I WILL DANCE, by Nancy Bo Flood
Simon and Schuster recently acquired I WILL DANCE, a picture book written by Nancy Bo Flood. The illustrator states that she is challenged to create images of a young girl determined to dance – and does – even though her hands are her only mobility used to power her motorized wheelchair. (cover image is a draft)
Sea Monsters, by Joe Nigg, Now Available in Chinese
Joe Nigg‘s Scandinavian sea monsters have resurfaced in a Chinese translation, and his mythical Phoenix is not far behind. BPG Artmedia (Beijing) Co. published its edition of the 2014 CAL Nonfiction Award-winning Sea Monsters (University of Chicago Press) late last year. Nutopia Publishing’s translation of UCP’s 2016 The Phoenix (鳳凰) will be released in the coming months.
To Love Kindness by Laurie Marr Wasmund
Laurie Marr Wasmund has released the second book of her White Winter Trilogy, To Love Kindness. The sequel to To Do Justice, the novel chronicles the lives of three young Irish-Americans in 1918. As a Red Cross relief worker, Kathleen O’Doherty’s dedication to her work is tested by her love for a man whose duty puts him in constant danger. Her cousin, Sean Sullivan, proves his valor during fierce fighting in the trenches near Verdun, but fears that he will never escape from the brutality he has witnessed and the violent deeds he has done. In Colorado, Sean’s sister, Maggie, struggles to keep her love for her husband, a Conscientious Objector, alive.
The Stone of Integrity, by Margi Evans
Margi Evans (M.J. Evans) has released the third book of her Award-winning middle-grade, YA fantasy series on January 22nd.Pre-release reviews have been excellent and she is excited that the new book is finally out! It is titled The Stone of Integrity-Book 3 of the Centaur Chronicles. Margi loves to write about horses or horse-fantasy creatures, and this series is no exception.
The Romanoffs 100 Years Later, by Daniel A. Willis
The Glass Forest, by Cynthia Swanson
Cynthia Swanson is pleased to announce the release of her second novel, The Glass Forest, from Touchstone / Simon & Schuster on February 6. The follow-up to Swanson’s NYT bestselling novel The Bookseller, The Glass Forest is a literary thriller set in the 1960s about a troubled family and the three women who will reveal its secrets. In starred reviews, Publisher’s Weekly called The Glass Forest an “… intoxicating slow burn [that] builds to a conclusion rife with shocking reveals” and Library Journal said, “Swanson demonstrates her signature trait: a consistent, superbly executed sense of knife-edge disquiet just bordering on anxiety…Swanson is a name to be considered among the likes of Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone, and Laura Lippman.” Swanson will launch the novel at the Tattered Cover (Colfax store) at 7:00 PM on February 6th. Additional events can be found on her website: http://cynthiaswansonauthor.com/events/.
Mystery Loves Company, by Sheri Cobb South
Mystery Loves Company, Book 7 in Sheri Cobb South’s historical mystery series set in Regency England and featuring Bow Street Runner John Pickett, was published January 15th in trade paperback (Sonatina Press) and ebook (Belgrave House) editions. Within the first 24 hours, it achieved Amazon bestseller status on both the Regency and Historical Mystery lists. Available on Amazon in eBook or paperback.
FICTION CAN BE MURDER, by Becky Clark
Mystery author Charlemagne Russo thought the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books were only products of her imagination. That is, until her agent is found dead exactly as described in her unpublished manuscript. Suspicion swirls around her and her critique group. Which of her friends is a murderer? Available from Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, or Indie Bound.
Tempest-Tost, The Refugee Experience Through One Community’s Prism, by Robert Dodge
Kahassai fled the Ethiopian Red Terror that killed his father and hundreds of thousands of others, trekking through a snake-infested jungle while hyenas followed him at night to find safety. Georgette crossed the Congo while the Hutus and Tutsis struggled for control as millions of defenseless people were murdered and displaced. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Asmi and Leela were children in Bhutan when soldiers burned their villages and drove out the Nepalese-speaking Hindus. Roy narrowly escaped Afghanistan after the Americans began bombing Kabul to drive our the Taliban. Mahn made it out of Vietnam only after his twenty-second attempt. Mohammed survived daily beatings when imprisoned in Syria, though many of his fellow prisoners died. What do these people have in common beyond tales of horror and hardship that caused them to flee their countries, leaving their homes, families and previous lives behind? They all found a new place to live in Denver, Colorado, in the middle the country. But would they be welcome? Available now on Amazon.