Dan Baldwin's novel, Caldera, is about a man's lifelong, dangerous and heartbreaking pursuit to define, discover and preserve his family. Three forces shape his life: the love of his surrogate father, a Pima Indian farmer/warrior; the indifference of his natural father, a mountain man who stumbled into a fortune in gold; and the hatred of his step-mother, a bordello madam. He is at first a happy-go-lucky kid in the boom town of Privy, Arizona Territory. He becomes a Confederate scout, husband and widower, madman, cold-blooded killer, hero and enigma. His quest leads to a violent confrontation with the three forces and a mortal enemy.
Caldera will be published by Red Willow Digital Press and will be available through three major distribution channels: Smashwords (Apple, B&N, Kobo and Diesel), Amazon, and Google eBooks.
S.M. Ballard, Anna Nickell, Naaman Nickell and the Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society are pleased to announce the upcoming Images of America, Pearce/Sunsites book offered by Arcadia Publishing. This book is the culmination of months of research by the authors and contains images and information sure to delight those interested in history in general, and in the history of Cochise County in particular.
Pearce/Sunsites begins before the existence of the town of Pearce and includes info on the Apache, ranchers and miners and continues on into the gold strike at the Common-Wealth mine and the beginnings of the town. Chapters include the birth and death of the Common-Wealth, the people of Pearce, the businesses and the town of Pearce today. The book then segues into the development of Sunsites from its earliest days to the present. As with all Arcadia books, Pearce/Sunsites is loaded with never before seen photos and information.
For more information, please contact S.M. Ballard via her website at:
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford won 2nd place for My Nana's Remedies/Los remedios de mi nana in the Children's Picture Book category at the first annual Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest. "Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a 1st or 2nd place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant—even if it is the sole entry in a category," explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. My Nana's Remedies/Los remedios de mi nana is "an important addition to the children's literature of the Southwest that celebrates the intergenerational love, respect and interdependence between a grandparent and grandchild" and "needs to be in every library, every classroom and every home." It retails for $15.95 and can be purchased at www.butterflyheartbooks.com, www.desertmuseum.org/books/, Barnes & Noble, or Antigone's.
Susan Dawson-Cook's new DVD, Personal Best Stretch: Move Better Than Ever, is out. Filmed at the La Hacienda Club at beautiful SaddleBrooke Ranch, Personal Best Stretch is designed to help every participant reach their movement potential. Daily stretching increases range-of-motion in muscles and joints, lengthens muscle tissue, releases toxins in tissues that cause pain and discomfort, and helps you feel more relaxed. This 45 minute program includes detailed explanations on safe execution, modifications, and applications for different activities.
For more information or to order, you can check out my website at www.susandawson-cook.com or view a short youtube clip from the program at youtube.com/watch?v=ZEYvsG-1IK4 "Thanks for taking a moment to read about my exciting news!"
Sandra Farris' book, Obituary Column, has been made into a movie called The Treasure Within.
"There is a link on my website, www.sandrafarris.com and facebook page where you can see the trailer—on my website, the link is under Obituary Column and is at the bottom of the page."
Lauren Grossman's Once in Every Generation is now available at the Kindle store (http://bit.ly/fVAPAO). "I made a decision to convert my book to Kindle format. Too many people asked me if it was available as an e-book. I caved. It seems there is no escaping the future."
Also, please take a moment and view the book trailer for Once in Every Generation, now available on Youtube.com. "Video trailers are fast becoming an essential part of book promotion. While this is all news to me, apparently millions of savvy internet readers (and I never claimed to be savvy), are using video book trailers as a way to find their next read. Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or however you can spread the word. I'd really appreciate it!"
(if for some reason this does not link, go to Youtube.com and type in the book title.)
Mabel Maglone Leo says "With more books being read on Kindles than from the bookstores, I decided to take the leap and join the crowd. My book, Because We Are Friends, is now available on your Kindle. This book includes my award-winning short stories, poems, memoirs, and articles.
In Dear Sweetheart, the first book of the Sailor Springs Series, Norma learned the truth from Charlie Doyle's wife about his mad obsession with her and left him writhing in agony on the bed of silk sheets. Now, in Deadly Choices, the second book of the series, Norma flees to her hometown, Sailor Springs. Charlie follows, discovering along the way a new thrill, watching death creep through a human body. His killing spree continues as he waits for his Norma Sue at the perfect burial place, Soft Pond.
Leo hopes to have the third book, Dark Secrets, ready for your Kindle in time for summer reading. Here's a hint of what's to come: Soft Pond held Charlie Doyle's victims deep in its bottomless mud. Draining the pond to recover the remains of his madness exposes a murder victim hidden for over fifty years. Norma Sue and the man who rescued her from certain death found themselves drawn into the mystery by the one person who knew the truth—the killer.
Her children's book, Yahoodywho, and America—The Italian Dream will also be available on Kindle
Susan Cummins Miller's fifth novel, Fracture, was just released from Texas Tech University Press. In it, geosleuth Frankie MacFarlane and Philo Dain track a stolen coin collection—and a murderer—from the sunbaked Tucson Basin to the fault-scarred hills of the San Francisco Peninsula. A longer synopsis and local signing announcements are posted on Susan's website: http://web.mac.com/scmiller46.
Geoffrey Notkin's documentary TV series on the Science Channel, Meteorite Men, has been picked up for a third season, "and we'll be filming over the summer, with new episodes airing late in the year."
And "I just published a new book, Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space, which focuses on my specialty of meteorite science. It includes a lot of photos and anecdotes from my TV show, and has been well received by my colleagues: http://meteoritehunters.tv"
Bonnie Prudden's Myotherapy: Bonnie Prudden's Complete Guide to Pain Free Living
has been reissued at $19.95. You can order through her website, bonnieprudden.com or from Amazon.com.
Sandra Lee Smith, writing her children's books as Sandy Wardman, sold two picture books, Percival the Naughty Prairie Dog and Hector the Gila Monster. They will be out this spring.