Yup, I’ve been working really hard trying to get as caught up as possible before we go on our cruise. I haven’t been posting to my blog as often as I should. My apologies to regular readers. But how about me posting some good news blurbs?
I’ve been missing in action
Amy Alessio’s “A Year of Programs for Teens2” due out from the American Library Association as is Mind Bending Mysteries and Thrillers for teens – has been set back but now final corrections being done – Her book “High Ground” is in the editing phase at 4RV Press.
Max Elliot Anderson has a three book “Sam Cooper Adventure Series” at Port Yonder Press and the first book “Lost Island Smugglers” is out. “Capt Jack’s Treasure” is in production and “River Rampage” is coming. Lost Island Smugglers” is also in production as an audiobook. At Comfort Publishing “Barney and the Runaway” is out and a contract for “When the Lights Go Out” scheduled Aug 1 release. In addition he has an 8 book contract to reprint his “Tweener Series” at Comfort and the first title “Northwoods Poachers” is coming soon. He is expected to have six books available at CBA and Comfort has released a new and very aggressive marketing campaign for him.
Tim Austin signed with Kristy at Comfort on “Exasperated Woman” for 2011 release – book is in production
Richard Brown’s “Trusting God with the Rest of your Life” coming out soon from Crossover Press
Roger Bruner’s “Found in Translation” Came out January 2011 and “Lost in Dreams” July 2011 from Barbour They are considering further books in the series.
Raquel Byrnes has a 3 book deal with White Rose Books imprint of Pelican Ventures. Bk 1 is “Purple Knot” followed by“Ruby Dawn” and then “Bayou Blue.” A book trailer is up at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91he6TFg1VU
Tammy Barley’s first Trilogy Love’s Rescue, Hope’s Promise and book three Faith’s Reward at Whitaker House is doing very well. All three books sold out the first printing inside of a month – they are really interested in her new trilogy and insisted on getting the first look at the proposal for it.
Bonnie Calhoun has signed her Abingdon contract for “Cooking the Books” and has a movie rights agent doing a full read on it. If he is interested in repping it we would co-agent with him.
Jim Callan full read at Comfort Publishing on his “”Cleansed by Fire” – considering for tentative slot.
Tim Champlin has signed a contract for a western The Secret of Lodestar from Berkley Publishing slated for March 2012, and has published two books with Pill Hill Press, Annie and the Ripper, and Tom Sawyer and the Ghosts of Summer plus he has contracted to write a six short story series for Echelon Press, and just received the cover on the first installment, Sounding the Reef.
Jim Dyet has signed a contract with Circle Books on his golf devotional book “Straight Down the Middle”
Sherri Gallagher’s “Turn” Contract signed with Comfort- releases in Fall 2011
Graham Garrison’s second book with Kregel “Prodigal Father” in production, slated to come out between Nov-Feb. The first book “Hero Tribute” is out.
Deb Harper signed for a series of six serial short stories to Echelon Press
Steven Hutson’s “Clarity” coming out from Crossover Press
Jean and Mary James’ “Sparrow on the Rooftop” in editing phase at 4RV Press.
Kevin Parsons – signed a deal with Judi Moreo (before our contract) for a story in her anthology, ‘Pursuing Your Life Passions.‘
Carolyn Huebner Rankin’s second book “Falling Through Ice” (written with Ronnie Hoesli) is out now from Crossover Press. Book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10dNcQ-f-8s
Claire Sanders has signed a contract with Barbour for a novella Equally Yoked/A Quaker Christmas to go into a compilation book of several novellas and another New Garden’s Inspiration in the Quakers of New Garden collection.
Frank Roderus, RAFE published by ThreeSixteen Press is now available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
Tim Shoemaker signed contract from Zondervan on his book “Code of Silence”
Paul S. Sturm signed contract with Brighton Publishing on his book “Whispers of the Dead”
Jennifer Hudson Taylor’s book “Highland Blessings” is out and selling well. The followup to this book from Abingdon is her novel “HIGHLAND SANCTUARY”. But that isn’t all. She has signed a contract for “NEW GARDEN’S HOPE”, a novella that is part of a four-novella collection entitled “The Quakers of New Garden,” to Barbour Publications for publication in February 2012. Her Novella “HEARTS INHERITANCE” has been accepted as part of the four-novella collection titled “Highland Crossings” by Barbour Publications. Still more? Her novels “FORBIDDEN CONQUEST”, “THE WAR WOMAN”, and “IMPERFECT PIECES” (MacGreagor Quest Series), are set in Scotland then showing the migration to America, Sold to Abingdon Press for publication in 2013 and 2014. Jennifer Hudson Taylor’s “Flaming Rose” still under consideration by Susan Downs at Summerside – Her “Love Finds You in Charleston” going at committee level at Summerside
Barbara Warren’s book “Murder at the Painted Lady” soon to release from Avalon
Bobby Weaver’s “If It Weren’t For Us Christians – There’d Be More Christians” released by Crossover Press and is IN TOP TEN on Amazon’s humor Christian list
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