NEWSDAY TUESDAY …
June 22, 2010 | Written by admin
The sun came out today! (Exclamation point intended.) Seriously. Around here, lately, that's very big news.
But I know YOU didn't come here to talk about the weather. You're wondering if we have any news.
WHY YES, WE DO ...
-Irene Hannon is again on the CBA bestseller list.
-Susan Meissner's SHAPE OF MERCY is on the top ten list of Kindle bestsellers.
- Carla Stewart's CHASING LILACS (just out from FaithWords on June 17th) is enjoying front table exposure at Barnes and Noble bookstores across the country this month. Also, Kathy Patrick, the creator of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club has invited Stewart to participate in the Books Alive weekend held in Jefferson, TX in November as an inspirational author. And, CHASING LILACS is a November selection for Pulpwood's Splinters Book Club – books Kathy recommends for readers from Young Adult and up. We are as excited about the exposure for Carla's book as she is humbled by the opportunities it is opening up for her. Way to go, Carla.
Melanie Dobson will be doing another book with the Love Finds You line of Summerside Press. Jeremy Kingsley is doing a non-fiction title with Bethany House, GETTING BACK UP WHEN LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN.
Harvest House is releasing Poppy Smith's new non-fiction title, tentatively titled WHY CAN'T HE BE MORE LIKE ME.
EVENTS The Christy Awards are this Saturday, and we have three authors up for awards: - Kaye Dacus in Contemporary Romance for STAND IN GROOM - Lisa Samson in Contemporary Stand-Alone Novels for THE PASSION OF MARY MARGARET - Mark Mynheir in Suspense for THE NIGHT WATCHMAN Also, the International Christian Retailer's Show (ICRS) takes place next week in St. Louis. MacGregor Literary authors Arloa Sutter, Jay Payleitner, Carla Stewart, will be signing books. Speaking of ICRS, something we can all be looking forward to next week is Chip's choice of the most notable Jesus Junk he can find on the ICRS floor. OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
Jeff Gerke, our creative publishing friend over at Marcher Lord Press is offering a cool book giveaway. When someone purchases a Marcher Lord Press novel from the Marcher Lord Press store (link:http://www.marcherlordpress.com/New_Store/Fiction.htm) on the Fourth of July, his or her name will be entered in a drawing from which they will randomly select three winners and whose names will appear in the new MLP novels releasing in October.Got News? Send it along, rain or shine.