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Lucrecia Guerrero Author- TREE OF SIGHS

TREE OF SIGHS

a novel by Lucrecia Guerrero

Upon the sudden and tragic death of her parents, Altagracia faces an uncertain future with a bitter and secretive grandmother. After the two sink into poverty, the young girls ends up with a cruel Anglo woman who takes her to the United States, changes her name to Grace, and puts her to work as a full-time domestic servant. TREE OF SIGHS is the story of Grace’s journey to uncover her past as she straddles two cultures in the search of her own identity. After escaping servitude and imprisonment, Grace endures life on the streets and a succession of jobs, and she eventually lands in a comfortable marriage. But a phone call from a person in her past sets her on a journey to the border, where she meets a man who holds the key to her past, learns the truth about her grandmother, and ultimately finds herself.

Lucrecia Guerrero grew up on the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. She is the daughter of an Anglo American mother and Mexican father, and her writing often reflects her bilingual and bicultural upbringing. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University, and her work has appeared in such journals as THE ANTIOCH REVIEW and THE LOUISVILLE REVIEW. CHASING SHADOWS, a collection of linked short stories, was published by Chronicle Books, and she received a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Award based on a portion of TREE OF SIGHS.

314 pp . cloth . $27.00x . 978-1-931010-73-3
paper . $17.00 . 978-1-931010-74-0

Bilingual Review Press
Hispanic Research Center
Arizona State University
PO Box 875303
1-866-965-3867
www,asu.edu/brp

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Tom Kirkbride Author- GAMADIN Book Series

GAMADIN Book Series

by Tom Kirkbride

In Search of The Perfect Sci-fi Adventure

The Fat of the Galaxy Now Rest with a Couple of California Surfers!

http://www.Gamadin.com

Finally, the Boys have a series the Girls love to read!

BOOK I, GAMADIN: WORD OF HONOR
ISBN: 978-1-9345720-6-1

BOOK II, GAMADIN: MONS
ISBN: 978-0-9840643-0-4

BOOK III, GAMADIN: DISTANT SUNS
ISBN: 978-0-9840643-1-1

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Jerry D. Simmons Publisher Insider- Contents of June 2, 2011 TIPS FOR WRITERS

Contents of TIPS for WRITERS
by Jerry D. Simmons
June 2, 2011

TIPS for WRITERS is published by Jerry D. Simmons to inform writers and authors about news, changes and trends in the book publishing industry.
This newsletter is free to all subscribers.
Readers can access blogs, articles and more at http://www.WritersReaders.com,
Your Source for Information about Book Publishing.

Six Became Seven
The six largest publishing companies in the world recently welcomed Amazon into their exclusive club.

How This May Impact the Business

One well known New York based agent was quoted as being “giddy” about the possibility of a new major player willing to spend big bucks for acquisitions.

Opportunities for Independent Professionals

Amazon’s bold move also signals their belief in the long term prospects of book publishing which means the market for new writers, new books, and especially more eBooks is brighter than ever.

Book Expo News

Apple appeared for the first time last week at Book Expo touting their iPad and expansion of the iBookstore.

Marketplace Knowledge is Key

Each week I receive emails from readers telling me how much my book helped them understand the marketplace for book publishing. When it was written my goal was to give readers an inside look at how the largest publishers handle manuscripts from acquisition to on-sale and on the street. It’s a behind the scenes look at the industry and is important because competing with a published book means competition with all books. Understanding strengths and weaknesses of the big companies helps in planning your own marketing strategy.

The two-set, two-hour CD is about self-publishing and the importance of building your own brand as an author. Regardless of where you are with your writing and publishing the marketplace is present for all books and all authors. Every writer must recognize that competition is intense and information is critical to having any chance at success as an author. Whether you wish to attract a big publisher or continue on the path to self publishing, marketplace knowledge it key.

My special offer of both the book and CD is available for $35 which includes shipping and handling and is more than a 20 percent discount. My hope is to help as many writers as possible and share this information, obtained from twenty-five years of New York book publishing experience. I’d love to help you. If you are interested send me an email and I’ll make arrangements to have both shipped to you as quickly as possible.

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Help a friend or colleague! Please pass this newsletter along to anyone you know searching for information about book publishing. Sharing information is what this newsletter is all about. Receive free when you sign-up at http://www.WritersReaders.com a 20-page article titled What Writers Need to Know about Marketing.

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Or quote from any of the information, all or in part, under the conditions that (1) The author and source is quoted, (2) The republication is not sold or used for any commercial use, and (3) The author, Jerry D. Simmons and web site http://www.WritersReaders.com are prominently referenced. All written material Copyright 2011 Jerry D. Simmons. Also note this Newsletter is not edited. There may on occasion be grammatical, syntax or spelling errors. I acknowledge the fact and apologize.

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Sydney Writers’ Centre- HOW TO WRITE FOR YOUNGER READERS

How to write for younger readers

The market for books for younger readers has exploded in recent years. Harry Potter, Twilight, Diary of a Wimpy Kid – even adult readers have heard of these! If you’re passion is writing books for children or young adults, you need to know more about what’s happening here in Australia and how to write the most engaging books for youngsters.

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults will show you how to write an inspiring and entertaining book, and what steps you need to take to get it published. You’ll learn how to create great characters, finding the right voice for your target age group, and how to write believable dialogue. You’ll also explore common assumptions about writing for children and young readers.

Here’s some feedback from previous participants:
“The course was a rare opportunity to share my writing with a new group of like-minded beginners, and to share their successes and insights too. Judith is friendly, supportive, wise, generous and personable! The course was certainly what I needed at this point in my writing endeavours, and it came with plenty of support material.”
– Ian McLean

“Judith is a fantastic presenter, enthusiastic and passionate about children’s literature and you can’t help but get caught up in her enthusiasm.”
– Germaine Leece

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge
When: Wednesdays starting Wednesday 22 June 2011 for five weeks
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: $395

Even if you can’t make it to our training rooms in Sydney, you can still join us in our online classroom.

ONLINE COURSE: Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge/Nicola Robinson
When: Week beginning Monday 6 June 2011 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

For more information go to http://sydneywriterscentre.com.au/onlinewritingchildrensbooks.htm?utm_source=swc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=body

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Louise Laughlin Author- Writers Unite to Fight Cancer

Writers Unite to Fight Cancer

(copied from Louise Laughlin’s blog at http://www.louiselaughlin.com)

“Cancer has a characteristic that we teach our children. Share. Unfortunately, its sharing causes heartache, financial strain and often death. In a period of less than ten years, I lost my sister to colon cancer, prayed for the recovery of two of my sisters-in-law to survive breast cancer and nearly lost my husband to esophageal cancer. A classmate of mine from my writing class has cancer. It just happened. One day, she had a cough and the next day she was down for the count. She’s is waging a brave battle against her demon. In the past two months, I learned my niece has thyroid cancer and a close friend of our family has cancer. Enough sharing already!”

“I don’t know anyone who has not been touched by cancer in some way; family or friends. My husband’s survival experience prompted me to write a Memoir; I MUST BE DREAMING. While it was therapeutic and hopefully those readers who experience symptoms of GERD will pay attention, it’s not a cure.”

“My fellow authors and I are participating in the Goodfellow Publishing Launch and have joined forces with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR Foundation). Our Writers Unite to Fight Cancer group is taking action. We’ve turned our book launch into something special; an opportunity to do our share in raising money for cancer research.” (This took place on September 25, 2010 at Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, Arizona.
In addition to I Must Be Dreaming, Ms. Laughlin presented her two children’s books, LIBBY’S VACATION and SANTA GOES SHOPPING. People particpated through donations on the website: http://www.goodfellowpublishing.com/current-events.aspx.)

“Research has made great inroads in cancer treatment, but no cure has been achieved. There is still HOPE. This year has been declared the the year of the birthday. My husband and I walked in a Relay for Life last year. I was awestruck at the number of people participating who had survived cancer, were stricken with cancer and walking in spite of their pain and their supporters. When we walked the first lap in silence around the high school track with our candles flickering in the darkness, Amazing Grace played over the intercom. The entire track was lined with luminaries representing family members, who had lost their struggle. Organizers of the event had set up a huge luminary display on the stadium steps that spelled out HOPE. The second lap, the luminaries had been rearranged to spell CURE. People cheered. Everyone cried. Your donations can help one more person celebrate another birthday.”

by Louise Laughlin author of I MUST BE DREAMING, LIBBY’S VACATION and SANTA GOES SHOPPING.

lrlaughlin@q.com

http://www.louiselaughlin.com

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Kalli Deschamps Author- ALWAYS THERE IS THE MOUNTAIN

ALWAYS THERE IS THE MOUNTAIN

by Kalli Deschamps

Joy and disaster share the stage with death and re-birth in the story of a young man’s passion for ranching, his enthusiastic wife’s desire to learn a new rural lifestyle and their struggle to survive on a small cattle ranch in Western Montana. Their 100-year old community along the creek is engaged in its own struggle with survival when faced with a creeping urban sprawl searching for space and beauty. This conflict reaches a climax one summer evening in the nineteen sixties when tragedy strikes and an era comes to an end.

ISBN 13 Hardcover: 978-1-4500-1600-1
ISBN 13 Softcover: 978-1-4500-1599-8

Other books by this author

COLOR ME RED

SHROUD ACROSS THE VALLEY

CUT-AWAY PASS

TREASURED COSTUMES AND OTHER STORIES

WITH OR WITHOUT KIDS (50 YEARS OF ADVENTURE)

Contributor to the anthology, LEANING INTO THE WIND

Published by Xlibris

Orderfrom your local bookstore, call 888-795-4274 ext. 7876, or order online at http://www.xlibris.com, http://www.bn.com, or http://www.amazon.com

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Cheryl Anderson Wright- Author/Garderner- IN THE GARDEN

IN THE GARDEN

Master Gardener Cheryl Anderson Wright shares a wealth of knowledge about gardening in difficult climates in her series of High Country gardening books. After nearly twenty-five years in northern Wyoming she has experience freezing tempertures in every month of the year and still manages to produce ripe tomatoes by the 4th of July!

HIGH COUNTRY HERBS: HIGH ALTITUDE GROWING, GIFTING & COOKING WITH HERBS

360 pgs ISBN: 0-9714725-8-0 $22.95 Trade Paper

Chery offers gardeners everywhere encouragement and instructions for success in HIGH COUNTRY HERBS where you’ll learn the history and secrets of cultivation and preservation of 24 culinary herbs suited to high altitude gardens and enjoy a collection of simple and practical recipes for all types of foods and for seasoning mixes to use with your own cooking or to give as gifts- a book destined to become a treasure reference for anyone interested in gardening and cooking, no matter what part of the country they call home.

HIGH COUNTRY VEGGIES: HIGH ALTITUDE GROWING AND COOKING WITH FRESH VEGETABLES AND COOKING WITH FRESH VEGETABLES

352 pgs ISBN: 1-932636-15-3 $22.95. Trade Paper

Cherl does the same with vegetales, guiding readers from seed to table and once again including a number of delicious recipes.

HIGH COUNTRY TOMATO HANDBOOK INCLUDING HOW TO GROW RIPE TOMATOES BY THE FOURTH OF JULY!

Cheryl’s not about to keep the secrets of Tomatoes to hrself! Everybody loves them! And everybody bemoans the fact that most of what you find in the grocery store has no resemblance whatsoever to those sacred memories of how tomatoes used to taste. Here she tells you how to recapture that memory by growing your own! And even those with difficult gardening situations will find the secrets here for having your own ripe homegrown tomatoes by the the Fourth of Joly alone with a collection of delicious tomato recipes to help you enjoy the fruits of you labor.

pronghornpress.org

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