Local Author Andrea Amosson to Hold Public Reading at The Wild Detectives

Told from the Hips book coverFebruary 16, 2016 (Dallas, TX) – Andrea Amosson, author of the short story collection Told from the Hips, announced today that she will be holding a reading and signing event at the Wild Detectives in Dallas on March 16, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Andrea will read selections from Told from the Hips followed by a signing and discussion moderated by Doctor José Espericueta, a professor of Latin American Literature from the Modern Languages Department of the University of Dallas. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Told from the Hips will be available for purchase.
Told from the Hips is a collection of short stories that feature strong women and the strength they have within them to handle any challenging situation that comes their way. These women come from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, but the one thing they all have in common is solid hips. Their stories are inscribed upon their skin with inks of sweat and blood, turning their bodies into the pages narrating their lives. The stories in Told from the Hips are empowering, relatable, and thought-provoking.
Told from the Hips was originally published in Spanish as Cuentos Encaderados,” says Amosson, “It was very important to me that the voices of each of the narrators was kept intact in the translation and I’m very happy to say they were. I’m excited that my characters and their stories are now able to reach readers in two languages.”
Andrea teaches a weekly creative writing class, the only one in Spanish language in the Dallas area, and she has founded a free, Spanish only, book club for the Hispanic population. The book club now has more than 30 members and celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary last October.  She is also the founder of “La farmacia de la Ñ”, a literary group of Hispanic writers and poets of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, that offers free public literary events to the Hispanic population, in order to promote reading and writing; and to open space to share the Latin-American culture. To learn more, go to http://www.andreaamosson.com/
The Wild Detectives is located at 314 W Eighth St. Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX 75208.  Further information about the bookstore can be found at http://thewilddetectives.com/.
For more information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by Andrea Amosson, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at (805) 807-9027 or kelsey@bookpublicityservices.com.
 
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Author Kathryn Rogers Announces Bookstore Appearance in Jackson, MS

Memphis Hoodoo MurdersOctober 5, 2015 (Jackson, MS) – Kathryn Rogers will be at Books-a-Million in Jackson on October 8, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to read from and discuss her latest novel Memphis Hoodoo Murders, an occult horror mystery, published by Sartoris Literary Group.
Memphis Hoodoo Murders tells the story of young Addie Jackson who has witnessed people trying to kill her family her entire life. Now she must use her strength and wits to understand why she’s being hunted by a witch doctor named Hoodoo Helen and solve the mysteries surrounding her family’s past.
As a licensed therapist, Kathryn Rogers holds her Masters in Counseling and Psychology, and as a licensed educator, she holds her Bachelors in Education. Her experience providing counseling services to the community prepared her to expound upon the psychological issues her characters wrestle with in her stories.
Dripping with grisly spells, wry humor and a distinctly southern brand of magical realism, you’ll be quickly mesmerized by this magnetic paranormal thriller. A home run for author Kathryn Rogers.” – Reviewed by Best Thrillers
I was captivated from page one. Memphis Hoodoo Murder is a fast-paced mystery thriller that you simply can’t put down once you started reading. The writing is as lively as it is eloquent, the characters are believable and the storyline is suspenseful from beginning to end. I highly recommend the book and I can’t wait to read more from its author Kathryn Rogers!” – Reviewed on Amazon
Books-a-Million is located at 4950 Hwy 55 N., Jackson, MS 39206. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Paperback copies of Memphis Hoodoo Murders will be available for sale at the event.
Kathryn Rogers currently resides in Jackson, MS. To learn more, visit https://bookpublicityservices.com/memphis-hoodoo-murders-kathryn-rogers/.
For media inquiries, contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at (805) 807-9027 or kelsey@bookpublicityservices.com.
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Michael Alan Peck Announces Library Appearance in Elgin, IL

The Commons Book CoverSeptember 23, 2015 (Elgin, IL) – Michael Alan Peck announced today that he will be at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, IL on October 15, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30PM to read from and discuss his novel The Journeyman.
Michael Alan Peck recently won the second annual Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project, a statewide contest to find the best self-published novel by an Illinois author. He won the contest for The Journeyman, a dark, thrilling, contemporary fantasy novel that is recommended for both teens and adults.
The Journeyman tells the story of three people who board a bus and – following a horrific accident – must band together as the last hope for the afterlife, known to them as The Commons.
“This novel combines the best of magical realism and quest genres. The characters are richly drawn and the plot is tight and suspenseful… I inhaled this book in two sittings, and can’t wait for future installments!” – Reviewed on Amazon
“In The Journeyman by Michael Alan Peck, it’s a land where, in the Beatles’ words, ‘nothing is real’ and where a talking mummy, a man with a slot-machine handle for an arm and a woman with zebra stripes and a tail are just ‘everyday people’… The Journeyman is a fantasy book, but it’s also a work of humor. Many of the strange creatures you’ll meet in the book may be frightening, but they’re also very entertaining.” – Reviewed on Readers Favorite
During the appearance, Michael will read from and discuss The Journeyman. Readers will then have the chance to ask questions and have their copy signed by the author.
The Gail Borden Library is located at 270 North Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. The event, located in the Elgin Room, is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Copies of The Journeyman will be available for sale at the event.
To schedule Michael Alan Peck for a book signing, an author appearance, or to lead a book discussion at your library, contact Kelsey McBride at (805) 807-9027 or kelsey@bookpublicityservices.com.
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Author Sarah M. Johnson Announces Book Signing in Park Rapids, MN

Life is Beautiful bookSeptember 3, 2015 (Park Rapids, MN) – Sarah M. Johnson announced today that she will be at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery in Park Rapids, MN on September 19, 2015 at 12:00PM to meet with readers and sign copies of her new book Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God. 
Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery is located at 112 3rd St. W., Park Rapids MN 56470. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Copies of Life is Beautiful will be available for sale at the event.
Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God, by Sarah M. Johnson, takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote village, leaving eleven of the fourteen passengers dead. One passenger, Sarah, shares her story in Life is Beautiful, about the deaths of her father and brother; her mother’s extreme physical and emotional injuries, and Sarah’s self-discovery to accept this new life.
Life is Beautiful, however, is more than a story about an airplane crash. Life is Beautiful shares the personal struggles of Sarah’s father’s drug use, his recovery, and redemption to be a better person. He gives back by doing missions work in Africa, takes in Sarah’s aunt dying of uterine cancer, and eventually leads their family to the mountains of Guatemala. Sarah also discusses her struggles with alcohol use and depression; where she eventually hits rock bottom. It is not until she starts seeking God through prayer, books, and therapy, where she starts to turn her life around.
Life is Beautiful is not only a unique story, but it shows the strength of God’s Will. When all hope is lost, she never gives up on God. This story is a true testimony of God’s love for His people, and when one seeks a spiritual journey and connection with God; He gives back in love, forgiveness, and happiness.
To learn more, go to http://lifeisbeautifulbook.com/
For media inquires, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (805) 807-9027.
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The Indian Prairie Public Library Announces Book Signing with Soon to be Famous Illinois Author

The Commons Book CoverAugust 26, 2015 (Darien, IL) – The Indian Prairie Public Library announced today that this year’s winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Contest, Michael Alan Peck, will be at the library on September 16, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM to talk about his winning novel, The Commons: Book 1: The Journeyman, and how it came to be. He’ll conclude with a Q and A session, followed by a book signing.
The Journeyman is a contemporary fantasy novel, recommended for both teens and adults.
Synopsis:
“Paul Reid died in the snow at seventeen. The day of his death, he told a lie—and for the rest of his life, he wondered if that was what killed him.”
And so begins the battle for the afterlife, known as The Commons. It’s been taken over by a corporate raider who uses the energy of its souls to maintain his brutal control. The result is an imaginary landscape of a broken America—stuck in time and overrun by the heroes, monsters, dreams, and nightmares of the imprisoned dead.
Three people board a bus to nowhere: a New York street kid, an Iraq War veteran, and her five-year-old special-needs son. After a horrific accident, they are the last, best hope for The Commons to free itself. Along for the ride are a shotgun-toting goth girl, a six-foot-six mummy, a mute Shaolin monk with anger-management issues, and the only guide left to lead them.
Three Journeys: separate but joined. One mission: to save forever.
But first they have to save themselves.
To learn more, go to https://bookpublicityservices.com/journeyman-commons-michael-alan-peck/
The Indian Prairie Public Library is located at 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Copies of The Journeyman will be available for sale at the event.
For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by Michael Alan Peck, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com or 805.807.9027.
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Author Michael Alan Peck Announces Book Signing in Bolingbrook, IL

The Commons Book CoverAugust 25, 2015 (Bolingbrook, IL) – Michael Alan Peck announced today that he will be at The Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, IL on October 8, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM.
Michael Alan Peck won the 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project for his novel The Journeyman. The Journeyman is a contemporary fantasy novel, recommended for both teens and adults.
At the library, Michael will discuss and read from The Journeyman, followed by a Q&A session. Afterwards, he will be available to meet with readers and sign copies of his book.
The Fountaindale Public Library is located at 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Copies of The Journeyman will be available for sale at the event.
“What happens after we die? Where, if anywhere, do we go from here? And, how much do our earthly choices influence our ultimate fate?  
A fantastic work of fiction, The Journeyman finds 17-year-old Paul Reid dead on a snowy hillside—but even though his life is over, his journey has just begun… Paul is transported from our world to a similar one that’s not at all the same. This place—The Commons—operates under its own rules, and its “people” (if you can call them that) are unlike any Paul has encountered before. From hazy film images and men constructed of their vices to larger-than-life bugs and folks who’re half-human, half-machine, The Commons is populated by oddities who have but for one thing in common: They all fear Mr. Brill, a selfish soul-sucking tyrant who’s found a way to exploit the afterlife and maintain a stronghold over The Commons. But there is hope that Brill’s stronghold will come undone, and that hope comes in the form of a boy who died on a snowy hillside, along with a few other misfit travelers who must make difficult decisions of their own… 
The Journeyman is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that’s as profound as it is profoundly entertaining… Peck’s writing style is fluid, eloquent, and easy to read, yet highly structured and infused with insight, understanding, and knowledge that’s sure to leave readers pondering the basic questions at the foundation of this compelling novel, which is the first in a forthcoming series that promises to be well worth the read.” – Reviewed by Red City Review 
To learn more, go to https://bookpublicityservices.com/journeyman-commons-michael-alan-peck/
For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by Michael Alan Peck, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com or 805.807.9027.
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Author Sarah M. Johnson Announces Book Signing in Roseville, MN

Life is Beautiful bookAugust 24, 2015 (Roseville, MN) – Sarah M. Johnson announced today that she will be at Barnes & Noble in Roseville, MN on September 12, 2015 at 2:00PM to meet with readers and sign copies of her new book Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God.
Barnes & Noble is located at 2100 North Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113. The event is open to the public.
Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God, by Sarah M. Johnson, takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote village, leaving eleven of the fourteen passengers dead. One passenger, Sarah, shares her story in Life is Beautiful, about the deaths of her father and brother; her mother’s extreme physical and emotional injuries, and Sarah’s self-discovery to accept this new life.
Life is Beautiful, however, is more than a story about an airplane crash. Life is Beautiful shares the personal struggles of Sarah’s father’s drug use, his recovery, and redemption to be a better person. He gives back by doing missions work in Africa, takes in Sarah’s aunt dying of uterine cancer, and eventually leads their family to the mountains of Guatemala. Sarah also discusses her struggles with alcohol use and depression; where she eventually hits rock bottom. It is not until she starts seeking God through prayer, books, and therapy, where she starts to turn her life around.
Life is Beautiful is not only a unique story, but it shows the strength of God’s Will. When all hope is lost, she never gives up on God. This story is a true testimony of God’s love for His people, and when one seeks a spiritual journey and connection with God; He gives back in love, forgiveness, and happiness.
To learn more, go to LifeIsBeautifulbook.com
For media inquires, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (805) 807-9027.
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Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA Announces Multi-Author Event


July 28, 2015 (Athens, GA)
– Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA announced today that tJ. Frank James, Robert Emmett, Jacinta Howard, and Gary Hobbshey will be hosting a multi-author event on Friday, August 28, 2015. Authors J. Frank James, Robert Emmett, Jacinta Howard, and Gary Hobbs will each be reading a sample of their work from 6:30 – 7:30PM. After, they will be available to meet and greet, as well as sign copies of their books. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
J. Frank James writes crime thriller novels that are gripping and suspenseful. In 2013, he began publishing The Lou Malloy Crime Series, which is expected to span 20 books. The series follows Lou Malloy, a hardened criminal who did 15 years in prison for the theft of $15 million, and his partner Hilary Kelly, a private investigator. The titles include The Run Begins, Dead Money Run, Only Two Cats, Blue Cat in Paradise, Rainbow Games, Two Birds To Kill, Last Flamingo, and Finders, Keepers. To learn more, go to JFrankJamesBooks.com
Robert Emmett will be reading from his memoir Three Quick Steps: An Inspiring Account of Struggle and Recovery. At 9 years old, Robert contracted polio. Three Quick Steps is Robert’s story of overcoming the odds, staying inspired, and triumphing over adversity and most of all making things happen. Told with warmth, grace, and unflinching resolve, Emmett’s remarkable memoir captures how three quick steps can lead to huge strides. To learn more, go to 3QuickSteps.net.
Jacinta Howard writes new adult and contemporary romance. Since 2014, she’s released three novels, including the well-received Love Always Series, which includes the titles Better Than OkayMore Than Always and Less Than Forever. She also released the USA TODAY Must-Read Romance, Happiness in Jersey. To learn more, go to JacintaHoward.net.
Gary Hobbs is the author of Access to Capital. Access to Capital is set in the 1980s as government policy is driving the consolidation of banks, the southwest economy is collapsing from declining oil prices, and the roles for women are changing. The novel offers an intense look at love, money, and values. One of the first reviewers stated “If you lived through this time in the financial industry or even if you didn’t, this book will reach out and pull you in as a real page-turner.”
Each author will have copies of their books available for sale at the event.Avid Bookshop
Avid Bookshop is located at 493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601. For more information, go to AvidBookshop.com
For media inquires, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (805) 807-9027.
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