Monthly Archives: January 2015

Haiku Expo Arizona-Inspired Japanese Poetry

Haiku Expo Arizona-Inspired Japanese Poetry

Free online entry

In the spirit of raising awareness of the arts and culture of Japan, we challenge you to write your own Arizona-inspired huiku poem.  This a new event at the Arizona Matsuri, a Festival celebrating Japanese arts, culture, food, music and dance at Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix on February 21-22, 2015.

This event is open to all residents of Arizona and our sister of Himeji, Japan.  A select number of outstanding entries will be displayed online and at the Arizona Matsuri Festival.  Visit us online to learn about haku, entry guidelines, lesson plans, and submit up to 3 original haiku per person free of charge.  Entry Deadline: Feb. 7, 2015.

http://www.azmatsuri.org

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Gini Koch Author- ALIEN IN THE HOUSE

ALIEN IN THE HOUSE

by Gini Koch

“Koch is in a class by herself when it comes to delivering short-out-loud humor!” – RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

Kitty Katt-Martini has hearned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil any variety of dangerous conspiracies.  So when a newly elected Representative is murdered while at the Centaurion Embassy, it’s up to Kitty and rest of the Diplomatic Corps to find out how and why and stop the killer, before the rest of the U.S. House of Representative become casualties, particularly the replacement Representative — Jeff Martini.

(author of TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN, ALIEN TANGO, ALIEN IN THE FAMILY, ALIEN PROLIFERATION, ALIEN DIPLOMACY, and ALIEN VS. ALIEN) is available now from your favorite book seller!  Get Your Copy Today!

Drop Gini a line at gini@ginikoch.com

or visit Gini on the web at http://www.ginikoch.com

for additional details, reviews of all the books in the Alien/Katerine “Kitty” Katt series and much, much more!

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Sharon Skinner Author- IN CASE YOU DON’T HEAR ME THE FIRST TIME

IN CASE YOU DON’T HEAR ME THE FIRST TIME

by Sharon Skinner

Pages (Print Edition): 74

Format(s): eBook, Paperback
Genre: Poetry
ISBN-13: 978-1456318833

sharonskinner.com

Brick Cave Media

brickcavebooks.com

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Tom Crawford Poet Conservationist Presenter- THE NAMES OF BIRDS

THE NAMES OF BIRDS

by Tom Crawford

“If we want to know what sky is, or home, we have to look up- and don’t we have to put a bird in it?” – Tom Crawford

“Tom Crawford is a great presenter.  His generous readings are an example of the fusion he believes in.  You get beautiful poetry, reflections of science and art, ecology, storytelling and always humor – the full effect.  For Tom it’s a formula that allows us entrance into an embrace with world we were given.  THE NAMES OF BIRDS is nothing less than a tome of blessings.” – Frank Boyden, FOUNDER OF SITKA CENTER FOR ART AND ECOLOGY: Oregon coast

“In Tom’s poetry birds weave theselves powerfully into the fabic of critical moments, so that talking about birds provides a winged way of talking about a broken love, a broken world, an angelic visitation, a harrowing insight.  Tom is wonderfully lyrical and can often zap you with a few daft lines.” – David James Duncan, author of THE RIVER WHY, BROTHERS K, RIVER TEETH, MY LIFE AS TOLD BY WATER.

“Tom Crawford is a brilliant and exhilarating poet.” – Jim Harrison, author of IN SEARCH OF SMALL GODS, LEGENDS OF THE FALL

CONSERVATION & POETRY

READINGS

WORKSHOPS

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

GUEST SPEAKER

12 Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology (keynote speaker

Parsons Memorial Lodge, Summer Series, Yosemite National Park

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

Columbia Gorge Writers Conference, Hood River, Oregon

Wordstock, Portland, Oregon

FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS CONTACT TOM CRAWFORD AT

Email tcrawfordpoetryB25@gmail.com

Web: http://www.tomcrawfordpoetry.com

Author of seven published books

Regular contributor to ORION magazine

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Will Dresser Author- International Thrillers THE BILLIONAIRES CLUB! & THE CHRONICALS OF CAIN

THE BILLIONAIRES CLUB!

by Will Dresser

When does a man have enough?

… For one man, when he has it all!

On New Year’s day the richest man in the world is gunned down on the streets of Mexico City and everyone on the Forbes list of Billionaires moves up a notch!  But in February, March, and April, each succesive title holder turns up dead before month’s end and it becomes clear the title has a terrible cost!

In May, despite Wes Franklin’s efforts to protect her, the newly crowned #1 Richest Person is killed, sending a ripple of panic through the global financial community.  In a bold move to lure the killer into the open, an enigmatic friend of Wes steps forward to claim the #1 ranking, thus making himself the next target.  It is now up to Wes, A.J., and Aryana to make sure this special friend does not become the next former member to the world’s most exclusive group of people …

 

THE CHRONICLES OF CAIN  THE EPIC LIFE OF JERED KENNAN CAIN AT TOLD TO WES FRANKLIN

by Will Dresser

While Archaeologists dig to decipher our past …

One man is an eyewitness to it all!

For forty days, as he is stalked by a killer bent on becoming the richest man in the world, an enigmatic man who has lived amost since the beginning of time has isolated himself in a Bangkok hotel determined to dictated to Wes Franklin the story of his incredible life … and by extension, the epic story of mankind.

Why, after so many millennia, has he chosen this time and place to share his story?  Because in two day’s time … Jared Kenna Cain will finally die!

http://www.willdresser.com    Amazon.com   BarnesandNoble.com     will.dresser@yahoo.com

 

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Rosemary Zibart Author- FORCED JOURNEY THE SAGA OF WERNER BERLINGER

FORCED JOURNEY THE SAGA OF WERNER BERLINGER

by Rosemary Zibart

In  FORCED JOURNEY THE SAGA OF WERNER BERLINGER, a twelve-year old Jewish boy must leave his family Nazi-controlled Germany in 1939 and struggles to make a new life for himself in the United States.  Werner’s journey takes him from Hamburg to New York City where he explores the gritty lower East Side, the posh Uptown, and lively Harlem.  On route he befriends Anika, an uper-class Jewish girl caught in the same predicament.

Werner’s story parallels that young people today who are fleeing unsafe or poverty-stricken homelands and seeking a new life in the United States.  Circumstances vary, the sense of loss and the fortitude to survive are much the same.

“It is a fact that approximately 1400 unaccompanied children came to the United States during the years 1934 to 1941.  These children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia were fleeing the Nazi regime … It is a challenging task, considering the range of ages and backgrounds of these young boys and girls, to distill their stories into the saga of Werner Berlinger, but Ms. Zibart has done so with empathy and understanding.  It is not only an interesting read but there were many times in the story when I felt that what happened to Werner was what happened to me.” (Foreword to FORCED JOURNEY by Henry Frankel, President, 1000 Children – who came to the U.S. at age six).

Rosemary Zibart is a former journalist and award-winning athor and playwright.  FORCED JOURNEY is the second book in her series Far and Away, about young people dislocated and relaocated during WWII.  Her first book, TRUE BRIT, about a girl who travels from war-torn London to bohemian Santa Fe, won the 2012 NM-AZ Book Award for Historical Fiction and a prestigious Nautilus Award for books that promote social change as they inspire readers for a better world.

Publishing Information ISBN: 978-1-932926-32-3 Artemesia Press

Available on Kindle, Amazon and at bookstores everywhere!

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Kris Neri Author- DEM BONES’ REVENGE A Tracy Eaton Mystery

DEM BONES’ REVENGE A Tracy Eaton Mystery

by Kris Neri

An Agetha, Anthony and Macavity Awards Nominee

When the cops catch Tracey Eaton’s mom, Hollywood legend Matha Collins, alone with the bloody remains of celebrity litigant Vince Sperry, holding nothing but a lame excuse – Tracy leaps to her defense.  So why does Martha thwart Tracy’s efforts to clear her?

All roads lead to the past, to one Hollywood scandal after another.  If Tracy keeps digging, will she free Martha of suspicion?  Or will she unearth something that’s sure to slam the cell door shut on her exasperating, but beloved mother?

“Kris Neri has written another winner.  Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy this sly, smart Hollywood roller coaster, which should appeal to mystery and movie buffs alike.”- NYT Bestselling author Laura Lippman

ISBN 978-0-9799694-4-7

Cherokee KcGhee Mystery

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