Children’s book author transitions to new genre of writing murder mysteries
After writing multiple successful children’s book series, author and oncologist M. Maitland DeLand, M.D. is releasing her first adult novel. Nashville Mercy (March 2015) kicks off the Kate Katelinson murder mystery series that uniquely weaves in some of the most pressing social and healthcare issues of the time. In Nashville Mercy, a rising country music star mysteriously dies after undergoing a routine medical procedure. This catches the attention of the series’ namesake Kate Katelinson, an investigative reporter for the Nashville Herald, who becomes personally tied to the case and finds herself thrust into a twisted labyrinth of betrayal, corruption and murder after sources connected to her investigation start to die. Armed with only her investigative instincts and an unlikely alliance of friends, Kate enters a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse with a mastermind more powerful than she ever could have anticipated. Click here to read the full press release, learn more about the author, and access a Q&A given only to 2nd & Church!
New Book by Leading Oncologist Reveals His Own Shocking Misdiagnosis, Miracle Heart Transplant, and Insider Advice for Medical Protection
Dr. Neil Spector is a leading oncologist and researcher at Duke University Medical Center—and he’s a survivor of a misdiagnosed, nearly fatal illness and a miraculous heart transplant. Now he uncovers the true story of his shocking medical saga from a physician-scientist’s and insider’s perspective, revealing how he beat the odds and survived to help others in his new book, Gone in a Heartbeat (Triton Press, $14.95, trade paperback, February 14 2015).
Dr. Spector was in peak physical condition when he began experiencing bizarre symptoms, including cardiac arrhythmias, joint pain, a period of brain fog (mental cloudiness), and more. His doctors attributed it to stress, but Spector (a physician-scientist himself) suspected he had a serious underlying medical condition, possibly Lyme disease, and fought within the medical system to find the cause—but years of inconclusive results, lack of a diagnosis and no treatment resulted in irreparable heart damage.
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Book publicity firm JKS Communications expands staff, launches new website and adds services for traditionally and indie published books, as well as publishers
JKS Communications celebrates 10 years of publicity for authors and their books with a staff expansion and new website launch.
“We are so proud that 2015 has started off with a bang. Andrew Maraniss’ STRONG INSIDE became a New York Times bestseller and Jeffery Stayton’s THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER was named book of the month by Southern Living,” said founder Julie Schoerke.
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War widows rise up against General Sherman in new Civil War novel
University of Mississippi professor releases This Side of the River in 150th anniversary year of end of war
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Southern Civil War widows’ disdain for General William Tecumseh Sherman and the Yankees is evident through the diaries and letters these women left behind, but a new literary noir looks at what may have been had these wives actually armed themselves and risen up. University of Mississippi English Professor and award-winning short story writer Jeffrey Stayton releases his first novel, This Side of the River, in February 2015, the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. Click here to read the full press release, learn about the author, and access a Q&A with Jeffrey Stayton.
New Book Offers True Stories of Women "Unfriended" by Other Women, A Powerful Collection by Established and Emerging Women Writers
Getting dumped sucks—and no, we don’t mean by a significant other. We’re talking about the atom bomb of abandonment: Getting dumped by a best friend. Millions of women who know the universally-experienced-but-rarely-discussed trauma of being dumped by a close female friend can relate to the candid stories in Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women (She Writes Press, $16.95 hardcover, March 3, 2015). Twenty-five celebrated writers—including Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ann Hood, Carrie Kabak, Jessica Handler, Elizabeth Searle, Alexis Paige, and editor Nina Gaby—explore the fragile, sometimes humorous, and often unfathomable nature of lost friendship. Click here to read the full press release!
Local Author Releases First Book, Rise of Hypnodrome
Set for publication on February 16, this cutting-edge speculative fiction novella explores how future generations might draw from the realm of epigenetic engineering to eventually control their own biology. Whether human or robot, the characters in Rise of Hypnodrome have one thing in common: an irrepressible desire to evolve.
Click here to read a Q&A with Local Author, Matt Fuchs.
Theatre Issue Launch!
"Hear ye, hear ye!"
We wish to extend a massive THANK YOU to everyone involved in making the launch of our Theatre issue a success! We released the issue on Sunday, January 18 in Belmont University’s Troutt Theater. Our usual 50 copies vanished in a flash. It happened about an hour before a matinee performance of Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Winter Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night. It was great seeing our subscribers, contributors, and supporters! The launch was a blast, but the performance of Twelfth Night was incredible. It’s not too late for YOU to attend. Until January 25, you can catch it at the Troutt Theater. From January 28 – 31, performances will be at Lipscomb University's Collins Auditorium. You’ll be able to buy a ticket on site, or you can get one in advance. We’d recommend that you buy a ticket in advance NOW, if at all possible. These last few performances are sure to sell out.
Click here for all the info, a photo gallery from the event, and a free download of the issue!