SEEN This Week 11/21/11

It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the US, and between preparations for both the big meal and then Black Friday, many writers were making news:

New York Times true crime bestselling author Ann Rule’s newest book,Don’t Look Behind You and Other True Cases: Ann Rule’s Crime Files Vol. 15, is set to be released in both paperback and Kindle from Pocket Books on November 29. Pre-orders are now being taken on Amazon. More details can be found at this link.

Gabrielle Giffords’ memoir Gabby is receiving incredible news coverage. It’s an amazing story now available in hardcover.

Christine Schwab (Take Me Home from the Oscars) was the keynote speaker for the National Arthritis Foundation on November 18. As part of her speech, she added photos of children and young adults to the song, Won’t You Stand Up by Sugarland.

Score another victory for Barbara Bentley (A Dance With the Devil): San Diego DA to push change to the law Barbara developed to include “violent felony” after woman must pay her rapist husband alimony. Click here for the complete story.

Congratulations to PfoxPub authors for a splendid showing in the Forward Literature Awards program. Bill Kirton placed first in the Humor division with The Sparrow Conundrum and second place in the Mystery division with The Darkness. John Booth placed first in the Middle Grade/YA division with Wizards.

Here’s a great idea for authors to promote their books for the holiday season: Angie Edwards at is running a special Christmas and New Year promotion. Send your book cover, message for Christmas and one for New year to her at

It’s here! The McCollection by Brendan Gisby is a score of stunning stories and roller-coaster ride through the Scottish writing psyche.

Ruby Side Thompson’s personal diary was written during the terrifying World War Two London Blitz. A sample can be read at eTLC.

Read Stephen Hise’s interview with Gerry McCullough on his web site IndiesUnlimited.

Gabrielle Evans has four nominations on The Romance Reviews: Best GLBT Paranormal Romance – Shifter, Leap of Faith and Keeper of the Light, and in Best GLBT Paranormal Romance: Angel and Demon, Dark Devotion and Behind Closed Doors .

Judy Ann Lashinski Davis’ Red Fox Woman was a finalist in the Western category of the recent USA Book Awards.

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