Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice a new book about actress and Mansonvictim Sharon Tate and her family’s crusade for justice, will be released February.21, 2012. Alisa will be the featured author on my AOS page through January 14.
McNally Jackson Bookmonger released its McNally J’s Bestsellers of 2011 list.
Mike Church wrote a quick guide for would-be poets.
It’s a new year so you must be looking for a new read. Check out House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey and download a look at what life would be like if you had ghosts for your life coach.
Call for Submissions: The Were-Traveler is seeking horror drabbles and microfic for its Valentine issue. Contest information will be forthcoming.
Amy Leigh McCorkle is nominated for Best Short Story Romance for No Ordinary Love and Best Author as Kate Lynd. You can vote for her books here.
Fancy something hot and steamy to warm up the winter? Come to Amazon with Pauline Edwards to meet Kianda Mala and the Chackinka people.
Diane Nelson’s new book Finish Line launched January 5 on Amazon. This book is an unconventional love story with unconventional Cupids, so have a read (or two)!
The second book in Patrick Barrett’s Cuthbert series will soon be available, but first read Shakespeare’s Cuthbert and meet the characters living in the valley.
New Book Blogger is now taking requests for its February 2012 free showcase.
Teresa Geering is doing a creative writing seminar at the end of January. Click here to see a promotional photo.
A writer we know and love just released a racy book under a pen name, racy as in decidedly erotic, and racing up the US free Kindle charts. No, it isn’t me, but can you all guess who it may be?
K.M. Asano needs feedback from fellow avid writers and readers, and seeks anyone interested in a short little booklet full of real life stories, tips, tricks and helpful advice for college survival- from a non-student perspective. The booklet will be a helpful and entertaining look at surviving college life as a teacher, tutor, lab assistant, secretary, cafeteria or cleaning crew, security guard, and more! He is currently working on this project and hopes to complete it by the end of the month and to post it on Smashwords. He can be contacted via Facebook.
Gev Sweeney reported that her university bookstore will carry her book The Scattered Proud. You can get your own copy of this outstanding book on Amazon as well as other online booksellers.
My news for the week:
The Cruiserweight was listed among the Top 10 books on Amazon featuring Plus Size Heroines, in the Top 15 on Kindle’s Plus Size Romance, the top 10 on Kindle’s Wrestling Romance and the Top Five in Wrestling Romance Books January 6.
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