SEEN This Week 3/17/14

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re Irish year round or just for today, may your day be safe and happy!

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

Lisa Scottoline’s next book, Keep Quiet, will be released April 8 and a new appearance schedule has been announced. Please come out and see Lisa if you live near Philly PA, Exton PA, King of Prussia PA, Willow Grove PA, Dayton OH, Eden Prairie MN, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Skokie, IL, NYC, Westport, CT, Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ.

Booked! confirmed on their site March 10 that author and former WWE and TNA wrestler Joe E. Legend will be one of several writers appearing at their November 29 convention in Bristol, UK.

Ever wonder about true reasons why fiction manuscripts get rejected? M.J. Moores reveals some top three reasons given by an agent, editor, and published author in in this Authors Publish post.

Susan Navas has launched her latest book, Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb. The new work is book 2 of her children’s fantasy adventure series Agnil’s Worlds.

Paul Collins interviewed librarian and erotic romance author Rosanna Leo on Angie’s Diary March 9.

Kindred Spirits Book Exchange is one of the fastest growing free book exchanges on Facebook. The ebook group is visited and recommended by some of the best authors out there; new books are posted each day and always free at the time of posting.Ten to twenty new books are added daily, and members are always encouraged to post their free books at any time. Click here to join and participate.

You may have heard about this for a while, but now the Amtrak Residency for Writers is now accepting applications. Learn additional details how you can be part of this exciting project in The Wire’s latest feature.

Hedgehog Publishing of South Africa will be publishing their first novel this month in Cape Town. It will be available in print in South Africa as well as ebook and paperback on Amazon.

Author Event of the Week: The Cleveland Author Event will take place at the House of Blues Cleveland on April 26, 2014. Nearly 40 authors are scheduled to attend and event sponsorships are available. Visit the Cleveland Author Event web site, join their Facebook page, or follow Cleveland Author Event on Twitter.

My Latest News:

Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star was Canada’s #1 Hot New Release in Wrestling on Amazon.ca March 14. The book also ranked the following on Amazon:

United States:

#15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#43 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Individual Sports > Wrestling

Canada:

#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Sports & Outdoors > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#41 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Individual Sports > Wrestling

Special thanks to Kristal McKerrington for her appearance on The L. Anne Carrington Show March 12. If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen on demand here and here.

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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