SEEN This Week 3/26/12

This week’s book and author news:

Come Home, the newest book by Lisa Scottoline, is set to hit bookstores and online markets April 10. You can pre-order Come Home on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Dr. Mike Moreno is following up on his successful book The 17-Day Diet with The 17-Day Diet Cookbook, which will be released by Free Press March 27

Here is the ABC coverage of the committee meeting on AB1522 in California. Barbara Bentley, who championed the bill which banned alimony and retirement fund payments in 1995 after her then-husband, John Perry, tried to murder her, stated in the article how she couldn’t believe how 17 years later, courts haven’t learned from her case. “Unfortunately, we have to fight for every little scrap of progression in the laws,” Barbara added.

Pinpoint, Shelia Mary Taylor’s psychological legal crime thriller, was the March 21 featured book on Cents-ible E-reads.

Don Martin is planning project and needs five poets. He would prefer ones who don’t have much exposure. The end result will be a book of new poetry. Don’s target page count is 140, so he would need between 20 and 30 poems from each poet. If you are a poet, or know a poet, and this sounds interesting, contact him.

Jamie Saloff will be doing some upgrades on The Polka Dot Banner in coming weeks. She’s thinking about adding an opening chapter challenge facing off two books to be voted on over the week. Other changes will also happen as they update from 1.5 software to the current 2.5.

One of Simon Daniels’ short stories was nominated March 21 for a ‘Story of the Week’ award on StoryStar.

Bev Allen has been offered an opportunity to promote her novel Jabin at the Hay Book Festival in May.

A Killing In The City by John Holt is now available for Kindle on both Amazon and

Kristal McKerrington made an appearance on the Big J Watts Show March 24 as part of a lively and fascinating discussing on the wrestling romance genre.

Simon Swift will be signing copies of his book Black Shadows at Waterstones Brighton April 7 beginning 11AM.

Congratulations to Kate Rigby, who advanced to the current round in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

My News For the Week:

I’ve opened a new blog that will focus on arthritis-related topics. The blog is simply titled Living With Arthritis.

Cover for my upcoming book All the Way To Bone: My Walk With Severe Osteoarthritis was completed this past week. Click here for a preview.

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