Thursday, December 3, 2009

Network with Us December 2009

We had an overabundance of articles and book reviews this month. Those that didn't make it in time for this issue will be posted at

Just in time for the holidays The Sid Series makes a great gift for children, parents, and teachers! Each story focuses on life skills such as environmental awareness, helping others, being true to one’s self, overcoming fear, and following inner guidance.

This collection of body-mind-spirit stories highlights unique lessons about love, acceptance, self-worth, caring for the body, diversity, facing fears, dealing with change, experiencing the death of a pet, and using spiritual gifts.

If you purchased The Sid Series and did not get your free coloring book, please let me know and I'll send it to you right away.

Reflections, Memories Past by Joseph A. Zapalac (ISBN 978-1-4327-2419-1) was published by Outskirts Press March 28, 2009 and is available on Here is a review by Vada Wolter:

Reflections-Memories Past represents poetry that's been written with homespun values of love and friendship—values that continue to hold true, governing traditional ways of existence. These long-held traditions are expressed in eloquent definitive poetry or prose, representing yesteryears memories that remain forever treasured in hearts even today. This is a very touching book that captured my heart. I loved the cover and the way it gives a sense of yesteryear. I was moved by the way the author expressed his thoughts, feelings, and memories of his childhood. I felt a sweet innocence about the simplicity of country living. This book is great for gift giving or a great read anytime. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

If you are thinking of a gift with enduring value, why not consider giving a print book that inspires and informs? What about a recently released historic audio CD book read by shipwreck survivors? Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History in print and audio will allow your friends to read the book before the movie is released. It will be popular for anyone who enjoys mystery, history, science, and Chicken Soup for the Soul-type survival stories. The print book was recognized for “excellence in writing and ability to tell a good story” from the New England book Festival. A Library Journal critique says about audio CD book: “the reading is heartfelt and personal.”

Download a FREE unabridged e-book version of the print book, just for buying the audio book. It’s like getting two books for the price of one! More exciting offerings at

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or to write a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

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Sign up to get Sharing with Writers delivered to your e-mail inbox for free! There's always something educational and helpful to writers and authors.

Creative Writing Help is a great source for inspiration and information on writing. Tracey posted a written question and answer interview with Yvonne Perry at

Learn to write in theta in Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within by Janet Conner. The author will be a guest on WITS Podcast in January.

Any author who would like to see a good example of how to operate a virtual blog tour will not want to miss the instructional posts on my book marketing blog:

Register for Allison Maslan's book launch at and download 25 great gifts with purchase on January 19.

Join my Book Revision Course. Did you rough out a manuscript in NaNoWriMo? Or have you been working on something for a long time? Join me, Elizabeth Stark, published novelist and filmmaker, and my dynamic group of talented, supportive writers as we shape, hone and polish manuscripts into unforgettable books. Online and via telephone.

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