The Richmond reviews Murder at the Brightwell
In its review of Ashley Weaver's recently published Murder at the Brightwell, Jay Strafford of the Richmond Times-Dispatch says: "With a profound nod to the Golden Age of the British whodunit, Weaver creates a classic mystery, complete with a fashionable setting, a cast of upper-crust Brits and witty prose." Read the full review here.
Lorin Rees to speak at SNHU
Agent Lorin Rees will speak to Creative Writing MFA students at Southern New Hampshire University, where he serves on the advisory board, on Friday, June 14.
The Art Forger is an Indie Next Pick
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger is the American Bookseller's Associations's #1 Indie Next Pick for November! Of The Art Forger, bookseller Lanora Haradon says "While you are drawn deeply into the story, Shapiro outlines big questions about morality, fame, and truth in a world that is all about creating illusion for the sake of beauty. A masterpiece!"
Ann Collette to attend Crimebake
Agent Ann Collette will attend the New England Crime Bake 2012 Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers, November 9-11 in Dedham, MA. Editors, agents, authors and guests from across the East Coast and beyond will be in attendance.
Kevin Weeks and Phyllis Karas, authors of Where's Whitey? will appear at Endicott College in Beverly on Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. to discuss their book.
The Dial-A-Book program will excerpt up to 15 initial pages of B.A. Shapiro's forthcoming novel The Art Forger on select websites for free preview browsing. Learn more about the program here.
See Phyllis Karas at the Worcester JCC
Phyllis Karas, co-author of Where's Whitey? will give a lecture and book signing at the Worcester Jewish Community Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct 27 in Worcester, MA.
See Siobhan Fallon in Providence
Fans of Siobhan Fallon's award winning short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone will have two chance to see the author in Providence, RI on October 12. Siobhan will attend a reading and book discussion in the Campus Ministry Building of Providence College at 4 p.m, followed by her Convocation Address in Slavin Center from 6-8 p.m. Ticket information can be found here.
Ryan Bradford talk to San Diego City Beat
In an article on San Diego City Beat, author Ryan Bradford describes his upcoming projects with So Say We All, a nonprofit literary arts collective that puts on written-word showcases throughout San Diego. Among them, two new collections to be published in October. Read about them here.
Three-Two-One Pitch is open
The Three-Two-One Pitch contest, judged by associate agent Rebecca Podos, is now open for submissions. The query contest is being held on We Do Write, YA author Dorothy Dreyer's blog for writers both published and aspiring. The contest closes at midnight on Saturday Sept 22. Enter here.
Read Ryan Bradford in Paper Darts
Congratulations to author Ryan Bradford, whose story "Desert Island Records" has just been published on Paper Darts. Read the story here.
America's Second Chance sold
Joel Kurtzman's new book America's Second Chance To Be Number One: Why the Forces of Economic Change Are Blowing In Our Direction, has sold to Public Affairs Books.
Sol LeWitt biography sold
The first authorized biography of Sol LeWitt, Sol LeWitt: A Life Of Ideas, by Lary Bloom, has sold to Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
Pick up A Slice of the Pie
Congratulations to author Nick Sarillo, whose book A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business, is now available.
B.A. Shapiro to appear at SIBA
B.A. Shapiro, author of the forthcoming novel The Art Forger, will appear at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association's 2012 Trade Show on Sunday, September 9 in Naples, Fl.
The Bookseller makes Mystery Debut of the Month
In a starred review in Libarary Journal, Mark Pryor's new novel The Bookseller was named Mysery Debut of the Month. The Bookseller is the first book in the Hugo Marston mystery series. Jacobsen says of the novel: "With a cast of characters you want to know better and a storyline cloaked in World War II betrayals (think Nazi collaborators), the author winningly blends contemporary crime with historical topics."
Amazon picks The Art Forger
Amazon's Senior Editor Mari Malcolm has selected B.A. Shapiro's forthcoming novel The Art Forger as one of her fall favorites, naming it "the most absorbing story ever written about watching paint dry." Amazon's Big Books Fall Preview covers a list of new releases their Senior Editors are most excited about for the coming season.
E!online quotes Bill Capodagli
Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way and The Pixar Way, was recently quoted in an article at E! online, addressing (and dispelling)rumors that the renowned film company is running out ofideas. Bill is currently the most requested speaker on Disney's sucess and leadership principles in the U.S.
Early press praises The Art Forger
In an early review of author B.A. Shapiro's forthcoming novel, The Art Forger, Booklist had nothing but praise. Booklist writer Donna Seaman describedShapiro's book as"an entrancingly visual, historically rich, deliciously witty, sensuous, and smart tale of authenticity versus fakery in which Shapiro artfully turns a clever caper into a provocative meditation on what we value most." The Art Forger will be released in October, 2012.
The Misleading Mind leads Kindle sales
Congratulations to author Karuna Cayton, whose book The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Bhuddist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them, is NWL's second bestselling Kindle title in July.
Ann Collete to speak at Stonecoast
Agent Ann Collette will speak to creative writing students of theStonecoast MFA program at USM, one of the only popular fiction programs in the country, on July 12 and 13.
Learn from Walt Disney with Bill Capodagli
In recent interviews with Vern Burkhardt on Idea Connection, Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way and The Pixar Way, shared his expertise of the business practices that made Walt Disney so successful. Bill is currently the most requested speaker on Disney's sucess and leadership principles in the U.S. Read the interviews here and here.
The Art Forger gets great press
The Art Forger, Barbara Shapiro's anticipated upcoming novel, has been raking in the presswith a mention in Shelf Awareness'Fall Fiction Preview, and its second article this month in Publishers Weekly. "I was so completely taken by this book," Publishers Weekly quotes editor Amy Gash. "I felt the voice and characters were so unusual. I loved it, and so far everybody in-house who has read it has loved it."
Ann Collette to attend Weekend with the Agents
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Cape Cod Writers Center's Weekend with the Agents, an intimate three-day conference where a diverse group of agents speak and evaluate manuscripts for attendees. The conference will be held June 1-3 in Yarmouth Port, MA.
Siobhan Fallon to read at VWC
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone, will read and speak at the Veterans Writing Conference. TheConference invites veterans and family members from a four-state area to learn from a panel of well-published authorswith varying backgrounds in military life, and will be held June 1-2 in Las Vegas, NE.
See B.A. Shapiro book in Publishers Weekly
Author B. A. Shapiro'sforthcoming novel The Art Forger was featured in a recent Publishers Weekly article "Galleys to Grab at BEA." Read the article here.
Gretchen Peters gets rave review
Following a recent reading of her book Seeds of Terror at the Army and Navy Club in Washington,D.C., Ms. Peters received the thanks of the club and its president, who praised her "candor regarding progress in Afghanistan and the future of the region."
Karuna Cayton Reviewed
In the Hearth Foundation's recent newsletter, Karuna Cayton's book The Misleading Mind was reviewed by writer Juliet Pailes. Of the book, Pailes wrote: "I would recommend it to those who are interested in discovering more about themselves and their relationships as well as about how Buddhist psychology can enhance our abilities as caregivers and parents ... As a parent and parent educator, I could not ask for more from a book."
Ann Collette to attend BEA
Agent Ann Collette will attend Book Expo America 2012, an annual book fair and one of the leading publishing event world wide. Ann will attend on June 5, in NYC.
You Know When the Men are Gone wins Indies Choice
The short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone, by Siobhan Fallon, recently won the 2012 Indies Choice Book Awards'Adult Debut Honor Award. Winners are voted on by independent booksellers nationwide, and will be honored at the Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon on June 5, at theBEA.
Catch B.A. Shapiro at the BEA
Author B.A. Shapiro will sign galleys of her forthcomingnovel The Art Forger, a featured fall 2012 title from Algonquin, at the BEA onJune 5.
Siobhan Fallon to read at MMC
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection YouKnow When the Men are Gone, will read at Omaha Metropolitan Community College on June 19 in Omaha,NE.
Karuna Cayton speaks to Tiny Buddha
In a recent article on Tiny Buddha, author Karuna Cayton spoke about his philosophy in his book The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them: "The bright side is this: we create our own world, we can create any world we want."
Lorin Rees to visit Norman Mailer Writers Colony
In May, agent Lorin Rees will visit and meet with students at the Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony in Provincetown, MA. The Colony was established to honor Norman Mailers work and lifelong interest in and commitment to writers and writing programs. It is visited by students, fellows, writers and scholars from all over the world.
Ann Collette to attend Muse and the Marketplace
Agent Ann Collette will attend Grub Street's 2012 Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, MA, May 5-6, 2012. Muse and the Marketplace is a literary conference featuring hundreds of participants and presenters.
Ann Collette to attend CAPA-U
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Associations' 9th Annual Writing Conference in Hartford,CT, May 12, 2012. CAPA-U is a forum for both experienced and aspiring authors.
Learn The Disney Way on the web
Bill Capodagli, management expert andauthor of The Disney Way, will host the Webinar Creating Magical Customer Service on Wednesday May 16, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Register here.
Ann Collette to attend DFW Writers' Conference
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Dallas/ Fort Worth Writers' Conference in Hurst, Texas on May 19-20, 2012. Writers attending the conference will have the chance to pitch their projects to agents and editors from across the country.
Siobhan Fallon to read for One Book, One Bedford
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone, will read at the Bedford Town Hall Auditoriam as part of Bedford's One Book, One Bedford annual community-wide reading event. The reading will be at 2 p.m. on April 29 in Bedford, MA.
Adrian Van Young to read at BC
Author Adrian Van Young will read an excerpt from his as-of-yet untitled novel at the Boston College 14th Anuual Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28, at 12 p.m. in Boston, MA.
The New York Times sites The Disney Way
A recent Times article on The Disney Institute, the Walt Disney Company's new consulting division, gave a shout out to Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson's book The Disney Way. Read the article here.
Karuna Cayton tells Entrepreneurs' Secret
In an article on Inc.com, Karuna Cayton speaks on meditation as a secret stress-buster for entrepreneurs. Cayton is the author of The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Bhuddist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them.
Siobhan Fallon to read at Porter Square Books
AuthorSiobhan Fallonwill read from her short-story collection, You Know When the Men are Gone, at Porter Square Books on april 30, at7 p.m. in Cambridge, MA.
Ann Collette to attend MO Writers' Guild Conference
Agent Ann Collette will attend the 2012 Missouri Writers' Guild Conferencein St. Louis,MO, April 20-22, 2012. The conference will feature classes, agent/editor panels, book signings and open mic events.
Dream More Like Walt Disney with Bill Capodagli
In a recent interview with Shawn Hanks, Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way and The Pixar Way, shared his expertise of the business practices that made Walt Disney so successful. Bill is currently the most requested speaker on Disney's sucess and leadership principles in the U.S. Watch the interview here.
Siobhan Fallon to speak at Literary Orange
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short story collection YouKnow When the Men Are Gone, will co-host the panel War: Call to Duty, at the Literary Orange 2012 Conference.The conference will be held on Saturday, April 14, at the UC Irvine Student Center in Irvine, CA.
Catch Karuna Cayton on the air
Throughout the month of April, Karuna Cayton, author of The Misleading Mind, will be doing several interviews onthe Namaste Radio Show, Conscious Talk Radio, Unifty FM, Project Empowerment Radio and others. Information on air times can be found here.
Siobhan Fallon to speak with Officers' Wives
Siobhan Fallon will visit the Army Officers' Wives' Club of the Greater Washington Area on Thursday, April 19.As the author of the short story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone, she will speak at the Officers' Club in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, VA.
Mark Russinovich earns early praise
A recent advance review on Libarary Journal praised Trojan Horse, the upcoming novel by author Mark Russinovich. Of the book, Hoffert wrote "What made the authors feted debut thriller, Zero Day, so scary was how plausible it was. Russinovich obviously knows his tech stuff. Here's another scarily plausible work." Trojan Horse will be out in September 2012.
Gerald Schroeder takes the Trotter Prize
Congratulations to author Gerald Schroeder, who on March 6 won the coveted Trotter Prize in Information, Complexity and Inference, for his work Genesis and the Big Bang. The award is given annually for "pioneering contributions ... in illuminating the mechanisms and wonder of nature."
Vicki Lane makes the SIBA long list
Congratulations to Vicki Lane, whose new novel Under the Skin, the latest in the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries, has been nominated for a SIBA Book Award. Created to recognize great books of southern origin, the SIBA asks booksellers to nominate a southern novel they have most enjoyed selling to customers. Winners will be announced July 4th.
Lahey cooks for a good cause
From March 5 through 8, the LaheyClinic cookbook team for Cooking Through Cancer will cook, style and photograph many of the delicious new recipes for their upcoming book at the Cambridge School for Culinary Arts. Learn more about the Lahey Clinic and its efforts here.
Catch Mark Russinovich at the RSA
Author Mark Russinovich will speak on his newest novel, Trojan Horse, from March 1 to 2 at the 2012 RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Lorin Rees to speak at Amherst
Agent Lorin Rees will speak toCreative Writing MFA students atUMass Amherst's annual Writers Work forum on Friday, March 30.
Bill Capodagli to speak at MI2012
Disney Way author Bill Capodagli will be a featured keynote speaker at Manufacturing Innovation 2012 in Orlando on May 9th.This annual four-day event brings together over 700 manufacturers, industry experts, and MEP field staff.
The Disney Way goes on the air
On Wednesday, March 21, WGN's Bill Moller will be interviewing Disney Way author Bill Capodagli for the television show First Business, carried by 100+ stations in North America and seen in 46 countries. The focus of Bill Capodagli's segment will be "the genius of Walt Disney." Stay tuned for air dates.
Chrystle Fiedler interviewed on Open Beast
Chrystle Fiedler, author of thenovel Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery, was interviewed by Jessica Rock, of Open Beast.Of her debut novel,Fiedler says:"... since I was a kid, Ive been writing books, plays etc. So this is just a 'natural' progression. Natural remedies inspire me and I wanted to share that passion."Read the interview here.
Lorin Rees to speak at Emerson
Agent Lorin Rees will give a lecture toWriting, Literure and Publishingstudents atEmerson Colleges first Annual Agent Panel on Febuary 3, 2012.
Vicki Lane teaches The First Forty
Vicky Lane, author of Under the Skin, the latest in the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries, will teach a fiction writing workshop as a part of UNCAs Great Smokies Writing Program. Lanes workshop, The First Forty, will help writers with a novel in progress polish their first forty pages and catch the attention of agents, editors and publishers. The 10-week class begins February 15 in Asheville,NC.
Chrystle Fiedler's new novel
Chrystle Fiedler's newest book,Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery, will go on sale on February 21. To learn more, visit her new website here.
Bill Capodagli speaks with WGN
Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way, will be interviewed by WGNs Bill Moller, on Febuary 11 at 11:35am CST.
Chrystle Fiedler reviewed by Library Journal
Congratulations to author Chrystle Fiedler, whose soon-to-be-published novel Death Drops: A natural Remedies Mystery,was recently reviewed by Library Journal: "With aterrific premise and an interesting topic, Fiedler's debut shows promise."
Hear Siobhan Fallon on NPR
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone, was recently featured on NPR's Morning Edition. Fallon spoke on the relationships of deployed soldiers andstateside spouses, and how much can depend on the tenuous long-distance phone call. Listen to the segment here.
Nicco Mele makes a deal
Congratulations to author Nicco Mele, whose book The End of Big: The Consequences of Radical Connectivity will be published by St. Martins Press. An adjunct professor at Harvards Kennedy School of Government, Mele has unique insight into the decline of classic institutions and the rise of the new he helped drive the digital campaigns of Howard Dean and Barack Obama.
Read Chrystle Fiedler on Killer Hobbies
Chrystle Fiedler, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Natural Remedies and the upcoming Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery, is now blogging regularly for Killer Hobbies, a website for cozy mysteries and hobbies that kill.
Learn The Disney Way on the web
After a decade of doing keynotes in countries across the world, author Bill Capodagli will present a webinar on his bestselling book The Disney Way. On February 15th, Capodagli will speak about harnessing and applying the practices that make Disney a spectacular and successful company. Those interested in attending can register here.
Congratulations to Nancy F. Koehn on her recent book deal with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin. In addition, Koehns widely-read article Leadership Lessons from the Shackleton Expedition was published in the New York Times. Koehn is the James Robison Professor of Business Administration atHarvard Business School.
Siobhan Fallon reviewed in New Letters
Siobhan Fallons short story collection, You Know When the Men Are Gone, is reviewed by Catherine Browder in the recent issue of New Letters. Browder says of the book: Fallon has achieved the trifecta of memorable fiction: convincing characters in original and quietly daunting situations, and delivered in finely tuned prose. These are immensely satisfying stories." Read the full review in New Letters, Volume 78.
Busy Monsters picked by peers
Congratulations to William Giraldi, whose book Busy Monsters was picked by authors David Whitehouse and Dean Bakopoulos as their favorite novel of the year in Salons annual poll of prominent writers. Whitehouse declared the novel funny, rich and so inventive that it almost speaks in tongues. Bakopouloswrote Did it make me laugh, raise my heart rate and find me howling with sympathy? Yes it did. Over and over again, amen.
Get tips from Chrystle Fiedler
Chrystle Fiedler, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Natural Remedies, and the forthcoming Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery, has posted her latest article on Simon & Schusters Healthy Living website, where she is a regular contributing writer.
Driving Excellence earns high marks
Congratulations to Mark Aesch, whose book Driving Excellence was recently ranked by CNN Money amongst the Top 5 Business Books You Can Use for 2011, and rated as #3 on Fortune Magazines list of Books Your Business Can Use.
Helen Rees named an inspirational woman
Helen Rees, founder of the Rees Literary Agency, appears in the recently publishedBoston, Inspirational Women, a book of portraits by longtime Boston Globe photographer Bill Brett and his daughter, Kerry Brett.
Siobhan Fallon makes Maslin's list
Congratulations to Siobhan Fallon, whose short-story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone was included in literary critic Janet Maslins Holiday Gift Guide 2011 in The New York Times. Of the book, Maslin said this lean, hard-hitting short-story collection outshone some of the years most imposing doorstop-size novels.
William Giraldi to present at SIWC
William Giraldi, author of Busy Monsters, will present at the Sixth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, November 2-6, 2011, in Sanibel, FL.
Lorin Rees to speak at Emerson
Agent Lorin Rees will be teaching a class for MFA creative writing students at Emerson College on November 8th, 2011.
Juan Enriquez published in Popular Science
Juan Enriquez, author of As the Future Catches You, has recently published an article on big data in Popular Science. Read the article in the October 2011 issue.
Ann Collette to attend Crime Bake
Agent Ann Collette will attend the New England Crime Bake 201110th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers, November 11-13, 2011, in Dedham, MA. Editors, agents, authors and guests from across the East Coast and beyond will be in attendance.
Lorin Rees to speak at Syracuse U
Agent Lorin Rees will give a lecture to MFA Creative Writing students at Syracuse University on November 15, 2011.
William Giraldito visit Chester College
Author William Giraldi will speak at Chester College in Chester, NH, on November 16, 2011.
Vicki Lane to teach at NCWN Conference
Author Vicki Lane, whose newest book Under the Skin was released in October, will teach a workshop on writing mystery at the North Carolina Writers Networks 2011 Fall Conference on November 19, 2011. The conference, held in Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the nations largest and most inclusive writers conferences
William Giraldi to read at Porter Square Books
Author William Giraldi will read from his novel Busy Monsters at Porter Square Books on November28, 2011, at 7 p.m. in Cambridge, MA.
Vicki Lane's newest novel
Under the Skin, the long-awaited fifth Elizabeth Goodweather novel by Vicki Lane, went on sale Tuesday, October 18th.
Lorin Rees visits UMass Boston
Agent Lorin Rees will give a lecture to MFA Creative Writing students at University of Massachusetts Boston on October 31, 2011.
Business Without the Bullsh*t sells overseas
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