Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Samuel Marquis Prepares to Launch Fifth Thriller in Six-Book Publication Schedule
Award-winning author Samuel Marquis left readers on the edge of their seats with his #1 Denver Postbestselling and award-winning environmental thriller, Blind Thrust—and now he’s releasing the highly anticipated second book in his Joe Higheagle Environmental Sleuth Series, Cluster of Lies (Mount Sopris Publishing, Trade Paperback, $15.99, 330 pages, September 27, 2016).
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Midwife-Turned-Author Patricia Harman Releases First-Ever Children’s Book
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., – With 35 years of experience as a midwife, author Patricia Harman has drawn inspiration from her over 1,000 birth experiences to craft excellent stories like The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir, Arms Wide Open, The Midwife of Hope River, and The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel. In addition to her USA Today best-selling novels, Harman is releasing her brand new middle-grade adventure novel, Lost on Hope Island: The Amazing Tale of the Little Goat Midwives! Click here to read the full press release.
Award-Winning Playwright David Lamb Releases Satirical Retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
New novel offers perfect blend of humor, soul, and romance for all year round From the “funny and naturally brilliant” (Amsterdam News) David Lamb, award-winning playwright of the New York Times-celebrated stage play Platanos Y Collard Greens, comes a modern spin on Charles Dickens’s most beloved classic that perfectly blends humor and romance in a story for our digital, consumerist age, On Top of the World (Until the Bell Chimes) (Woolly Mammoth Books, October 20, 2016, Paperback, $11.99, eBook $9.99).
Winner of the 2016 Pacific Book Awards (Best Fiction), this hilarious retelling of Dickens has been hailed as a “dynamic novel about the price of fame, packed with so many laughs and so much heart I couldn’t put it down” by Talib Kweli; “This modern re-telling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a hoot — and surprisingly has nothing to do with the holiday season!” by The Romantic Times; and “a fun and fast read that shows love and friendship have the power to heal” by Foreword Reviews. Click here to read the full press release.
Kim Hooper’s Celebrated Debut Novel Offers Compelling Story of Loss, Desperation, and Reinvention in the Aftermath of 9/11
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "refreshingly raw and honest,” and by Library Journal as “warmly recommended for women’s fiction fans,” Kim Hooper’s hit debut asks: Have you ever felt the urge to escape your life? Start fresh in a new place and leave all your worries behind? For most people, it’s a fleeting fantasy, but for Emily Morris, the tender yet damaged central character in Kim Hooper’s compelling novel, People Who Knew Me, the fantasy becomes her reality.
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Since She Went Away author David Bell speaks at Parnassus Books
Monday, July 11, 2016 (6:30 p.m.), Parnassus Books welcomes David Bell as he reads from and signs Since She Went Away, an electrifying new thriller.
Since She Went Away is the Western Kentucky University English professor’s eighth novel— his first set in Kentucky! It was released with the New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House USA, on June 21, 2016. Click here to read the full press release!
Bombings Reunite Old Penpals
Okay, the best I can tell, the full Dutch headline reads as follows:
American writes blog about Flemish penpal from his youth: Bombings reunite old penpals
It’s been an incredible week. This moment last week, I posted my column about my pen pal Carmen and the attacks on her city. In addition to posting the story to my web site, I sent it to Het Nieuwsblad, a newspaper that covers Flanders, in Belgium. Then I went to bed. Click here to read the full report.
On Pen Pals, Brussels, and Hope
Over the years, I’ve wondered how she might be doing, that Belgian pen pal of my youth and friend of my early adulthood, all the more so since March 22’s explosions at the Brussels airport and at that city’s Maalbeek metro station. At the time of this writing, more than 31 people have lost their lives and at least 270 others are injured.
To be specific, Meert Carmen is both Belgian and Flemish. Click here to read the rest of the story!
7 Minutes With...
Last year, Roy Burkhead had the opportunity to sit down with Nashville novelist J.T. Ellison for her on-going interview series entitled, "7 Minutes With..." Click here to read the interview! (Note: Authors J.T. Ellison and Mary Laura Philpott took the reins as hosts of A Word on Words in October, 2015!)