“… when streams are ripe and swelled with rain.” With apologies to Paul Simon, here in the Sonoran Desert there are only dry streambeds this time of year. It did rain briefly, however, on the Saturday, March 10, day one of the Tucson Festival of Books, but that didn’t seem to deter the over 100,000 book lovers there. (The Festival’s now the third largest in the country. ) When I’m not working at Wheatmark, one of the things I do is volunteer for the Festival on the Book & Author Committee, where this year I was responsible for inviting authors who work in, or write about, the movie industry. Of all the authors I invited, the one who drew the biggest crowds was not a journeyman author with fifty titles, but first-time author Jenna Fischer. You may remember Fischer for playing Pam […]
Congratulations to the following Wheatmark authors who were recently chosen as winners and finalists in the 6th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® Winners & Finalists.
An American Miner in Peru: A Lesson in Patience and Perseverance
Self Help: Motivational: Finalist
If I Can, You Can: Transformation Made Easy
Acupuncture for Your Soul, A Collection of Life Changing Aha! Moments
Grael Norton, Wheatmark’s Director of Marketing, does a fantastic webinar called “Do This First” which answers the question “What’s the first thing I should do now that I have written my book?” I won’t be a spoiler. You’ll have to watch the webinar (register at www.bookpublisher.com) to get the answer.
I have some “do this first” advice of my own, which answers the question “What’s the first thing I should do to market my books?”
Should you focus first on traditional publicity, advertising, social media marketing, getting reviews, entering book contests . . .? Based on my experience working with hundreds of successful authors, the simple answer is: Networking. In particular, networking within the community of people who are passionate about your genre or subject. Whatever other marketing you do, you will need members of this community to get your work, and you as an author, discovered by a […]
Tucson, AZ – June 27, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of A Robin’s Snow by Barbara Briggs Ward. This is the last book in the author’s Christmas trilogy.
While curious of the world outside her Amish community, Annie Finley’s love for her husband, Daniel, and their son, Jacob, is why she’s content to stay. A devastating accident one stormy night changes that, propelling Annie beyond those boundaries. With the help of two women who sell Annie’s quilts, she learns those responsible for the accident are ruthless owners of a newspaper dynasty who’ll do anything to keep the presses running. A plan is devised enabling Annie to shed her simplicity and travel to Philadelphia where she infiltrates that dynasty, moving amongst them as one of them until the moment when she must make her move—a move with grave […]
Tucson, AZ – August 16, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of A Climate Vocabulary of the Future by Herb Simmens. A reference book for all things climate change, this book creatively and engagingly helps its readers stay informed about the topic.
A Climate Vocabulary of the Future offers a compelling perspective on climate change that breaks down the formidable challenges facing our species and our planet — rising temperatures, melting glaciers, and an indifferent global populace quietly overwhelmed by the science and inconceivable consequences of inaction.
By skillfully explaining — with humor, brevity, and clarity — more than four hundred new, as well as often overlooked words and phrases, A Climate Vocabulary of the Future empowers readers with the information they need to both understand and act.
For example, readers will learn the importance of dark snow, carbon war […]
Tucson, AZ – August 16, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Last Crusader Kingdom: Dawn of a Dynasty in Twelfth-Century Cyprus by Helena P. Schrader. This is the newest historical fiction novel from award-winning author Helena Schrader.
John d’Ibelin, son of the legendary Balian, will one day defy the most powerful monarch on earth. But first he must survive his apprenticeship as squire to a man determined to build a kingdom on an island ravaged by rebellion. The Greek insurgents have already driven the Knights Templar from the island, and now stand poised to destroy Richard the Lionheart’s legacy to the Holy Land: a crusader foothold on the island of Cyprus.
Tucson, AZ – June 28, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of ThyroZone: Real Thyroid Solutions for Better Health and Better Living by John A. Robinson and Cristina Romero-Bosch. This book offers advice to those diagnosed with thyroid disease who want help beyond what they are receiving.
ThyroZone offers a revolutionary approach to thyroid disease, a disease that afflicts millions of people who are often left with no real solution to alleviate their pain and suffering. The truth is that the medical community has yet to understand the causes — or even the symptoms — of thyroid disease. This means patients have no strategy to address their disease or ways to optimize their health to provide any meaningful quality of living.
After years of development and experience, Dr. John Robinson and Dr. Cristina Bosch wrote ThyroZone to offer a […]
Tucson, AZ – July 3, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Spice Empire: The Arab Culinary Tradition in the West by William Ross Newland. This cookbook explores the history of Arabic cooking traditions and their spread to other parts of the globe.
Most people are blissfully unaware of the origins of their food, but not William Ross Newland.
Fascinated by culinary anthropology and having a chronic love affair with new flavors and textures, Newland travels the world discovering culinary wonders that often took centuries to matriculate through Arab conquest. His favorite? The street food and comfort food eaten by locals on a daily basis.
For Newland, food is much more than eating. It is about planning, cooking, and sharing. Food is the centerpiece while human interaction generated by the meal is the main event.
Follow this short narrative […]
Tucson, AZ – August 16, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Faithbook: Faith Through the Love of God by Robert F. Moore. This book is the author’s response to the age-old question, “what is the meaning of life?” in a series of essays that communicate a powerful message.
Does your life need a boost?
Are you on the verge of giving up?
Do you feel lost and hopeless about the direction of your life?
The Bible says, “God is love” (1 John 4:16). The experience of God’s love will strengthen faith. In turn, fueled by the power of His love, one builds the necessary faith to stay the course.
Author Robert F. Moore meditated on the meaning of life for a year, and the result is Faithbook: Faith Through the Love of God. At its core, it’s […]
Tucson, AZ – June 28, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Lady of the Road by Michael Sloan. This action-packed story follows heroine Zamora on her journey disguised as a highwayman.
A centuries-old secret lays buried and forgotten. An exquisite pendant contains an obscure record of the hidden location. A country road, long abandoned and overgrown, leads to a priceless treasure. And the connection between these elusive clues is grasped by a resolute highwayman who hides behind mask, sword, and pistol. But this feared “Gentleman of the Road” is actually a woman, Zamora Delevan. Considered her family’s poor, unremarkable cousin, she conceals a lethal skill. Her father Richard, one of the King’s most proficient military fencing masters, privately trained Zamora at his London studio until her expertise rivaled his own.
After Richard’s premature death in 1721, […]