Showing posts from February, 2012

Cancer Woman's book featured in the Surrey Herald

A NEW Haw author who overcame breast cancer is hoping her new book will encourage more women to go for potentially life-saving mammograms. Avril Saunders, 63, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March last year following a routine mammogram. She said the quick diagnosis was the reason she could now look forward to spending many years spoiling her grandchildren. Her book, Mammograms Save Lives, dealing with what she went through, was published on Thursday (February 23). See the feature - A Surrey Hearld and News Publication Avril Saunders is the author of ' Chasin’ That Carrot ' and her newly released book 'Mammograms Save Lives'

Book Savvy Spotlight on Louise Wilkinson

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter.   Our Guest is Louise Wilkinson * Enjoy the interview. Q1. Can you tell us about yourself? I am a retired history teacher who taught history in a secondary school in Stockton-on-Tees for nineteen years. I am 50 years old and have had to take ill health retirement. I have an old dog, a young dog and two cats. Q2. What inspired you to write the book 'The Kipper Patrol'? My research into the Auxiliary Air Force, and my own personal interest in local history. To be honest, the book was a spin off from some research I had been doing for an MPhil research degree. As part of the research I had interviewed a great many veterans from auxiliary squadrons who did not really understand what an MPhil was, but who wanted me to write a book, so the idea for the book came from them really. Q3. You have written about a period in history that is about 60 years ago, how can you be so sure that the

The Blake Curse - A fascinating plot with suspense and twists

The Blake Curse By  I. C. Camilleri Spine-tingling supernatural thriller with heartrending choices, fast paced suspense and startling twists   Ben Blake is a British Intelligence agent embarking on his first undercover assignment. He infiltrates university life in Cambridge and befriends Cathy, the daughter of billionaire Edward Carter. However his carefully laid out plan disintegrates when his path crosses the beautiful Samantha, whose cryptic past becomes firmly intertwined with his investigations. The tangled web of deceit leaves Ben battling for survival, his only lifeline being Jake Snell–the enigma, the rogue full of vices… “The Blake Curse is all about heartrending choices, fast paced suspense and faith in the thread of human goodness” says author I. C. Camilleri. Find out more “Hair-raising supernatural thriller” … Genre: Fiction: Suspense / Thriller ISBN: 978-1-907728-39-6 Publication Date: 28 March 2012 Edition/Format: 1st/Paperba

An interview with Barbara Conelli, Blog Talk Radio in New York

Author Neal James* was interviewed by Barbara Conelli, Blog Talk Radio in New York on Sunday, 5th February 2012. Listen to an audio file About Blog Talk Radio BlogTalkRadio operates out of New York and hosts live talk radio show online. ---------- *Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . ...

How to Craft Back Cover Copy that Sells Books by the Boatload - For nonfiction books

How do you write good back blurb? "Back cover copy is like the packaging on a box of food or the cover of a magazine at the supermarket checkout counter. The vendor has only a few seconds to stop you in your tracks, attract your attention and compel you to make a purchase. You can also consider back cover copy to be similar to a movie trailer or preview: just two minutes that give you the plot line. Based on the trailer, you will decide whether to see the movie, or not. The same holds with your book. Your design/layout, graphics AND verbiage must entice readers and make them hungry for more." Read full article: How to Craft Back Cover Copy that Sells Books by the Boatload - The Savvy Book Marketer

How To Write a Back Blurb For Your Book - For novels

How do you write good back blurb? "This is a list of what featured most often from a number of bestselling thrillers reviewed as research from my bookshelf. The principles hold true for any genre although the details change for each." Read full article: How To Write a Back Blurb For Your Book - The Savvy Book Marketer

Read and Soar - Watch the book trailer

A book trailer for Read and Soar has been released. Read and Soar is a book about the many benefits and joys of reading. Where will your reading adventure take you? Between the covers of a book exists a sort of paradise. Books have a certain kind of enchantment about them; they are able to catapult you to a different world in the twinkling of an eye. By reading you can rub minds with the best thinkers of all time & share in the wisdom of the greatest minds. ---------- Yomi Akinpelu is the author of 'Read & Soar' and two other books: 'A Matter of Life & Death' , 'The Wholesome Truth about Healing' ...

Listen to a short story by Neal James

Neal James* was on Erewash Sound with Tris Walker and Laura Smith on Saturday 21 January 2012 to record the first of what may become a series of his short stories. Listen to an audio file of the transmitted short story titled -  ‘Marks on the Wall’. Neal James interview Neal James would be returning to the Erewash Sound studios soon for an interview with Tris Walker – If you have something you want to ask Neal James about his work then please use the comment box on the 'Erewash and beyond' website or email . About Erewash Sound Erewash Sound was launched in late 2004. Broadcasting on 96.8FM, Erewash Sound serves the Erewash Valley area of Derbyshire. *Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . ...

Unveiled, a new book marketing & distribution initiative

'Spring Leaf Books' unveils a new website, and an email marketing brand – ‘Book Springs’, specially designed for book lovers all over the world. The new website is aimed at informing readers about tailored offers, reviews and interviews about their favourite books and authors. Book Springs is a newsletter of Spring Leaf Books used for targeted book marketing and promotions. All book marketing campaigns are based on clear goals, good research, appropriate use of social media and trends within the industry of book subject, to achieve maximum exposure. Springs Leaf Books is proud to be affiliated with A spokesperson from Spring Leaf Books says: “We recognise that there are many book promotion initiatives out there but we hope that our offer will provide authors with a unique selling point for their book(s). Spring Leaf Books and Books Springs are two book marketing and promotion initiatives that will effectively su

OTOLI is currently on the Top Ten YA awareness books

View the Entry - Top Ten YA awareness books OTOLI is a story of bullying, teenage issues and the supernatural. The central character, a victim of bullying, Alice Turner, finds solace in a strange café called OTOLI and finds friendship with the enigmatic waitress, Jenny. It however turned out that Alice’s new friendship is not quite what it seems. Author’s Bio Bryony Allen writes Adult and Young Adult fiction. She is the author of 'Mystery, Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI', her latest book. Bryony is a teacher and currently lives in the beautiful wilds of the Suffolk countryside with her husband, four children, and pets, cats and dogs. Read the recent YA Book Reads blog with author, Bryony Allen. Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

A new film ‘Broken Promises’ based on a short story by Avril Saunders

Paul Burton Films are currently in pre-production with a new short drama film which is being made in association with Avril Dalziel Saunders *. Before she was married, Jenny Curtis nursed her widowed mother for several years after she was left paralysed and speechless from a stroke. In Broken Promises, Chloe Richards recalls the twists and turns of fate that Jenny faced in the year following the death of her mother; and how her attempts to rebuild her life were thwarted when she met her then future husband, Harry Curtis. With a screenplay by Paul Burton - who is also set to produce and direct the film - Broken Promises is based on a short story by author, Avril Dalziel Saunders . The film is set to be made at Elstree Studios in north London and on location nearby in February 2012. The completed film will then be broadcast later this year as part of a short film strand on the following TV channels: Information TV (Sky 231), Information TV + 1 (Sky 189) and Showcase TV 2 (Sky 203

Ray’s amazing journey - in print, set for book launch

A NEW book charting a 70-year old runner’s mental and physical journey through life, as he sets himself almost impossible challenges, is out this month. Me and My Shadow is the story of Ray Matthews, a local man described by publishers Pneuma Springs as “truly exceptional”. Source: Ray’s amazing journey - in print - News - Goole Courier