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John Lewis writes his new book as a response to the increasing divorces filed each year. His book,Marraige: To Whom Am I Cleaving?, was featured inblackwomenandmoney.com. The feature gives a gist on the book’s subject, his motivation behind writing it, and a short author biography.
Irene M. Paine
Eva and Henry: A Cape Cod Marriageby Irene M. Paine won a Silver Award in the U.S. North-East Best Regional Fiction category of2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Amara Rochon and Sarojni Achari
Turmeric Goldis an Indian cookbook written to inspire American cooks to include healthy Indian spices and ingredients in their everyday dishes. Authors Amara Rochon and Sarojni Achari are Kihei residents, and recently, TheMaui Weeklyfeatured them on their pages where they talked about the healing properties of Indian spices and their endeavour of creating a bridge between those spices and American ingredients.
Anne Marie Jenkins Holler
The Adventures of Tully is about an incredible journey that overcomes distance and time just to be with loved ones. Cedar Lake Community turns the spotlight on author and grandmother Anne Marie Holler who shares that her passion for telling stories to her four grandchildren inspired her to write her first book. In the article she mentioned that she plans to donate books to local libraries and volunteers for readings.
Author of So, Do you Like...Stuff, Mike Kenny, writes a humorous article about shopping for his wife. His article, titled Lost in Store that Smell Really Good, was featured in the Opinion section of the Peoria Times.
Author Joyce Branson ran a fishing program at Camp Quality, which caters to kids with cancer. The Kansas City Star includes her book The Ones That Got Away on a compact list of Christmas gifts with a Midwestern flair. The proceeds of her book’s sale will be donated to children’s charities.
Paula Helfrich and Rebecca Sprecher
The Myanmar Times dedicates a full feature story on Paula Helfrich and her novel Flying. She talks about the conceptualization of the story, its inspiration, and the writing process. Author Paula Helfrich was an air hostess for Pan Am airlines for twenty years, and a great part of this novel is based on her experiences with the historical company
Author of the children’s book The Cookie Thief, Frances Gilbert, held an intimate book signing and reading in a charming pastry shop, Frances Pastry Saturday. The event was featured in Trumbull Patch, where the author mentioned that it was her grandchildren who gave her the idea to write the book because when her cookies went missing, she yells, “Cookie Thief!”
Fourteen-year-old author-slash-illustrator Katelynn Rutowski, who dreamt of owning her own horse, came up with her very own coloring book to raise funds. Knoxnews.com features her about her book Penny and Friendsthat consists of 50 drawings of her favourite subject—horses..
The Paramus Post features Author Jeanne Buesser as she explains Apraxia to the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. She shares an educational and heart-warming story about many children who are affected by speech disorders in her recently published children’s book He Talks Funny.
Manchester Patch interviews Arkay Nair whose latest bookDiscovery of the Grand Unified Theory challenges modern physics even Albert Einstein’s theories. He talks more about himself and his purpose in writing the book in this interesting interview.
Cleveland.com features the feisty Gloria DiSanto, author of In God We Trust, which is an indignant political commentary on American politics and values. The feature elaborates on the author’s personality and her principles on motherhood and citizenship.
J. T. Townsend
J. T. Townsend’s murder and mystery book Queen City Gothicwas featured in of Cincinnati.com. The page was dedicated to published books that have local connections.
In Thornridge: The Perfect Season in Black and White, author Scott Lynn brings back memories of the basketball team that shook racial barriers and triumph over the adversities. CSNCHICAGO.COM runs a full feature on the story and the author.
Kerry Susan Drake
Kerry Susan Drake’s luminous collection of poetry, A New Day and More Tales, was chosen as a finalist for the Poetry: Inspirational category of The USA “Best Books of 2011” Awards given by USA Book News.
H. M. Struble
Chosen as a finalist in the Fiction/Multicultural category is H.M. Rubble’s riveting novel Don’t Dance with Mary Grace! The book was recognized in the recently concluded The “USA Best Books of 2011” Awards of USA Book News.
Mary Wisham Fenstermacher
The book Pablo Visits the Ocean written by Mary Wisham Fenstermacher and illustrated by Sandra Leinonen Dunn was recognized as a finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction category of The USA “Best Books of 2011” Awards given by USA Book News.
Beverle Spruill’s inspiring and rich story in The Dream Box was chosen by USA Book News as a finalist for The USA “Best Books of 2011” Awards’ Children’s Religious category. The book was illustrated by Dan Cooper.
USA Book News recognizes Mare Bowman’s The Magic Shell as a finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the recently concluded The USA “Best Books of 2011” Awards of USA Book News.
Alexandra Faer Bryan
The collaborative work of author Alexandra Faer Bryan and illustrators Megan L. Pitts and Katrina Judd, Green Kitty, was chosen as a finalist in the Children’s Fiction category of The USA “Best Books of 2011” Awards given by USA Book News.
Dr. Asim K. Dasgupta
Named as one of Kirkus Review’s Best Indie of 2011, Disasters by Dr. Asim K. Gupta is the author's personal narrative of his examination of varied natural phenomenon . Kirkus Reviews writes that it is “a page-turning assemblage of scientific lore illuminated by rapt personal observations.”
Cited as one of Kirkus Reviews Best Indie of 2011 is author Carole Simpson’s trailblazing autobiography. Kirkus Reviews recognizes her achievement of being the first black woman to rise in the walls of local and national newscast. They called her book “a self-portrait of a woman who forever changed racial and gender dynamics in media.”
One of Kirkus Review’s Best Indie of 2011 is Mindwarp by Richard Hébert. The author is a former investigative journalist who earned a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize. Kirkus calls his novella a “scintillating collection that uses offbeat character studies to wrestle with snaky issues of identity and self-knowledge.” The book also garnered first place in the novella category of the 2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards.
Dr. William Kirmes
Notes From Rumbly Cottage, a dedicated reviewer of children’s stories, gives a positive review of The Year the Snow Didn’t Melt by Dr. William Kirmes.
The Delaware County News Network recently featured local author Annette Calibeo about her book, Charlie the Groundhog. Annette talks with Eileen Shomo about the inspiration of her book and how children at her book readings are really enjoying the story about Charlie and his adventures.
The holiday season is just around the bend and that means one thing for everyone: holiday spending gone wild. In an interview with Mel Fabrikant of The Paramus Post, author Leslie Greenman offers tips on how shoppers can keep their holiday spending low. Many of the tips she shares may be found in her book, Dating Our Money.
Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC
The New York Times features relevant books that talks about the evolving landscape of New York. One of the few special books mentioned was Stanley Turkel’s Built to Last 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York.
The pressofatlanticcity.com features local author Harry Zaslow and his memoir, A Teenager’s Journey in War and Peace. In the book, he talks about his experiences in World War II, especially on the pains of the Holocaust.
The Post-Dispatch, St. Louis’s major citywide newspaper, includes novelist Jeff Quinn’s book Time Guardians in their favorite books of 2011. The story revolves on the time travels of a woman living in 1910 and a teenage boy in the 1990s.
Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike
An astrology book based on Gazette assistant editor Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike’s newspaper columns, Follow the Sun, was featured in Gazette Chicago.
ThisDayLive runs a full feature and announces the launching of the controversial book A Right to Be Wrong by former governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omehia. The launching will be held in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
The Ledger.com spotlighted local-doctor-turned-author Dr. Evaristo Badiola. In his book You Snooze, you Lose. You Snore, You (Could) Die, he shares his personal story of overcoming sleep apnoea and helping his patients who are also struggling with the same disorder.
Retired head teacher Jane Young had taught in Abronhill Nursery School for nineteen years. When she retired, she tapped back into her creative skills and wrote under the pen name Jeanie Carr. An interview about her new book, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, is spotlighted on www.cumbernauld-news.co.uk.
The Elfhunter fantasy series of author C.S. Marks is picked up by Sea Lion Books, a newly established publishing house, which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market in urban fantasy, paranormal, and young adult genres.
Becci Bowersox Crist
Author Becci Bowersox is interviewed by Joe Rubino of Broomfield Enterprise. In the interview, she talks about the inspiration behind the book and the process of getting it to print.
Young author Selena McGrady is featured in the local news of www.swvatoday.com. The eighteen-year-old Rural Retreat High School senior has published her fantasy novel titled The Wizard’s War, the first in a trilogy. McGrady spoke at a school assembly about the process of writing, her decision to self-publish, and her parent’s support in fulfilling her dreams of becoming a writer.
C. Gilbert Lowery
Gilbert Lowery’s award-winning book, The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman recently received two medals from the Military Writers Society of America. The fascinating book that details the author’s highly classified missions in North Korea was cited in theapexherald.com.
Adriana Blake’s children’s book, Benjamin Bear’s Naughtiest Night Ever shares the important message of the Golden Rule but with interesting unexpected twists. Her inspiring journey to self-publishing her book is featured in centraloregonian.com.
Suzanne B. Bartlett, MD
Estela Villanueva-Whitman of the Des Moines Register Media news website interviews Suzanne B. Bartlett, M.D., a practicing physician and author of the recently released A Friend Like John: Understanding Autism. Dr. Bartlett says she wrote the story for elementary-aged friends and classmates of children with autism with the aim of fostering understanding and acceptance from them and their families.
Cathy L. Young
Bill Shrum, of the Stuttgart Daily Leader news website features local author, Cathy L. Young, on her recently published book, Grandma's Rose. The novel is a multigenerational drama about a woman's experiences in her relationship with her mother, finding love and heartbreak, and enduring sacrifices along the way. This is Cathy's first novel, following three published books of poetry, Song Birds, Every Now and Then, and Wings of a Poetic Mind.
Laura Thibodeau Jones
Laura Thibodeau Jones shares her experience of writing her book in an interview with Sue Scheible of The Patriot Ledger news website. Tthe memoirs documents the lives of four generations of her family. Delightful, intriguing and sprinkled heavily with poignant anecdotes and humorous stories, Generations is not only about her family, but its ties to the Boston Harbor Islands.
Author Noelia Hickman is interviewed about her children’s book, The Sagebrush Woolies, in the Tacoma News Tribune and announces a book signing at the Richland Bookworm bookstore, 701 The Parkway #A, Tacoma, Washington on November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHPTV.com, news site of popular cable channel CBS 21, features Young Marques Becomes a Quiet Storm, a children’s book about football star Marques Colston. The book was written by his manager and friend Michael Harris, who published it with AuthorHouse.
Philadelphia newspaper Shore News Today talks to retired policeman and AuthorHouse author Bill Riveron about his crime novel The Trojan Killer.
Prominent financial news site Profitable.com reports on the upcoming movie adaptation of Ted Bacino’s controversial book, The Shakespeare Conspiracy, which talks about the shadowy figure behind Shakespeare’s plays.
Dave Lefcourt, political journalist and author of Deceit and Excess in America, reports on the Occupy Oakland movement in OpEd News.
The Santa Barbara Independent features Elke Reiss’s book And Now?!, a self-help book teaching the power of human thought.
Robert Dustman announces a signing of his father’s biography, Defining Moments: A True Story of War, Family Conflict & Reconciliation, in the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum. The signing will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Amish Vault, 108 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio.
Dorothy I. Riddle
Dorothy I. Riddle’s book, Positive Harmlessness in Practice, wins the place of finalist in the Current Events/Social Change category of the 2011 Indie Books Awards.
Lorenzo G. Flores, Ph.D.
Dr. Lorenzo G. Flores’s book, Executive Career Advancement: How to Understand the Politics of PromotionThe X Factor, is the winner of the 2011 International Book Awards in the Business (Careers) category.
Donald M. Ferguson
Donald M. Ferguson’s book Selected Early Creative Works: A Tribute is a finalist in the Art (General) category of the 2011 International Book Awards
Diane Hipp, Illustrated by TJ Hill
Diane Hipp and TJ Hill (as illustrator) place in the finals of the Children’s Fiction category in the 2011 International Book Awards for their book, Stuart the Donkey…A Tale of His Tail.
Richelle Taylor Krzak
Richelle Taylor Krzak and Sunny Colaneri (as illustrator) place in the finals of the Children’s Picture Book (Softcover Fiction) category of the 2011 International Book Awards for their book, Kangaroo's Shoes.
Debbiann Holmes’s book, Unforeseen Circumstances, is a finalist in the Fiction (Romance) category of the 2011 International Book Awards.
Vivian Ditzler’s book, A Touch of Immortality: A Novel, places in the finals of the Fiction (Romance) category of the 2011 International Book Awards.
Kelly S. Buckley
Kelly S. Buckley’s book, Gratitude in Grief: Finding Daily Joy and a Life of Purpose Following the Death of My Son, is a finalist in the Religion (Christian Inspirational) category of the 2011 International Book Awards.Kelly S. Buckley’s book, Gratitude in Grief: Finding Daily Joy and a Life of Purpose Following the Death of My Son, is a finalist in the Spirituality (Inspirational) category of the 2011 International Book Awards.
Ron Medalla’s golf-based memoir, 18 Holes with Grandpa, is a finalist in the Inspiration category of the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards .
C.M. Windham, author of the poetry book Love's Hangover, is interviewed by Wright State University publication, The Guardian, about her book, her motivations for writing, and her plans for her future as an author.
Ann Bilott’s poetry book Love, Grief, Hope is reviewed in youth arts and culture magazine, NeonTommy.com.
Mama Sophia’s book, The Woman in Me: The Struggles of an African Woman to Discover Her Identity and Authority, is reviewed in The Network Journal. Mama Sophia, author of The Woman in Me: The Struggles of an African Woman to Discover Her Identity and Authority, is interviewed by The Atlanta Post.
E.C. Ezirim, author of teen fantasy book, Jet Black & the Ebony Knights, is interviewed on Cincinnati's FOX19.
Michael J. Ganas
Michael J. Ganas, author of the acton-adventure novel The Girl Who Rode Dolphins, contributes to the online news site NorthJersey.com
Michael English Bierwiler
Michael English Bierwiler’s mystery book, The Color of Darkness, is a finalist in the 2011 North Texas Book Festival Book Awards.
Theodore Jerome Cohen
Theodore Jerome Cohen’s book, Unfinished Business, wins Honorable Mention in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category of the Reader Views Awards.
Theodore Jerome Cohen’s book, Frozen in Time, places second in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category , Historical Fiction category,and General Fiction category of the Reader Views Awards.
Theodore Jerome Cohen’s book, Death By Wallstreet, places second in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category of the Reader Views Awards.
Kathy & Ashley Jardine
Kathy and Ashley Jardine’s illustrated children’s book, The Durples: Go To School, wins in the category of Regional - Canada West of the Reader Views Awards.
Anita Hilliker Kieslich
Anita Hilliker Kieslich’s educational children’s book, Friends Forever: Adventures of Henderson, wins Honorable Mention in the Children - Toddler to 5 Years category of the Reader Views Awards.
Theodore Jerome Cohen’s book End Game wins the Jack Eadon Award for the Best Book in Contemporary Drama of the Reader Views Awards.
John Lyman, who wrote the Christian mystery God's Lions was interviewed by The Christian Writers Forum about his book. The article mentions that God’s Lions reached the top 100 list of Kindle downloads in the author’s genre.
Kay Winkler, author of the children’s adventure book, The Creepy Tree, was interviewed by the online news publication The Maryland Independent about her motivations for her book.
Robert Leslie Fisher
Robert Leslie Fisher’s crime novel Vanilla Republic, set in the fictitious Republic of Moanjouan-Sembeke, is reviewed by prominent book publication Kirkus Indie.
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