Thursday, June 3, 2010

Network with Us June 2010

Linda Ballou's book is here!

Lost Angel Walkabout: one Traveler’s Tales is a spirited collection of travel narratives recounting the haps, mishaps, and serendipitous adventures that have given travel writer Linda Ballou her sense of wonder and delight. Some of the stories might make you glad you stayed home, while others will inspire you to toss the TV clicker out the window and get up off the couch to explore our beautiful planet. All of these tales let you share the sensual experience of being there without straining one muscle, getting altitude sickness, or tipping your canoe.

The publisher of Velda Brotherton’s book, The Boston Mountains: Lost in the Ozarks, has its new website up where the book can be ordered. This regional nonfiction is a history of the people who settled the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks in Arkansas, beginning in 1828 when the Cherokee were moved west into Indian Territory. It has 205 pages and contains 137 photos of the lost communities and the people who lived and worked there. It can be ordered through the publisher's Web site:

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Check out the awesome feng shui and decluttering articles on Tisha Morris' book tour Tisha's book, 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home is the perfect guide to clearing clutter and creating an energetic space in which to work, live, or play.

Janet Riehl, author of the new audio book Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music did a podcast with Author Access on DIY Audio Book Promotion. Listen to her conversation with Victor Volkman and Irene Watson at Janet invites you to become a Riehlife Villager at

Memoirs from the Asylum, Ken Weene's gritty tragi-comedic novel of life in a psychiatric hospital, is now available on Amazon. This is Ken's second novel. He specializes in hard-hitting themes and lyrical writing. Memoirs From the Asylum can evoke laughter and tears often within the same paragraph. Ken's work is published by All Things That Matter Press, and he is a past contributor to these pages.

Mystery Author Darden North to Sign Novels at the 31st Mississippi Picnic in New York City

Saturday, 6/5/2010
Noon until dusk
Central Park, East Meadow between 5th Avenue and 97th Street

Organized by a small group of native Mississippians living in New York City, the New York Mississippi Picnic was first held in 1979 to showcase Mississippi’s artists and hospitality. The first picnic attracted some 500 individuals. That number has steadily increased with a crowd of over 2,000 expected for 2010. In addition to the delicious southern-style food and live music, there will be a Mississippi Authors Tent where mystery and suspense author Darden North and others will have their autographed work available for purchase. Copies of North’s three novels House Call, Points of Origin, and Fresh Frozen will be available. For more info about the Mississippi Picnic, please visit

A practicing obstetrician/gynecologist physician, Darden North’s author Web site is

Writing Partners, Wolter and Zapalac, are pleased to report that Rockin' Chair Cowboys has been accepted for publication through Outskirts Press. OP wrote, "You have a great collection of stories and recipes here. Everything about it is nicely done. You have done a great job capturing your memories and committing them to paper. (This is not an easy feat.) Even though it is a personal narrative and your family is going to cherish this from generation to generation, you have written it in a way that many will enjoy and benefit from reading. Your narrative voice is very familiar and friendly and you have a way with words. It is obvious that you have done your homework and put much thought and preparation into your work. Your book is well written. I wish more people would take the time to write their stories down like you have. I am sure it will be embraced by many. We can learn so much from reading the stories of other's lives. What a great book you have put together here!"

Vada M. Wolter and Joseph A. Zapalac, former classmates, became writing partners in October 2008 and within a short time had two books published, Reflections, Memories Past and Ribbons and Roses. Other books, including a trilogy, are planned.

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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.

The San Francisco Book Festival just awarded an honorable mention to Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry & Music by Janet Riehl in the audio/spoken word category. Sightlines: A Poet's Diary won a DIY (Do It Yourself) award in 2007.

Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire written by Janet Riehl and published by Santa Monica Press is finally being launched after years in the making. "Sliding Glass Door" is one of two dozen essays in the book.

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Script-a-thon is a 30-day screenwriting competition taking place in July. We would like to include all interested screenwriters. The Script-a-thon is at heart a celebration of the art and craft of screenwriting. On our website, www.thescriptathon.comom, we offer screenwriters resources and opportunities to share their perspectives with each other and the world. Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in the new and exciting event!

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Cherie Burbach is featured in the new book What To Do When No One Has a Clue by Stephanie Person and Barbara Harrison. The book is a funny and smart guide to modern day etiquette, and includes tips from people like Bethenny Frankel from the Real Housewives of New York City, designer Badgley Mischka, Top Chef Master Rick Bayless, Internet pioneer Arianna Huffington, and Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger. Cherie answers the question: "Is it okay to blog about someone you are dating?"

For the last year Sarah Playle has been writing a column called Chasing Rainbow; one artists journey, chronicling her experiences as an aspiring writer. She started it online originally but recently it has been picked up my one of her city’s local newspapers. Although the first entries were based on her visual arts career, she has since switched back to her original love of writing and is currently writing about her journey to becoming a published author. See her writing at

Velda Brotherton’s recipe book, which contains 150 authentic Boston Mountain Ozark recipes plus stories of growing up in Arkansas during the Great Depression, will be out this month. Arkansas Meals and Memories: Lift Your Eyes to the Mountains is being published by Goldminds Publishing. Check her Web site for a link to pre-order this book:

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