- Black River is a finalist
Black River, the debut novel by S.M. Hulse, has been named a finalist for the 2016 Washington State Book Award. The Award is given "based on the strength of the publication's literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality," to an author born in or residing in Washington state. Winners will be announced October 8.
- Who and Power Score sell to Russia
The business books Power Score, by Geoff Smart, Randy Street and Alan Foster, and Who, by Geoff Smart and Randy Street, have sold foreign rights to Mann, Ivanov & Ferber in Russia.
- Hiding in the Bathroom and Other Surprising Strategies for Success, Sold
Morra Aarons-Mele's Hiding in the Bathroom and Other Surprising Strategies for Success, offering wisdom and practical tips for those who want to stop "faking it" and instead embrace their hermit natures while achieving success and building a great life on their own terms, has sold to Dey Street Books.
- Read Daniela J. Lamas in the New York Times
Author Daniela Lamas, M.D. has an opinion peice in the Times entitled, "What's Missing in Dr. Oz's TV Exam Room." Lamas writes, "The idea that good health and stamina can be distilled into responses to a scripted set of questions...is as much a fiction as any prime-time medical TV drama."
- B.A. Shapiro reads from The Muralist
B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger and The Muralist, will visit and read at Duxbury Library in Duxbury, MI on September 22, and at the Ames Free Library in North Easton, MA on Septbemer 27.
- Read Daniela Lamas, M.D. in The New York Times
Author Daniela Lamas, M.D. has published the article "When a Patient Is Dying, Food Appears" in The New York Times. Lamas is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
- VOYA reviews True Letters from a Fictional Life
In its review of Kenneth Logan's debut YA novel, True Letters from a Fictional Life, Voya raves, "LGBT teens, as well as straight, will recognize much of their lives in this story...This is a wonderful book that will encourage young readers to seek authenticity and stand up for their true selves."
- Semper Augustus sold
Mackenzi Lee's third YA novel, an LGBTQ historical fiction set during the Dutch tulip mania, has sold to Sarah Dotts Barley at Flatiron Books.
- Girl Made of Stars sold
Girl made of Stars, an LGBTQ contemporary by Ashley Herring Blake (author of Suffer Love) has sold to Elizabeth Bewley at HMH Children's.
- How to Make a Wish cover revealed
The cover reveal for How to Make a Wish, the sophomore novel by Ashley Herring Blake (author of Suffer Love) is live on Young Adult Book Central!
- Read Emily Ross on YARN
Emily Ross, author of the recently published Half in Love with Death, has her short story "The Girl from the Moon" up on Young Adult Review Network.
- Read Sydney Finkelstein on the BBC
Sydney Finkelstein, author of the recently published Superbosses, has posted a new BBC column exploring why employees should be treated like customers.
- ghSMART speaks on HBR
Consultants at ghSMART, whose debut book on first-time CEO's is forthcoming from Crown Publishing, have an article on the Harvard Business Review about "The Dangers of Hiring a Nice CEO."
- NYJB reviews True Letters from a Fictional Life
In its rave review of True Letters from a Fictional Life, the debut YA novel by Kenneth Logan, the New York Journal of Books says "The book is beautifully written, and stunningly set in the hills of Vermont. It works well as a piece of literature, with a compelling story that is well told in an authentic teen voice. It’s one of those books that will remind you why you read and happily keep you up at night."
- School Library Journal reviews Suffer Love
School Library Journal has great things to say about Suffer Love, the debut YA novel by Ashley Herring Blake, calling it " classic romance for modern readers" and "A strong choice for YA collections, especially where romance is popular."
- B. A. Shapiro reads across Boston
B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger and The Muralist, will be reading and speaking across Boston. She'll appear Brookline Library on June 8 at 7 pm; at the ACTEC Books presentation in the Westin Copley Hotel on June 18 at 8 am; and at the ALAS General Meeting in the Westin Waterfront Hotel on June 23 at 9 am.
- Ann Collette to attend WLT Conference
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Writer's League of Austin, Texas conference from June 24—26.
- True Letters from a Fictional Life published
True Letters from a Fictional Life, the debut YA novel from Kenneth Logan, is available in stores now!
- Black River wins MPIBA Award
S. M. Hulse's debut novel Black River has won the 2015 Reading the West Book Awards for Adult Fiction, presented by the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association. Of the novel, MPIBA says, "With spare prose and stunning detail, S. M. Hulse drops us deep into the heart and darkness of an American town."
- Kenneth Logan speaks on B&N Open Mic
Kenneth Logan, author of the recently released True Letters from a Fictional Life, has a piece on the Barnes & Noble Open Mic, a monthly series in which YA authors share personal stories on topics of their choice. Read about Kenneth's childhood relief not to be a Duane here.
- VOYA reviews Suffer Love
In its review of Ashley Herring Blake's debut YA novel Suffer Love, VOYA raves: "Blake’s debut novel is an absolute must-read realistic fiction that readers of Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Sara Zarr will devour...Blake’s examination of what all forms of true love can look like is one that will resonate with all readers. Blake is an author to watch, and this book is sure to fly off the shelf."
- Hulse and Cooper nominated
Congratulations to S. M. Hulse and Tom Cooper, whose debut novels Black River and The Marauders, respectively, have been nominated for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize!
- Suffer Love mentioned in AJC
The Atlantic Journal Constitution has included Suffer Love, the debut YA novel by Ashley Herring Blake, in its article "New Crop of Summer YA Books Ripe for Adults Too," calling it "This summer's Romeo and Juliet."
- Ryan Bradford reviews for Electric Lit
Ryan Craig Bradford, author of the YA novel Horror Business, has a review up on Electric Literature.
- Sarah Nicolas writes for Book Riot
Sarah Nicolas author of the YA novel Dragons are People, Too, writes on Book Riot about leaving her career as a mechanical engineer to work for a library.
- Suffer Love published
Suffer Love, the debut YA novel from Ashley Herring Blake, is available in stores now!
- SLJ reviews True Letters from a Fictional Life
School Library Journal has great things to say about True Letters from a Fictional Life, Kenneth's Logan's debut YA novel: "Logan shines at creating strong, nuanced characters who behave realistically and unpredictably... Logan’s look at a boy reconciling his private and public selves is well written and affecting. VERDICT A solid addition to the LGBTQIA+ field."
- The Bone Witch cover revealed
The cover reveal of The Bone Witch, the first novel in a new YA fantasy series by Rin Chupeco, is now live on Hypable.
- The Disney Way goes on tour
Bill Capodagli,the most requested keynoter on the cultures of Disney and Pixar, is on a book tour in Colorado speaking on The Disney Way 3rd Edition. For more information, contact DiAnn Butler: email@example.com
- True Letters from a Fictional Life reviewed by Booklist
In its review of True Letters from a Fictional Life, the debut YA novel by Kenneth Logan, Booklist raves: "Logan handles his material exceptionally well, building suspense as he dramatizes both the downside of being in the closet and the realistic complications of coming out, while creating, in James, an unusually thoughtful and sympathetic character. His friends and family, too, come alive as believable and multidimensional characters whose relationships with James add depth to this satisfying debut"
A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue sells in Germany
Foreign rights to Mackenzi Lee's sophomore YA novel, A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, have sold to Königskinder in Germany.
Half in Love With Death an ITW Finalist
Emily Ross' debut YA novel, Half in Love with Death, is a finalist for Best YA Novel in the International Thriller Writer's 2016 Thriller Awards.Winners will be announced in July.
The Disney Way available for order
The Third Edition of The Disney Way, the genre-defining business book by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson, is now available on Amazon. Tyra Banks says of the book, "I’ve been obsessed with the enchantment of the Disney empire ever since I was a little girl. As an adult entrepreneur and CEO, studying Walt Disney’s magical culture is beyond inspiring and motivating. The Disney Way has become a business handbook for me and my entire team."
Dragons are People, Too celebrates Diversity Month
As a part of Celebrate Diversity Month, Entangled will spend April promoting its diverse romance books, including Sarah Nicolas' debut YA Dragons are People, Too. Be on the look out for excellent sales starting April 25-May 1.
B.A. Shapiro reads across New England
B.A. Shapiro will read and speak about her latest novel, The Muralist, in locations across New England, including: the Worcester JCC on April 7 in Worcester, MA; the Morrill Library in Norwood, MA on April 11; the Hadassah Brandeis institute in Waltham, MA on April 12; the Waban Library in Newton, MA on April 19; the Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, CT on April 20; the Pollard Library in Lowell, MA on April 21; Readers and Writers Rock event in Burlington, VT on April 28; and the Newburyport Literary Festival in Newburyport, MA on April 30.
Black River makes the Shortlist
S.M. Hulse's debut novel Black River has made the Reading the West 2015 Shortlist! The RTW Book Awards are sponsored by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association to celebrate the best in western-set adult fiction, nonfiction and children's books. Winners will be announced on May 30.
YA Interrobang interviews Emily Ross
Emily Ross, author of the YA mystery Half in Love With Death, talks to YA Interrobang about "good girls" and "bad boys." Of the novel, Interrobang says "in her stunning debut, Emily Ross sweeps the 1960's and everything that came with it, exploring the turbulent era and domestic abuse."
Ann Collete to attend MCW 16
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Maine Publishers and Writers Alliance 2016 Maine Crime Wave Conference on Saturday, April 9.
Sarah Nicolas to speak at Comic-Com
Sarah Nicolas, author of the YA novel Dragons are People, Too, will be appearing at the Leesburg Comic-Con in Leesburg, FL on Saturday, April 9.
Ann Collete to attend The Muse and The Marketplace
Agent Ann Collette will attend Grub Street's The Muse and The Marketplace Conference from April 20 to May 1.
Craig Faustus Buck published
Craig Faustus Buck, author of Go Down Hard, has had his short story, "BlankShot" selected for inclusion in Darkhouse Books' Black Coffee anthology, due out in April. In addition, his short story "Aftermath" is coming out in the April/Spring 2016 edition of Flash Bang Mysteries.
Sarah Nicolas to speak at OASIS 28
Sarah Nicolas, author of the YA novel Dragons are People, Too, will conduct a query-writing workshop and speak on several panels at OASIS 28 alongside guest of honor A. Lee Martinez. The conference will take place from April 22-24 in Orlando, FL.
Black River is a PEN/Hemingway Finalist
Congratulations to S.M. Hulse, whose debut novel Black River is finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction!
Kirkus gives True Letters from a Fictional Life a Starred Review
In its Starred Review of Kenneth Logan's debut YA novel, True Letters from a Fictional Life, Kirkus proclaims: "The rounded characters deal with betrayal and honesty and love and near tragedy in ways teen readers, gay or straight, will recognize...Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf."
The Disney Way 3rd Edition to be published
Next month, the 3rd edition of The Disney Way, by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson, will be in stores with brand new endorsements from Tyra Banks, Tony Hsieh, the Zappos founder, David Overton, The Cheesecake Factory founder and more.
Craig Faustus Buck nominated
Craig Faustus Buck, author of Go Down Hard, has been nominated for a Derringer Award in the Best Flash Fiction category for "Heavy Debt," a tale of stone money and murder on the Micronesian island of Yap.
The Marauders long-listed by SIBA
Tom Cooper's debut novel The Marauders as been long-listed by SIBA for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize, part of the Pat Controy Southern Book Prize.
Emily Ross speaks at NYCTAF
Emily Ross, whose debut YA novel Half in Love with Death was published last year, will speak on the panel "Relationships Are Hard" at the New York City Teen Author Festival on Saturday, March 19 in NY, NY. She'll also be participating in the Books of Wonder author signing on Sunday, March 20.
- Craig Faustus Buck published
Craig Faustus Buck's short story "Shrink Rap", a tale of love, paranoia, psychiatric abuse, and murder, will appear in Pulp Spirit #25. His short story "Blank Shot" a period story of amnesia, betrayal, lust and evil in pre-Wall Berlin, will appear in the Darkhouse Books anthology Black Coffee on March 15.
- Black River named an Honor Book
Black River, the debut novel by S.M. Hulse, has been named an Honor Book for the 2015 Montana Book Award.
- The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue sold
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, the second stand-alone book by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee, has sold to Claudia Gabel at Katherine Tegen Books.
- Regret Nothing sold
Regret Nothing, the latest book by Dragons Are People, Too author Sarah Nicolas, has sold to Stacy Cantor Abrams at Entangled. Regret Nothing is one of a series of books pitched as "Wet Hot American Summer" meets "Can't Hardly Wait."
- Publishers Weekly gives Suffer Love a fantastic review
Publishers Weekly recently reviewed Suffer Love, the forthcoming YA novel by Ashley Herring Blake, raving: "Debut author Blake puts the teens in a near-impossible situation, adeptly showing how Sam and Hadley can be more adult in handling the complications of romance than all four of their parents ... Readers will be left thinking about the ways love can both hurt and heal."
- Superbosses published
Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent, the latest book by Sydney Finkelstein, is now on sale.
- This Monstrous Thing nominated for Whitney Awards
Mackenzi Lee's debut YA novel, This Monstrous Thing, has been nominated for multiple Whitney Awards, in the categories of "Best Speculative Young Adult Fiction" and "Best Novel by a New Author."
- The Advocate picks Idyll Threats
Idyll Threats, the latest novel by Stephanie Gayle, was chosen by The Advocate as one of "The Thirty Best Books You Missed in 2015." Of the novel, The Advocate says: "Idyll Threats is a fun, breezy, and believable mystery novel."
- Kirkus gives Suffer Love a great review
In its review of Suffer Love, the forthcoming debut YA novel by Ashley Herring Blake, Kirkus calls the book "Above the ordinary ... A believable, emotionally satisfying romance."
- Watch the book trailer for Superbosses
Now on YouTube, the new trailer for the soon-to-be-released Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent; the latest book by author Sydney Finkelstein. Watch it here!
- Read Ryan Bradford in Lockjaw
Ryan Bradford, whose YA novel Horror Business debuted last year, has a story published in Lockjaw Magazine; "Mad Inches," a tale of snowboarding bros who gradually succumb to madness amidst a never-ending snow storm.
The Mystery of Hollow Places published
Agent Rebecca Podos' debut YA novel, The Mystery of Hollow Places, is now available everywhere books are sold!
Liberty Science Center recognizes Ellen Langer
The Liberty Science Center has chosen Ellen Langer, author of Mindfulness, to receive their 2016 Genius Award in recognition of her achievements. The award will be presented at their annual Genius Gala in May, an event designed to build support for LSC's programs for underprivileged children.
The Harvard Business Review samples Sydney Finkelstein
The Harvard Business Review has published an excerpt from Sydney Finkelstein's forthcoming book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent in the January-February 2016 issue.
Black River named an ALA Notable Book
Black River, the debut novel from S.M. Hulse, has been named a 2016 Notable Book by the American Library Association.
Tom Cooper wins Crook's Corner Book Prize
Congratulations to Tom Cooper, whose debut novel The Marauders has won the 2016 Crook's Corner Book Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding first-time novelists whose stories are set in the South, and is given by Crook's Corner, the country's only restaurant with its own book award.
Read Daniela Lamas, M.D. in the New York Times
Daniela Lamas, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, whose nonfiction book Connections will be published by Little, Brown, has an article in the New York Times. "The Doctor as a Moonlighter" describes Daniela's monthly stints as a moonlighter in the intensive care unit, a shift she calls "a vast nocturnal underground, in which continuity of care fades when the sun goes down."
Sarah Nicolas to speak at SCBWI FL
Sarah Nicolas, author of the YA fantasy Dragons are People, Too, will speak on the First Books Panel at SCBWI Florida on January 16.