Join us here to celebrate the writing and publishing successes of fellow PPW members. When the sweet smile of success shines on you, but sure to let us know!
August 12, 2016
Shannon Lawrence’s short story, “Metamorphosis” was released May 1, 2016 in the anthology, Through Clouded Eyes: A Zombie’s Point of View (adult horror, ASIN: B01F28AOLO, 234 pages), by Sirens Cal Publications. Through Clouded Eyes is available on Amazon, Createspace, and Smashwords.
July 29, 2016
Bloodbond Magazine is pleased to present a short story by Shannon Lawrence, “Sound Advice,” (adult horror), published by Alban Lake Publishing, May 2016. It is available online at Alban Lake Publishers.
July 22, 2016
“Grandma’s Leather Sofa,” a memoir flash fiction by Shannon Lawrence, was published April 24, 2016 as part of the journal entitled, Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things (MG, YA, Adult, -ISBN trade paperback: 978-1-68073-058-6, -ISBN hardcover: 978-1-68073-057-9, 151 pages), by E&GJ Press. Ember is a beautifully illustrated semiannual journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for all age groups. It is available at: E&GJ Press.
July 15, 2016
Shannon Lawrence is enjoying another Sweet Success with the publication of her short story, “The Black Undeath” in Once Upon A Scream, (adult horror/fairy tale, ISBN13: 978-1530529513, 280 pages), by HorrorAddicts.com on April 23, 2016. It is available at Amazon and Createspace.
July 8, 2016
Uncanonical Magic, an adult fantasy by Carol Berg, was released in May 2016 (Issue 10, Spring 2016) by Pulp Literature Press (short story, ASIN B01F454N8A, adult fantasy, 8400 words, ebook and paperback).
June 17, 2016
June 10, 2016
In May, Carol Berg’s novel, Flesh and Spirit (adult epic fantasy, -ISBN 978-0451461568, Penguin Random House/Roc Books, 512 pages, paperback, ebook, audio), was listed on BookRiot’s, 100 Must-read Fantasy Novels by Female Authors. Carol is keeping good company with, Marissa Meyer, Usula K LeGuin, Anne McCaffery, and Madeline L’Engle. See the full list.
May 27, 2016
In her illuminating debut novel, Promised to the Crown (ISBN 1496701127, trade paperback, 352 pages, young adults and up), Aimie K. Runyan masterfully blends fact and fiction to explore the founding of New France through the experiences of three young women who, in 1667, answer Louis XIV’s call and journey to the Canadian colony. This historical fiction was released April 6, 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation and is available on Amazon.com.
May 20, 2016
Congratulations go out to Lisa Hawker and her debut novel, The Drowning Game. Her thriller is a finalist in the 2016 International Thriller Writers, Thriller Awards, for Best First Novel. She will be traveling to New York in July, 2016 to attend Thrillerfest and the awards banquet. The Ebook was released May 3, 2016 by by Harper Collins Witness Impulse (ISBN: 9780062435217, available at Amazon.)
May 13, 2016
Aaron Michael Ritchey’s young adult sci-fi western novel, Dandelion Iron (The Juniper Books 1) (ISBN: 9781614753490, 257 pages, softcover and ebook, book one of a six book series) was released April 11, 2016 by WordFire Press and is available at all online book outlets.
April 29, 2016
Natalia Brothers’ dark fantasy short story, “The Bride’s Vestige” (ASIN B01CUVBF5A, 17 pages, Amazon Digital Services) was released March 10, 2016 on Kindle.
April 22, 2016
Ronnie Lee Graham’s second book, The Inventor, (ISBN 978-1-5127-3239-9 (hard), 978-1-5127-3238-2 (soft), 978-1-5127-3237-5 (e-book), 264 pages) was released on February 23, 2016 by Westbow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. In this Christian fiction novel, the good side wins, but it is never that simple. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbooks.com, and other sites. Visit Ronnie Lee’s website at http://www.RonnieLeeGraham.com/, or the Facebook page for The Inventor at http://ww.Facebook.com/TheInventorBook/.
April 15, 2016
Catherine Dilts is pleased to announce the publication of her short story, “The Chemistry of Heroes,” (March 28, 2016, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine), available at Barnes & Noble. Subscriptions for hardcopy or electronic versions: https://www.themysteryplace.com/order/order_ahmm.aspx.
April 8, 2016
In 2008, Marc Graham’s, Patchwork, was honored with first place in Pikes Peak Writers’ Paul Gillette Writing Contest for Historical Fiction. Eight years and several dozen rejections later, that story, now titled Of Ashes and Dust, (ISBN 9781432833930, Hardcover, 97,000 words), has been acquired by Five Star Publishing, slated for release in March of 2017.
March 25, 2016
Shannon Lawrence’s horror short story, Blue Sludge Blues, appeared in Devolution Z (ISBN-10: 1523809485, ISBN-13: 978-1523809486, 98 pages), on February 2, 2016. The February 2016 issue boasts a surprising variety of horrors. From a terrifying Korean legend to a monstrous Mexican cryptid, plus goblins, zombies, and much more… There is something to chill everyone to the bone! Pick up your copy at print or ebook copy at Amazon.
March 18, 2016
Maura Weiler’s mainstream novel, Contrition, (ages 15-95, ISBN: 1593096488 and 978-1593096489, 330 pages, trade paperback), was released on April 14, 2015, by Infinite Words/Simon & Schuster and is available in book stores nationwide.
March 11, 2016
Michelle Major’s contemporary romance, Recipe for Kisses (ISBN 978-1503952263, softcover/e-book, 254 pages), was released February 2, 1016, by Montlake Romance and is available at Amazon.com.
February 26, 2016
Tena Stetler’s debut paranormal romance novel, A Demon’s Witch (ISBN-13: 978-1509203086, 325 pages), was released in paperback and e-book on September 25, 2015, by The Wild Rose Press. It is available on Amazon. Tena’s Sweet Success continues into 2016. She just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for a new paranormal Romance novel, A Witch’s Journey, (350 pages, e-book and paperback).
February 19, 2016
Darby Karchut’s (writing as Darby Kaye) urban fantasy for big kids: Unholy Blue (ISBN 987-1633920518, trade paperback, ebook, 292 pages) releases January 19th, 2016 from Spencer Hill Press/Spence City. The sequel to the best-selling The Stag Lord, the book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most independent bookstores.
February 12, 2016
Sweet Success is pleased to update our readers on Margaret Mizushima’s debut mystery novel, Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery. In March we shared the early publication news and today I’m happy to post that on December 8, 2016 Margaret’s book was released by Crooked Lane Books (ISBN: 978-1-62953-381-0, 311 pages, hardcover, paperback, and ebook). Her book is available at: amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com,indiebound.org, and booksamillion.com.
January 29, 2016
Zara West’s romantic suspense novel Beneath the Skin (325 pages, e-book and paperback), will be published in early 2016 by Wild Rose Publishing. Keep an eye out for future announcements at www.wildrosepublishing.com and her website www.zarawestsuspense.com.
January 22, 2016
Tena Stetler’s novella, Charm Me (ISBN: 978-1-5092-0467-0, e-book, 80 pages), will release just in time for Valentine’s Day. Her paranormal romance will publish January 6, 2016 by The Wild Rose Press. Available at Amazon. Preorders are now available.
January 15, 2016
Shannon Lawrence’s horror short story, “The Blue Mist”, in the anthology The Deep Dark Woods (ISBN 978-0692565070, 148 pages), was released by Revolving Door Press on October 25, 2015. It is available in e-book and paperback at Smashwords, Amazon, Createspace, and Barnes & Noble.
January 8, 2016
Kristi Lloyd’s short story, The Hut of Yasmine Babushka, was released October 2015 in the e-magazine Quantum Fairy Tales, Lucky Issue #13 by Quantum Fairy Tales publishing. It is available at www.quantumfairytales.com
December 18, 2015
Chris Goff’s adult thriller, Dark Waters (ISBN# 978-1-62953-192-2, hardcover, trade paperback, e-book and Audio formats, 346 pages), was released September 15, 2015 by Crooked Lane Books and is available at: Tattered Cover, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and IndieBound.
December 11, 2015
Debbie Maxwell Allen’s memoir, Unlimited: Conquering On My Knees(ASIN: B01638N2RK, 175 pages, soft cover, adult and young adult), was released December 14, 2015, by Stained Glass Publishing. Available at http://bit.ly/unlimitedbook, and you can read a free 2-chapter sneak peek: http://unlimitedbook.org/.
November 27, 2015
Catherine Dilts announces the release of book two in her Rock Shop Mystery series, Stone Cold Case (ISBN # 9781432830991, 385 pages, hardcover and Kindle). Her amateur sleuth novel was published on September 16, 2015 by Five Star-Cengage, and is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as Tattered Cover.
November 20, 2015
Carol Berg’s epic fantasy novel, Ash and Silver (ISBN 978-0451417268, Trade paperback, ebook, & audio, 496 pages), was released on December 1, 2015 by Penguin Random House/Roc Books. It is available wherever books are sold and at audible.com.
November 13, 2015
Kelly Michelle Baker’s YA fantasy, The Waters of Nyra: Volume II (ISBN: 1508732795, paperback and ebook, 98,000 words) was released September 5, 2015 by CreateSpace. The book is available at Amazon.
October 30, 2015
DeAnna Knippling’s YA historical fantasy/horror novel, Alice’s Adventures in Underland, was released on August 15, 2015 by Wonderland Press (ebook and paperback, 50,000 words, available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and other fine online bookstores, in print and ebook formats. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0124IYP74/).
October 23, 2015
Robert Spiller’s amateur sleuth mystery novel, Napier’s Bones (5th Bonnie Pinkwater mystery),was released April 11, 2015 by Jmars Ink (ISBN# – 9781511454964, softcover, 302 pages). It is available online, rspiller.com and on Amazon and CreateSpace.
October 16, 2015
Allegra Gray’s YA historical novel, Entrusted (Book 1 of the Relic Guardians series), was released on September 8, 2015 by Silverthorne Entertainment (-ISBN: 978-0692486146, 311 pages, paperback and ebook).
October 9, 2015
Shannon Lawrence’s horror short story, “Maelstrom” (ASIN: B0130ZAVF0, e-mag and paperback, 285 pages), was published by Sanitarium Press in Sanitarium Magazine, Issue 35, on July 30, 2015.
September 25, 2015
Jane Bigelow’s short story “The Golden Ruse” was published in Luxor: Gods, Grit and Glory (ISBN 13: 978-1514779378, ISBN 10: 1514779374), on August 15, 2015 by Museum Tours, and edited by Bill Petty. All the stories involve the city of Luxor, aka Thebes, aka Waset, and always a center of events in Egyptian history.
September 18, 2015
D.B Humel’s cozy mystery, Meg and the Mysterious Voices (ISBN: 978-0-042011-00-7, e-book, 162 pages) was released on July 19, 2015 by Viva Publishers. The novel is available on Amazon or email the author at email@example.com.
September 11, 2015
Peter M. Klismet’s third book, “FBI Diary: Home Grown Terror,” (ISBN: 978-0986422331, AISN: B00XULEKWU, 314 pages), recently won 1st prize for non-fiction books at the National Public Safety Writers convention in Las Vegas. Published by Global Publishing Inc., the book was released in May of 2015 and with received favorable reviews.
August 28, 2015
M.J. Brett’s family fiction novel, The Voices Know My Name (ISBN: 978-0-9748869-9-2, softcover, 260 pages, ages 12 and up), was released July 16, 2015 by Blue Harmony Press. This is her tenth novel.
August 21, 2015
Anna Blake’s memoir, Stable Relation (ISBN 978-0-9964912-0-4, 240 pages), was released July 2, 2015 by Prairie Moon Press in paperback and ebook. It is available at Amazon and everywhere books are sold.
August 14, 2015
Pam McCutcheon’s futuristic romance novel, Golden Prophecies (ISBN: 978-1941528273, e-book reissue, 392 pages, adult), was released July 15, 2015 by Parker Hayden Media. Golden Prophecies is available at Amazon and iBooks.
July 31, 2015
TR Fischer’s romantic suspense novel, Changing Sky (ISBNs: 9780996493604 Changing Sky – paper version (soft cover), 9780996493611 Changing Sky – Ebook, 322 pages, ages 13 and up), was released on July 2, 2015 by Renaissance Press. It is available on the author’s website, where you can also get a sneak peek of the first two chapters.
July 24, 2015
Karen Albright Lin’s short story, “The Snow Day,” (featured initially in BTS Book Reviews Jan/Feb 2015 issue, pg. 143) has been honored by the 2014 Red Carpet Book Awards and as a result has been invited to be included in an upcoming short story anthology, Shooting Stars. Release date is set for October 1, 2015 by Ravenswood Publishing.
July 17, 2015
Ataska Brothers’ fantasy novel, The Soul of a Stillborn (95,000 words, new adult, myth/folklore), will be released by Fantasy Works Publisher in Fall 2015. The manuscript is also a finalist in the paranormal category for the Linda Howard Award of Excellence of Southern Magic Romance Writers.
July 10, 2015
Gabriele Ewerts’ self-published middle-grade fantasy, Sophie and the Magic Flower (ISBN: 9781511842310 and 1511842318, paperback and Kindle, 372 pages) was released on April 22, 2015. The book is available at Amazon.com and Createspace.com. Visit Gabriele’s website for more information.
May 15, 2015
Shannon Lawrence’s horror short story, “Know Thy Neighbor” was published April 4, 2015 in the e-magazine, Under the Bed Magazine (adult, mature, disturbing content), ISBN: B00VNFR4S2, 72 pages) by Fiction Magazines. It is available at Fiction Magazines, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
May 8, 2015
Shannon Lawrence’s flash fiction (published as Shannon Kenoyer-Lawrence), “Awakening”, was released on February 15, 2015 in the young adult anthology, Of Mist and Magic: Really Slow Motion (ISBN: (ASIN): B00TA6BND8, e-book, 337 pages) by Samantha Redstreake Geary, publisher. This fantasy-reimagined fairy tale collection is available from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Mist-Magic-Really-Slow-Motion-ebook/dp/B00TA6BND8
April 24, 2015
Karen Albright Lin’s poem, “His Island” (a poem written in honor of the bald spot gracing the head of Karen’s husband), was chosen by Colorado Journey publishers to be in their printed guide, Colorado Journey, which is “the most complete guidebook for finding art and artists, wineries and the incredible destinations that can only be found in Colorado.” Learn more at www.westerncoloradojourneys.com.
April 17, 2015
Charlie Hubacek’s historical fiction novel, Into the High Ute Country (ISBN-9781311362278, 978-1508606536, ebook and POD paperback, 200 pages, readers 10 years and up) was released March 16, 2015, by Hart Hills Publishing. This book is available on Smashword, Kindle and Createspace.
April 10, 2015
N.K. Trever’s young adult cyber-thriller, Duplicity, (ISBN: 978-1250059147, hardcover/ebook/audiobook, 256 pages), was released March 17, 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books (Macmillan). Duplicity is available at http://www.amazon.com/Duplicity-N-K-Traver/dp/1250059143.
March 13, 2015
Margaret Mizushima is pleased to announce that her mystery/crime novel, Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, will be published in the winter of 2016 by Crooked Lane Books. It is planned that it will be available in hardcover, e-book, and paperback.
February 27, 2015
Darby Karchut’s YA fantasy, Griffin Rising (ISBN 978-0-9741145-6-9, trade paperback, 200 pages), was re-released in 2014, by Copper Square Studios. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many independent bookstores.
January 9, 2015
Donnell Ann Bell’s newest suspense novel, Buried Agendas (ISBN 978-1611944693, trade paperback and digital, 242 pages), was released 11-7-14 by Bell Bridge Books. This book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and wherever books are sold.
December 26, 2014
TR Fischer’s romantic suspense novel, Prey for Me (ISBN: 978-1500913274, 276 pages) was self-published in paperback and e-book in August 2014. Read the first chapter and purchase the book through Ms. Fischer’s website, www.TRFischer.com.
December 19, 2014
Matt Bille’s adult horror/dark fantasy, The Doleman (ASIN: B00NQIVFQQ, 237 pages), was released in paperback and e-book on October 15, 2014, by Wolfsinger Publications. The book is available at Amazon, Smashwords, and other online retailers. Visit http://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/Dolmen.html for more information.
December 12, 2014
JL Fields’ cookbook, Vegan Pressure Cooking; Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes (ISBN 9781592336449, 176 pages), will be released January 2, 2015, by Fair Winds Press.
November 21, 2014
Rachel Weaver’s literary fiction, Point of Direction, (ISBN : 978-1-935439-91-2, 233 pages) was released May of 2014 by Ig Publishing to rave reviews. Oprah Magazine described it as a “strikingly vivid debut novel.” In his review on NPR’s All Things Considered, Alan Cheuse described the novel as one that “pulls you in.” Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, and by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads.
November 14, 2014
J.T. Evans’, Children of the Carnival, is an adult horror short story included in Carnival of the Damned (ISBN: 978-0692247815, 236 pages), that was released in paperback and e-book on 8-25-2014 by Evil Jester Press. The book is available on Amazon.
October 31, 2014
Darby Karchut’s middle grade novel, Finn Finnegan (2013 from Spencer Hill Middle Grade/Spence Hill Press) recently won the 2014 IPPY Silver Medal for Juvenile Fiction. Finn Finnegan, the first in a seven-book urban fantasy series, is based on the ancient Celtic legend of Finn MacCool (Fionn mac Cumhail) and is set in modern-day Colorado Springs. The other books in the series include Gideon’s Spear and The Hound at the Gate (coming January 2015).
October 24, 2014
Karen Albright-Lin’s memoir, Mu Shu Mac-N-Cheese, was one of the finalists for the HuffPost 50/AARP memoir contest. Ten finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 2,400 contestants. Next step, Karen has to cut 77,000 words down to 50,000 by Dec 15th. Visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/memoir-contest-rules_n_4317794.html to see the contest announcement.
October 17, 2014
Dr. Yvonne DeMoss’ self help book, Flying Beyond Fear (paperback, 230 pages, ages 8+), will be released on November 7, 2014 by Dorrance Publishing, Inc. This practical workbook for anxious/phobic flyers will be available through Dorrance Publishing and Amazon.
October 10, 2014
Kelly Michelle Baker’s young adult fantasy, The Waters of Nyra: Volume 1 (ISBN: 978-1500587321, paperback and ebook, 70,000 words), was released on July 26th, 2014, by CreateSpace. This novel is available on Amazon.
September 26, 2014
C.L. Roth’s middle grade fantasy/SF novel, Cosmic Chaos (ISBN: 978-0-9846619-5-4, ebook, 166 pages) was released in ebook format on July 29th, 2014 by C.L. Roth. It is available on Amazon.
September 19, 2014
Leslie Budewitz’s mystery novel, Crime Rib (ISBN: 978-0425259559, 304 pages, paperback and ebook) was released July 1, 2014 by Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin Books). Crime Rib is available in all brick and mortar stores and online. Read an excerpt on Leslie’s website at www.LeslieBudewitz.com.
August 29, 2014
Shannon Lawrence’s flash fiction, Spes et Libertas, was released February 6, 2014 in the fiction anthology, Beyond the Binding Composers for Relief Companion Collection, by Samantha Redstreake Geary (e-book, 112 pages, ISBN: (ASIN): B00IAZY03U)
August 22, 2014
JL Fields’ non-fiction essay, A Well-Rounded Vegan, was released in May 2014 in, Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology (Chapter 8) by Lantern Books (ISBN: 978-1-59056-348-9).
August 15, 2014
Ronnie Lee Graham’s nonfiction, And Then the Train Wrecked, (ISBN: [soft] 978-1-49083487-0, [hard] 978-1-4908-3486-3, [e-book] 978-1-4908-3485-6, 128 pages, adult) was released May 7, 2014 by Westbow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. This Christian self help/personal growth book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, and Books A Million. Visit Ronnie’s website.
August 8, 2014
Alicia Howie was recently featured on Commercial-News.com (an online newspaper out of Danville, Illinois). The article covered the way Alicia used real places in and around Danville in her first book, Seven Days of Grace, released in November of 2013. Howie self-published her book and at a book signing she sold 80 copies. The book is available on Amazon, Smashwords, and Nook. Read the full article.
July 25, 2014
Carol Berg has sold the audio rights to her mythical fantasy novel, Dust and Light(ISBN: 978-0451417244 – print copy, 464 pages, trade paperback, ebook, audio). The audio book will release in August 2014 by Audible.com (NAL/Roc Books for the print and ebook already available).
July 18, 2014
Ashley Hodges Bazer’s Sci-fi/Space Opera, Heralds of the Crown: Poison, (ISBN: 978-163-310-0060, E-book and trade paperback, 93,000 words, family-friendly/adult) was released on May 16, 2014 by Distinguished Press. Poison is available on Amazon and Smashwords. The author’s website is www.ashleybazer.com.
July 11, 2014
Maria Faulconer is excited to announce the April release of her latest children’s book, A Mom for Umande by Dial Books for Young Readers. It received a starred review on Kirkus and is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Maria was inspired to write Umande after seeing a photograph of a baby gorilla snuggling in the arms of his surrogate mom. An adoptive mom herself, she was captivated by the joy on their faces and knew she had to write a story about this resilient little gorilla.
June 27, 2014
Carol Berg has sold the Brazilian-Portugese language rights for her novel The Daemon Prism, a novel of the Collegia Magica, to Bertrand Brasil publishing of Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona. This mythic fantasy was originally published in January of 2012 and published by NAL/Roc Books for print and ebook, Audible.com for the audio book (ISBN 978-0451464712(print), trade paperback, e-book, audio, 592 pages). Berg’s book can be found where books are sold, online bookstores, and Audible.com.
June 20, 2014
Becky Clark’s novel, Banana Bamboozle (ISBN: 978-1-4944-9471-1, paperback, kindle 286 pages), was released on National Goof-Off Day (March 22, 2014), by Becky Clark (self published) and is available on Amazon.
June 15, 2014
Julie Kazimer’s romantic suspense novel, The Assassin’s Heart (ISBN-10: 1603819754, ISBN-13: 978-1603819756, 211 pages, ebook and trade paperback), was released March 1, 2014 by Camel Press (imprint of Coffeetown Press). This novel is available at Amazon.
May 30, 2014
J.T. Evans’ short story, One-Thousand Eighty Degrees, was published in Phobias: A Collection of True Stories (ISBN: 978-0615949857, Paperback, ebook, 102 pages) on January 11, 2014 by Hidden Thoughts Press. It is available on Amazon.
May 23, 2014
K. Michelle Lindstrom’s self-published memoir, Finding Rodolfo, (ISBN: 1495222985, Kindle, 337 pages), was released on December 29, 2013 and is available on Amazon.
May 16, 2014
Gail Mencini’s novel, To Tuscany with Love(ISBN: 978-1-938592-00-3, Paperback, 400 pages) was released January 7, 2014 by Capriole Group. It is available to purchase on Gail’s website.
May 9, 2014
N.K. Traver’s cyber-thriller novel, Duplicity (working title) has been accepted by Macmillan Entertainment and is scheduled to be released in 2015.
When teen hacker Brandon’s mirror reflection grows a mind of its own, the crimes he’s committed come back to haunt him and he risks being sucked into a dangerous alternate world that puts both his sanity and his life at stake.
As a freshman at the University of Colorado, N.K. Traver decided to pursue Information Technology because classmates said “no one could make a living” with an English degree. It wasn’t too many years later Traver realized it didn’t matter what the job paid—nothing would ever be as fulfilling as writing. Programmer by day, writer by night, it was only a matter of time before the two overlapped. You can find her at her website and GoodReads.
April 25, 2014
Catherine Dilts is pleased to announce two Sweet Success Stories. First is the release of her debut mystery novel, Stone Cold Dead, which became available in Kindle format on December 12, 2013, and then the hardcover, available as of January 8, 2014. It is published by Five Star-Gale/Cenegage Publishing (ISBN # 978-1-432-82743-4) and is available at Amazon.com. In addition to her debut novel, Catherine will also have a short story, Tweens,published in the May issue (on stands February, 2014) of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
April 11, 2014
Martha Gilstrap’s fantasy novel, The Slipaway Trail (ISBN 978-0-9887500-4-3, e-book, & 978-0-9887500-5-0, paperback, Adult, 501 pages) was released on October 12, 2013 by Slipaway Trail Publishing. The book is available at Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com or directly from author by email.
March 21, 2014
M.J. Stewart is pleased to announce the release of her new Middle-Grade Action Adventure novel, Two Degrees From Zero: A Snowboarding Adventure (Clan Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-9911850-0-9, Kindle e-book; ISBN: 978-0-9911850-2-3, Paperback, 200 pages), and is available at Amazon.
March 3, 2014
Lynda Hilburn’s paranormal novel, Crimson Psyche, Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist book #3 [British edition] (-ISBN: 978-0857387257, 464 pages, Paperback and e-book) was released in the U.K. January 2, 2014, by Quercus Books/Jo Fletcher Books UK. The book is presently available only in the U.K. and will be available in the U.S. soon.
February 21, 2014
M.J. Brett’s true crime mystery, Truth Lies Six Foot Under (ISBN: 978-0-9748869-8-5, 246 pages, e-book and paperback) was released July 2013 by Blue Harmony Press. The novel is available on Amazon.com as a Kindle edition.
February 14, 2014
DeAnna Knippling’s horror short story, The Strongest Thing About Me is Hate (4600 words) appeared in the Nov/Dec issue of Black Static, which is available in print in many bookstores or online at all major book retailers.
January 31, 2014
Donnell Ann Bell’s suspense novel, Betrayed (ISBN: 978-1-61194-372-6, 257 pages, adult)was released in trade paperback on November 18, 2013 by Bellebooks/Bell Bridge Books. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Kobo, and wherever books are sold.
January 17, 2014
Karen Albright Lin’s personal essay, The Importance of a Penis, (adult, 1,200 words), is a top ten finalist in the Boulder Writers’ Workshop Make Me Laugh Writing Contest. It is currently with top TV comedy writer Gene Perret for final judging. The essay can be read at Red Line Magazine.
January 10, 2014
Beth Groundwater’s mystery novel, A Basket of Trouble (ISBN: 978-0738727035, e-book & paperback, 312 pages, adult), was released November 8, 2013, by Midnight Ink. The book is available through the author’s website.
December 27, 2013
- Promise to Believe (ISBN: 1492746010, 184 pages) is a Paranormal Romance re-released on September 15, 2013.
- A Soft Place to Fall (ISBN: 1492765759, 244 pages) is a Military Romance Novel re-released on October 2, 2013
- A Good Place To Land (ISBN: 1492766968, 230 pages) is a Military romance novel re-released October 2, 2013.
December 26, 2013
Bethanne Strasser’s contemporary romance, Letters From Home (all formats, 30,000 words) was released on November 25, 2013, by Entangled Publishing. The book can be found at most online retailers. Bethanne’s website is at: www.bethannestrasser.blogspot.com
December 13, 2013
F.T. Bradley’s thriller, Double Vision: Code Name 711 (ISBN: 978-0062104403, hardcover, 256 pages, ages 8-12) was released October 12, 2013 by Harper Children’s books and is available wherever books are sold.
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November 15, 2013
Kristi Helvig’s new young adult science fiction novel Burn Out (Egmont USA, ISBN-13:978-1606844793, hardcover, 245 pages, ages 12 and up) is now available for pre-ordering at Amazon & Barnes & Noble. The book will be released April 8, 2014. You can also check it out on Goodreads.
October 18, 2013
C.L. Roth’s mystery Bone Weary (ISBN# 978-0-9846619-2-3 for print, ISBN# 978-0-9846619-3-0 for eBook) was released in May 2013. This adult cozy mystery is the first book in the Weary, KS mystery series, and is published by C.L. Roth Publishing and available at CreateSpace, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
September 27, 2013
Karen Lin has a lot of Sweet Successes to share!
July 11, 2013
Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness (ISBN 978-0-9891414-0-6, trade paperback and e-book, 180 pages), a memoir by Kathy Brandt and Max Maddox, was released in April 2013 by Monkshood Press. It is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble online.
July 4, 2013
JL Fields’s cookbook, Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (ISBN 978-0738216713, softcover, 400 pages) will be released by Da Capo Press Lifelong Books on July 9, 2013. The book will be available at all major online book retailers as well as in brick-and-mortar bookstores, or you can find it at veganforher.com. J.L. shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and is writer and editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.
June 13, 2013
Beth Groundwater’s mystery novel, Fatal Descent (ISBN 978-0738734828, all formats, 300 pages), was released in trade paperback and ebook formats on June 8, 2013, by Midnight Ink. The book is available anywhere books are sold. The author’s website is at bethgroundwater.com.
June 6, 2013
F.P. Dorchak released his supernatural murder mystery novel, The Uninvited (ebook with softcover forthcoming, about 96K words) on May 15, 2013. The ebook is available at Smashwords and Amazon, with additional retailers forthcoming. The author’s website is here, and his blog is here.
May 30, 2013
Shannon Lawrence’s flash fiction piece, “The Family Ruins,” was released in April 2013 by Chuffed Buff Books as part of its Sunday Snaps: The Stories anthology (ISBN: 978-1908858016, paperback, 128 pages, ebook forthcoming). The anthology is available at Amazon, Chuffed Buff Books, or The Book Depository. The author’s website is at www.thewarriormuse.com.
May 23, 2013
Carol Berg’s teen/adult fantasy novels Transformation, Revelation,Restoration, Son of Avonar, Guardians of the Keep, The Soul Weaver,Daughter of Ancients, Song of the Beast, Flesh and Spirit, and Breath and Bone were published as audiobooks by Audible.com during Spring 2013. Her website is at www.carolberg.com and you can find her on Facebook here. You can find her audiobooks at Audible.com.
May 16, 2013
Karen Albright Lin’s adult literary mainstream poem, “Holding Us” (online and softcover), was published in Paris/Atlantic, the American University of Paris literary magazine, in May 2013. The poem is available in the Paris/Atlantic 2013 issue here. The author’s website is at www.karenalbrightlin.com.
March 16, 2013
Karen Albright Lin’s mainstream adult flash fiction story, “Snow Day,” was released March 1, 2013, by Running Out of Ink. The story is available for free online here. The author’s website is at www.karenalbrightlin.com.
March 9, 2013
Jo-Ann Costa’s historical fiction novel The Bequest of Big Daddy (ISBN: 9781938467271, 84K, ebook and softcover [the latter available in April 2013])), which took second place in the 2008 Paul Gillette contest, was published February 1 by Koehler Books. The book is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, with pre-orders for the paper edition available. The author’s website is at jo-anncosta.com.
March 2, 2013
Richard and Janet Fogg’s military history book, Fogg in the Cockpit (ISBN 978-1612000046, hardcover; ASIN: B005AUG53G, Kindle) was released byCasemate on July 27, 2011. In recent updates, Fogg in the Cockpit has been nominated by the Air Force Historical Foundation as one of the best military history books reviewed in Air Power History during 2012. The book is available at online retailers Amazon and Kobo, as well as from Casemate. The authors’ website is www.janetfogg.com.
February 23, 2013
Marti Verlander’s adult fantasy novel, Elegy: The Black Diamond (ISBN 978-0-9887500-0-5 ebook/978-0-9887500-1-2 softcover, about 106K words), written as Martha Gilstrap, was released January 1, 2013 by Slipaway Trail Publishing. The author’s website is www.marthagilstrap.com. The book is available at Amazon, Smashwords, OmniLit, CreateSpace, and Barnes & Noble.
February 22, 2013
Shannon Baker’s adult mystery novel, Tainted Mountain (ISBN 978-0738734224; trade paperback and ebook, 306 pages), will be released by Midnight Ink in March 2013. The book will be available at major online booksellers. The author’s website is at www.shannon-baker.com.
January 11, 2013
December 24, 2012
Jody A. Kessler’s adult paranormal romance novel, Death Lies Between Us(paperback, ebook), will be published by Crescent Moon Press in March 2013. The book will be available from major online bookstores. The author’s website is at jodyakessler.com.
December 14, 2012
Catherine Dilts’s mystery short story, “The Jolly Fat Man,” will be published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine in April 2013. The magazine will be available on bookstands and at online bookstores.
November 29, 2012
J.T. Evans’s fantasy short story, “A Poor Fellow Soldier,” was published in An Uncommon Collection in November, 2013. The anthology is a collection of stories centered around a mysterious bookstore and its owner, Ezra. The book was published by the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group. You can find out more about J.T. at his web site: http://jtevans.net/
November 23, 2012
C.L. Roth’s (a.k.a. Carol Englehaupt’s) middle-grade fantasy novel, Cosmic Shift (ISBN: 978-0-9846619-0-9, softcover and paperback, 248 pages), will be released by C.L. Roth Publishing on November 22, 2012. The book will be available through Kindle, Nook, and Amazon CreateSpace. The author’s website is at www.clroth.com.
November 2, 2012
G.T. Harper’s adult thriller novel, Bering Storms (ISBN: 978-1-891331-38-1, trade and ebook, 398 pages) will be released November 19, 2012, byNebbadoon Press. The book will be available from the publisher and via Kindle and Nook.
October 26, 2012
Beth Groundwater’s new adult mystery novel, To Hell in a Handbasket(ISBN 978-073872702, trade paper and ebook, 300 pages), will be released on November 8, 2012, by Midnight Ink. The book will be available online and from many brick-and-mortar bookstores. The author’s website is atbethgroundwater.com.
October 19, 2012
Carol Caverly’s adult mystery novel, Frog Skin and Mutton Fat, Book #2 in the Thea Barlow Wyoming Mystery Series (ASIN: B008WDB5MO, ebook, 214 pages), was released in August 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. The book is available at Amazon.com. The author’s website is at www.carolcaverly.com. The first book, All the Old Lions, is also available on Amazon, and the third book, Dead in Hog Heaven, will be available soon.
October 12, 2012
Deb Buckingham’s nonfiction craft book on knitting for all ages, Dishcloth Diva (ISBN 978-1-937513-14-6, softcover/digital, 62 color pages), was released in September 2012 by Cooperative Press. The book is available from Cooperative Press and will be available soon from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Table Rock Llamas. The author’s website is attheartfulyarn.blogspot.com
October 5, 2012
Jen Turano’s adult Inspirational Historical Romance novel, A Change of Fortune (ISBN 978-0-7642-1018-1, softcover, 320 pages), will be released by Bethany House on November 1, 2012. The book will be available at Barnes & Noble, Tattered Cover, Amazon, the Walmart website and most other book sellers. The author’s website is at www.JenTurano.com or find her on Facebook here.
September 28, 2012
Darby Karchut’s YA fantasy novel, Griffin’s Fire, recently won the 2012 Readers Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest Bronze Medal in the Young Adult/Coming of Age category. The first book in the series,Griffin Rising, was the 2011 Sharp Writ Young Adult Book of the Year.Griffin’s Fire (ISBN 978-1606192122, 200 pages, trade paperback) was published by Twilight Times Books in April 2012. Her websites are at www.darbykarchut.com or www.darbykarchut.blogspot.com. You can find her books at all major bookstores and in many independent bookstores.
September 21, 2012
DeAnna Knippling’s science fiction short story, “The Third Portal,” won first place in the Parsec, Ink 2012 Short Story Contest. The story was printed in Confluence Program in July 2012 and appears in the Triangulation: The Morning After anthology edited by Stephen V. Ramsey. The author’s website is at www.DeAnnaKnippling.com; you can find her books at all major online bookstores and via www.WonderlandPress.com.
September 14, 2012
Kevin Ikenberry and Pete Aldin’s new teen-and-up science fiction short story, “Illegal,” was published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue #56, in print and major ebook formats (6700 words). Kevin’s website can be found at www.kevinikenberry.com, and you can find the magazine at www.andromedaspaceways.com.
September 7, 2012
Lynda Hilburn’s adult paranormal novel, Blood Therapy (ISBN 978-0857387226, trade paperback, 400 pages), will be released in the UK by Jo Fletcher/Quercus Books UK on September 13, 2012. The author’s website is atwww.lyndahilburnauthor.com; you can buy her books online at Amazon.com and at local bookstores.
July 20, 2012
Carol Berg’s The Soul Mirror, a novel of the Collegia Magica, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for Genre Fiction. She has also been named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers‘ Writer of the Year. The Soul Mirror (ISBN 978-0451463746) is an adult fantasy/mystery published by New American Library/Roc Books in trade paperback and e-book (528 pages). Her website is at www.carolberg.com, and you can find her books online and in brick-and-mortar stores.
June 1, 2012
Donnell Ann Bell’s romantic suspense novel, The Past Came Hunting(ISBN 978-1-61194-048-0, 277 pages, softcover/digital), is receiving numerous awards, including nominations in the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the 2012 Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America Booksellers Best Award for Romantic Suspense and for Best First Book. The book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BelleBooks, Books a Million, independent bookstores and wherever books are sold; it will be coming out as an audiobook at a date TBD. The author’s website is at www.donnellannbell.com.
May 25, 2012
Aaron Michael Ritchey’s YA paranormal romance novel, The Never Prayer (ISBN 978-1937254414, 272 pages, trade paper/digital), was released by Crescent Moon Press on March 29, 2012. The book is available online at Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble. The author’s website is at aaronmritchey.com.
May 18, 2012
Terry Odell’s romantic suspense novel, Where Danger Hides (ISBN 978-1-4328-2512-6, 371 pages, hardcover [will be out in digital soon]), is the winner of the Romantic Suspense category of the Holt Medallion Award. The Five Star/Gale Cengage title is available from online bookstores and via the author’s website. The author’s homepage is at terryodell.com.
February 24, 2012
Her young adult urban fantasy novel, Griffin’s Fire(ISBN 978-1-60619-212-2; trade paperback), will be released April 15, 2012, by Twilight Times Books. The book will be available at most online bookstores and in many independent brick-and-mortar bookstores.
February 10, 2012
Deb Stover’s adult paranormal romance novel,Mulligan Stew (ISBN 978-0515133097, 320 pages, hardcover, softcover, ebook) was re-released as an ebook in August 2011 by ePublishing Works. The book and ebook are available via online bookstores. The author’s website is at www.debstover.com.
Deb Stover’s adult time travel romance novella,Citizen Daisy (ebook, about 23K), was published January 5, 2012, by ePublishing Works. The ebook is available via online bookstores.
January 19, 2012
Mandy Houks sixth article for kyria.com (“Flip Sides”) has been posted. Her seventh (“Keeping Up Appearances”) is scheduled for some time in late February.
August 4, 2011
Mona Hodgson’s historical fiction novel, Too Rich for a Bride (Book 2 in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series) (ISBN 978030745892-6, softcover, 306 pages) was released by WaterBrook Press in May 2011, following Two Brides Too Many(May 2010). Visit the author’s website at www.monahodgson.com. You can buy the book from your favorite bookseller or go to her website to contact her for autographed copies.
July 24, 2011
Richard and Janet Fogg’s military history book, Fogg in the Cockpit (ISBN 978-1612000046, hardcover) will be released by Casemate on June 19, 2011. Casemate has just announced that the book will be featured by the Military Book Club. The book has also been featured in an article in the Longmont Weekly. The Foggs will be attending the 359th Fighter Group Associations reunion in Dayton in July and manage the Facebook page for the 359th Fighter Group, 1943-1945. The book will be released worldwide; see the author’s website at www.janetfogg.com for more information.
May 8, 2011
Carol Berg has sold the Hebrew translation rights for her adult and teen, mythic fantasy novel in two volumes, The Lighthouse Duet: Flesh and Spirit and Blood and Bone, to Graff Publishing in Tel Aviv, Israel. Carol’s website is at www.carolberg.com.
May 6, 2011
Terry Odell’s romantic suspense novel, Where Danger Hides(second in the Blackthorne, Inc., series) (ISBN: 978-1-4328-2512-6, hardcover, 371 pages) will be published by Five Star Gale/Cengage on May 18, 2011. The author’s website is at www.terryodell.com. You can buy the book from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
May 5, 2011
Darby Karchut’s debut YA urban fantasy novel, Griffin Rising(ISBN 978-1-60619-210-8, trade paperback, 175 pages) will be published June 28, 2011 by Twilight Times Books. You can buy the book in bookstores and online at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon; you can also read the book as an ebook (out now) from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
May 5, 2011
DeAnna Knippling’s short SF story, “Paid,” was published at Crossed Genres magazine (www.crossedgenres.com). Beauregard is a time-travelling detective in a multiverse where he’s his own worst enemy. Literally. DeAnna has also started a small press, Wonderland Press (www.wonderlandpress.com) to epublish her and her pseudonyms’ work. Please see the website for weekly weekend ebook coupons and links to her Kids’ Pulp stories, unadulteratedly awesome (and un-adult) short stories for 9-12 year olds with titles like “Attack of the 50-Foot Sushi Monster” and “Zombie Girl Invasion,” writing as De Kenyon. DeAnna’s (and De’s) stories can be found on Smashwords, Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles, and other ebook retailers near you.
March 19, 2011
Beth Groundwater’s short mystery story, “Fatal Fish Flop,” will be published in Fish Tales, The Guppy Anthology (ISBN: 978-1-4344-3080-9) in April 2011 by Wildside Press in trade paperback online at Amazon.com and Wildside Press (http://www.wildsidepress.com). Author website atwww.bethgroundwater.com.
February 18, 2011
DeAnna Knippling’s short science fiction story for adults, “The Business that Must Be Conducted in the Dark” was published in the January edition of Silverthought Online. She has also had a short Weird-West story, “Miracle, Texas,” accepted by podcast website Nil Desperandum.
DeAnna is a freelance writer in Colorado Springs who is having fun ghostwriting nonfiction books at the moment. Her first novel, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, was published in November 2010 by Doom Press.
Read DeAnnas blog here!
January 26, 2011
Georgiana Hall’s middle-grade novel, Hershey: A Tale of a Curious House Rabbit (ISBN 1936343312), published in 2010 by Peppertree Press, was featured in a USA Today article by Colorado Springs writer, Sharon L. Peters. The book can be purchased at online booksellers; the article can be viewed here.
January 24, 2011
Matt Bille’s dark fantasy novel, The Dolmen, will be released in 2012 by Wolfsinger Publications in softcover. The book will be available at the Wolfsinger website. Visit the authors website atwww.mattwriter.com.
January 23, 2011
Lynda Hilburn’s VAMPIRE SHRINK, DARK HARVEST, and an untitled third book in her Kismet Knight series, featuring a psychologist who treats vampires after being drawn into their secretive and seductive lair, originally published by Medallion Press, and which found success as No. 1 sellers in Kindle’s vampire romance and ghosts & fantasy categories, to Mark Smith for republication by Silver Oak in the US (Quercus’s new line with Sterling) and Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus in the UK, by Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group (world).
January 13, 2011
Deborah Martinez Martinez, Ph.D.’s new children’s non-fiction book, Trade on the Taos Mountain Trail (ISBN 978-0-9823445-0-7), was published by Vanishing Horizons on November 12, 2010. Illustrated by Robert W. Pacheco, book is available in full color trade format. Order from www.vanishinghorizons.com or El Pueblo History Museum or The Bookery in Pueblo.
January 13, 2011
Beth Groundwater’s adult mystery novel, Deadly Currents (ISBN 9780738721620), will be released on March 8 by Midnight Ink in trade paperback and e-book. The book will be available online and at brick-and-mortar stores. Author website at http://bethgroundwater.com.
January 12, 2011
Ian T. Healy reprinted two stories, “Graceful Blur” and “The Scent of Rose Petals,” which originally appeared in A Thousand Faces: The Quarterly Journal of Superhuman Fiction, on Smashwords. Purchase the stories here. Author website at http://www.ianthealy.com.
January 10, 2011
Julie Kazimer’s urban fantasy novel, The Body Dwellers, was just purchased by Solstice Publishing. The Body Dwellers, a tale of mutants and romance, also won second place in the 2009 Pikes Peak Writers Contest. Congratulations Julie!
October 30, 2010
Julie Kazimer recently announced that F***ED UP FAIRYTALE, her winning entry in the 2010 Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Contest, has sold in a two-book deal to Kensington!
As reported at Publisher’s Marketplace in October 2010, F***ED UP FAIRYTALE is likened to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” meets “Shrek,” a truly messed up tale where, when Cinderella is run over by a bus, a private investigator (on mental health leave from the Villains Union) is hired by Cinderella’s not-so-ugly stepsister to solve what she believes is a murder and break her own curse before New Never City is riddled with dead bodies.
Way to go, Julie! What sweeter success is there?