SEEN This Week 1/14/13

AOS101This week’s book, author, and event news:

Lucy Felthouse recently chatted about changes in lesbian fiction on the Babbling About Books web site.

Calling all Bentley Motors lovers! The Bentley of North Hills dealership in Pittsburgh is set to open fall 2013. Staffers at Maniac Magazine had the chance to drive one of the stunning vehicles with Kevin Mullen, GM of Lexus of North Hills. You can read about their exciting experience at this link.

Ashley Boynes-Shuck has been nominated for a Health Activist HERO award! Here are a couple of features in which she is mentioned on

Night Owl Reviews is sponsoring a Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt now through January 15. Click here for details and enter to win some fabulous prizes, including:

* Gift cards, ranging from $100 to $15, from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Samhain Publishing
* Fan Registration Tickets for RomCon 2013
* Amazon Kindle Touch Wi-Fi
* Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
* And much, more more!

Juliet Madison is a talented Australian author of romantic comedies and women’s fiction. You can learn more about Juliet and her work here.

An interview with C.M. Gillott, author of the children’s adventure book Nelson ‘n’ Deck and Friends: How the Adventures Began, can be found on Indie Author News.

A wonderful new YA novel and debut book of Megan Peters, The Hawk Prince, is chock full of intrigue, adventure and more. She’s writing book two as of this post, which Seraphim Fletcher’s adventures spread over an even wider world than the familiar woodland in which she grew up. Stop by her web site to check out additional details.

“Traditional publishing will likely hemorrhage their midlist authors to up and coming indie and small press.” This is an excerpt from a very fascinating article on publishing predictions for 2013.

How does one strengthen their story ideas? Go here for imaginative strategies to help make your story stronger.

Considering a sequel to your novel? Here are some insights on how to decide whether or not it’s a good move.

Planning to kick start some crime writing now that the holidays have ended, or just need some good pointers? Be sure to book a spot on Crime and Publishment,, which will take place March 8-10, 2013. Included are crime-writing master classes led by industry experts. Every attendee will be given the chance to pitch their novel direct to an agent, and accommodations are included. More details are available here.

My News for the Week:

The Cruiserweight ranked the following on Amazon January 12:
#33 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Nonfiction – Sports – Individual Sports – Wrestling
#74 in Books – Sports & Outdoors – Individual Sports – Wrestling

The Cruiserweight’s Daughter ranked #53 January 10 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Nonfiction – Sports – Individual Sports – Wrestling


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