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Children’s Bookwatch Recommends “The Bridge” - 11/15/2011
Midwest Book Review’s Children’s Bookwatch has reviewed Stan Crader’s novel The Bridge, calling it “a fine pick with plenty to consider, highly recommended.”
The November-December, 2011, issue of Michigan Gardener published a great review of Houseplants Are Houseguests: Tips for Indoor Garden Success by Anne Moore.
Hamptons Online Features “You Never Know” - 11/8/2011
The Hamptons Online (Southampton, NY) featured Lilian Duval and her book, You Never Know. The reviewer called the book’s characters “sincere and likeable with an inner strength that surfaces in times of struggle. Through her characters, Duval cleverly introduces moral values in a winning and inspiring way without coming across as boring or sermonizing.”
Author’s Essay Published in Mensa Bulletin - 11/7/2011
The international magazine Mensa Bulletin has published an essay from Mathias B. Freese’s latest book, This Möbius Strip of Ifs (currently undergoing publication) in its November/December 2011 issue. The title of the essay is “To Ms. Foley, With Gratitude.”
NPR Interview with Gregory A. Fournier - 11/5/2011
NPR-affiliate WDET-101.9 FM, Detroit, MI, aired an interview with Gregory A. Fournier, author of Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel on The Craig Fahle Show.
Multicultural Novel a Finalist - 11/3/2011
Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel by Gregory A. Fournier has been named an award-winning finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
James Vasquez Reviewed in ForeWord - 10/31/2011
James Vasquez, Ph.D., author of the poetry collections Women of the Bible and Men Who Knew Jesus Well, received a review in ForeWord Clarion Review.
Silver City Sun-News Honors Local Finalist - 9/20/2011
The Silver City (New Mexico) Sun-News announced the finalist status of It’s Only Raven Laughing: Fifty Years in the Southwest—A Book of Narrative Poems by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado in the poetry category in the prestigious 2011 WILLA Literary Awards.
Laurel Leader-Call Features College Dean’s Book - 9/13/2011
The Laurel Leader-Call published an article about the publication of The Man I Never Knew: How Leadership Can Be Developed by Faith, Family, and Friends by Dr. Samuel Jones, dean of student affairs at Jones County Junior College.
The Midwest Book Review’s Wisconsin Bookwatch featured SR Staley’s young adult novel, A Warrior’s Soul, calling it “highly recommended.”
Poetry Volume a Finalist - 9/6/2011
It’s Only Raven Laughing: Fifty Years in the Southwest—A Book of Narrative Poems by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado was the finalist in the poetry category in the prestigious 2011 WILLA Literary Awards.
The Reindeer Keeper Receives Award - 8/26/2011
The Reindeer Keeper by Barbara Briggs Ward was named a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient in Adult Fiction.
Author Appears on Show “Deadliest Warrior” - 8/10/2011
Lt. Col. John Lock (ret), author of Rangers in Combat: A Legacy of Valor, appeared on Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior show in the episode “U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Forces” at 10 PM on August 3, 2011.
The Arizona Daily Star featured Once in Every Generation by Lauren B. Grossman in its Southern Arizona Authors section.
Senior Beacon Announces Author’s Ebook - 8/4/2011
The Senior Beacon (Colorado) has announced the digital edition of movie critic Betty Jo Tucker’s Confessions of a Movie Addict on the first page of its August 2011 issue.
Tucker’s book, original published by Wheatmark in 2001, was released on Amazon’s Kindle store on August 2 and immediately shot up to #2 in the Movie Guides & Reviews category, beaten out only by Roger Ebert’s bestselling Your Movie Sucks.
Col. Ralph Puckett, U.S. Army Retired, author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, gave speech at the Infantry Officer Candidate Run on August 4, 2011. Officer candidates who have selected Infantry as their branch do a “Spirit Run” one week before graduation. When they stopped at the Ranger Memorial, Col. Puckett gave a short speech that stressed the importance of their responsibilities as Infantry Lieutenants and advised them to volunteer for Ranger School to give themselves an edge on a battlefield. After the run, he joined them for breakfast and presented each a signed copy of his book Words for Warriors.
The day before, on August 3, Col. Puckett was the guest speaker at a Kiwanis Club event on the topic “Service Is the Rent We Pay for Our Space on Earth.” Col. Puckett was introduced by a member of the club who also praised his book, stressing that although the book was written from a military perspective, the material contained was appropriate and beneficial for a leader in any field.
The Journal of Singing, the official journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, treated Betty Jeane Chipman, Joseph Hoffman, and Sara Thomas’s book Singing with Mind, Body, and Soul: A Practical Guide for Singers and Teachers of Singing to a two-page review, calling it “a comprehensible and concise guide to singing.” Journal of Singing 67:5, pp. 629-30.
Arizona Daily Sun Features Gene Munger - 8/1/2011
The Arizona Daily Sun published a first-page article about Gene Munger and his book The Elegant Mentor, in its Sunday section on July 31, 2011.
The Compendium Reviews Guide to Healthy Living - 7/22/2011
The Compendium Newsletter published a review of Mark R. Sneller’s Greener Cleaner Indoor Air: A Guide to Healthy Living in its latest publication (Vol. 39, No. 3, p.17.)
Forbes Features Denice Kronau and Her Book - 7/22/2011
Forbes.com featured Denice Kronau and her book, Falling in Love with Work: A Practical Guide to Igniting Your Passion for Your Career, in an article called “Reigniting Your Passion for Work.”
Joanne Deck on Cable TV - 7/20/2011
Joanne M. Deck, author of Worth Waiting For: Sane Sex for Singles, was the featured author in Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act on cable channel 24 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Col. Ralph Puckett Continues Leadership Circuit - 7/19/2011
Colonel Ralph Puckett, U.S. Army Retired, author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, led a two-hour discussion with approximately 150 captains enrolled in the Maneuver Captains Career Course (MCCC) at Ft. Benning, GA. Words for Warriors is a cited reference for the class.
Col. Puckett presented a copy of the book to the recipient of the Colonel Ralph Puckett Leadership Award at the MCCC graduation 6/16/11. The Colonel Ralph Puckett Leadership Award contest is conducted annually to select the outstanding Junior Officer Leader in the 75th Ranger Regiment. The contest extends over three days and nights and consists of several different physical fitness tests, weapons firing, military skills, essay preparation, and appearance before a board of officers and senior noncommissioned officers. The officer who compiles the highest total score is the winner. The contestants do not know the winner until his name is announced at ceremony conducted at the Ranger Memorial. Prizes include an M-16 Rifle, mounted fighting knife, gift certificates from local merchants, and other items. The winner of the award is considered by the Regiment as the entry in the Army-wide MacArthur Award competition. The Officer Leadership Award contest is conducted at the same time as the competition for the Regiment’s Soldier and the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. The Regimental and Battalion level winners of both the contests receive a copy of Words for Warriors.
Erik and Judy Martin co-authored the book Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child, the story of Judy’s journey to find her birth parents. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent featured them and the book in the article “Woman writes a book about search for her birth parents.”
Booksigning at National Junior Golf Tour - 7/14/2011
Patrice Fiest, author of On In Two: One Mother’s Quest for the “I Survived Junior Golf” T-shirt, was asked to do a book signing by the National Junior Golf Tour at Myrtle Beach National Golf Course.
Dayton Daily News Features SR Staley - 7/13/2011
The Dayton Daily News featured SR Staley and his book, A Warrior’s Soul, in the article “Bellbrook author shows the strength of martial arts in dealing with bullies.” (July 7-13, 2011)
The Detroit News Announces Author’s Book Signing - 7/12/2011
The Detroit News announced an upcoming book signing tour by author Gregory Fournier for his book Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel. Read the announcement.
Author’s Novel Receives Positive Review - 7/8/2011
The Midwest Book Review has given a favorable review to Lilian Duval’s You Never Know, calling it a “solid novel of money and how much value it has in our lives.”
Today Fox released on DVD and Blue-ray the feature film N-Secure, directed by David M. Matthews, author of Every Man Sees You Naked. The film debuted in theaters last fall, and will be available to rent through Netflix and Red Box later in July 2012.
Hyrum Smith’s Novel Reviewed in Roundup Magazine - 6/14/2011
Roundup Magazine, published by the Western Writers Association, has recently published a positive review of Eli Hawkins: Last Survivor of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, a novel by Hyrum M. Smith. (Roundup, June 2011.)
Wheatmark Author Wins National Book Award - 6/1/2011
Her Mother’s Diary by David Curry Kahn won the Young Adult Fiction category of The National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2011. The complete list of winners can be found here.
A South Korean publishing house purchased the South Korean e-book publishing and translation rights to Dr. Mark Sneller’s Greener Cleaner Indoor Air: A Guide to Healthier Living.
Col. Ralph Puckett on Leadership Circuit - 6/1/2011
Colonel Ralph Puckett, U.S. Army Retired, author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, published an article on leadership called “Politics, Statesmanship and Economics 101,” in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, 3/06/11.
Using chapters from his book he also led a one-hour “Leaders Professional Development” discussion with the commanders and senior noncommissioned officers of the 192 Infantry Brigade at Ft. Benning, GA, on May 17. The purpose of the discussion was to improve the capabilities of the drill sergeants.
Colonel Puckett also used two chapters from his book in his graduation address to 88 new second lieutenants on May 26, 2011. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of family members, and was followed by a successful book signing.
He was also the principal speaker at a local church on Memorial Day. The purpose for his presentation and the entire program was to honor those who have given their lives in the defense of our country and include the veterans and those who are still serving.
Paul Von Ward on Coast to Coast Radio - 5/23/2011
Paul Von Ward, author of The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation, was a guest on George Knapp’s show on Coast to Coast Radio on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
Angels in the Darkness by Lisa Farringer Parker was the main topic of the The Arizona Republic‘s Viewpoints section on Mothers Day. Read the article here.
Grael Norton Presents “The New Golden Age for Authors” at the Society of Southwestern Authors - 4/15/2011
Grael Norton of the Authors Academy and Wheatmark, Inc., will present on “The New Golden Age for Authors” at the upcoming Society of Southwestern Authors forum. The event will be held at 10 am to 1 pm on April 17, 2011, at Four Points Sheraton, Tucson, Arizona.
ABC-Affiliate Features Nadine M. Rosin - 4/6/2011
Tucson’s ABC-affiliate KGUN9 featured Wheatmark author Nadine M. Rosin and her book, The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood, on The Morning Blend show on April 6, 2011.
AZ Daily Star Mentions Two Books - 4/4/2011
The Sunday, April 3, edition of The Arizona Daily Star mentioned two Wheatmark books in its Southern Arizona Authors column: Mrs. Steffy: Our Mother, the Mortician by Doris C. Steffy and Courageous Women: Thirty-Two Short Stories by Connie Solano.
Author Couple Featured in Multiple Newspapers - 3/30/2011
Richard and Sandra Mackey, authors of the children’s book Santa’s Best Friend Rovan, were featured in the following publications: “Merrimack couple find success on tricky path to becoming published authors,” The Journal, Merrimack, NH (9/17/09), “Local couple writes Christmas book, North Port Our Town (10/18/09)
The Chicago Tribune Qutoes John McKee - 3/28/2011
The Chicago Tribune quoted John M. McKee, author of 21 Ways Women in Management Shoot Themselves in the Foot, in the article “Keep your career on track.”
Col. Ralph Puckett in Army Magazine - 3/21/2011
Col. Ralph Puckett’s (Ret.) book Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, was featured in an Army magazine article called “One Achievable Step for Army Leader Development.” (Army, February 2011, pp. 49-52.)
Col. Ralph Puckett in The Infantry Bugler - 3/21/2011
Col. Ralph Puckett (Ret.), author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, published an article the Infantry Bugler called “The Korean War: Why and How?” (Infantry Bugler, Winter 2010, pp. 8-10.)
The Hampton Union Announces Anne Moore’s Book - 3/11/2011
The Hampton Union (NH) announced the publication of Anne Moore’s Houseplants are Houseguests: Tips for Indoor Garden Success.
Letters from Palestine Featured on PressTV - 3/7/2011
The book Letters from Palestine: Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence, edited by Kenneth Ring, PhD, and Ghassan Abdullah, was the focal point of PressTV’s Epilogue program on Feb. 21, 2011. Watch the program here.
Author’s Article Published in India Abroad - 3/4/2011
Achamma Chandersekaran, author of Daughters of Kerala, has published in an article called “The freedom to be and the opportunity to become” in India Abroad (March 4, 2011).
The Journal of Arizona History has reviewed Stage-Struck Settlers in the Sun-Kissed Land: The Amateur Theatre in Territorial Prescott, 1868–1903, by Thomas P. Collins. (The Journal of Arizona History 50:2, Summer 2009)
The Arizona Republic published an article about Terry Gillett and Graham Tubbs, featuring their soon-to-be-published book Harvesting the BlackBerry: An Insider’s Perspective.
Keryl Pesce in the Hudson Valley Times - 2/21/2011
Keryl Pesce and her book, Happy Bitch: The Girlfriend’s Straight-up Guide to Losing the Baggage and Finding the Fun, Fabulous You Inside, was featured in the Hudson Valley Times.
Michael B. Druxman on Austin360.com - 2/17/2011
Michael B. Druxman, author of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker was featured on Austin360.com in the article “Hollywood veteran Michael B. Druxman winds up adjusting to South Austin.”
Mitt Winstead Featured - 2/14/2011
Mitt Winstead and his book Evil in the Mirror: A Murder Mystery were featured on the front page of The Bugle (Camp Verde, AZ).
Book on Shakespeare Reviewed - 1/13/2011
The Book of “Twelfth Night, or What You Will”: Musings on Shakespeare’s Most Wonderful Play by Wayne Myers has received a positive review on The Shakespeare Geek blog.
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