated book trailer for The Cruiserweight’s Daugher is live on YouTube.
I am honored to have been asked by Kristal McKerrington to provide a quote for her upcoming book The Tennessee Prince and His Princess.
Do you have news you’d like to see in a future column? Either post it on a related site or emailwritingmerchant@gmail.com before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter@lacarrington1.

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