Jerry Airth's short story "Night Food" was published in The Devil's Coattails, edited by Jason V. Brock and William F. Nolan. For reading samples and more information check out http://darkdiscoveries.com/blog/2012/01/the-devils-coattails/
Jennifer L. Beauchamp's Mischief on the Farm lets you join Jenny, Joy and Jay on three exciting true adventures on their grandparents' Indiana farm. Join in the fun and find out what startled the horse and caused the big explosionÉ What is the monster in the haymow that has everyone trembling? And just who is the face behind the mask?
The book includes eleven pages of read-to-me and read-on-my own Fun & Learn Activities for teachers, parents and grandparents to print and share. Who knows, maybe you'll recall a few adventures of your own childhood as you read and share? Mischief is available at www.jenniferbeauchamp.com.
LD Bergsgaard's debut book, Next Year in Jerusalem, was reviewed by Ned Lord in the Green Valley News, Dec. 18, 2011—"it is a great read that moves with the speed of a missile. I believe this novel elevates Bergsgaard to the level of the great espionage writers, the likes of John LeCarre and Fredrick Forsyth. Mr. Bergsgaard, who is now retired, was a special agent for the US Department of Treasury and the Minnesota Department of Criminal Apprehension. This is a compelling story of the fast-paced investigation of a terrorist plot to force the United States to abandon Israel."
The book is available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, in e-format and in bookstores by special order at www.ldbergsgaard.net.
Patrick Lavin is pleased to announce the recent release of his eighth book, The Shaping of the Celtic World. Ranging from prehistoric to modern times, the story undertakes a journey into the Celtic consciousness, revealing a proud and independent people with a unique history. Their myths and legends overflow with many intriguing stories, of which the quarrels between the gods and warriors are the most enthralling. The romance of Celtic mythology is unrivaled, conjuring up a vanished world of enchantment, gallantry and song.
The book is written for the millions who proudly identify with their Celtic roots—known today by their ethnic identities as Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Mann, Breton and Cornish. This is a book that will be enjoyed by all who have an interest in their Celtic origins, and indeed by all who are interested in the classical literature of early Europe.
You can order through iUniverse 1-800-288-4677. Also available through:
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million bookstores.
Mabel Leo's first book, The Saga of Jack Durant, published in 1996 continues to surprise her. Not only is it her best seller but, in 2005, became the basis for an award-winning play, In My Humble Opinion, written by local playwright, Terry Earp. The play ran for eighteen sold-out performances, always with patrons waiting outside hoping for no-shows, and won four ariZoni Theatre Awards. The play will be performed again at the PLAYHOUSE On The Park in Phoenix April 26-May 12, 2012. Contact Mabel for more info at email@example.com. Jack is back!
More info at www.mabelleo.com. Check out new blog: www.mabelsblog.com.
Susan Nolen wanted to let everyone know that her short story, "Ted's Day Out" [Kindle Edition], is up on Amazon for free to Prime members and 99¢ for everyone else (www.amazon.com/dp/B006UULB8E). "A secret life. A secret mission. Ted is a wire fox terrier with a purpose." You can download the Kindle App free from Amazon.com for your laptop or computer. Hope you get a chance to read and enjoy it! She is also doing queries for a novel and starting work on a non-fiction poetry anthology.
E.J. Phillips was awarded first prize and Crème de la Crème for her short story, "Bear Gulch," in the nostalgia category of the Oklahoma City Writers annual contest. "It is a nostalgia story of my memories of summer vacations at my grandparents home in Southern Colorado, South of Canyon City."
Denise Roessle's e-book memoir, Second Chance Mother has been selling well on Amazon, BN.com, and Smashwords. Released in November by Red Willow Digital Press, her book chronicles the first several years of reunion with the son she gave up for adoption at 19. The trade paperback will be available in early February (also through Amazon and B&N). Visit Denise's website at secondchancemother.com to learn more about her story and read the opening.
George Smith recently (September, 2011) completed and published Red Treasure, a historical fiction book describing the period in Arizona's history from the mid-1880s to statehood in 1912. Full details of this book and a previous one (Gold, Silver and Guns), and his bio can be reviewed at
Harvey Stanbrough just wanted to share some good news: "A high school senior from a high school in Utah sent me an email a little while ago asking whether he and his friends could turn my short story, "Same Ol' Bull, Same Ol' Rodeo," into a short film for a school project. I have to tell you I was flattered. Of course, I agreed and asked him to please provide me with the URL of the film once it's finished so I can put a link on my website.
This must be my primary claim to fame in this lifetime. Several years ago, a young woman in Texas won a 4-year college scholarship to the University of Texas by performing an oral interpretation of my long poem, "Residua." A year or two later, a young filmmaker in California did a short film adaptation of my flash fiction story, "At Confession." And a couple years later, a different filmmaker created yet another short film adaptation of the same flash fiction story. No money, but I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams."
Hugh Starkey, after taking Harvey Stanbrough's workshop on e-publishing, has published (through Smashwords) a multi-format ebook, Random Thoughts From A Wandering Mind. The book is a poetry collection ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking.
Betty Webb's new Lena Jones mystery, Desert Wind, will be available nationally beginning February 7. PLOT: While investigating a murder near Arizona's Grand Canyon, detective Lena Jones finds a community decimated by dangerous uranium mining practices, as well as a connection to actor John Wayne and the mysterious deaths connected to the 1954 filming of The Conqueror. Gabe Boone, a wrangler on that doomed film, is still alive, but the only person the aged man will confide in is John Wayne's ghost. Lena must penetrate Gabe's defenses to uncover the decades-old tragedy no one wants to talk about. Old sins never die and are still taking lives as shadows of the Cold War impact contemporary America in this wrenching novel.
To read an excerpt from Desert Wind, go to www.bettywebb-mystery.com and to find out if Betty will be at a bookstore or library near you, log onto http://bettywebbssignings.blogspot.com