L. Marie Wood Interviewed by The Dragon Page
L. Marie Wood was interviewed by The Dragon Page on 6/29/2003. The interview will be aired online on 7/17/2003 at 1, 5, and 7 a.m. and p.m. PST. Interview topics cover the new novel Crescendo, thoughts on horror in society, and Publish America! The interview can be heard online.
Jason Fodeman, author of How to Destroy a Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old will be interviewed on MSNBC on Tuesday night, June 10, 2003. Mr. Fodeman will be picked up in a limousine and taken to the MSNBC studios, where he will be interviewed by Joe Scarborough.
Amazing Jump in Sales
Max Power's book signing for Lightning Has Struck, at Borders Books resulted in a very rare 100% sales success rate. Also, in the last week Max's sales at this store have increased by 900% over the previous week, a statistic unheard of in the industry. This is an exceptional achievement for such a short period of time.
Jerry Eden, author of Murder III, has been reviewed by comedian and actor Martin Short. The review appeared on Barnes and Noble's book reviews. Mr. Short's review entitled, "Wow! What a difference in writing techniques," reads as follows: "Mr. Eden's first book was intriguing and a good read, but he has now joined the ranks of the 'BEST ' writers of the world. I was totally engrossed with this new offering."
Nancy Y. Wade, author of The Perfect Solution and Yes, Sam Takes Care of Me had her essay entitled "First Life Then Fiction" featured in Essence Magazine.
PA Book on the set of "Spiderman 2"
John Nolan's In Search of Great Uncle Pat: Titanic Survivor made it to the set of "Spiderman 2," now being filmed in Hollywood. John's friend Andy Bale has a small part in the film and took the book along as a favor. Andy presented the book to Director Sam Raimi, whom Andy has known since they were boys at the same summer camp, Camp Tamakwa. Raimi is friends with Bill Paxton, who, of course, starred in "Titanic." Sam Raimi is also well-known to horror fans for the "Evil Dead/Army of Darkness" series of films. Anyhow, a PA book is floating around somewhere in Hollywood!
PA Book Becomes a Movie
The film option to Waterford-born Tom O'Brien's book 'Confessions Of An Altar Boy' has been snapped up by One In The Eye Films and Television. The London-based production company, run by well-known UK producer Mike Bluett, and patronised by Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan,are now in discussions with a top Irish playwright to script the project. 'Confessions' is Tom's warts-and-all autobiography of growing up in rural Waterford in the 1950's and 1960's.
Steve Ryder, author of Time Closets has received a hand-written letter from award-winning author, Dean Koontz.
Thanks for Time Closets. We have just moved into a new house that took 6.5 years to build, and our move includs 70,000 books that I've got to alphabetize, and a book deadlin looming, so my reading time is necessarily limited. If all goes well, I'll get to Time Closets this summer...
Dolly Parton has received and read Joyce Gibbons' book, Home on the Ranch. In a response letter, Ms. Parton praised Ms. Gibbons on her style of writing and requested a copy of her newest release, Girl Talk. Here's what Dolly said:
Yes, I do love to read. Don't know where you heard it, but that's one of my favorite things to do. Thank you for sending your book "Home on the Ranch" to me. I started just to scan it and couldn't get out of it. You did a great job. I can't believe you just started writing.
Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your book. My sisters and I often exchange books, so I am going to send it on to them. I'm sure they'll enjoy it, too. I would love to have a copy of "Girl Talk" and Kate's Inheritance" whenever they're out. I love your style of writing...
Thanks for thinking of me. Much luck on your writing; it's a great outlet. Sounds like you enjoy it. I know how that feels.
New York Daily News
Joseph Foti's novel "The Carrot and The Mule" was mentioned in the New York Daily News, in the Tuesday in New York section where they included info about his book and the signing/reading he was doing that night at Barnes and Nobles in Manhattan. It was a great plug considering the Daily News has a circulation of 5 million.
The Morning of the White Stone in THE WHITE HOUSE
Mrs. Laura Bush, wife of President George W. Bush, sent Patsy Lewis, author of The Morning of the White Stone, a personal, hand-signed letter thanking her for the . Based on true experiences from the life of Mrs. Lewis's husband, who was an abused child, The Morning of the White Stone chronicles the effects of his childhood on his ability to give and receive love as an adult. Mrs. Bush is a strong supporter of reading and also of legislation to protect children from parental abuse, which is chronicled in Ms. Lewis' book. She sent the following note:
Thank you for your kind gift and caring words of support. I am pleased that you would think of me in such a special way and I appreciate your generosity.
With warm wishes
Laura Bush (the note was hand signed by Mrs. Bush)
Dolly Parton Requests French's Books
Actress and songwriter/singer Dolly Parton has requested copies of "Chasing Horses" and "Wayne's Dead" by author Christy Tillery French. In her letter, Ms. Parton states she loves to read and is interested in these two books by French. Ms. Parton is known throughout the East Tennessee area for her support of local talent. Ms. Parton writes:
Thank you so much for sending "Chasing Horses" and "Wayne's Dead". Well, you're as crazy and out there as I am. I really enjoyed reading them riding back from Los Angeles in my bus. I finished them off here in the big snow storm when I was snowed in. I enjoyed them very, very much. My sisters and I love the same books, so I am going to pass them around to them.
Again, thank you for sending them. I love to read so any time you ever have anything wonderful you know I'd enjoy reading, let me know.
Keep up the good work. It's always great to have people from home do good.
Listed with the Greats!!!
Mary Edwards, the Mississippi author of "Angels in the Dust" was recently added to the prestigious Mississippi Writers List, where she takes her place among some of the best writers in the world: the late William Faulkner, John Grisham, Oprah Winfrey, and Ellen Douglas... to name a few.
The O-Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly
Diana Hignutt, author of Moonsword is going to be a guest on Fox's The O-Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly. The interview is scheduled to air live on January 27, 2003 at 8:00. In related news, People magazine wants to interview Ms. Hignutt. She has also had phenomenal response to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer story and has been featured in virtually every possible local paper: The Courier Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gloucester County Times, etc.
Meg Ryan Wants Author's Book
Celebrity author Meg Ryan has requested a copy of Creeton by Boyd Thomas London, and she states her admiration in no uncertain terms: "I would love to read your book, no, it would be an honor if you would allow me to read your book."
Actor/writer/director/producer William Shatner has requested a copy of Memories Die Last by Tim Smith His assistant wrote "being an avid reader, Mr. Shatner would love to have a copy of your book."
Pat Boone Reads Son Of A Sharecropper: Child Of The King
Movie star, gold-record recording artist, best selling author, Broadway headliner, television star and entrepreneur Pat Boone recently read Howard Bruce Wingo's book, Son Of A Sharecropper: Child Of The King. Mr. Boone sent Bruce the following note:
Just a quick note to let you know I've read your book "Sharecropper", and thoroughly enjoyed it. A lot of it sounds like my own boyhood!
God is good, isn't He? And I think it's wonderful that you've written this chronicle of one man's journey through life with his hand in the Lord's. I know you are familiar with those words from the book of Revelation "they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony". Congratulations!
TV Show Appearances
Author Hilda Smith, of the book, The Rose of Shari, will be featured on Forensic Files, the television program, January 29th, 2003 at 8pm EST, her book will also be featured on the show. The show features interviews with the author and details that are in the book. Also, on the Lifetime channel, the movie Nightmare in Columbia County, is about the Shari Smith murder. Check your local listings for dates and times this movie will be showing.
Touched By An Angel Star to Read a PA Book
Richard W. Aites, author of The Book of Richard, informs us that he received a phone call from John Downey III of Nash Entertainment in Hollywood. Nash creates Police reality shows for FOX. He contacted Mr. Aites at the Police Station in St.Louis to inquire about any police chases or unusual circumstances on video. He also was interested in any stories involving Police. Richard informed him that he would forward his request to our Police Chief. He later forwarded Mr. Downey a copy of his book "The Book of Richard". Several days later Mr. Aites received a phone call at his home from Mr.Downey. He informed Richard that even though the story did not meet the criteria of a reality TV show, he was very interested and asked if he could turn the book over to a friend to reveiw. He then informed Richard that his friend was Della Reese of the hit show Touched By An Angel. He felt that Della might be able to use the story.
PA Book Required Reading for Schools
Christian schools in the Los Angeles area have made Jeannie, A Texas Frontier Girl, Book One by Evelyn Horan, required reading for grades 2-5.
Koreans are Seoul'd on PublishAmerica
PublishAmerica proudly announces the upcoming translation of the titles listed below into the Korean language. Additionally, negotiations are underway for additional titles.
A major Seoul based publisher has obtained the publication rights for South Korea from PublishAmerica. The translated books are expected to be available before the end of this year.
PublishAmerica congratulates the authors of...
|Midst the Shadow of love|
|Low Fog in Eden|
|Sweet the Bitter Winds Blow||Glorious Taj and the Immortal Beloved|
|And God Loved||Dark Legacy|
|Cross the Line||The Hammer Will Fall|
|Blackout||Well of Tears|
|Righteous Revenge||Wayne's Dead|
|RB: Widow Maker||RB: Enchantress|
...on their remarkable achievement. They can feel the pride of knowing that they are paving the way for other PublishAmerica authors to follow in their footsteps.
Nationally Syndicated Radio Interview
Julie Daube, author of Shadows of Babylon, was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show "American Breakfast" of November 13th. The program is hosted by Phil Paleologos and syndicated nationwide from coast to coast. Phil has been named a Top 100 talk host, and numerous celebrities have been guests of his show. Recent guests have included Michael Dukakis, Armstrong Williams, Phyllis Schlafley, CEO and editor of WorldNetDaily Joseph Farah, Bomber B-1 Bob Dornan, Robert Reich (Secretary of Labor under Pres. Clinton), and Gary Aldrich (author of the best-selling book, "Unlimited Access") as well as several members of Congress. The show has also been featured numerous times on Good Morning America.
Acclaimed Actors Publish Book
PublishAmerica is pleased to announce the release of REDNECKS in Love by acclaimed actors Charles Napier and Buck Flower. Mr. Flower has appeared in over 100 movies as well as having made numerous television appearances and been heavily involved with many behind the scenes tasks such as writing and producing. He has appeared in such movies as Back to the Future, Starman, and most recently, Waking up in Reno. Mr. Napier has also appeared in well over 100 movies as well as having made numerous television appearances. He has appeared in such movies as Silence of the Lambs, both previous Austin Powers movies, and Rambo: First Blood Part II. He has also lent his gravelly voice to many films, television series, and commercials, most recently, you can hear his voice in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
Critically Acclaimed Novelist Anne Tyler
Critically acclaimed novelist, Anne Tyler (The Accidental Tourist, Breathing Lessons), has read Thinking of Germany at Night by Rainulf Stelzmann. She comments: "What a time you have lived through! A dark and difficult story. I am grateful to you for sharing it."
PA Author Featured On UNSOLVED MYSTERIES
West Virginia, November, 1966. For thirteen months, the sleepy town of Point Pleasant was imprisoned by a real-life nightmare that ended when the Silver Bridge collapsed and took forty-six souls. Mysterious lights ruled the night skies. Domestic animals and pets disappeared or were found mutilated. Sinister Men In Black terrorized innocents unlucky enough to stumble across the paranormal. There was more. Described as man-like and over six feet tall. The red glowing eyes seem to have been more terrifying than either the stature of the creature or the ten-foot span of its wings. Witnesses reported feeling an uncontrollable, indescribable terror. They called it MOTHMAN.
This true story of unexplained terror became John Keel's classic "The Mothman Prophecies" (recently reprinted by Tor Books) and is now the basis of a motion picture by the same name starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney.
On Monday, July 29th, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES (Cosgrove/Meurer Productions) will investigate the Mothman mystery on the Lifetime television network. Check your local listings. New to the Publish America family, but longtime author and investigative researcher, Robert A. Goerman will be interviewed. Born March 3, 1952, Goerman is a native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. His writings have appeared in national magazines and served as source material for several popular books on the paranormal. Lifetime's UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, A&E's THE UNEXPLAINED, and HISTORY'S MYSTERIES on the History Channel have featured his investigative research.
Goerman's literary debut in Publish America is HIMMLER'S WAR.
Paramount Pictures has requested a review copy of Cyber Red by Alexis Rain & Will Goodstone.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
The Rosie O'Donnell Show has requested a review copy of The Joy Cart by Marvin Bartlett. Jarrett appeared on the show on May 2, 2002.
Oprah Winfrey and the New York Times
Review copies of Sugar Valley, by Steven Andrew Salamon, have been requested by the Oprah Winfrey show and the New York Times.
Marc Phoenix, author of Tashar: City of Mystery (Book One), has been contacted by Miramax regarding the use of his song, "Be With You", the potential theme song to the animated version of his book, to be used in the upcoming film, Carolina.
Actor Charlton Heston ("Ben Hur", "Moses", etc.) let us know that he has decided to read Robert Batey's book A Carpenter's Gift.
"Dear Mr. Batey: I have your letter as well as the book you sent: I've put it on my reading stack. I wish you well with the publication of your work. I have no idea that I'll have a chance to read it in the time your publisher would need it but I'll do my best. Good luck to you and best wishes. Cordially, Charlton Heston"
The Joy Cart by Marvin Bartlett, was officially released during a news conference March 8th, 2002. It was covered by reporters and photographers from three newspapers, three TV stations and the Kentucky Radio Network, which represents dozens of stations throughout the state. The book will be discussed March 16th at 5 p.m. on Ani-Michelle's "Come Talk With Me" and "Giving Time" over the Cable Radio Network. CRN is heard on digital cable systems in 43 states and via the Internet.
Mark Farnsworth, author of The Great One's Little People is pleased to announce that John Travolta has agreed to a reading of his book.
C-Span Book TV
A. B. Wallace, author of The Mark of the Werewolf was one of six authors on The Business of Books, Saturday, February 23 at 2:00pm on C-Span Book TV.
Book Review by London Television Show
We are pleased to announce that Nicholas Klinsman's book, Moscow Endgames, is currently being reviewed by Channel 4 Televisions in London for their highest rated show, Driven, which is very closely related to the subject of Mr. Klinsman's book- highly trained female assassins.
Cocktail Reception in New York City
In order to introduce one of our authors to the media moguls in New York City, a cocktail reception for Billy P. Smith, author of Abuse of Process was hosted recently by Worth Media and Mr. and Mrs. Randall Jones, editor of Worth Magazine. Most of those in attendance were influential media people, that included several movie stars, including Lorenzo Lamas, who may be interested in playing one of the characters in Smith's book. As a result, Billy Smith was interviewed by a television station, and he has noticed his book's activity on BarnesandNoble.com.
Appearance on CNN
Paul Blais, author of Tragedy to Triumph, appeared on CNN at 10:30 A.M. on June 21st, 2001.
Canadian Book Launch
A very special book launch is being planned for May 15th, 5 PM to 7:30 PM for Carole Hughes, author of I'm Dancing For You. Among the 250 invited guests, are the local municipal dignitaries, the federal representative to parliament in Ottawa, the Quebec Minister of Culture (or a representative), newspaper, radio, and television journalists and cameras. The organizing committee also hopes to get coverage in the Montreal media. It will be held in the library of the local college in the city of Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada, on the Saint Lawrence River approximately 35 miles east of Montreal.
Multiple TV Appearances
Angela Brown, Author of Awakening Woman has appreared on the following TV shows: 6/6/02 Fox 5 News - Violence in the home spilling into the streets. Karen Gray Houston, reporter. On 6/27/02 WUSA TV 9, "Good Morning Washington" Domestic Violence, children and adults behind bars. Andrea Rowan and Mike Buchannan. On 7/1/02 "American Breakfast Live From Boston" with Phil Paleologos "Awakening Women is the most eye opening book on abuse I've read in years." On 8/7/02 "Goodmorning with Valderama" on local cable channels 22, 26, 28, 32 and UHF Channel 58. Discussions on violence in a Christan home. On 8/14/02 "Goodmorning with Valderama" on local cable channels 22, 26, 28, 32 and UHF Channel 58. Discussion on Domestic violence and children behind bars.