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PUBLISHING CONTRACT!

I signed a publishing contract with Dancing Lemur Press for my middle-readers (ages 8 to 12) historical novel, Stone Man: Trail of Tears. It will be released in October 2019 in paperback and eBook formats.

After Twelve-year-old Tsatsi and his sister separate from their family during the Cherokee Trail of Tears, a giant Tsatsi thinks is Stone Man drags her to his lair. Tsatsi fights him, dodges renegades, and hides from soldiers as he and his sister try to reunite with their family in the Smoky Mountains.

Though Dancing Lemur Press welcomes bookstore and book signing sales, their focus is in school and library sales.

http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/

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I have signed a contract with 4RV Publishing for a picture book, Raven Mocker, tentative release date October 2015. A Cherokee boy fights off a monster/wizard who is trying to kill his mother.

This is a companion to my picture book, Spearfinger, to be released in 2014 by 4RV Publishing. A Cherokee boy fights a witch named Spearfinger.

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The third annual Business of Writing International Summit is being held August 1-2, 2014 in Louisville, KY USA.

Learn how to grow your book sales and build your author platform at this annual two day event for writers and authors. The Summit brings together industry experts from around the world to deliver content-rich, timely and relevant presentations that provide attendees with the tools and resources they need to build their platform, grow their book sales and be successful in the new, fast-paced and changing world of publishing.

The Summit features multiple programming tracks including Publishing; Book Promotion and Marketing; eBooks & Social Media, and the Craft of Writing. Over two dozen exciting sessions to choose from each year; great food; outstanding networking opportunities; meet published authors; meet publishers and other industry experts; study the latest tools and resources; all this while learning how to become successful at the business of writing.

An exhibitor showcase each year exposes attendees to products and services they can use to grow their business as writers and authors.

I am not connected to this, but I have met the promoters.

http://www.businessofwritingsummit.com/

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I finished the final proof for my YA thriller, Experiment 38. I haven’t received a release date yet, but I have an ISBN number, so it shouldn’t be long.

Experiment 38

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Experiment 38 (young adult thriller, 4RV Publishing, paperback)

Eighteen-year-old Emily lives with her scientist father and knows nothing about her mother. When Emily begins dating Nate, two strange men in a Lincoln Navigator follow them everywhere. After Nate discovers her mother’s identity, the two men kidnap Emily, but her father doesn’t try to save her. Nate’s rescue fails, so she tries to escape on her own.

Her father holds a deadly secret about her past. Are the two men working for her father? Will Nate give up trying to rescue her? Why do the two men want her? Can she escape and ever have a normal life?

YA thriller, publication TBA

YA thriller, publication TBA

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(courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly)

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Jeff Kinney (Amulet)

2. Inferno Dan Brown (Doubleday)

3. Killing Jesus Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt)

4. Proof of Heaven Eben Alexander (Simon and Schuster)

5. The House of Hades Rick Riordan (Disney Press)

6. Divergent Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

7. Jesus Calling Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson)

8. Sycamore Row John Grisham (Doubleday)

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Jeff Kinney (Amulet)

10. Happy, Happy, Happy Phil Robertson (Howard)

11. Allegiant Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

12. Lean In Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)

13. The Fault in Our Stars John Green (Dutton)

14. Things That Matter Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum)

15. Doctor Sleep Stephen King (Scribner)

16. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner)

17. And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)

18. Fifty Shades of Grey E.L. James (Vintage)

19. Si-Cology 1 Si Robertson (Howard)

20. Strengths Finder 2.0 Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

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Flesh (YA thriller) After Hannah’s boyfriend crashes his car and almost burns to death, she visits him in the hospital. She meets two Shanes, but she suspects neither of them is the real one. After she discovers that Shane committed a serious crime, she is not sure she wants either of them. She has to play Solomon and decide which one to save.

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Tomorrow!

On October 12, 2013 Louisville Literary Arts is hosting the Writer’s Block Festival for literature and writing. Various locations in NuLu will host lectures, readings, workshops, and panel discussions from local and national writers, including Kentucky Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker.

http://louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writersblock/

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