Six days left until Christmas! Hope you all finished your holiday shopping, but in the interim, here’s who kept busy this past week:
Legendary British-born author, essayist and journalist Christopher Hitchens, 62, passed away December 15 of pneumonia following a his battle with esophageal cancer. Click here to read more.
Here’s a fine example of a young writer: Jake Goodman is the 14 year old founder of Jake’s Weather, his own weather blog. Stop by and offer Jake plenty of encouragement.
Kristal McKerrington offers an exclusive peek into one of her upcoming books at this link.
Get Lenin by Robert Craven can now be purchased on Amazon Germany.
Phantom Touch by Cindy Jacks is now on sale at All Romance eBooks. Be sure to send a copy to the romance fancier on your holiday list!
Few things worse can happen to a mother than for her child to be diagnosed with cancer. Count to Ten, a story of hope and courage by Sheila Mary Taylor, is now on sale at Amazon.
Kenneth Wayne’s The Interpreter is the story of Shabir Khan, an Afghan interpreter, working with the American NATO forces, in the Sangin district of Helmand. Check it out at eTLC.
Suzy Turner is cutting off her hair January 13 for a good cause. Please support her by giving a few pounds / dollars / euros to her chosen charity Make a Wish Foundation. More details can be found here.
Photojournalist Joe Raedle shares memories from his time covering the Iraq War for Getty Images. Find more on CNN.com.
Black Kettle Publishing released the ebook version of A Thirty-Something Girl by L.M. Stull December 13 on Amazon.
My news for the week:
The Cruiserweight was the #1 top rated manuscript on Slush Pile Reader as of December 17. Click here to see the complete 12/17 top 10.
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May all of you have a happy and safe holiday weekend.