Friday, October 21, 2016

Catching UP!

Books that have Gone to Press, or back to Press this week:
LOVE BITES, by Barbara Garro.
   Now in her eighth decade, Barbara Garro, at the early
death of her mom, became powerfully propelled into
poetry. Poem after poem, flows through her as she
shares the spirit of a lifetime in innermost love
thoughts, fears and dreams. Love Bites is Garro’s debut
poetry collection, first in a Series.

Galleys that went out, or went out again this week:
THE LAST CHRONICLER by Judy Johns Heathcoe
While tunneling through a mountain in the Russian Southern Urals, a team of engineers are trapped in a deep, large, cavern containing a living rain forest. Looking for a way out, they discover a hermitage that once was home to a historical society who called themselves chroniclers, whose members were able to travel in time to view a famous person or event in order to record history correctly.
In the hermitage library, among the many chronicles, they are privileged to view the lives of Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia, and his family.  But hiding out and watching their every move are the remaining chroniclers who are determined to keep their existence a secret, even to the point of murdering any that discover it. The engineers find themselves running for their lives through the seemingly endless forest, wondering whether they would face death at the hands of the dangerous and adamant chroniclers. . .or the primeval creatures of the forest.

Work began or Continued on the following:

NOODLES, by Elan Mufti 
    An Indonesian army general's son, who recently graduated high school, continues his education at a college in San Francisco. The 19-year-old was a boy headed for trouble. His father hoped that the responsibility and overseas life experience would change his son's attitude. In fact the culture shock does make him change, but not in the way his father hoped for...

WANTED: ROYAL PRINCESS SHOCK AND AWE, by Anna Dynowski, Royal Hearts of Mondoverde Series, Vol. 4
   Prince Maximillian, the playboy prince, is having way too much fun with the ladies, young and old and everything in between, to keep his name clean. Incorrigible, he’s been synonymous with scandalous headlines since he turned sixteen. While his laughing eyes, smooth talk, and charming manner make him the darling female population, the Graziano royal family despairs of him ever settling down. But can he find a woman who will rein in his wild streak and fix his princely image

 Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat, 
and Gossip Columnist.
      Had a note from Terry L. White, an author I have known all my life, as me and my litter-mates were born under her bed.  She petted us every day, so we would learn to love humans and be ready to find forever homes, unlike our mama, the feral "Miss Kitty", who was a "traveling lady" anxious to return to her life of freedom -- which she did -- after a visit to the vet to get shots so on.  Terry found forever homes for all five of us.
To Jack:
From Terry:

 The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference will celebrate the second year of its "What Freedom Means To Me" competition for junior and senior high school students in Dorchester County.

Last year we were able to reward four students for their outstanding work and hope to be able to make larger prizes for their education in 2017.
As such, we are asking that you consider donating to this truly worthy cause in a year when the entire nation will be celebrating Harriet Tubman and the idea of freedom.

An informational poster is attached. If you have friends or organizations who might respond to this call, please feel free to email the file or to print copies to give to others who might wish to donate to this worthy effort.
Prizes will be awarded at the Underground Railroad Conference in May of 2017.
Thank you! 
Terry L. White, Essay Contest Coordinator

And here is a copy of the press release she sent me:
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference
Essay Competition Theme: What Freedom Means to Me
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference is seeking funding for prizes to be awarded to the best Dorchester County high school student who writes the best essay; with second, third and honorable mention prizes. Prizes will be presented for the winning entries at the Underground Railroad Conference in May of next year.
Contest open to junior or senior student in a Dorchester County School.
Contest theme: What Freedom Means to Me
If you or your organization can help with this worthwhile project, please send your donation to:       
Harriet Tubman 
Underground Railroad    Conference

                             424 Race Street
                             Cambridge, MD 21613
Please mark envelope on lower left corner: *Essay Contest*

Your generous gift will be acknowledged in conference literature and at the Underground Railroad Banquet held in May. Please include your address, email and phone with your gift. Feel free to copy this poster to give to families who may have children eligible to enter the competition. Contact: busybody1945 for contest rules.
PLEASE don't YOU forget to send me news of any personal appearances, signings and so on... so I'll have some gossip to pass on next week. 
Just send an e-mail to with 
 "News for Jack" 
 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

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