This page lets editors and clients know what our CNW members are doing now. Follow the links to see their books, articles, and other accomplishments.
Members, please refer to our Guidelines for Member News listings.
(June 27, 2015) Beginning in July 2015, Roberta Sandler will join online magazine www.americanroads.net as a travel columnist. In her column, "Traveling with Grandma," she'll write about destinations that grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together. (Her first column spotlights Tucson's Wild West attractions.)
(June 12, 2015) Patricia Fry has a new Kindle book out today: PAWSitively Sinister (book 11 in the Klepto Cat Mystery series). You'll find the same intriguing and beguiling characters along with a few new ones and a story that will surprise you to the very end. In PAWSitively Sinister, the Ivey family travels to San Francisco to help Arthur and his long-time friend, Suzette, clean out the mansion Arthur has inherited. News of the massive estate sale lures a variety of people, including former residents and long-ago visitors, each carrying stories of bizarre activities occurring at the mansion in the past. When Rags (the klepto cat) and his pawtner Koko make some ghastly and ghostly discoveries, everyone begins searching for answers and they're stunned by what they uncover--evidence of people gone missing, a treasure-trove of loot, and spirits unable to rest. Learn more about this cliff hanger mystery by clicking here.
(June 11, 2015) Christine Adamec has a new article on using an online questionnaire as part of research: www.asja.org/theword/2015/06/10/consider-using-an-online-questionnaire /#more-1763
(June 5, 2015) Kensington Publishers have announced that audio rights for the first three titles in Carol J. Perry's Witch City Mysteries, Caught Dead Handed, Tails, You Lose and Look Both Ways, have gone to Tantor Media. They'll be available this month at https://tantor.com/
(May 20, 2015) Eldon Sarte has launched a new Wordpreneur Library of free original ebooks for indie authors and self-publishers. They are available for instant download, and all you need to do get them is sign up to receive notice of new ebooks. Sign up here: http://wordpreneur.com/subs/
(May 20, 2015) Jacquelyn Lynn and Jerry D. Clement have launched "Images for Impact" under their Faith Works brand - especially for bloggers and small businesses needing images for blogs, websites, social media and more. Worth checking out at http://danasuggests.info/FWimages
(May 18, 2015) Robyn A. Friedman, Freelance Writer, is a ProfNet Success Story. Specificaqlly, she details how she uses ProfNet to locate sources, as we have long suggested in FWR. Read her story at http://goo.gl/yWczjT
(May 13, 2015) Judy Bruce will appear at a launch party for her new book, Death Steppe, on May 23, 2-4 pm, at Soul Desires Bookstore, 1026 Jackson, Omaha, Nebraska. A World War II noevl, Death Steppe received a super positive review from Kirkus: ""A stirring historical novel that plumbs the depths of war for the possibilities of love....Written in a wise, often poetical prose....An epic portrayal of a romance born out of the rubble of World War II." Available at Amazon.
(May 1, 2015) This winter, Barbara (Bobbi) Florio Graham was asked to help the SCRIBE webmaster refine information on their website, as she's been a columnist for this organization's newsletter for many years and he knew what expertise she had to offer. As a result of that, she was asked to write an article about how nonprofit organizations can ensure they comply with IRS and Revenue Canada for the American Federation of Mineralogy Societies. It's in their May newsletter: http://amfed.org/news/n2015_05.pdf - Bobbi also worked on two book contracts in April. One client was approached by a major trade publisher in NY, and wondered if she needed an agent to negotiate the contract for her nonfiction book. She hired Bobbi instead, and is thrilled that the publisher accepted most of the modifications Bobbi suggested, using the arguments she put forward, raised the advance, and included escalating clauses for royalties. The other client is a local woman who retired as a Canadian ambassador and was appointed as a Justice of the Peace. But she had a children's book she really wanted to publish, and came to Bobbi after being rejected by several publishers. She, too, wanted to know if she needed to hire an agent, and Bobbi suggested a few more publishers and wrote up the contract she needed with the illustrator she had selected. She then returned to Bobbi this winter when a major publisher in the U.K. (who has offices in London and New York) responded to her query, and sent their contract. Again, they accepted most of the modifications Bobbi suggested, and told her they will use her book to launch their new children's imprint!
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