Wednesday, September 30, 2015

String Theory and the Transparent Patient by Wig Nelson


Wig Nelson has a new book, String Theory  and the Transparent Patient. It is about a particle physicist, Jerome Cleveland,  who makes an accidental breakthrough at the Hadron Collider in Switzerland and suffers a traffic accident in N.Y.C. The accident leads to him becoming unstuck to the strings of his universe brane. He finds himself disappearing uncontrollably from time to time until his fellow accident victim, who is also his analyst, Dr. Jerry Hamm, comes out of a coma. Dr. Hamm is charged with curing Jerome's malady one step ahead of the National Security agent who is determined to prove his occupation as an invisible assassin.  A sequel to String Theory is in the works.  It is called The Eccentric Heiress.

Wig Nelson's books are available at Amazon and also through his website wignelson.com (discounted 30% with free shipping).

Also all his books are available through the Brevard County Library system.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

White River Monster VI by Keith Rommel



The White River Monster short story series is now available on the Kindle platform. Each book is a progression into the legend and possibility of what might be if the existence of the White River Monster ... A century old legend ... were to be true.

What is it and does it really exist or does it not? If it exists, what does it look like and what would motivate it? How has it evaded detection for so long?

When a reporter sets out to find the truth about the Monster, what he finds is not only horrifying but aggressive and protective of its secreted existence.

Each part of this unique story is .99 cents and as the legend of the White River Monster is explored further, so is a cast of characters that are unforgettable and interwoven in this great mystery, bringing the human element into which brings you closer to the monster.

Told in a classic horror style with mystery and suspense as the main drivers, these stories will have you coming back for more while your infatuation for the White River Monster will grow deeper and bring you closer to the beasts den ... A place where no human is safe.

Each story runs between 6,200 and 7,500 words and the series ends at part 6. 

Follow this link to purchase:
http://goo.gl/Bgb2OI

My Site: www.keithrommel.com
Publishers Site: http://goo.gl/Xf2GlB

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's Okay to be Different Thorina-Bina by Barbara S. Lougheed




Title:  It’s Okay to be Different Thorina-Bina
Authors:  Barbara S. Lougheed and Martin J. Lougheed
Publisher: Grain of Salt Publications LLC (August 2015)
ISBN-10: 0996580204
ISBN-13: 978-0-9965802-0-5
Retail Price:  $10.77 paperback; $4.99 ebook
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Paperback: 40 pages
Color Photos: 21
Language: English
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 02
It is availble through Amazon... Click here to go there. 

Thorina-Bina feels all alone because she's so different from her mother and sisters. She's a tortoise-shell colored cat, while the rest of her family are striped tabby cats. She looks and acts differently, and her sisters make fun of her. She also has keen eyes and ears, and sees and hears better than the other cats.  After she meets an old gopher tortoise, a lizard without a tail, an armadillo with poor eyesight, and two very different dogs in the forest, she learns that everyone is different in their own way.



This book combines a funny story with adorable animal photos to convey its message of self-acceptance. Teachers can use the story to start discussions about being different, bullying, disabilities, self-respect, self-esteem, and most of all, tolerance for others. Kids may feel more comfortable participating in a discussion about animal differences, instead of differences in kids their own age. In the end, Thorina-Bina learns that it's okay to be different . . . she's just a different kind of cat.


About the Author
Barbara Lougheed was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She moved to Florida for the warmer, calmer weather, and has now lived through multiple freezes and hurricanes.

She worked as a database map analyst at a major newspaper before her early retirement. She loves analyzing data and looking for patterns, and this trait has served her well as a thyroid researcher. This knack for medical research led her to write TiredThyroid.com and to publish the book Tired Thyroid:  From Hyper to Hypo to Healing—Breaking the TSH Rule. Her love of travel, photography, and food then led her to write WhereWeVacation.com and two travel ebooks, A Hawaiian Family Vacation: Oahu, and A Hawaiian Family Vacation: Maui.  She also wrote a children’s book with her husband, It’s Okay to be Different Thorina-Bina, about their unique cat. Read more on BarbaraLougheed.com.

Monday, September 21, 2015

SEAL Legacy Foundation Tampa Bay Book Festival to Take Place on November 7


Event to support the nation’s elite warriors will feature some of the country’s most esteemed novelists

TAMPA, Florida – On November 7, 2015, some of the nation’s most esteemed novelists will join together for a special event in support of the nation’s elite warriors.  The SEAL Legacy Foundation Tampa Bay Book Festival will take place on November 7, 2015 at the Westin Tampa Harbour Hotel (725 South Harbour Island Boulevard; Tampa, FL 33602).

This one-day special event will feature a spectacular lineup of some of the world’s most beloved mystery, thriller, and suspense novelists, including: Brian Andrews, Kathleen Antrim, Grant Blackwood, Eric Blehm, Ethan Cross, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Kieran Crowley, Simon Gervais, Heather Graham, John Gilstrap, Andrew Gross, Anderson Harp, Mark Greaney, Don Mann, Jon Land, Ward Larsen, Chuck Pfarrer, Tom Shea, AJ Tata, Howard Wasdin, Lis Wiehl, Jeffrey Wilson and Tom Young. 

Award-winning songwriter Dave Turnbull will be on-hand to provide entertainment.  A graduate of the United States Naval Academy Prep School and Virginia Tech University, Turnbull has penned such #1 songs as "Lucky Man" by Montgomery Gentry, "The Boys Of Fall" by Kenny Chesney, "Old Alabama" and "Anything Like Me" both of which were recorded by Brad Paisley.

The SEAL Legacy Foundation Tampa Bay Book Festival event includes a multi-author book signing as well as a VIP Author Reception.  Murder on the Beach Books will serve as the festival’s official bookseller. The bookstore opens at 2:00 PM followed by the book signing from 3:00 until 6:00 PM with the VIP Author Reception following from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM.

An extraordinary event benefiting an extraordinary cause, the book festival will raise funds and awareness for the SEAL Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support for families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community.

A limited number of tickets for the SEAL Legacy Foundation Tampa Bay Book Festival are available for purchase by visiting:  https://www.seallegacy.org/events/pages/bookfestival  Tickets are $125 for the author signing and VIP Author Reception of $25 for the author signing only. 

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone:  (615) 297-9875, or by email:  maryglenn@maryglenn.com

Florida Romance Writers’ October Meeting



 
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
TIME:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
LOCATION: Hyatt Place, 1851 SE 10th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
COST: $20 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast
 
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to 595 E. (Exit 24). Go east on 595 till US1 North.  Take US1 to SE 17th Street Causeway and turn right towards the beach. Then take the second right onto SE 10th Avenue. Location is one block in on your right. (Behind the Outback Steakhouse.)
 
PARKING: Open parking - free of charge.
 
PROGRAM: “Sexy, Torrid Trends and How to Thrive in the Market”
 
Carina Press freelance editor and multi-published author Rhonda Helms is giving a workshop on trends in romance publishing–what’s hot, what’s not, and how to capitalize on current trends without chasing them. Also, she’ll discuss working with a freelance editor for self-publishing or polishing your submissions, giving tips and tricks on how to choose the right editor for you.
 
About Rhonda Helms, Carina acquisition editor
 
Rhonda Helms has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in English, creative writing. She has several novels published in Young Adult and New Adult fiction with Simon Pulse and Kensington. She also taught college-level English composition for several years. Rhonda edited a Romance Writers of America 2015 RITA© award-winning romance, as well as a 2015 RITA© award-nominated romance.
 
Rhonda has been a professional, full-time manuscript editor for several years, starting her career at Siren Publishing. Right now she’s a freelance acquisitions/developmental editor with Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press. Rhonda has edited first-time authors, multi-published authors, and NYT and USA Today bestselling authors. She’s been freelancing for several years as well, and she loves taking on new projects!
 
 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please e-mail Rossie Cortes at rossie@iq-mc.com for a reservation and visit us at www.frwriters.org.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Dog for Leo by Kandi M. Siegel


 
A Dog for Leo, written by Kandi M. Siegel, was just released this week via Create Space.  It is $2.99 on Kindle and $6.99 in paperback.
 
This book is about a young boy named Leo who wants a dog for his own but his parents don't feel that he is responsible enough to care for one.  Will he prove them wrong?  This book is geared for grades preteens- young teens.  
 
Check out all of Kandi's books on her webpage at www.kandimsiegel.com

OCTOBER 17, 2015: MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA, FLORIDA CHAPTER, LUNCHEON





Guest Speaker:          Speaker:  Alison McMahan
Program:  “Screenwriting Tricks for Novelists”

Learn techniques that screenwriters use as they prepare to write a screenplay: the overall structure, the sequences and scenes, the characters, the character relationships, the point of view, and the relationship of theme to the other parts. Specifically we will look at film sequences (sometimes called the mini-movie method), the Save-the-Cat beat sheet and recent examples where Save the Cat was turned on its head, and how these screenwriting systems can be applied to novels.  

Alison McMahan, Ph.D., is a screenwriter, author and filmmaker. She is the president of Homunculus Productions, a company that produces industrial, educational and documentary films. Her most recent film is Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs (2010) narrated by Sam Waterston. She is currently in post-production on the feature documentary The Eight Faces of Jane (2015). From 1997 to 2001 she was an associate professor, teaching film history and theory and new media at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.  She is the author the award-winning book Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury 2002), which was translated into Spanish by Plots Ediciones. The films rights to this book have been sold to a Hollywood agency for production as a documentary, Be Natural. (www.BeNatural.com). She is also the author of  The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury 2005). Her latest award-winning screenplay, White Rum, is being marketed by Scriptshark.  Her first novel, a historical mystery for young adults, The Saffron Crocus, was published by Black Opal Books in 2014.


DATE:  Saturday, October 17, 2015
TIME:  11:30—Social mingling; 12:00—Luncheon and Business Meeting
PROGRAM:  1:00—“Screenwriting Tricks for Novelists”

COST:  $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.  Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT:   To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website http://mwaflorida.org/events/monthly-meetings/#lunchmeet, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.

To reserve and pay via mail: email rwymer55@aol.com with the subject line "MWA Meeting" to reserve a spot.  In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number.  Then write your check or money order payable to  “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter'' and mail to Rick Wymer, 13900 Carlton Dr., Davie, FL 33330.

NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015:  Please save the date.

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Book Release! PERIL BY PONYTAIL (#12 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries) by Nancy J. Cohen launches on September 16.


Hoping for a romantic honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch, Marla and Dalton arrive to find a series of mishaps plaguing the resort. A nearby ghost town is suffering similar problems. Is it a coincidence that Dalton’s uncle owns both properties? The stakes rise when a local forest ranger is found dead. With her new family in jeopardy, Marla dusts off her crime-solving skills and saddles up to find the culprit before someone she loves is hurt.

Barnes and Noble:  http://bit.ly/1yWqCGA
More Options: http://nancyjcohen.com

Besides sharing and retweeting her posts, below are some ways you can help spread the word.

Follow her Blog Tour on Sept. 14-20: http://bit.ly/1KJ69uC  Author interviews, Guest Posts, Reviews, and Giveaways.
Join her Book Launch Party on Sept. 16 at 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT. Fun and Giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty
Enter her Fresh Fiction Contest: http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=7600
Follow her on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nancyjcohen

Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen... See Nancy at these events....

Author Nancy J. Cohen will be speaking about her new mystery,  PERIL BY PONYTAIL, and signing books at the following events:

October 3-4, New Smyrna Beach Book Festival http://nsbfla.com/bookfestival

October 18, Sunday, 1:00 pm, “Killing People for a Living: The Popularity of Crime Fiction” with Authors Nancy J. Cohen, Alyssa Maxwell, and Jenny Milchman, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, Phone: 561-279-7790, http://murderonthebeach.com
 
October 21, Wednesday, 2:00–3:00 pm, Guest Speaker Nancy J. Cohen at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205. Tickets are $35; Phone 941-748-5875 http://www.manateeperformingartscenter.com/event/nancy-cohen-2015-arts-lecture-series/
 
October 21, Wednesday, 3:30 pm, High Tea with Author Nancy J. Cohen at Latte Luna. 2715 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL. 34205. Phone: 941-745-2444.  Tickets are $25 http://www.manateelibraryfoundation.org/author-meet-and-greet-2015-arts-lecture-series/

October 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Halloween Party and Multi-Author Booksigning, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL  33444; Phone: 561-279-7790

For more details, go to : http://nancyjcohen.com

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Meet the Authors' Book Fair



The registration form is available at AuthorsForAuthors.com

for the Meet the Authors' Book Fair on November 21 & 22, 2015

at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, FL

Friday, September 11, 2015

Book News: The Meadows – A Novel by Debra Ann Davis





Set in New England in the 1980s, The Meadows is a contemporary romance with an outdoor/adventure theme, including scenes from the Appalachian Trail. The story begins when Jenna Anderson discovers a nineteenth century home she wants to buy and is told it is vacant. Or is it?

After she moves in, she joins forces with her realtor, Keith, and they search for hidden secrets inside the house. Meanwhile, Jenna’s father introduces her to his coworker, Dr. Benjamin Watson—a man whom she finds extremely irritating with his southern drawl and relentless romantic pursuit.

Through spooky humorous events, Jenna is guided to the right man.

Included in the storyline are scenes from Big Meadows Campground in Virginia, Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, and Blood Mountain and Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia. Stony Man Camp (located in Skyland, Virginia in the late 1800s) is also included. 

About the Author
Born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Debra Ann Davis makes her home in Florida with her husband, Steve.  After writing and editing for members of the US Military for thirty-four years, she now uses her creative talents to write her own stories. The Meadows is her second book. Her first book, Amelia’s Gift, is a fictional story based on her life.

More about Debra, where to buy her books, and upcoming book signing events can be found at www.AuthorDebra.com