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Merilee A. Kern’s book, Making Healthy Choices: A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids, was featured in the March 24, 2014 edition of the National Examiner as a free giveaway.
Belo Miguel Cipriani, author of Blind: A Memoir, is a spokesman for the organization Guide Dogs for the Blind. He was recently featured in their six-minute documentary, “Harnessing the Power of Partnership”.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is the largest guide dog school in the United States.
Linda McNamara, co-author of If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses, was recently appointed to the Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options (APDTO) for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Linda is a registered nurse, healthcare consultant, and co-founder of The Ugly Dress, LLC, an organization to advance awareness and understanding of lupus and other autoimmune disorders. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. More information is available atwww.pcori.org.
Author Steve Isham Develops Special Ed App - 3/14/2014
Steven R. Isham, author of Child and Family Advocacy: The Complete Guide to Child Advocacy and Education for Parents, Teachers, Advocates, and Social Workers, recently developed an app for Android and Apple mobile devices, SpEd Terms, which provides definitions for more than 700 special education terms and acronyms.
The event was published in the magazine Raising Arizona Kids, “App defines special education terms,” March 12, 2014.
Wheatmark Author in Exclusive Catalog - 3/13/2014
The Pavlovas of Butterbrooke Breeze: A Most Curious Correspondence by Adderly Harp, has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Bas Bleu Catalog, Spring 2014 20th-Anniversary edition. Members of the Bas Bleu Society will be receiving their catalogs in the mail this month. For more information about Bas Bleu visit http://www.basbleu.com .
Ethel Lee-Miller’s Book Launch - 3/3/2014
Ethel Lee-Miller held her book launch party for Seedlings: Stories of Relationships, on March 2, 2014. She calls the finished product “stunning.”
Bob Elliott, coauthor of Tucson a Basketball Town, will be signing books before the University of Arizona Wildcat basketball games on Wednesday, February 26 (before the UA-Cal game), and Sunday, March 2, at 4 pm (before the UA-Stanford game), at McKale Center on the University of Arizona Campus.
Bill Walton, Eric Money, and Bob Elliott at the University of Arizona McKale Center
Janet Bauer on NBC Affiliate - 2/27/2014
Janet Bauer, author of What’s Great About You! For All Children In The World, was recently interviewed on NBC-affiliate TV channel WNCN on the My Carolina Today show. The TV interview about the book now appears on forty TV station websites, including NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX affiliates around the United States.
Author Bob Elliott in the Arizona Daily Star - 1/31/2014
Bob Elliott, co-author of Tucson a Basketball Town, was featured in the Arizona Daily Star article “Bob Elliott’s book to fill in gaps of how Cats became a power”, on January 28, 2014.
Janet Bauer Barnes & Noble Book Signing - 1/31/2014
Janet Bauer, author of What’s Great About You! For All Children In The World, held a book signing at the Barnes & Noble at Cary Commons, Cary, North Carolina, on January 14, 2014.
Lynne Ashdown in the Marin Independent Journal - 1/15/2014
Lynne Ashdown, author of One American Woman Fifty Italian Men: A Journey of Cycling, Love, and Will, received a full-page feature in the Marin Independent Journal in the article “One American woman, 54 Italian men and a cycling journey”.
She also had successful book signing at the well-known bookstore, Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, on Dec. 14, 2013.
Joseph T. Bagnara’s book, Unfinished Business: A Biologist in the Latter Half of the 20th Century, was mentioned in the Arizona Daily Star‘s “Southern Arizona Authors” section as one of the “Best of 2013”.
Clark Norton’s Baby Boomer Travel Website - 8/21/2013
Clark Norton has been asked to appear on a Michigan-based radio program that reaches seven stations in two states this October. Clark will be discussing marketing baby boomer travel, the subject of his blog at http://www.clarknorton.com, which has received over 2,000 visits since debuting two and a half months ago.
Wheatmark set up Clark’s website and blog in May as part of his Simple Marketing System and he has since posted more than 50 items on marketing baby boomer travel, ranging from cruises to destinations, hotels, restaurants, tours and more appropriate for those aged 49-67.
Visiting Author Stan Crader - 4/24/2013
Here’s a picture of Grael Norton of Wheatmark (left) grabbing a spot next to visiting author Stan Crader and his wife, Debbie. Stan, the author of three novels, two of which—The Bridge and Paperboy—are also Great Expectations winners, flew in to speak at the Tucson Festival of Books and to sign off on the set up of his Simple Marketing System and the design of his new website, www.stancrader.com.
Col. Ralph Puckett addresses several audiences - 4/23/2013
Col. Ralph Puckett (Ret.), author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook recently participated in the following events:
New second lieutenants shortly after commissioning attend “Branch School” to qualify in their specific arm of service. All Infantry second lieutenants attend the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course (IBOLC) at Fort Benning, GA. On 5 March 2013 they participated in a seminar in which they discussed Leadership, Duty, and Ranger School. The seminar was conducted the second day of the branch course setting the stage for the remainder of the course. There were approximately 150 officers attending. Participation and discussion were lively as the students discussed the meanings of the title words and situations that they most probably will face when they report to their first unit.
Columbus State University has undergraduate and graduate programs in History. One of the courses offered is the Vietnam War. The Tet Offensive, which occurred in February 1968, was a major event that significantly diminished support for the conflict by American citizens. The professor for the course asked Col. Puckett to lead a discussion on this period. Col. Puckett was acting Airborne Brigade Commander at the time of the Offensive. He drew upon that personal experience and added material from numerous authoritative sources to prepare his presentation and participation in the discussion by the students. The class was well received.
Col. Puckett also lead a leadership seminar with the commanders, staff, and senior noncommissioned officers of the 192d Infantry Brigade. This Brigade provides the initial entry training to thousands of new Soldiers each year. The Brigade Commander had selected Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook as the book to be read and discussed by his commanders and staff. At the beginning of the month in which the book was assigned, the commander provided each participant a series of specific questions pertaining to different essays in the book. The four-hour discussion began with a one-hour orientation with the team leaders. Each leader then coordinated the discussion of his group of six participants. Essays selected for discussion included the importance for commanders to “Be There” with their soldiers in times of stress; giving credit to soldiers for good performances, how difficulties exacerbated by dispersion of units may be minimized, the importance of subordinates being honest and forthright with their commanders when discussing decisions by the commander, and many other questions that face commanders at every level of command. Participants commented freely and without reservation as they described situations in their past service and difficulties that would probably arise in the future.
Shafiq Abdussabur in the New York Daily News - 4/23/2013
The New York Daily News reports that Shafiq R. F. Abdussabur, author of A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America participated in a panel of local activists and policymakers discussing gun control at Bronx Community College.
SR Staley, author of the “Path of the Warrior” series for young adults, participated in an online debate on the New York Times website on the role of bystanders witnessing violent crime.
The Journal of Arizona History has reviewed Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012, compiled by the Arizona Press Women. The review concludes, “Many readers will find themselves interested in learning more about these fascinating and significant women in Arizona history!”
Wisconsin Bookwatch Reviews “Get Back Up” - 4/23/2013
The Midwest Book Review’s Wisconsin Bookwatch has reviewed Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down by Sheryl Giesbrecht. “Encouraging readers to find God’s plan for them when all there seems to be is chaos, “Get Back Up” is a strong addition to general inspirational and spirituality collections.”
Arizona Daily Star Reviews “In Saguaro’s Shadow” - 1/18/2013
The Arizona Daily Star published a review of Ernest Schusky’s In Saguaro’s Shadow: A Historical Novel of the Tohono O’odham in its Southern Arizona Authors section.
NPR Interview with Shafiq R. F. Abdussabur - 1/17/2013
Jack B. Rochester Visiting from Massachusetts - 1/17/2013
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Jack B. Rochester of Business Book Ghostwriters, Wheatmark client and long-time Authors Academy member, in person. Jack flew to Arizona from Massachusetts to attend the January meeting of I Love Marketing Tucson. Pictured are Jack (right) and Grael Norton of Wheatmark.
Col. Ralph Puckett at Leadership Seminar - 1/9/2013
Colonel Ralph Puckett, US Army (Ret), author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, led a two-hour leadership seminar “Taking Command” at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, GA. There were approximately 150 army officers plus a dozen USMC officers.
My Enemy’s Tears Takes First Place - 12/26/2012
Betty Jo Tucker Wins Coveted Book Award - 12/26/2012
The judges of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in literature, have spoken, and Confessions of a Movie Addict by Betty Jo Tucker won first place in the Memoir, Autobiography category.
Author Phil Baugh at the Mission Hills street fair - 12/18/2012
Phil Baugh, author of The Pavlovas of Butterbrooke Breeze, had a successful book signing at a street fair called “Holidays in the Hills” in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, CA. A local gift shop is also selling his book and postcards.
Cold war spy novel reviewed - 12/13/2012
The Midwest Book Review’s Wisconsin Bookwatch has reviewed Frank Babb’s spy novel Hot Times in Panama: What Would You Do to Serve Your Country? in its December 2012 issue, calling it “a strong addition to collections focusing on espionage and intrigue fiction.”
SR Staley’s “Renegade” wins 2nd place - 12/12/2012
Renegade, a young adult novel by SR Staley, won second place in the children’s chapter book division of the Seven Hills Literary Competition. This is a national competition sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association.
Lori Chaffin of Hawaii Wellness Magazine interviewed author Julie Wanner about her book Diabetes Can Be Sweet ... Once You Bury It.
The book Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012, compiled by the Arizona Press Women, is the winner of the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in the Centennial-Arizona category. Skirting Traditions was also a finalist in the Biography-AZ category.
The awards are presented by the New Mexico Book Co-op, a not-for-profit organization serving authors and publishers. The awards were announced November 16, 2012, at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque at a gala awards banquet to a sold out crowd of 232 people. The contest had a record number of entries this year with over 400 titles entered in 45 categories. The judges for the awards were over 70 book sellers, readers, librarians, teachers in many states and each entry was reviewed at least three judges. Any books by a New Mexico or Arizona author or publisher published between 2010 and 2012 were eligible. Any books on Arizona or New Mexico were also eligible. After the judging process, all books entered were donated to libraries, schools, and literacy programs. The 2013 awards program will be announced at the end of January.
Image: Brenda Warneka, president of the Arizona Press Women, at the Yavitt Book Club meeting.
Man with the Banjo Gets Around - 11/19/2012
Photo: George Robert Peabody visiting with Wheatmark’s Lori Leavitt.
The secret life of legendary banjo superstar Eddie Peabody is the topic of his son George Robert’s novel Man with the Banjo, which touches on Peabody’s secret commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve and his reconnaissance mission in World War II Germany.
George Robert Peabody was recently hosted for an event by the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City. He was also featured in an article in the Vermillion Plain Talk about his donation of a collection of instruments belonging to his late father, Eddie Peabody, to the National Music Museum.
The September/October 2012 issue of All Frets also discussed the author and his father in the article, “The Spirit of St. Louis… Peabody Style.”
The Arizona Daily Star published an article featuring Michael and Amy Huether, authors of Ju Ju and the Sunblock, which is a story of a little boy who is not a fan of sunblock lotions.
Visiting with Author Mo Griffin - 11/9/2012
Western novelist Mo Griffin flew in from Kansas to discuss plans for his latest book, Night Riders in the Tallgrass, with Grael Norton, Wheatmark’s acquisitions manager.
Visiting with Author Carolyn Masters - 11/8/2012
Visiting author Carolyn Masters and Grael Norton, Wheatmark’s acquisitions manager, had a great strategy meeting today about Carolyn’s upcoming book, The Heart of Your Move.
Mathias B. Freese’s Essays Get Published Online - 11/5/2012
JoAnn Jumper Interviewed on TV - 10/23/2012
JoAnn Jumper, author of On Your Own: Navigating the Road to Independence, was interviewed on KWTX-TV, Waco, Texas, about her book.
The Reference & Research Book News reviewed Penny C. Sansevieri’s book Get Published Today! An Insider’s Guide to Publishing Success in its October 2012 issue.
Col. Ralph Puckett Speaks on Leadership - 10/10/2012
Col. Ralph Pucket (Ret.), author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook, held a leadership seminar for two companies (approximately 150 new armor and cavalry second lieutenants) on October 9, 2012. They discussed the vision for the platoon the leader would like to have, the training objectives to reach that vision, and techniques for developing junior leaders (noncommissioned officers) in the platoon.
Col. Ralph Puckett Speaks on Leadership - 10/2/2012
Col. Ralph Pucket (Ret.) presented to Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, U.S. Representative, Georgia Third District, and 16 members of his staff on the subject of leadership. The presentation and discussion were based on the author’s personal experience in forming, training, and commanding the Eighth Army Ranger Company at the beginning of the Korean War. Col. Puckett also signed copies of his book Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier’s Notebook at the event.
Portland Tribune Features Allison Clarke - 9/28/2012
The Portland Tribune has published an article featuring the book launch of Allison Clarke’s What Will They Say? 30 Funerals in 60 Days. Read the article “Book about death gives lessons for the living.”
Book Clubs Choose “The Reindeer Keeper” - 9/26/2012
The Reindeer Keeper by Barbara Briggs Ward has been chosen by both the Yahoo Christmas Book Club Group and the Riverfront Library Book Club in Yonkers, New York, as their 2012 December Book of the Month.
Winsonsin Bookwatch Reviews Pet Mystery - 9/26/2012
Midwest Book Review’s Wisconsin Bookwatch has reviewed The Nose Knows by Holly L. Lewitas, “a choice mystery for pet lovers [that] will prove a highly recommended read.”
General Aviation News Reviews Cone of Silence - 8/31/2012
The General Aviation News has published a review of Michael Sloan’s novel Cone of Silence.
SPAWN Reviews “Get Published Today!” - 8/24/2012
The Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network (SPAWN) has featured a review of Penny C. Sansevieri’s book, Get Published Today! An Insider’s Guide to Publishing Success. Reviewer Patricia Fry concludes, “If you want a successful publishing experience, I suggest reading this book as a first step.”
Book on Diabetes Reviewed - 8/23/2012
Diabetes Can Be Sweet .. Once You Bury It, by Julie Wanner Rossetti, has been featured in the Hawaii Wellness Magazine‘s Summer/Fall 2012 issue.
KVOA-TV Features Book on Olympic Trampoline - 8/7/2012
KVOA-TV Channel 4 from Tucson, AZ, aired a segment on My Father’s Dream of an Olympic Trampoline highlighting the connection between author Dagmar Nissen Munn’s book and the 2012 London Olympic Games. View the article and the featured segment here.
Dagmar Nissen Munn and her book My Father’s Dream of an Olympic Trampoline: Life Story of George Nissen, Inventor of the Trampoline were featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 30.
Michael Sloan at Lakeville Public Library - 7/27/2012
Wheatmark author Michael Sloan discussed his novel, Cone of Silence, during an event at the Lakeville Public Library in Massachusetts on July 26, 2012. Attendees had the chance to talk with the author about the book, and about their own interests in the creative writing process.
Dagmar Nissen Munn on Network Radio - 7/27/2012
On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Dagmar Nissen Munn was interviewed by Richard Lee with WHO Radio/Iowa Radio Network/Clear Channel News. Topics discussed were: the Olympic trampoline owes its origins to Iowa and, Dagmar’s book My Father’s Dream of an Olympic Trampoline; Life Story of George Nissen, Inventor of the Trampoline. The taped interview was repeated several times throughout the day and made available to stations around the state via the Iowa Radio Network.
Dagmar Nissen Munn on WKPT-ABC Radio - 7/24/2012
Dagmar Nissen Munn, author of My Father’s Dream of an Olympic Trampoline: Life Story of George Nissen, Inventor of the Trampoline, was interviewed about her book by J.R. Ogden at The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA, on June 9, 2012.
On July 10, My Father’s Dream of an Olympic Trampoline was featured in a live on-air book review by WKPT-ABC, a radio station out of Kingsport, TN, on their “Best Books of Mid-Summer 2012” segment. On July 11 the book received a featured front-page article in the Green Valley (AZ) News & Sun.
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