Steve Adelson's article, "Beginnings and Rejections: Interview With Screenwriter and Director Melissa Cushman Banczak," is featured in Tucson Filmmaker Magazine. It is part 1 of a 3 part article. You can read it at www.tucsonfilmmaker.com.
Mike Alvarez's book on writing and writers, Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Writers and one of his favorite children's stories, The House On Rosewood Drive have been accepted for publication by Red Willow Digital Press.
From Mike's book on writing and writers: "I wish I had read a book like this when I started writing. It would have saved me a lot of time and grief."
"When I wrote The House On Rosewood Drive, I fondly recalled the fantasy tales of Ray Bradbury, whose wonderful lyrical style inspired me from an early age. This story is my tribute to him."
Don Bueltmann recently finished his second book, a tribute to his little furry friend Little Muffin Golden Paws "or Mischief, her name in my book, A Little Mischief and a Lotta Love." A book about her written from her viewpoint portraying the events in her life from birth, adoption, first visit to the vet, the groomers, the kennel, moving to Arizona, and a few fictitious adventures. "Unfortunately shortly after completing the book my protagonist died."
"Oh well, back to the present. My book was edited by Tama White and is ready to go somewhere? Like my last book, The Gift, I'm going to self publish through my company Golden Tree Books. With one significant difference—instead of paying to have my book made print ready I'm trying to master Adobe InDesign (or at least tame it enough to turn out a professional-looking book)."
"I also attended Harvey's excellent class on Digital Publishing and I plan on selling both print and digital copies of the book."
Gail Gibbs' short story "The Hung Gun" was the First Place Winner in the Jim Martin Memorial Writing Contest held by the Arizona Mystery Writers. The award included a cash prize, and a special publication of winning stories in the Mystery Mania. Gibbs encourages all those interested in mystery writing to check out the Arizona Mystery Writers, and to watch for the next contest in the spring of 2012.
Keith Pyeatt's paranormal thriller Dark Knowledge is under contract to be re-published by Etopia Press (http://etopia-press.net). The ebook will be available this summer, with a print version to follow. The novel tells the story of a mentally challenged man named Wesley who discovers a beckoning world inside his mind. When he begins accepting knowledge from this world, dark instincts tag along, thrusting him into a frantic contest where he must fight to survive in two worlds while piecing together his mind and facing decisions that will affect all mankind. All Wesley's options require sacrifices, and his choices are never clear. In Dark Knowledge, good and evil intertwine. Taking one means accepting the other. Keith's website is http://keithpyeatt.com.
Denise Roessle is thrilled to announce that her memoir, Second-Chance Mother, has been accepted by Red Willow Digital Press. It will be released in the fall as both an e-book and trade paperback. Watch for more details in the next Write Word.
Craig Suter's The Inventor's War: 1933-1947; The Durable Ideas and Innovations of World War II outlines in some detail stories and little-known facts gleaned from more than four hundred and fifty bibliographic citations. The ballpoint pen, knobby farm tractor tires and Vitamin C have a common element—they were all influential in World War II. There are more than three hundred everyday civilian products and innovations that came from this war still in use today. Want to know how statistical analysis cut the losses of Allied aircrew? It's in there. Did you know Italy declared war on the United States partly because we proceeded to manufacture ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) without regard how it affected the Italian economy? Check out Chapter 5. Each of the twelve chapters highlights a different aspect of modern life: home, at work, transportation and recreation. This book was written for the teenage and beyond audience. It is not the typical "war" book. All the usual elements of the war genre have been abandoned in favor of an understanding of the long-range effects of the war on our present-day lives. 570 Pages, Index and Bibliography. Published by Ghost River Images and Krieg Books USA.
Lois Schwartz, who also writes as Lois Carroll, announced that Thorndike Press has just contracted her latest hard cover book from Avalon Books, A Case of Puppy Love, to publish in Large Print.
The book is available from Thorndike or Amazon. This was one of three books Lois has had published in print within the past year. You can read about them all at her website:
http://loiscarrollbooks.com will bring copies of her current books to the next meeting and wants you to know that she donates profits from any book you buy directly from her to a scholarship fund for women returning to college after events in their lives took them out.
Diane Wise has exciting news about her second book, The Fine Arts of Life. It was just named the 2011 Winner in the gift book category by the National Indie Excellence Awards. The NIEA panel of judges bestowed the same honor on her first book, The Dreamzappers, last year. Check out her website: www.drwisebooks.com.