SEEN This Week 5/20/13

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

Stephen King will release a sequel to his classic bestseller The Shining in September 2013.

WPXI See & Be Seen won for Best Online Entertainment at the Golden Quills May 13. Carly won for Best Feature and S&BS’s digital team won for Best Spot News. See a photo here. WPXI is the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate.

Among countless other notable achievements, he gave the world the beloved John Rambo character in his 1972 debut novel First Blood. Now internationally bestselling author David Morrell brings his brand new and highly acclaimed Victorian thriller, Murder as a Fine Art to the Gazalaplooza Author Spotlight.

Congratulations to Victoria Tweed, who made The New York Times May 19 bestseller list with her nonfiction work Two Old Fools on a Camel.

Tim Kreider is offering a new essay as a 99¢ download. The essay, Up in the Air, is a short – around 1500 words, the length of one of his New York Times op-eds), but it’s one of hsi favorites. The essay includes an old, previously-unpublished-online cartoon as an illustration. You can find out more at this link.

Ash Krafton is looking for blog hosts. All interested bloggers may send an email to Ashkrafton@hotmail.com. The second novel in the Demimonde series was released May 14.

For anyone who hasn’t picked up the third Nick Bracco thriller A Touch of Greed by Gary Ponzo, grab it here on Amazon.

Will your publisher allow you to self-publish? Go here to find out.

Road Runner by Tee Tyson is among stories featured in the Fem Noir Cars and Girls, the first release from publisher Pankhearst. Cars and Girls goes on sale May 24.

Ted Bernal Guevara’s new book True Feel is set for release May 22. The story follows a paraplegic Chicago reporter investigates a murder in which the suspect is an exotic dancer…and his love interest.

Beverley Turner asks why Mary Beard chose to write about being a shoe addict in an article printed in UK paper The Telegraph May 9.

My News for the Week:

Kristal McKerrington and Canadian wrestler Joe E. Legend were guests on The L. Anne Carrington Show May 15 Part 1 and Part 2.

The L. Anne Carrington Show broadcasted live from Tampa, FL on May 11. Click here for the special episode.

Klass Act is listed in the AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest in the Sports and Outdoors category.

The Marilyn Diaries is in the Other category for AuthorsDB’s Book Cover Contest.

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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