Archive for the ‘Sweet Success’ Category

Sweet Success for March 2017

March 24, 2017

The Art of Vanishing (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #2). Henery Press, 2017.

When Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel, he disappears before her very eyes. The English department is thrown into chaos by the news, as Damon is supposed to headline Stonedale University’s upcoming Arts Week.

The chancellor makes it clear that he expects Lila to locate the writer and set events back on track immediately. But someone appears to have a different plan: strange warnings are received, valuable items go missing, and a series of dangerous incidents threaten the lives of Stonedale’s guests. After her beloved mother, who happens to be Damon’s ex, rushes onto campus and into harm’s way, Lila has even more reason to bring the culprit to light before anything—or anyone—else vanishes.

March 10, 2017

Mike Befeler’s international thriller, The Tesla Legacy (ISBN 978-0-692-84423-6), is now available in print and e-book from Wooden Pants Publishing. Be sure to check it out.


Sweet Success for February 2017

February 24, 2017

Congratulations to Cynthia Kuhn for her recent Agatha nomination for her novel, The Semester of Our Discontent (Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries #1) The novel, published by Henery Press, became available April 5, 2016 in both hard and softcover as well as Kindle formats.

February 17, 2017

Author Ann Perramond (pen name Ann Myers for this series) has been nominated in the amateur sleuth category for an RT book award. Her intriguing book summary follows:

Cinco de Mayo brings margaritas, guacamole—and murder—to the menu in the second Santa Fe Café Mystery.

Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte is whipping up green chile soufflés and chocolate flan cake to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and prepare for a romantic dinner date. If only her friend Linda, the daughter of Rita’s octogenarian boss Flori, could get into the festive spirit. Linda’s humble food cart, Tía Tamales, is under siege from Crepe Empire, the hottest stand in Santa Fe, and its owner, a pompous star chef named Napoleon.

Linda confronts Napoleon in a public argument that leaves her dying from embarrassment. However, it’s Napoleon who ends up dead. When Linda discovers his body, stabbed and pinned beneath her tamale cart, she becomes the number-one suspect. Determined to prove Linda’s innocence, Rita investigates. From Napoleon’s disgruntled former employees to a shady health inspector, the list of suspects grows longer than Flori’s strings of dried chiles. And when another corpse surfaces, Rita must scramble to catch an elusive killer with an appetite for murder…

We’ll be watching to see whether you win, Ann, and we’ll be checking out your book in the meantime.

Sweet Success for January 2017

January 20, 2017

WorldFire Press published Aaron Michael Ritchey’s short story in Dragon Writers: An Anthology on October 17, 2016. The fantasy/sci fi story Dust and Fire is included in the 370 page anthology (ISBN 987-1614754763) which is available in trade paper.

January 13, 2017

On December 13, 2016, Patrick Hester’s essay I’m Pretty Sure I’ve Read This Before was released in the anthology Upside Down:Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. The anthology of 366 pages was released by Apex Publications. (ISBN-10: 1937009440 and ISBN-13: 978-1937009441) It is available in eBook and in soft and hard cover.

Sweet Success for December 2016

December 30, 2016

Congratulations to Laura DiSilverio on her Sept 2016 release of Close Call. The 327-page suspense novel was published by Midnight Ink in trade paper. (ISBN 978-0-7387-4920-4)

December 16, 2016

After the Crown, a science fiction by K.B. Wagers, will be released in paperback on December 13th by Orbit. (ISBN0316308633) The book is 100,000 words. Katy’s synopsis of her adrenaline-fueled Star Wars-style sequel to Behind the Throne follows.

December 9, 2016

John Stith’s Redshift Rendezvous was re-released by ReAnimus Press on November 15, 2016 in trade paperback and ebook formats. The paperback ISBN is 978-0-9672984-4-3.

Sweet Success for November 2016

November 18, 2016

Soul of the Unborn is a dark fantasy penned by Natalia Brothers and published during November. Both paperback and digital versions will be available on Amazon. (ISBN9781944728083-print; ISBN9781533770073-digital) City Owl Press is publishing the novel of 370 pages.

Sweet Success for October 2016

October 28, 2016

PPW member Shannon Lawrence doesn’t seem to slow down! Another of her incredible short stories has found its way into the realms of publication. On July 15, 2016 her horror story, “Shifting Sands” was published in Dark Moon Digest by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing (ISBN10: 1943720169, ISBN13: 978-1943720163, soft cover and ebook). Issue #24 is available on Amazon.

October 21, 2016

Hooked on Books is a lovely new space in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Shelves of books, a beautiful view out the large front windows, and a helpful staff make it a great place to visit … and to hold a book signing.

Ann Perramond (writing as Ann Myers) and Barbara Nickless held a signing there on October 1st. Ann was celebrating the one-year anniversary of the first book in her Santa Fe Café cozy mystery series, Bread of the Dead. The third book in the series, Feliz Navidead, comes out October 25th.

Barbara Nickless launched her debut novel, Blood on the Tracks, the first in a mystery/thriller series about a railroad cop and her K9 partner.

October 14, 2016

Congratulations to Catherine Dilts on the publication of her new mystery novel, Stone Cold Blooded – A Rock Shop Mystery (ISBN: 10: 1-893035-34-4 / 13: 978-1-893035-8, 325 pages, paperback and ebook, adult), was published October 10, 2016 by Encircle Publications LLC. It is available on Amazon.

Sweet Success for September 2016

September 23, 2016

Donnell Ann Bell’s romantic suspense novel, Deadly Recall, was released by BelleBooks on June 29, 2016 as an audio book on (ISBN ASIN: B01HP1B69K, listening length 9 hours, 5 minutes). It has already ranked well at Amazon.

September 16, 2016

Darby Karchut’s middle grade fantasy FINN’S CHOICE (ISBN: 9781633920705; 230 pages; trade paperback) released September 20 from Spencer Hill Press. It is available at AmazonBarnes & Noble , and indie bookstores worldwide. This is the fourth and final book in the Adventures of Finn MacCullen series. School Library Journal called the first book in the series, FINN FINNEGAN, “…a great choice for adventure-loving readers who prefer their battle scenes with a hefty dose of ancient weaponry, ground-fighting skills, and just a touch of magic.”

September 9, 2016

Stalking Ground, Margaret Mizushima’s second in her Timber Creek K-9 mystery series, is scheduled to release September 13, 2016 by Crooked Lane Books (ISBN: 978-1-62953-834-1, in all formats, 320 pages). For more details, check out her website at under the Books tab.

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!

Sweet Success for August 2016


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.

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!

Sweet Success for July 2016

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 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).

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!

Sweet Success for June 2016

June 17, 2016

LS Hawker’s thriller, Body and Bone (ISBN: 9780062435217, ebook), was released by Harper Collins Witness Impulse on May 3, 2016. Visit Ms. Hawker’s website.  Her book is available on Amazon.

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.

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!