SEEN This Week 3/3/14

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

Best-selling author Lisa Scottoline will discuss her book Keep Quiet May 29 at the Book Expo’s Book & Author Breakfast. She’ll be joined by Tavis Smiley and Neil Patrick Harris.

Joe E. Legend and Kristal McKerrington are involved with with the making of independent film Azucar. The film will be based on the novel Azucar Moreno by Shelley Halima, a book that drew praise from the likes of NBA superstar Chris Webber, award-winning author Tracey Price-Thompson, and many others. A page to raise funds for production has been opened on FundRazr, and any donation amount will be appreciated.

Roz Lee, C.H. Admirand, Maria K. Alexander, Gabrielle Bisset/K.M. Scott, Sharon Buchbinder, RoseAnn DeFranco, Babette James, Jessica Lauryn, Diane Nelson/Nya Rawlyns, D.C. Stone, and Jennifer Walkup are scheduled to appear at the Romance Book Signing on May 3. The event will take place at Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ from 1-4 PM. Admission is free, but there will be a $5 fee for optional wine tasting.
The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be held March 14-16, 2014 in St. Petersburg, FL. 115 dealers in books, maps, photographs, prints, ephemera and autographs will be among those scheduled to appear. Additional details can be found at this link.

Rohith Chakrathirtha edits an e-zine that is published twice a month. The specialty of this magazine is that it carries only five stories of various genres in each issue. The magazine first issue will be released on all online platforms in March 2014. Visit Cresco Books to find out more.

Palm Tree Books founder Donovan Rutherford attended the Houston Author Bash February 22. He reports that the event was very indie-author friendly and well-organized. He plans to attend similar conventions throughout the year as his schedule allows.

Author Event of the Week: Ana’s Attic will host the second annual Wicked Book Weekend, which takes place March 7-9, 2014 at the Bahia Mar in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A list of authors scheduled to attend, links to order T-shirts and books to be signed, hotel information, and more on the Wicked Book Weekend event may be viewed here.

My Latest News:

My latest book,Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star, went on sale on Amazon March 1 for a Kindle introductory price of 99 cents through March 8. Read the official press release at this link.

Speaking of the new book, Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star ranked the following on its first day on Amazon:

#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#15 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#87 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Biographies

Be sure to tune in to ProSportsFix.com on Thursday, March 6 beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern. I’ll be chatting about my new book and other sports stuff!

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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