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David Woodruff to Sign Books at Barnes & Noble - 5/20/2016
David Woodruff, author of From Dad, with Love: Everyday Wisdom for Young Adults, will be signing copies of his book at Barnes & Noble in Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, at 4 - 6 pm on June 4, 2016. Read the press release here.
Sharon R. Takerer Featured by Arizona Daily Star - 10/22/2015
CBS Miami’s Focus on South Florida interviewed author and adventurer Heidi Siefkas on October 18, 2015. Siefkas talked about her life story and her books, When All Balls Drop: The Upside to Losing Everything and With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective, as well as the upcoming South Florida Writing Retreat that she will be co-hosting. For more information, you can read the article here.
Heidi Siefkas Featured in O, The Oprah Magazine - 9/29/2015
Heidi Siefkas, author of When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything and With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective, talks about her life story in a feature in O, The Oprah Magazine’s October 2015 issue, Growth Potential on page 26.
Green Valley News on Doris Steffy at Book Fair - 9/29/2015
Author Doris Steffy was featured in an article in the Green Valley News that highlighted the La Posada book fair. In the article, Doris Steffy discussed her book, Mrs. Steffy: Our Mother the Mortician.
Jess Kapp in The Huffington Post - 9/27/2015
Author and mother Jess Kapp published an article on HuffPost Parents. She is a contributing author of Martinis and Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?
Carol Bates-Smith Presents at Genealogy Society - 9/26/2015
Carol Bates-Smith gave a presentation about her book-writing experience at the Green Valley Genealogy Society in Green Valley, AZ, on April 16. She is the author of Carol Lee’s Heritage: A Genealogical Account of Johnsons, Fothergills, Brandts, and Madsens.
Fernando Prol on Radio - 9/25/2015
Mathias B. Freese Wins Book Awards - 9/24/2015
I Truly Lament, written by Mathias B. Freese, was an honorable mention at both the Paris Book Festival and at the Amsterdam Book Festival. It was also a finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards, a winner in the Beverly Hills Book Awards, and a Bronze Medal Winner in the fiction-anthology category at the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest. Congratulations!
Heidi Siefkas Full-Page Feature - 9/19/2015
Heidi Siefkas, author of When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything and its sequel, With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective, was the full-page feature in the Lifestyle section of Kauai, Hawaii’s largest paper, The Garden Island. She is pictured below (center) with Wheatmark’s Grael Norton and Lori Leavitt.
Ava S. Butler’s Article Featured - 9/19/2015
The article “12 Things I Learned from My Husband’s Diagnosis” by Ava S. Butler, author of Mission Critical Meetings: 81 Practical Facilitation Techniques, appeared on the front page of major media sites, including FoxNews.com, syndicated through The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s website.
Shafiq Abdussabur Launches Radio Show - 9/18/2015
Congratulations to Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur, author of A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America, for launching his new radio show with the New Haven Independent, “Urban Talk Radio with Shafiq Abdussabur.” You can find out more information on www.boldminds.co.
Virginia Lieto on Radio - 9/18/2015
Congratulations to Virginia Lieto for securing her first radio interview on An Engaging Faith with Elizabeth Reardon on August 26 at 4 PM ET on Real Life Radio!
Book Festival Selects John Daniel’s Book - 9/17/2015
The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival selected John Daniels’s The Intern as part of a panel discussion for its November event.
Rick and Wendy Walleigh Featured - 9/16/2015
Rick and Wendy Walleigh, co-authors of From Silicon Valley to Swaziland: How One Couple Found Purpose and Adventure in an Encore Career, were recently interviewed or featured on SeeJaneDo.com, Encore.org, Big Blend Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
David Bulitt Touring the South - 9/15/2015
David Bulitt, author of the recently released novel, Card Game, was a guest of the Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, on July 16, 2015. After several appearances in the DC metropolitan area, including a local Barnes & Noble, Bulitt took Card Game south, where he was greeted by over 100 guests.
Mary Coley Wins Award - 9/12/2015
Mary Coley, author of Cobwebs: A Suspense Novel, was selected by the Kappa Delta Gamma International Society of Educators for the Creative Women of Oklahoma Award for Young Adult books.
In Memoriam: Judy Hampton - 9/11/2015
Judy Hampton passed away recently after a ten-month battle with cancer. Sheryl Giesbrecht, author of Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down broke the sad news to us about her long-time friend and mentor. Judy Hampton’s three books published by Wheatmark include Under the Circumstances: A Woman’s Guide to a Surrendered Heart; Ready? Set? Go! How Parents of Prodigals Can Get On with Their Lives, and When Your Plans Fall Through: God Changes Our Plans to Accomplish His Will. Sheryl shared, “Judy opened many doors for me as a speaker and author… I am thankful for Judy’s life and pray her legacy continues through her memories and mentoring many women through her life of encouragement. I miss her greatly.”
Angelia Griffin Publishes Articles - 9/11/2015
Angelia Griffin, author of The Crystal Keys: Champion of Destiny, had an article published on YourTango and an entry published in a collection called Mom Quilt. Another article of hers is also being published in Christian Voice, which will also include a full-page ad for her book.
This summer, author, teacher, and mother Jess Kapp had two of her short stories featured in anthologies Martinis and Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe, and WTF? and Baby Shoes: A Flash Fiction Anthology. You can find out more on her website jesskapp.com .
On June 13, 2015, Will Edwinson, author of Shadow Revolution, was featured in an Idaho State Journal article by Richard Larsen. Larsen called Edwinson’s political-fiction book, “a story of reflection as well as possible inspiration for the future”. For more information about Edwinson and his other books, check out his website here.
Duke Southard novel, A Favor Returned, was named one of five finalists in the general fiction category of the National 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His novel has been selected as a finalist in large competitions prior to this one as well. For more information about Duke, his work, and works in progress, visit his website.
Helena Schrader Receives B.R.A.G. Medallion - 6/1/2015
On May 6, 2015, Fernando Prol will have the privilege of being a guest on the Bill Buckmaster show featured on KVOI. Author of Sugar and Dirt, Fernando will spend his time discussing his recent publication and the inspiration behind the story.
To listen in on the interview, tune in around 12:30pm on AM 1030 or live stream the show here.
Janna Beatty and Sharon White, authors of Quintessential Style, were delighted to share their recent review featured in the Kirkus Reviews Magazine. The review praises the personalized approach and relatability to everyday women, and even calls the book a “slim, to-the-point style manual [that] helps readers become their own best image consultants.”
For more information about Janna and Sharon and their insight into fashion and style, check out their website here.
David Bulitt, newly published author of the book, Card Game, was featured by the Gazette.Net on April 8, 2015. After practicing as a Divorce Lawyer for over 25 years, David finally had the opportunity to complete his story.
Card Game brings to life an era of prank phone calls and fake IDs, unsupervised boys’ nights out, and moments of head-shaking depravity, even as it tells the story of what happens when these boys grow up. A funny, poignant, and at times painful meditation on death, lifelong friendships, and honesty, Card Game is as irreverent as it is heartfelt.
Sharon Rezac Andersen visits Cynthia Riggs - 4/20/2015
Sharon Rezac Andersen recently had the pleasure of visiting with Cynthia Riggs, bestselling author of eleven Martha’s Vineyard murder mysteries. Andersen, Riggs, and Riggs’ husband, Dr. Howard Rattebery, discussed Andersen’s book, The Burden of Knowing: A Journey, a Friendship, and the Power of Truth in Nicaragua. Dr. Rattebery later wrote, “The feel of the cover, the softness, the goodness it imparts, and the beautiful and meaningful illustration of the dove, a sign of peace, together with the title, The Burden of Knowing, was an incentive to open the book and find out what it is about.”
Below are Sharon Rezac Andersen with Cynthia Riggs (right).
Gina Murphy-Darling in Natural Awakenings - 4/20/2015
Gina Murphy-Darling (a.k.a. Mrs. Green) was featured on the front cover of the April 2015 issue of Natural Awakenings, in celebration of the launch of her first book, Your Mother Called (Mother Earth) …You’d Better Call Her Back!. Mrs. Green is also the host of the radio program Mrs. Green’s World.
Mary Gibson on the Ed McElroy Show - 4/20/2015
Mary E. Matury Gibson, author of Remembering Strawberry Fields: A Memoir, was a guest on Comcast TV’s The Ed McElroy Show on February 1, 2015. She was also featured recently on The Regional News in the article “Palos Heights woman’s memoir is colorful, powerful.”
Mathias Freese was recently awarded the top honor in the Short Story Category in the 3rd Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards for his book, I Truly lament: Working Through the Holocaust. Judges stated that Mathias’ book embodied the excellence that the award was created to celebrate.
For more information about Mathias and his work, check out his website here . If you would like to purchase the award winning book, I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust, it is now available for purchase online.
Congratulations to Jess Kapp on her first published feature on the Huffington Post Parenting blog. Jess has been pursuing several opportunities to write, and finally saw the fruit of her efforts when she was recently asked to participate as a frequent HuffPost contributor. We are looking forward to seeing more of her work in the near future!
To read Jess’ article, click here.
Writers Lunch a Great Success - 4/3/2015
Last month’s Writers Lunch, an occasional gathering of adult writers, was a great success! Various local authors enjoyed 90 minutes of each other’s company, good food at Fronimo’s, and a rich exchange of marketing ideas, materials and resources from Robin Peel of Robin Peel Marketing and Public Relations.
If you missed the last Writers Lunch, then feel free to join in at the next Writers Read on June 2. The meeting will be held at at 5 Points Market & Restaurant from 6:30-8:00 . If you are interested in reading a piece at the meeting, feel free to contact Ethel Lee-Miller.
KTAR Radio Interview Featuring the late Will Higginbotham’s Book, “Chaos of War, Balance of Life” - 4/3/2015
Mother, Terri Kennedy, had the honor of representing her late son, Will Higginbotham, and his published personal thoughts in an interview with KTAR radio on March 13. All proceeds made from the Arizona soldier’s journal, Chaos of War, Balance of Life: A Soldier’s Journal from Afghanistan, are benefitting Open Hands Outreach of Coolidge, a charity that helps soldiers returning from overseas.
To read more about the interview, check out the website here.
Randy Barth’s newest publication, THINK Together: How You Can Play a Role in Improving Education in America, was recently featured in a Huffington Post article detailing the work Barth’s nonprofit, THINK Together, has been doing to improve the current education system. To read more about the book as well as the THINK Together program, check out the article here.
Author and adventurer, Heidi Siefkas, was recently featured by her alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in their On Wisconsin Magazine. Headlining the spring 2015 bookshelf, Siefkas’ book, When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything, was noted as a must read for those looking for both entertainment and inspiration.
For more information about Heidi and her book, check out her website here.
Helena Schrader recently announced that both of her publications, Knight of Jerusalem and St. Louis’ Knight, are finalists for the 2014 Chaucer Award in the Historical Fiction category. This is not only extremely exciting news, but a wonderful validation of her decades long work toward writing excellence.
This will be the third award for Helena’s book, St. Louis’ Knight, which just recently earned the bronze in both the Historical Fiction and Spiritual/Religious Fiction categories in the Feathered Quill Book Awards.
For more information about Helena and her work, check out her website here.
On March 8, 2015, the Arizona Daily Star included a two page article featuring Gina Murphy-Darling and her new book, Your Mother Called (Mother Earth) ... You’d Better Call Her Back!. The article highlights “Mrs. Green” and her multifaceted platform that is helping to draw attention to a very important topic. To read the article, visit the Arizona Daily Star website here. For more information about Gina Murphy-Darling, her book, or her podcast, visit her website www.mrsgreensworld.com.
Mrs. Green (Gina Murphy-Darling), author of Your Mother Called (Mother Earth)…You’d better call her back!, appeared on AZTV’s Morning Scramble on February 17, 2015. To watch the full segment, visit Mrs. Green’s YouTube Channel here.
Over eighty-five people attended a wine and cheese event on Sunday, March 1 to celebrate the release of Duke Southard’s fourth Wheatmark book, Live Free or Die. The event took place at the Arizona Family Restaurant in Green Valley, Arizona. In addition to his newest release, Duke has the authored four other books, which were all made available at the party. Live Free or Die is currently available for purchase.
The second Writers Read event at BREWD on Feb. 12, was another standing room only and great reading event! The event featured authors Ethel Lee-Miller, Deborah Knox, Penelope Starr, Bill Black, Cynthia Lang, Karen Call, Jess Kapp, and Christine Gross, who provided a variety of entertainment and hilarious readings. If you missed this event, the next Writers Read is scheduled for Monday, March 9, from 12:00-1:30 PM at Fronimo’s located on 3242 E Speedway. To RSVP, please contact Ethel Lee-Miller by email.
This month, the meeting will kick off with a brief presentation by Robin Peel, who will discuss marketing and public relations for writers. All adult writers are welcome.
Renate A. Schulz, Ph.D., was recently interviewed as a part of the Arizona Spotlight Series featured by the Tucson NPR affiliate, 89.1 FM. Schulz, author of Life in Alien Territory: Memories of Peace Corps Service in Mali, shares about the life changing experiences she had a result of her time serving overseas. To check out the article and listen to the full interview, visit the website here.
Jacquelyn Stiles Kirkis, author of Sammy Goes to Beirut and The Man who put the Lights along Route 66: Memories of James Harland Stiles, will be published in the The Stiles Family Reunion, the oldest family reunion in the United States that publishes a biannual newsletter for over 100,000 members. The April, 2015 newsletter, will cite notes concerning a New Mexico member, whose contribution to the art of sign work in advertising is highlighted in Dr. Kirkis’ book, The Man who put the Lights along Route 66: Memories of James Harland Stiles.
E. Reid Gilbert introduces his latest book - 2/16/2015
E. Reid Gilbert introduced his latest book, The Twelve Houses of my Childhood, at the Splendido Rancho Vistoso on February 9. The presentation titled, To Tell a Tale or Two, also included readings from his previous books and tales yet to be published. The houses, ranging from a tobacco pack house to an old plantation house in eastern Virginia, provided settings for various experiences and dreams, including his fantasy of being kidnapped by the gypsies and being “carried way off yonder.” The forty attendees enthusiastically related to the stories of the depression years in the thirties and the war years in the forties.
Be Your Own Salmon: An Allegory with 25 Lessons for Swimming Upstream in the Wild River of Life, was recently included among several other top western titles meant to inspire and uplift. The book was hailed for its inspiration guiding words. To read more about Tom’s work and other titles, click here.
David Jacobs’ first publication, Just Watch Me, was recently featured by the Northern Arizona University Jack Central publication. The book received a raving review for its unique take on the superhero trend and intriguing storyline. To read more about Just Watch Me, check out the review here.
Helena Schrader’s novel, St. Louis’ Knight, was recently awarded two literary prizes in the Feathered Quill Book Awards for 2015. Placing third in both the Historical Fiction and Religious/Spiritual categories this year, Helena is starting her literary year out strong! For more information about Helena, visit her website here.
Heidi Siefkas, author of When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything, landed a TV spot after a month of promoting, book signings, and events from Miami and Wisconsin to Italy and Boston. She was interviewed by Eliott Rodriguez on CBS 4’s “Focus on South Florida.” She was also recently featured on the radio by Empower Radio’s Teri Williams and WBZ 1030′s Jordan Rich in Boston, Massachusetts.
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur, author of A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America, published an article in the Huffington Post called “Diffusing Racial Dynamite,” just ahead of the recent Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury ruling.
Will Edwinson Featured on “On the Bookshelf.” - 1/27/2015
Will Edwinson, author of Buddy… His Trials and Treasures and the newly published LouIsa: Iron Dove of the Frontier, was on Andy Greeley’s radio show, “On the Bookshelf,” on November 29, on KVOI AM 1030 Tucson, AZ. Earlier guests have included fellow Wheatmark author Fernando Prol, author of Sugar and Dirt: Memoirs of a Tortoise, Duke Southard, author of three books including Agent for Justice, as well as Wheatmark’s Grael Norton, Mindy Burnett, Sam Henrie, and Atilla Vékony.
Stan Crader, author of The Colby Series comprising The Bridge, Paperboy, and The Longest Year, has taken out full-page ads in several publications, including WORLD magazine. All of his books’ proceeds benefit Resurrecting Lives, an organization supporting the treatment and education of traumatic brain injury.
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