Friday, December 8, 2017

Catching UP!


Books that Went to Press, or went to press again this week
RED YEAR by Jan Shapin
   “SET IN RUSSIA AND CHINA during the 1920s, this beautifully written novel tells the story of a true American dreamer—a woman who charged into danger in search of passion, justice and some money to pay her bills. A fascinating story."
—Susan Breen, author, Maggie Dove mysteries
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Galleys went out for the following this week:



IS JESUS SERIOUS? A Garro Guide for Christians
    If, like me, you struggle with some of the behaviors Jesus asks of His followers and with St. Paul's telling us we are called to be saints, I write this 4th Volume in The Jesus Series, "Is Jesus Serious?" to speak to Christians' personal struggles to meet Jesus's and Paul's expectations.


LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?

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Work Began or Continued on the following:
GHOSTS III, OF THE EASTERN SHORE, by Andy Nunez
   The third collection of ghost stories by Andy Nunez.






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   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.
   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.

   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?

   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?
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BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News
 by Your Official Bookstore Cat,
and Gossip Columnist
HI Everyone,

Heard from Andy Nunez this week as he sent the info for  GHOSTS III. his third collection of Ghost Stories, Boo!

Here at home, things are still pretty strange. Arline has been crazy ever since she broke the computer, so I was really releived when the new one got here. Monday Roger had a fall and broke a rib. They were gone away all day Tuesday and came home looking worried and talking about something called ER.  He just sat there and looked pale. He is feeling pretty bad I guess. He hasn't even fed us at all this week, and Spunky and me prefer him to do it, because he's a bit more generous. (Arline is always worrying about our weight.) 

Poor Roger. He just just sits in the Chair and hardly says anything. He doesn't even go to bed at night. I mean some things are important!  How's a kitty to know when it's time for his bedtime treat, if nobody goes to bed???

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
Just drop an e-mail to: arline@mail.com
with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and I'll make sure it shows up right here  
for all the world to see!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Eric Hoffer Award

Call for Entries: 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award
SMALL PRESSES  *  ACADEMIC PRESSES  *  MICRO PRESSES  *  SELF-PUBLISHERS -- $2,000 GRAND PRIZE -- LOW ENTRANCE FEE ($55)
The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Prizes awarded by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. (See submission guidelines below, in Writer’s Market, or by visiting HofferAward.com.)
The Eric Hoffer Book Award accepts any book. Did you know that the Hoffer Award has categories for E-BOOKS, CHAPBOOKS, and printed books older than two years old (i.e. LEGACY) for both fiction and nonfiction? Read Hoffer Award success stories.
A single registration qualifies you for:
* $2,000 grand prize (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books)
* Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books
* Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers
* Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors
* Winner and First Runner-Up in your selected category
* Honorable Mentions for your selected category
* Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books
* Legacy categories for any book older than two years (fiction and nonfiction)
* Award coverage in the US Review of Books - a top on-line book review publication
* Gold Seal Certificates
* Worldwide Exposure
Categories include Art, Poetry, Chapbook, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction. (There is a category for every book.)
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (entry deadline January 21st, 2018)
Awards are open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the Legacy Fiction or Legacy Nonfiction category.)
One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by category and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, and the Hoffer Grand Prize.
For each entry, submit the book, entry form, and $55 fee (check, money order, or Internet payment receipt) to Hopewell Publications, LLC, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify award category and press type. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. In May, all entrants will be notified of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21, 2018.

ENTRY FORM (submit one entry form per book):
You may also visit HofferAward.com to register.
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Catching UP!!

   Here at Write Words we are all very thankful for all of you, our friends. Unfortunately, as I said last week, Arline dropped her typesetting laptop. It kicked up its heels, gave a last gasp and died. So no real work as taken place tall week. She did find a new one that should worr, but due to the Holiday, it hasen't yet made an appearance, then all the software will have to be loaded...

MEANWHILE

No Books Went to Press this week:


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Plans for Work Began or Continued on the following this week:

IS JESUS SERIOUS? A Garro Guide for Christians
    If, like me, you struggle with some of the behaviors Jesus asks of His followers and with St. Paul's telling us we are called to be saints, I write this 4th Volume in The Jesus Series, "Is Jesus Serious?" to speak to Christians' personal struggles to meet Jesus's and Paul's expectations.


LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?






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   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.
   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.

   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?

   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?
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BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News
 by Your Official Bookstore Cat, and Gossip Columnist
HI Everyone,
    Heard from my old friend C.M. Albrecht, who is busy building himself a web site. It isn't finished yet, but if anyone wants a peak: 

http://www.cm-albrecht.webs.com 

   As for around here, we all had a really nice Thanksgiving. Arline cooked the BIGGEST BIRD I EVER SAW! We were all thankful for each other and the love we all share. Kathy made pumpkin Cake, and Sid was additionally thankful that all the beans are in and yields were extra good this year.

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
Just drop an e-mail to: arline@mail.com
with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here  
for all the world to see!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Catching UP!


Four filthy rich, entitled, spunky old broads livie in an upscale senior high rise in Mendota Heights, Minnesota where they fight their boredom by playing games, but their usual games of  canasta and poker have lost their allure. So what do the girls do to add excitement, adventure, fun and satisfaction? They invent Pop Goes the Weasel, a game where they plan to pop deserving old coots. Whats not to like about conspiring to commit murder?

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IS JESUS SERIOUS? A Garro Guide for Christians
    If, like me, you struggle with some of the behaviors Jesus asks of His followers and with St. Paul's telling us we are called to be saints, I write this 4th Volume in The Jesus Series, "Is Jesus Serious?" to speak to Christians' personal struggles to meet Jesus's and Paul's expectations.

Work Began or Continued on the following:
LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?






Cover Not Set


   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.
   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.

   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?


   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?


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BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News

by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
HI Everyone,
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat.  I heard from our friends at Writers Bloc, about their meeting last week:

Update for members of the Writers Bloc from Ann Foley.
   Hope you all are on your toes and keeping your calendars up with events and locations for November. This coming Saturday, November 11 the Bloc has a table reserved at Westside Historical Society's event at the Salisbury MAC center. This is the Antique and Collectible Appraisal with many additional attractions...something for everyone. Full details on www.HollandIslandBook.com. Let someone know if you'd like to have a space at the table. [I plan to be there, but have no copies of Noir, so I hope someone else is supplying them.)

   Meeting day, November 18,  from 1 to 3 p.m. in Seaford 
at their lush new library facility. We've invited the public to come sample a Bloc meeting. Seaford District Library and Jerry Sciortino are spreading that news. Jerry has this on The Writers Bloc facebook page and is available for directions. The library is tucked across from the Ross Mansion, if that helps.
    As for around Home, Arline is back to normal. We can hardly wake her up in the morning! She keeps mumbling about something called "Time Change." Well, whatever it is, "Time change" just doesn't make that much difference in the feline world. As soon as the birds start to sing, Me and my baby sister have to climb all over her and yell in her ear just to get our breakfast!
   Not only that, but her arthritis is acting up and she dropped the laptop this week and the Hard Drive died! Don't Worry, most all the work is backed up on the jump drive, but it looks like the new one will take some time to get here.

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
Just drop an e-mail to: arline@mail.com
with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here  
for all the world to see!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Catching UP!

No Books Went to Press this week:
Work Began or Continued on the following:
LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?






Cover Not Set


   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.

   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.

   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?


   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?



Cover Not Set
BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News

by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
HI Everyone,
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat.  I heard from our friends at Writers Bloc, about their meeting last week:
Update for members of the Writers Bloc from Ann Foley.
   Hope you all are on your toes and keeping your calendars up with events and locations for November. This coming Saturday, November 11 the Bloc has a table reserved at Westside Historical Society's event at the Salisbury MAC center. This is the Antique and Collectible Appraisal with many additional attractions...something for everyone. Full details on www.HollandIslandBook.com. Let someone know if you'd like to have a space at the table. [I plan to be there, but have no copies of Noir, so I hope someone else is supplying them.)

   Meeting day, November 18, the Friends of Salisbury Library hold their book sale and need all the meeting rooms downstairs, so we will again meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in Seaford at their lush new library facility. We've invited the public to come sample a Bloc meeting. Seaford District Library and Jerry Sciortino are spreading that news. Jerry has this on The Writers Bloc facebook page and is available for directions. The library is tucked across from the Ross Mansion, if that helps.

   The assignment for November is 500 words or less on “Travel” or “Traveling” (literally or figuratively).  
As for around Home, now that it's November, Arline is back to work on her novel. Boy are me and Roger glad of that. Roger has been practicing up on Holiday music in his daily concerts, too.

Sid is feeling better now that most of the crops are in. He had time to fix the starter on Roger's Pickup, too .They still have some soy beans in the field, and hope to finish them all soon, if it ever stops raining.  

Kathy brought us a turkey for Thanksgiving already! She's such a thoughtul and nice person. Boy, is that a big Bird! You should've seen Spunky's big gray eyes when she saw it. So all is well with us. Hope the same for all of you!

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
Just drop an e-mail to: arline@mail.com  

with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here  
for all the world to see!