SEEN This Week 2/20/12

Happy President’s Day here in the US! It’s an extra day off for most people, but there’s a great deal of news from others this past week:

Join Sonia Marsh’s “My Gutsy Story” weekly writing contest. A new story is featured every Monday on the “Gutsy Living” web site. Share something “Gutsy” you’ve done that either changed you, the way you think about something or made your life take a different direction. 1,000 words max, and submit to There are some great sponsors, including professional editors and experts offering free consultations, critiques and first chapter edits. They also link back to your blog or web site, to help you grow your audience. There will be a monthly poll where everyone gets to vote for their favorite “My Gutsy Story.” The winner gets to pick his/her prize from the sponsor list.

Andrew Levkoff’s novel of ancient Rome was chosen as one of two Editor’s Choice selections for the February issue of the British quarterly Historical Novel Reviews Online. The book is called The Bow of Heaven, Book I: The Other Alexander.

The Conference by Diane Nelson ranked #5 on Amazon Italia February 14.

Alecner by Kenneth Wayne is a sci-fi opera in which you “follow the descendants of the survivors of Old Earth after World War III as they make a new life for themselves . . .” Check it out at eTLC.

Katherine Hawkings’ YA sci-fi (biopunk/pre-apocalyptic) is set for release on Feb 28. Katherine is working on setting up a blog tour. Anyone interested may find additional information on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, or her blog.

Simon Swift has been doing book signings at Waterstones. His next date will be March 3. Click here to view a recent book signing photo.

Cheri Lasota has been published in a brand new anthology. Get it now for $0.99.

Babs Morton granted an interview February 12 on Jean Gill’s blog In addition to her blog, Jean is a fine writer and excellent photographer.

Have you seen the new cover for Tom Winton’s outstanding novel Beyond Nostalgia? Check it out on

Attention libraries and other literati: Jessica Degarmo is interested in doing speaking engagements. If you’d like to book Jessica, email Also check out her web site at

Richard Rhys Jones has upcoming interviews with Horror and

Gerry McCullough was interviewed by Rue Volley for her magazine Rue View.

My News for the Week:

I’ve started working on my third book, All the Way To Bone: My Walk With Severe Osteoarthritis.

Fifty ranked among the Top 10 books in Paid Kindle Store’s Personal Transformation category February 14.

Fifty helped place me among the top 50,000 Amazon best seller author rankings in its Kindle Store on February 14.

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