Jan Cleere is delighted to report that her latest book, Levi's & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History, has just been released by Rio Nuevo Publishers.
"The publisher did a marvelous job with the layout and photos. Levi's & Lace tells the stories of over 35 women from the mid 1800s to mid 1900s who had an impact on the development of the state." The publisher also included a listing of the women from the book who have been honored by induction into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame and Prescott's Sharlot Hall Territorial Memorial Rose Garden. They also added an Arizona Timeline and references for each chapter. Lots of good stuff! It is available at Amazon.com.
Lauren Grossman made the decision to convert her book, Once in Every Generation, 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 futureÃas it is here now."
Once in Every Generation is now available at Amazon.com's Kindle store. (Sorry, other formats will have to wait.) Please feel free to add your reviews to the Amazon site. "Thanks to everyone who has already ordered the novel."
Toby Fesler Heathcotte's books win epic prizes: the top prize in metaphysical fiction went to The Comet's Return, at the EPIC banquet held in Williamsburg, VA on March 12, 2011. The yearly awards presented by The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition celebrate e-books in all categories (epicauthors.com). Another Heathcotte book, Out of the Psychic Closet, earned a finalist award in nonfiction.
The Comet's Return tells the stories of six souls who reincarnate after building centuries of karmic connections. In 2061 Arizona, Angela dreams of people she should recognize and events she should remember. With her career and her sanity in jeopardy, she goes to the trunk opening for Halley's Comet and finds her love. Remembering their previous lifetime opens Angela to the great knowledge. Kegan yet walks the world, intent on ending the blood feud from Celtic times. The book is the fifth part of the Alma Chronicles.
Out of the Psychic Closet: The Quest to Trust My True Nature is a self-help handbook in two parts that will show the reader how to step out of the psychic closet, to rise above anxiety and distrust, and to incorporate psychic abilities into a more honest model of personal reality. The first part narrates the author's psychic experiences. The second part details scientific research, historical background, and previously unpublished anecdotes of the paranormal. The second part also includes print and web resources.
Both The Comet's Return and Out of the Psychic Closet are available for sale in multiple e-book formats as well as in paperback on Amazon.com. Look for further information on the author's website (tobyheathcotte.com)
Hughlett L. Morris' Old Men's Tales, was recently published by Wheatmark.
Twenty-five men at a certain age and place tell a story to an unseen listener. The story may be factual, imagined, embroidered, or exaggerated. In any case, it tells something about the man and his life. His story deserves our attention, as does he. Available in print and in Amazon.com's Kindle.
Sharon Poppen's latest novel, Abby-Finding More Than Gold, is now available on Kindle. The cover looks great and truly depicts Tommy and Abby, the hero and heroine of the story. Check it out on Amazon.com.
"Now, a little advice/help, please. Anyone know of a blog or forum where I can 'brag' about this delightful novel? It is set in the time of the Yukon Gold Rush and follows a headstrong Irish girl as she makes her way from the tenements of turn-of-the-century Chicago to the white, wilderness of the Yukon gold rush."
"I want to thank the SSA for all the informative workshops offered during their yearly conferences that helped me hone my writing skills. A special thank you to Jane Candia Coleman who read the first chapter a few years back and gave me encouragement that it was a marketable story."
D.R. Ransdell just had a story published in Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul. In an essay titled "Betwitched by Baby T" she explains how her mother went so ga-ga over her first grandchild that her own daughters couldn't recognize her.
Harvey Stanbrough has released Six Years in May: Thirteen Stories from a Very Odd Mind.
These tales range from the almost normal to the fantastic, from the tragic to the comedic, from dark tale to fairytale. You'll encounter a mind cleaner who enters the mind of an angel, a rodeo cowboy who's beleaguered repeatedly by a black Angus bull in the arena and a raven-haired woman in his dreams. You'll witness what happens when the only woman Giacomo Casanova has truly loved down through the ages finds a way to bring him back to life, and you'll trudge through Death Valley with a hiker who encounters, and questions, God face to face.
You'll accompany a writer as he makes his way by pickup truck over rough terrain through a nuclear holocaust, narrowly avoids plummeting into a canyon and fears he's about to be eaten by wolves, and you'll watch a storm chaser in Oklahoma remember who he really is and become an integral part of a unique electrical storm being steered by aliens.
You'll share the frustrations of a rural boy who, after being forced into manhood by the death of his father, watches helplessly as his future is washed away in a flash flood, and you'll learn the ground rules about frightening little things we all know deep inside but don't generally admit to noticing at all. You'll consider the morality of euthanasia and how you might one day pay the oldest debt. You'll watch a boy who loves to crush bugs get his comeuppance (or does he?), and you'll accompany a Cajun man on a single-minded mission into the backwoods of Louisiana in a deep, humid night. (Why's he carrying that rolled-up carpet over his shoulder?) Finally you'll witness hell on earth in the title story, "Six Years in May," and then relive the story of Little Red Riding Hood with a new, improved Red who believes in magic and herself.
"I sincerely hope you will enjoy these stories. If you do, please consider coming back to where you purchased this book to write a brief review. As an added bonus, interspersed among these tales in the style of Papa Hemingway, is an extra story marked in Parts and not indicated in the table of contents. It is at once a story, a recollection, a history and a confession. It is truth and fiction, reality and fantasy. I'll let you choose which is which."
You can get the collection at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.
Ben F. Williams, Jr's latest book, Pancho Villa, A Lifetime of Vengeance, is now available on Amazon.com's Kindle.