“Eating for Pregnancy” Wins Gold/1st Place Award in the 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards

‘Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook’ has won the Gold/1st Place award in the 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Informational category.

Written by specialists in perinatal nutrition, OB/GYN, and high-risk pregnancies, EATING FOR PREGNANCY, published by Da Capo Lifelong Books (an imprint of Hachette Book Group) is the ultimate nutrition guide and cookbook for moms-to-be.

Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ comment on the book saying:

– Content: score of 50 out of 50! I can’t imagine how you would improve this

– Editorial: A LOT of work went into this. All lists, indexes, tables, etc. are perfect

– This book took a lot of work, from the recipes to the information in every section.  I don’t know about the wealth of “diet” books on the market for pregnant women, but this one is broad in scope and I can see how it would help one and all.

Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby growing within her, but many don’t have the time or energy to ensure they’re always eating right. EATING FOR PREGNANCY walks readers through pregnancy month-by-month to cover developmental highlights, body changes, and nutritional needs of the mother and baby. Each chapter shares delicious, healthful recipes that put a special emphasis on the nutrients that mother and baby need that month, during preconception, the nine months of pregnancy, and the postpartum period. Each of the 150 recipes highlights optimal nutrients for mom and her growing baby, and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and complete meal ideas.

This new edition of EATING FOR PREGNANCY has been completely revised and updated with:

•  25 brand-new recipes and updated classics, with more quick and easy dishes, more vegan and vegetarian recipes and variations, and more gluten-free and dairy-free options

•   The most up-to-date, research-based information on daily intakes, supplements, nutrient sources, environmental concerns, common annoyances, exercise, and high-risk pregnancies

•   A unique, revolutionary month-by-month approach that makes meal planning, shopping, cooking, and eating a tasty and nutritious experience for mom and the whole family.

Additionally, EATING FOR PREGNANCY is the only pregnancy nutrition-cookbook with substantive advice and recipes for women with diabetes. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common complications of pregnancy with rates increasing every year. It is the only high-risk condition that requires a special meal plan and lifestyle. EATING FOR PREGNANCY’s low-carb meal plans, recipe variations, and weekly menus cater to moms who develop diabetes during pregnancy and those who enter pregnancy with preexisting diabetes. This new edition also covers the fourth trimester offering moms supportive advice with postpartum depression, breastfeeding and weight loss.

“The perfect nutritional guide to pregnancy. Nothing is left out. You’ll know exactly what to eat every month and how to cook it!” ~ Sheri L. Hammersley, MD, FACOG, Board Certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates of Maryland

“While the work’s tone is authoritative, it is also caring and informal, like a warm conversation with a knowledgeable friend. A comprehensive manual for healthy eating that could become a pregnant woman’s most helpful resource.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“a completely revised and updated book that includes everything you will need (and more) to know before, during, and after the birth of your child. There is a bounty of information for women in all of the stages of the pregnancy process… this is the ultimate pregnancy book.” ~ San Francisco Book Review

PUBLISHER: Da Capo Lifelong Books (an imprint of Hachette Book Group)


ISBN: 978-0-7382-8510-8

DESCRIPTION: 416 pages, Trade Paperback

PRICE: $18.99

About the Authors:

Catherine Jones is an award-winning author of four nutrition-cookbooks. She is celebrating the release of the third edition of Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook (Hachette Book Group, 2019). Eating for Pregnancy has been a bestselling book for 16 years and the winner of the coveted Mom’s Gold Choice Award.

Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD, is a perinatal nutritionist and registered dietitian at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She counsels both high-risk patients and those with healthy pregnancies.

The late Teresa Knight, MD, was a board-certified OB/GYN, FACOG and the CEO of Women’s Health Specialists Wellness Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr. Knight passed away in 2018, just before the book was published.

Eating for Pregnancy is available for sale on Amazon. Readers can connect with the authors on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to http://www.catherinejonescookbooks.com/

For more information, to request an interview or review copy, please contact Kelsey at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (805) 807-9027.


Book Publicity Services Announces New Hire – Expands PR Team

May 17, 2016 (Irvine, CA) – Book Publicity Services, a public relations agency specializing in the promotion of authors and their literary works, is pleased to announce the addition of a staff member to their team.
“The company has really been experiencing a period of accelerated growth in the past months,” says CEO and Publicist, Kelsey McBride, “it stands to reason that the company should to grow along with the client base in order to maintain our high standards of excellence. We’re very excited and confident that the addition of a new intern will be highly beneficial to our continued success.”
The aforementioned intern is Devyn Rossi, a student at Fullerton college, with a lifelong love of books and a knowledge of the industry from her time as an employee at Barnes & Noble.  Devyn has worked not only as a bookseller, but as the Lead for both Children’s Books and Digital Sales. “During my time at Barnes & Noble, I have always striven to provide outstanding customer service,” says Rossi, “I’m excited to provide Book Publicity Services’ clients with that same level of care and personability.”
“I found Kelsey and Book Publicity Services on Goodreads. Since she has taken over, it’s been simply amazing! She has gotten us three different interviews with book bloggers in one week. A lot of people claim to be connected, but Kelsey really is. She has constantly reached out to bloggers and reviewers for us.  If you’re looking for someone who will go above and beyond, Kelsey and Book Publicity Services is the way to go.” – Natalie Scott, author of Rules for Riders
“I was very glad to work with Book Publicity Services. Kelsey is a very hard worker and helped me find reviewers including many booktube reviewers. What I appreciated most was her communication skills and professionalism. My wife (also an author) and I have worked with other publicists who would be lax at responding to emails, or not take our input, but Kelsey was nothing like this. She worked closely with me to pursue an aggressive publicity campaign that really helped me promote my book. Highly recommend.” –  Christopher Mannino, author of The Scythe Wielder’s Secret series
“In a world full of different publicist options it’s difficult to know where to turn.  I found Kelsey’s PR Services to be top-notch and I really appreciated that the information as to what she could do for me and how much it would cost was up-front and available. That allowed me to plan and commit to a long-term relationship with her that has definitely paid off with her procuring some absolutely fantastic reviews and placements and getting my books into the hands of the exact right people who will really appreciate it. Thank you Kelsey!” – Iain Reading, author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series and The Dragon of the Month Club
About Book Publicity Services
Book Publicity Services specializes in coordinating book reviews, generating media exposure, distributing press releases, promoting through social media, and organizing speaking engagements. The public relations campaigns are designed for authors trying to break through and get noticed by consumers and the media. For more information, go to BookPublicityServices.com. For inquiries, please contact Kelsey McBride at (805) 807-9027 or info@bookpublicityservices.com.

Controversial New Bio/Thriller Sheds Light on Covert Operations in US and Europe

Code Name Papa Book CoverAfter a lifetime of working for a secret international group, John Murray finally reveals his journey with the help of his wife, Sharon, and co-writer Abby. His memoir, Code Name: Papa – My Extraordinary Life While Hiding in Plain Sight, details his time within an organization that, while not connected to the US government, operated with the full blessing of top people in our government. This book is the first in a planned trilogy that spans over forty years of missions by John Murray, the men and women on his team, along with similar agencies supported by various governments across the globe.  To this day, the name of his agency has not been disclosed.
Abby Jones is the author who worked with the Murrays on the book and official spokesperson of the trio.  Jones states, “John Murray never expected to be telling his amazing story. He knows his life story will be controversial, but he also believes Americans and others have the right to know how our government and others operated for decades.  While the focus was on stabilizing the world and helping to hide embarrassing situations, the results were often mixed.  With most of those involved now gone, John believes readers should decide for themselves if they approve of these secretive missions or not.”
The book will be especially appealing to readers who need to be the know about our government and others.  In forty-three fast-paced chapters, readers will find out about a mission that until now “stayed in Vegas” involving a mass assassination at a popular Strip hotel, the reason why Ollie North is still alive and kicking (thanks to Papa), and the everyday stresses for Papa, his crew and their families that led to divorces, suicide, mysterious deaths and much more.
Amazon Reviews:
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in what really happens to bad people who threaten the safety and well being of our world. It was a page turner that I could hardly put down.”
“I typically do not take the time to write reviews. However, this book was so incredibly riveting that I felt compelled to let other Amazon members know that it’s an honest-to-goodness page turner. I can’t wait to see what happens next…hopefully a sequel and movie!”
“The story is riveting, once you start reading you won’t want to put it down! Learning about these undercover missions involving the cooperation of several nations is mind boggling.”
For the sake of their own safety and that of their loved ones, the writers have chosen to move forward in revealing this story under aliases.
A Vietnam vet, John Murray, later known as ”Papa,” has spent the majority of his adult life working as an undercover agent for the U.S., Canadian and various European governments. During this time, he rose from agent to the head of US Operations. Now retired, he and his wife are living in a small rural Western town. As ‘normal’ as he tries to live, he will always be haunted by the visions of what he saw and what he tried to prevent or rectify. To learn more, please visit http://www.codenamepapa.com/.
For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview with John Murray, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or 805.807.9027.


Loganberry Books to Host Signing Event with Crime Thriller Author Ed Duncan

Pigeon-Blood RedApril 6, 2016 (Shaker Heights, OH) – Loganberry Books announced today that Ed Duncan will be at their store in Shaker Heights on July 10, 2016 from 1-3pm.  He will be discussing and signing copies of his book Pigeon-Blood Red.
Pigeon-Blood Red is a fast-paced and suspenseful crime thriller. It was published in March 2016 by Zharmae.
For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss’s priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?
Praise for Pigeon-Blood Red
“Fast-paced and full of surprises. Will keep you on the edge of your seat!”Amazon Customer
“Pigeon Blood Red has a dramatic and satisfying conclusion, leaving the reader nodding his head with approval.” – Readers’ Favorite
“In a novel with as much action as love, it is sure to be a story that will fulfill the desires of readers of all ages, genders, and areas of interest.”Red City Review
Loganberry Books is located in historic Cleveland at 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44120. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the bookstore, visit http://w1.loganberrybooks.com/.
For media inquiries, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at (805) 807-9027 or kelsey@bookpublicityservices.com.

Pamela Sherrod Announces Talent Search for Casting of Upcoming Film

A Detour to Mexico - Pamela SherrodMarch 28, 2016 (Sarasota, FL) – Screenwriter and producer, Pamela Sherrod, announced today that she will be launching two exciting talent competitions to find performers and songwriters for her upcoming musical film based on her book, A Detour to Mexico. Auditions for actors are now also open, as well as a special competition for student interns.
Sherrod wrote the screenplay for the film in 2005 with her partner, Altovise Davis, the widow of Rat Pack star, Sammy Davis Jr. That same year, Sherrod also stumbled into the center of one of Hollywood’s most vicious legal battles – the fight over Sammy’s estate. The writer, who remained focused on finishing the screenplay, would eventually chronicle those tumultuous events in her book, Sammy Davis Jr.: The Writer Who Saved His Estate.
Filled with daunting setbacks, shocking tragedies, and amazing triumphs, it has taken eleven years for this project to begin.
A Detour to Mexico is full of dazzling characters who’re just waiting to be brought to life,” says Sherrod, “We wanted to shed light, not only on Mexico’s culture, language and history, but the miraculous power of love to overcome adversity. Music always offers a powerful way to convey a lasting message. So, we’re especially excited about the contest to find a writer who’ll compose the film’s main theme song. We wanted to deliver a story about a miracle, and now, in producing the film, we’re actually experiencing one!”
Through the years, Sherrod has remained faithful to the vision she shared with Altovise, who died only a few months after they formed their production company. The pair has always felt strongly about the importance of showcasing the talent of new and emerging artists and encouraging high goals.
Their mission was initially prompted by a special request made by Altovise’s husband. Sammy Davis Jr. never attended school; he couldn’t read or write until he was an adult. Having always regretted this, he urged Altovise to reach out to kids and emphasize the importance of getting an education. His wishes were projected towards artistic children, especially.
The two women came up with a magical story and created the Langstons, a gifted family of entertainers who travel to Acapulco to compete in a competition.  Motivated by the goal of being featured in a movie, the Langstons trek across the back roads of Mexico, unprepared for the challenges they’ll meet.
“It’s life-imitating-art,” says Sherrod, regarding the contests. “The winners will gain, not only a cash prize, but a chance to perform in the film. This is the most exciting part, because it offers undiscovered stars the visibility they need, a chance to shine in the spotlight on a platform that can launch their careers.”
The talent competitions are now open to singers, dancers and songwriters in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  A video production contest for student interns will also be launched this month. For more information about the contests, auditions, and internships, go to ADetourToMexico.com
For media inquiries, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or 805.807.9027.

Author Pamela Sherrod to Attend Local Author Festival at Orlando Public Library

Local Author Festival at Orlando Public LibraryMarch 24, 2016 (Orlando, FL) – Pamela Sherrod, author of the book Sammy Davis Jr.: The Writer Who Saved His Estate and the screenplay for the upcoming film A Detour to Mexico, announced today that she will be attending the Spring Local Authors Festival at the Orlando Public Library. The event will take place on May 21, 2016 from 2-4pm.
The Orlando Public Library regularly hosts Local Authors Festivals to support Central Florida authors. Other authors set to attend the event include Leslie Howe, Ed Wysocki, Paige Lavoie, Bianda Sombright, Dennis Wall, Michael Welch, and Joyce Gaines. Each author will have a table with books available for purchase and signing.
“It’s always an immense pleasure to get out in the community and talk with other readers and writers,” says Sherrod, “I’m particularly excited because the dream that Altovise Davis and I had to make Sammy’s story known is finally being realized.  And the fact that A Detour to Mexico is finally being made into a film holds a special place in my heart since Altovise and I always talked about instilling a love of education in children and encouraging them to aspire to greatness in their lives.”
Sammy Davis Jr.:The Writer Who Saved His Estate tells the story of how Pamela Sherrod unintentionally stumbled into the center of one of Hollywood’s longest and most vicious legal battles and played a vital role in the historic outcome of the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Sammy’s embattled estate teetered between the control of his wife – whose life was wracked by alcoholism – and the two men who were determined to seize it. The tragedies that followed would challenge, not only Sherrod’s faith in God, but the very essence of the work that she’d begun.
In 2005, when Sherrod partnered with Altovise Davis, Sammy Davis Jr.’s wife, to create inspirational and educational family films, they began to discuss the importance of education and goals of high achievement in children.  A Detour to Mexico tells the tale of an American family’s adventures while traveling to a talent competition in Mexico. While the family is comprised of truly gifted musicians, they find they must deal with unexpected challenges along the way.  A Detour to Mexico is a magical tale, an unforgettable story about the miracle of love and triumph over adversity.
At the Local Authors Festival, Pamela will have a table and be available to meet with readers and discuss both of her works.
The event will take place at the Orlando Public Library, which is located at 101 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 7323. Further information about the library can be found at http://www.ocls.info/locations/MainLibrary/.
For additional information, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at bookpublicityservices@gmail.com or 805.807.9027.

Author Andrea Amosson to Participate in International Book Fair Hosted in Her Native Chile

Cuentos EncaderadosInternational Book Fair Zicosur (FILZIC)March 23, 2016 (Antofagasta, Chile) – Andrea Amosson announced today that she will be traveling to her birthplace of Antofagasta, Chile to participate as a guest author at the sixth annual International Book Fair Zicosur (FILZIC).  The International Book Fair in Antofagasta is an important multicultural event in northern Chile and one of the most significant regional fairs in Latin America. The event will take place from April 26 through May 8, 2016.
Andrea Amosson’s presentation will be on Friday, April 29, at 5PM. She will be discussing her book Cuentos Encaderados, 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. Each story is about a different woman, in a different circumstance. The women in these stories each have varying backgrounds, cultures, and histories. Their stories are empowering, relatable, and thought-provoking. Cuentos Encaderados has been translated into an English version titled Told from the Hips.
Amosson commented, “So much of my identity as an author is tied to being Chilean. I’m incredibly excited to visit and discuss my book with Latin American readers at one of the biggest cultural events in Chile.”
FILZIC will be held from April 26 to May 8, 2016. Authors from all over Latin America are set to participate in the event, including Jorge Baradit, Juan Villoro, Mary Olivia Monckeberg, Mario Valdivia, Pablo Simonetti, Rafael Gumucio, Raul Sohr, and Sergio Rojas.
The festival will be located at Calle Simón Bolívar 255, 1243199 Antofagasta, Chile. For more information visit http://www.filzic.cl/wp/
For media inquiries, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at (805) 807-9027 or kelsey@bookpublicityservices.com.

Danko Antolovic’s Latest Book Shines Light on Some of the Questions Facing Modern Science

whither science book coverFebruary 25, 2016 (Bloomington, IN) – Scientist and intellectual essayist Danko Antolovic announced today that his latest book, Whither Science? is now available for purchase on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and iBooksWhither Science? is a series of essays that explore some of the questions facing modern science.
“In Whither Science?, we look at the history of science, question its practices and examine its potential,” says Danko Antolovic. “We examine the strengths and weaknesses of the scientific method, and we seek to understand the worldview that follows from it. Lastly, and most importantly, we inquire about the future of science and about the problems that science urgently needs to solve.”
Science and the scientific method have matured into a global endeavor, which influences all of contemporary life, and like other great human endeavors, science has its historical origins and intellectual foundations. It has a set of accepted principles, as well as current practices that do not always coincide with the professed principles, and it has choices to make for the future.
Whither Science? looks into the fundamental questions about the purposes, practices and future of science. These questions need to be asked because both scientists and the broader public, that is, all who benefit from science, should try to understand the social, historical and material consequences of science’s ubiquitous presence.
This book is written in non-technical language, and is intended to be easily accessible to general readers who are interested in science and its broader implications. It will also be of interest to scientists who seek to explore the intellectual context of their discipline.
Danko Antolovic is a scientist and technologist whose professional activities and publications have included research in quantum chemistry and computational modeling of molecules, research in solar energy for space applications, design of systems for image analysis and robotic vision, and development of wireless communication technology. He received his doctorate and master’s degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University. He currently resides in Bloomington, IN.
For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by Danko Antolovic, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at bookpublicityservices@gmail.com or 805.807.9027.