Thursday, May 14, 2009
NATIONALLY BESTSELLING NOVELISTS TELL WENDY WAX, AUTHOR OF THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER, ABOUT THE ACCIDENTS THAT HAVE CHANGED THEIR LIVES ON ACCIDENTAL RADIO, LAUNCHING FRIDAY, MAY 15
Laura Lippman is the First of Eighteen Authors Joining the Former Broadcaster for her Internet Radio Feature Running through July
Laura Lippman, James Grippando, Ann Brashares, JoAnn Ross, Linda Lael Miller, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Stephanie Laurens, Stephanie Bond, Matthew Pearl and Heather Graham are among the eighteen authors whose anecdotes about accidental occurrences that changed their lives or careers will be “broadcast” on Wendy Wax’s Accidental Radio beginning May 15. Accidental Radio, which grew out of discussions of Wendy’s new book, THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER (Berkley Books, Trade Paperback Original, June 2, 2009), is found on the author’s site, www.authorwendywax.com, where two segments per week will appear through mid-July.
The connection between the theme of the interviews and the book itself is a strong one. The novel focuses on four women friends, all writers, and the series of unexpected events that change the direction of their lives and lay the groundwork for a runaway bestseller. Wendy jokes that in THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER, a bit of a roman a clef about publishing, “the names have been changed to protect the innocent.”
Prio r to becoming a writer, Wendy worked for the Tampa, Florida PBS station, WEDU-TV, behind and in front of the camera. She was also known in the Tampa Bay area as the voice of Desperate & Dateless on WDAE radio, and nationally as host of The Home Front, a magazine format show that aired on PBS television affiliates.
In addition to the writers already mentioned, bestselling and award-winning authors Karen White, Susan Crandall, Mary Blayney, Wendy Corsi Staub, Marcia King-Gamble, Emilie Richards, Beverly Barton, Ruth Ryan Langan, and Mary Burton are also on board to share their stories of unexpected events that made a difference in their lives.
CONTACT: Joan Schulhafer, Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org, 973-338-7428
Wendy Wax’s THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER presents ACCIDENTAL RADIO
DEBUT BROADCAST ONLINE AT WWW.AUTHORWENDYWAX.COM
Laura Lippman Friday, May 15th Life Sentences
And don’t miss these nationally bestselling authors…
Karen White Tuesday, May 19 - The Lost Hours
Susan Crandall Friday, May 22 - Seeing Red
James Grippando Tuesday, May 26 - Intent to Kill
Mary Blayney Friday, May 29 - Stranger’s Kiss
Ann Brashares Tuesday, June 2* - 3 Willows—The Sisterhood Grows
Wendy Corsi Staub Friday, June 5 - Dead Before Dark
Marcia King-Gamble Tuesday, June 9 - Tempting the Mogul
JoAnn Ross Friday, June 12 - Breakpoint: A High Risk Novel
Emilie Richards Tuesday, June 16 - Happiness Key
Beverly Barton Friday, June 19 - Silent Killer
Linda Lael Miller Tuesday, June 23 - Montana Creeds: Tyler
Kimberla Lawson Roby Friday, June 26 - The Best of Everything
Ruth Ryan Langan Tuesday, June 30 - The Lost (novella with J.D. Robb)
S tephanie Laurens Friday, July 3 - Mastered by Love: A Bastion Club Novel
Mary Burton Tuesday, July 7 - Dead Ringer
Stephanie Bond Friday, July 10 - Body Movers: 5 Bodies to Die For
Matthew Pearl Tuesday, July 14 - The Last Dickens
Heather Graham Friday, July 17 - Dust to Dust
…as they talk about the ACCIDENTAL events that changed their lives!
*Wendy’s THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER on sale today!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Modern Italian Network is an online community for people passionate about Italy and Italian culture.
So, the first book of my set is called "Bella Signorina" based on a song by Patrizio Buanne. A friend fond a wonderful review and I wanted to share it with everyone, so I've enclosed the link. Each of the seven stories borrows its title from a romantic Italian love song.... The next one is "Come Prima" later this year. So thank you to Colleen, who found this....
Just in case you didn't see it yet, I thought I would send the link your way!! :)
It would definitely make my day happier!! :)
Where Love is Magic
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
It’s going to be a bloody good summer!
The battle begins in Georgia Evans’s supernatural trilogy with the June publication of BLOODY GOOD. Set in World War II England, readers meet Dr. Alice Doyle. Between evacuees and Brytewood’s residents, Alice already has more than enough to keep her busy in the tiny hamlet when she suddenly the threat of war is even closer than she thinks. German agents have infiltrated her beloved countryside. These Nazi’s can fly, read minds and live forever. They’re not just fascists. They’re vampires.
Alice refuses to believe there is anything supernatural going on. But when corpses start appearing—sucked dry—she has no choice but to change her thinking and accept help where she can get it. If that includes a Conscientious Objector who says he’s no coward and her very own grandmother, a sane, sensible woman who insists she’s a Devonshire Pixie, so be it. Alice is ready to do whatever it takes to defend home and country from an evil both ancient and terrifyingly modern.
Monday, May 04, 2009
Herbert Howard Jones was born in London in 1955, and went to Eccles Hall, a boarding school in Norfolk. He left after a couple of years and attended IIford County High School in Barkingside where he where he met Bram Tovey, now conductor of the Vancouver Symphony orchestra, and pianist Derek Smith who later played with the Johhny Dankworth ensemble. They inspired Jones to take up music, which he still practices today.
Journey to a frozen planet to find a long lost twin. An amazing crystal phone with incredible powers. A cunning old pirate wizard who must be stopped.
May I thank Denyse Bridger for giving me the chance to say a few words on 'ye very ancient art of fantasy writing.' Firstly, I have to admit that I prefer reading it to writing it, and this makes me more a subscriber than a scribe! You see, I can't help feeling that when I write, I am in fact regurgitating a lot of stuff that I have somehow absorbed subconsciously. Another admission that I have to make is, that I don't believe I'm capable of a single original idea! Nope, not one. The only ideas that I come up, that have any semblance of originality, appear to be hybrid ideas! This is two or more ideas brought together under the same umbrella, forcibly or by dint of logic, and then mercillously exploited by the writer for all they are worth! The more logical the bond between these scraps of ideation, obviously the better, but I can't help feeling that this is the only way I am going to reinvent the wheel. Truly this generation of writers really has a hard act to follow, and I'm referring, of course to the authorean genius of yesteryear. But perhaps someone like C.S Lewis didn't have to try so hard because so many obvious ideas hadn't been exploited yet. He could take his pick of them, but typically, being a medievel scholar (or rather a scholar of medievel literature), he chose to base his stories on medievel concepts, ignoring the vast pile of modern ideas that he could have utilised. Cleverly his Nania books were written allegorically, basing them on the planets, as they were viewed by the mevievel mind. But fifty years ago the intellectual landscape was still relatively uncluttered and was very much like an uncultivated farmer's field. Today, it looks over-ripe and I'm wondering where the really clever writers are going to husband their next big harvest. Having said that, I can't help feeling that we're all experiencing the golden age of the novel. Novels written by humans that is. It will all come to an end when computers start knocking them out. After all, everything else in Orwell's 1984 has come true!