SEEN This Week 7/15/13

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

Anne Rice received a ThrillerFest 2013 award for Best Thriller Writer. Congratulations to her!

News from Comic-Con: The official Veronica Mars panel will take place July 19 at 11:15 in Hall H.

Danielle Zwissler’s latest novel, Served, is now on sale! Check out the book’s page on Goodreads.

Fountain Blue Publishing is now accepting submissions. Go here for details on submission criteria.

Alex Laybourne just signed a book deal for his zombie series Diaries of the Damned with J Ellington Ashton, and signing along with the talented Paul Flewitt.

Babs Morton was invited back to the 2013 Yeovil Literary Festival to read from Mrs Jones and Bedlam, her soon to be released psychological thriller. Last year’s festival was fantastic, with a great mix of authors, publicists and agents. This year promises to be even better, and will take place September 19-22.

Joe E. Legend and Kristal McKerrington were interviewed on English Celebrity July 6. You can read the interview at this link.

Lucy Felthouse has a fabulous character interview up at Dawn’s Reading Nook. Stop by and check it out.

Here is a blog post by Randy Attwood highlighting nine shorter works of fiction from $0.99 to $2.99.

Want to finish your book in record time? Lisa Tener’s award-winning Bring Your Book to Life program offers feedback on your outline and first 30 pages, along with a private consultation. Writers have created New York Times bestsellers in this program.

Learn how to structure your book, how to stay on track each week, secrets to compelling writing, how to write great anecdotes (for how-to and self-help books), how to master your time and much more. Click here for additional information and how to register.

How does one find a literary agent? Read this article by Julian Stockwin, which offers many insights in searching for that perfect agent.

My News for the Week:

Klass Act and The Cruiserweight’s Daughter were among books featured in an Amazon emailer ad July 10. Click here to view the full mailer ad.

Author to ring announcer? The possibility exists, as negotiations are now in progress for me to be a guest ring announcer for an independent wrestling show located in the Tampa area in either late summer or early fall. You can thank my manager for suggesting this project!

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