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 
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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.
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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
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
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
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
For media inquires, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at or (805) 807-9027.