My second nonfiction book launched last month! A Quiet Strength - Inspirational Stories of Older American Women contains 15 stories of over 80 age women, relating their life experiences as they lived through the Great Depression and WWII, loves and losses. They also shared personal photos with me. Through the end of May, the book is available for only $10 by calling PublishAmerica, 240 285 9356. Now I'm in marketing phase. This is hard, too, but I'm excited about this book!
I am proud to announce the publication of my first chapbook of poetry, Under the Influence: Musings on Poems and Paintings just out from Finishing Line Press. I am living proof that there is book publication after 50! So believe! This collection is mostly ekphrastic poems inspired by works of art and some poems inspired by and in the style of other poems, including one by Mary Oliver. You can see more about me and the book on my website: www.kimbakerpoet.com. And if you are a poet, I have an online poetry journal called Word Soup End Hunger. 100% of the submissions fees are donated to a food bank. Working to end hunger one poem at a time. Let's feed some people!
INVITATION TO DIE by Helen Smith will be published by Thomas & Mercer, Tuesday 14th May.
Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles teams up with eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel to investigate a murder at a romance writers’ conference in this entertaining British mystery.
Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London. She is a member of the Crime Writers Association, Sisters in Crime and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. She will be appearing on a panel at CrimeFest, Bristol (UK) to discuss crimefighting duos on Saturday 1st June. She will be the subject of an author spotlight on Friday 31st May.
Some of you may already know this, but "The Other Side: Melinda's Story" was released on April 9, 2013. I've been book touring and am starting to settle back down to begin on "The Other Side: Trent's Story." Here's a snippet about "The Other Side: Melinda's Story:"
If I tell you the story, will you believe it?
Her father begins to warn Melinda James from the ‘Other Side’ about terrifying and unbelievable upcoming events. His death was no accident, like everyone assumed. But Melinda doesn’t take her father’s words to heart. Soon, her family members and friends begin to disappear, and all she’s left with is a ‘crazy’ story that none of the psychiatrists will believe.
As she journeys from one dangerous incident to the next, her dead best friend and family members try to help from the ‘Other Side.’ Will it be enough? Can dead people protect the living?
Does this ‘Other Side’ even exist? Will Melinda get her new doctor, Alex Leever, to finally believe her so she can be freed from the asylum? As portals open and close and a new ‘friend’ arrives on the scene, Melinda must find a way to understand that the voices speaking are sending a dire warning: that the killers from the past still exist and are beginning to get far too close for comfort.
My home invasion -- immortalized in print! My personal essay "Rules of Engagement" has been published at Superstition Review. It's my first creative nonfiction publication, and it tells the story of a home invasion I experienced several years ago.
For the next 90 days I will be completing my first novel. Balancing it all from writing contests, building an author platform, reading, and still working a part time job. I love writing so much that the work doesn't faze me it all.
Best Short Stories From The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2013: honorable mention for my short story, “Mr Kane’s Halo.” Available online in electronic and paperback editions at http://tinyurl.com/a9mroqh. Sponsored by the nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society, the Great American Fiction Contest is designed to promote fiction and creative writing, while seeking America’s next great voices. See my website for more info. www.BonnieMcCune.com
Publication Opportunity for my Fellow Women Writers---I'm currently collecting letters from daughters to mothers for inclusion in DEAR MOM, a play and book. Submission information online at http://www.dear-mom-letters.com. Deadline May 1.
I am so pleased to have the fourth and final book in my historical fiction series, Turning the Tide, now released. This series is based on my family history in Australia, which goes back to the First Fleet of convicts who arrived in the new colony in 1788. There are so many fascinating stories that are part of our history. I'm sure that's true for all of us, wherever we came from. It's been a wonderful journey to get to know my ancestors a little better and to create around them stories which are part fiction and part fact, but which definitely paint the picture of early colonial life in Australia. I feel I've created something special for my family, my descendants and for all my readers to enjoy and learn from. Very satisfying!
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Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series presents the following award-winning writers who will read from their works on the theme “Serendipity” on March 14, 2013. Get down to Studio 333 in Sausalito to discover what literary fortune awaits in this Chinese Year of the Snake! Doors open at 7 pm, and the program will begin at 7:15. $10 at the door. Bring extra cash for books and booze. More information, including the readers’ full bios, at the website http://whytherearewords.com.
Rahimeh Andalibian is the author of the memoir, The Rose Hotel, which chronicles the story of her Iranian Muslim family after being uprooted from their homeland during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. http://www.draconnect.org
Daniel Levin Becker’s first book, Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature, was published by Harvard University Press. http://dinnerlunchbreakfast.com
Beth Bosworth’s most recent book is The Source of Life and Other Stories, which won the 2012 Drue Heinz Literature Prize http://www.bethbosworth.com/
Ron Nyren’s fiction has appeared in many fine journals, and is the co-author, with Sarah Stone, of Deepening Fiction: A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers.
Elaine Russell’s first adult novel, Across the Mekong River (2012) was a finalist in the Carolina Wren Press 2010 Doris Bawkin Award, the Maui Writer’s Conference 2003 Rupert Hughes Writing Competion, and the Focus on Writers 2001 Friends of the Sacramento Library Awards. http://www.elainerussell.info/
My book is on sale from today May 25 - 31. To learn more about the book visit my blog and follow the link to Smashwords. Available in all electronic formats. Today I did something different as well. I have a character Interview with the villain of…See More
Naturewriting.com is an online magazine only, but one that allows you to read essays and poetry about its general topic. I always enjoy reading about what others are perceiving and what aspects of nature writing interest them.…"