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Monday, 19 November 2012

SEEN This Week 11/19/12




Happy Thanksgiving Week to parts of the world celebrating the holiday!
This week’s book, author, and event news:
Meet Me at the Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella is now in bookstores and on Amazon. If you enjoy the Sunday stories, they’re collected in this series – with lots of new entries not published elsewhere, including tons of Mother Mary stories! Pick up a copy for yourself or give it as a gift – the holidays are right around the corner!
Want to know how to write a great ending to your stories? Be sure to check out the Writing Great Endings class, which runs November 28 through December 8. Find additional details here.
Join Roseanna Leo on 69 Shades of Smut as she asks which you prefer: a naughty librarian or a sweaty cowboy?
When your Kickstater project has just 20 days to go and you haven’t reached $2,000 in the goal to raise $24,000 you have to be skeptical about being successful. Randy Attwood thought it quite feasible to find 200 donors at the $100 level worldwide who would want a printed book done on a letterpress complete with artist etching illustrations of a praised literary novella. Here’s what may be a last Facebook pitch for the project.
Tis now the holiday season, so be sure to check out Lindsay Downs’ ebook A Christmas Surprise for only 99 cents!
Tired of piracy? Join the movement and invite your fellow authors to joinAuthors Against Piracy.
Chris Karlsen had a fun interview November 13 with Jesse Kimmel-Freeman.Click here to read.
Arley Cole treats us to an interview with a character from her award-winning tale The Blacksmith’s DaughterStop by for a read.
First six chapters of Alexander Galant’s NaNoWriMo work are available to preview for free on Smashwords.
Gerry McCullough’s short story Stevie’s Luck is included in the newly published and released anthology, Crime After Crime. Go here to get your copy.
Dan Holloway performed poetry and prose November 13 at the wonderful Afflecks Palace in Manchester.
Sarah Butler’s dazzling Ten Things I’ve Learned About Love is set to be published in early 2013.
Sharon Kleve interviewed best-selling author Serena Zane on her blog November 13.

My News for the Week:
Thanks to the amusing, talented, and incredible Splinker Smityh for interviewing me on his blog November 14.
Thanks to everyone who received a copy of The Cruiserweight’s Daughter during the November 17-18 free download promotion. I hope you enjoy reading it and your feedback is always welcome. Here are the weekend’s rankings:
Amazon:
#1 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Nonfiction – Sports – Individual Sports – Wrestling
#7 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Fiction – Genre Fiction – Sports
Amazon.uk:
#4 in Kindle Store – Books – Nonfiction – Sports – Individual Sports – Wrestling

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

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