SEEN This Week 4/22/13

AOS101 This week’s book, author, and event news:

See & Be Seen is a finalist for a Golden Quill Award for Best Arts and Entertainment (first time the Quills have had that category). Also, Carly is a finalist for Best Feature, and Rob is a finalist in the Best Videography category. The web team is up for Best Breaking News Coverage. See and Be Seen also won the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for best television web site for the third year in a row!

Shelly Ramm is currently working on a sequel to her 2009 memoir, The Life of Iroc the Topless Dancer.

Danielle Zwissler’s books are going to be in a downtown bookstore in her area soon! She plans to post photos and additional news when it happens.

Kristal McKerrington signed a talent contract with a couple of wrestlers to do a reality series. More details will be coming in the near future.

Oblivion’s Forge (Aona) by Simon Williams was a featured book on Completely Novel April 14.

Baseball…full of curve balls, right? Read why Elaine Raco Chase’s Double Occupancy has been on the Top 50 List of books to read after 50 Shades of Grey for 38 continuous weeks!

Randy Attwood’s The Notebook (not to be confused with the film with the same title), is the lead story in the current issue of eNoir. It is not yet available on Amazon but can be found here.

An excerpt of the YA paranormal Alice’s Sacrifice by Angela DiGiglio can be read at this link.

Put the Kettle On and meet the Peiste, a lake monster featured in Autumn Glimmer, Pat McDermott’s recently released YA.

Doug Bremner recently finalized the book cover for his latest book, A Fresh Look at Greed The cover creation is courtesy of Heather McCorkle, with copy editing by Cheri Lasota. The cover may be viewed by clicking here.

Meg Wolitzer’s new book The Interestings is about lifelong friendships. Read which books on friendships are her favorites on BookRiot.

My News for the Week:

Klass Act ranked the following in Amazon’s (paid) Kindle Store April 19:
#70 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Literature & Fiction – Genre Fiction – Sports

Klass Act reached its final ranks during Amazon’s free promotion April 14-15:
#3 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Literature & Fiction – Genre Fiction – Sports and #2 in Kindle Store – Books – Fiction – Sports on Amazon.uk.

Klass Act received its second five-star review and a four-star review on Barnes and Noble.

Some more possible news on Klass Act: Apparently someone who read the book was so impressed with it that they planned to purchase a second copy to pass on to a key player in the sports entertainment field. Since nothing’s official yet, I’m not going to say any names, but I am happy about the potential idea.

The cover for my upcoming new book, The Marilyn Diaries, is part of a cover contest on AuthorsDB in the category “Other.”

Do you have news you’d like to see in an upcoming column? Either post it on a related site or email writingmerchant@gmail.com before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

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