Horror Business cover revealed
Happy Cover Reveal to Ryan Craig Bradford's debut YA novel, Horror Business, coming February, 2015 from Month9Books.
S.M. Hulse profiled in Publisher's Weekly
S.M. Hulse, whose debut novel Black River is forthcoming from HMH, was profiled in the new issue of Publisher's Weekly.
Powell's picks The Marauders
Tom Cooper's debut novel, The Marauders, forthcoming from Crown Publishing, has been picked by Powell's Books in Portland as a "New Favorite" for February.
The Examiner gives away Murder at the Brightwell
Murder at the Brightwell, the debut mystery novel by Ashley Weaver, is one of the National Examiner's Giveaways of the week. Of the book, the Examiner says: "Murder at the Brightwell is a tale of mystery, mayhem and marriage that's guaranteed to thrill and delight."
Publishers Weekly reviews The Marauders
In a review of Tom Cooper's forthcoming debut novel,The Marauders, Publishers Weekly raves: "Cooper conjures all the complexities of post-Katrina, post–Deepwater Horizon bayou life in his first novel, a noirish crime story with a sense of humor set on the Louisiana Gulf Coast ... Cooper’s novel is a blast; descriptions of the natural beauty of the cypress swamps and waterways, along with the hardscrabble ways of its singular inhabitants, further elevate this story."
Murder at the Brightwell makes Sun Sentinel's list
Murder at the Brightwell, the debut novel from Ashley Weaver, has made the Sun Sentinel's list of Best Mystery Novels of 2014.
The Bulletin praises The Girl from the Well
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, a leading journal for schools and libraries, has reviewed Rin Chupeco's debut YA novel, The Girl from the Well: "Okiku is complex as a murderer with a strong moral compass, and she isn’t always successful at escaping the vengeful rage her own death inspired. Ultimately, there is a melancholy note to the novel that will linger even after the fear factor has faded; there are losses from which none of the characters will ever recover."
The Marauders receives a starred Kirkus review
In its starred review of Tom Cooper's forthcoming novel, The Marauders, Kirkus raves: “This is one hell of a debut novel ... With crisp, noir-inspired writing and a firmly believable setting, Cooper has written an engaging homage to classic crime writing that still finds things to say about the desperate days we live through now. Somewhere, Donald E. Westlake, John D. MacDonald and Elmore Leonard are smiling down on this nasty, funny piece of work.”
Fifteen cover revealed
Happy Cover Reveal Day to Jen Estes' debut YA novel, Fifteen: Book One of The Dreamwalker Diaries, coming January 15th, 2015, from Curiosity Quills Press. Sneak a peek here on Estes' website.
Nicco Mele becomes deputy publisher of L.A. Times
Nicco Mele, internet strategist and author of The End of Big, has been named the deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times: "'We intend to be one of the great journalism organizations of the 21st century, not just the 20th,' Times Publisher Austin Beutner said Monday. 'With Nicco, we truly have a digital native to help us reimagine our business and develop new digital revenue streams.'"
SJR speaks with Jen Estes
The State Journal-Register recently spoke with Jen Estes, author of the forthcoming YA novel Fifteen, about NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. Every November, writers of all ages and in all stages of their careers attempt to start and finish a 50,000-word novel. "I think writers have to write, every day,” Jen says of the benefits of NaNoWriMo. “That’s another reason why I tend to put it off, because I know the minute I start writing a book, I’m dug in. I’m immersed, and it’s hard to get other stuff done. You want to keep writing, you want to keep telling that story.”
Ryan Bradford published in States of Terror
Ryan Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA novel Horror Business, has a story in the new States of Terror anthology, a collection featuring monsters from local legends across America: "18 writers and 23 artists have dragged these beasts from the relative safety of remote rural hollows and fetid swamps, re-imagining their mythologies for the 21st century. They believe. And so will you."
The Boston Globe praises The Girl from the Well
In its review of Rin Chupeco's debut YA horror novel, The Girl from the Well, The Boston Globe gives high praise: "In Rin Chupeco's gruesome page-turner ... the most fascinating scenes contain darkly mesmerizing characters, such as a little girl named Sandra who can see ghosts, a psychopath called the Smiling Man, and the miko of the Chinsei shrine. Chupeco gives her best and most rhythmic passages to them and Okiku, who draws readers into the narrative with the depth of her broken soul and the majesty of her hard-won strength."
The Richmond reviews Murder at the Brightwell
In its review of Ashley Weaver's recently published Murder at the Brightwell, Jay Strafford of the Richmond Times-Dispatch says: "With a profound nod to the Golden Age of the British whodunit, Weaver creates a classic mystery, complete with a fashionable setting, a cast of upper-crust Brits and witty prose." Read the full review here.
Kirkus gives Black River a starred review
Kirkus gives S.M. Hulse's forthcoming debut novel, Black River, its fourth starred review in the November issue. Of the book, Kirkus says: "Hulse debuts with a stark, tender tale about one man's quest for faith and forgiveness ... By making Wes' suffering so palpable, Hulse makes it even more moving when, in the novel's final pages, he achieves something he's been seeking for a very long time: grace. Profound issues addressed with a delicate touch and folded into a strong story populated by wrenchingly human characters: impressive work from a gifted young artist."
The New York Times talks to Ellen Langer
The New York Times Health issue recently featured a cover story on Harvard professor and Mindfulness author Ellen Langer.The article explores Langer's work, her studies on aging, and her philosophy that age is "nothing but a mindset."
Nancy Pearl reads Murder at the Brightwell
In a conversation with Marcie Sillman on NPR, best-selling author and librarian Nancy Pearl recommends Ashley Weaver's debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell.
Ryan Bradford and the business of horror
Ryan Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA debut Horror Business, has a new feature on his website, a "sporadic column where I ask influential/invaluable writers and people of interest: What scene from a movie has scared/troubled/shaken you the most?" Find out which scenes spooked authors Adrian Van Young, Lindsay Hunter, Natanya Ann Pulley, and more.
Publishers Weekly gives Black River a starred review
S.M. Hulse's Black River has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: "This top-of-the-line modern American Western debut explores the themes of violence, revenge, and forgiveness with a sure hand ... From the bluegrass theme to the Western rural setting, Hulse handles his story like a pro." Black River is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in January, 2015.
Ryan Bradford preps for Halloween
Ryan Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA debut Horror Business (Month9Books), has been busy preparing the world for Halloween. In the San Diego CityBeat, Bradford proposes a 24-hour scary movie marathon, courtesy of Netflix. From the classic to the uncanny to the revolting, see which movies make the list. Next, Bradford searches for real-life scary places in San Diego, but all of them pale in comparison to his own neighborhood.
Buzzfeed is spooked by The Girl from the Well
On its list of "13 Young Adult Novels To Spook You This Halloween," Buzzfeed has picked Rin Chupeco's debut YA horror novel The Girl from the Well, exclaiming "Inspired by the Japanese ghost story 'Banchō Sarayashiki' (the same story that inspired The Ring), this is a novel of murder, revenge, and yeah … a creepy girl from a well."
Goodreads snapshots Ashley Weaver
The Debut Author Snapshot in the Goodreads October newsletter spotlights Ashley Weaver, author of the recently released historical mystery Murder at the Brightwell. Weaver talks Agatha Christie comparisons, her favorite literary detectives, the future of amateur sleuth Amory Ames, and more!
Booklist gives Black River a starred review
In a starred review of S.M. Hulse's Black River, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in January, 2015, Booklist declares: "Hulse clearly loves Montana, and her own fiddle playing and knowledge of horses shine through the novel. She maintains suspense and manages to avoid the clichs of redemption stories in this assured debut." The full review will be featured in the November 1 issue.
Murder at the Brightwell published
Ashley Weaver's mystery novel Murder at the Brightwell is now on sale! A review on ABC News says of the book:"Weaver lays the foundation for a solid series in her first novel ... She keeps Murder at the Brightwell moving at a lively place with clever twists, droll humor and odd, but believable characters ... And if there's a bit of the Downton Abbey atmosphere pervading [the book], well, that's not a bad thing."
Shelf Awareness recommends The Girl from the Well
Shelf Awareness has recommended Rin Chupeco's The Girl from the Well alongside authors like Michael Crichton, Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman in their feature, Book Seller Wisdom: Scary Book Part 1. The article spotlights "a selective list of scary books - fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, kids' books and young adult titles, frontlist as well as backlist ... compiled from the recommendations of many of our bookseller friends."
Rebecca Podos speaks at the Boston Book Festival
Alongside fellow Boston agents, Rebecca Podos will speak on a panel entitled "The Business of Publishing" at the Boston Book Festival on Saturday, October 25.
B.A. Shapiro speaks at MCC
B.A. Shapiro, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Art Forger, will attend a lecture and book signing at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA on October 15.
Rebecca Podos speaks to The Writers' Loft
Agent Rebecca Podos will visit The Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA on October 18. Along with Julie Biven of Charlesbridge, Rebecca will cohost a panel on query do's and dont's, and meet with writers afterward for one-on-one critiques.
Zomburbia featured for Teen Read Week
Adam Gallardo's debut YA novel Zomburbia is featured in this month's Justine as the best "Delicious and Dark" book of the fall, in a special Shelf Life issue for Teen Read Week.
Business Without the Bullsh*t sells in Chinese
Geoffrey James' Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, has sold Chinese rights to Hachette-Phoenix.
Chris Van Gorder gets a mention
Chris Van Gorder's forthcoming debut book was mentioned in Becker's Hospital Review, the leading magazine for hospital business news and analysis. In a recent article discussing the benefits of Adaptive Design over traditional management structures, the author notes: "Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, who helped lead a $150 million turnaround of the system, has a book due out in October, The Front-Line Leader: Building an Organization from the Ground Up, which explores this very idea. The approach is a worthy one."
Black River named a standout indie debut
Black River, the forthcoming debut novel by S. M. Hulse, has been selected as an "Indies Introduce Debut Authors" title for Winter/Spring 2015 by the American Booksellers Association.
Suffer Love sells
Congratulations to Ashley Herring Blake, whose debut YA contemporary Suffer Love has sold to Elizabeth Bewley at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, for publication in 2016.
Meet B.A. Shapiro at Green Brook Country Club
B.A. Shapiro, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Art Forger, will speak and sign books at the Green Brook Country Club Book Club in North Caldwell, NJ on September 10.
Bill Capodagli teaches MCCC the Disney Way
Bill Capodagli, author of the best-selling book The Disney Way, will give a keynote speech entitled "If Walt Ran Your Organization" at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, MI on September 26.
Booklist praises The Girl from the Well
Rin Chupeco's debut YA novel, The Girl from the Well, has received high praise from Booklist: "There's a superior creep factor that is pervasive in every lyrical word of Chupeco's debut, and it's perfect for teens who enjoy traditional horror movies and stories ... the story is solidly scary and well worth the read, especially with the clever, poetic writing style when Okiku is on the prowl."
Terrance Flynn wins the Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award
The first chapter of author Terrance Flynn's work-in-progress has won the 2014 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award and will be published in an issue of the Southern Indiana Review.
The Marauders picked for Random House Fiction Sampler
Tom Cooper's debut novel The Marauders, forthcoming from Crown in February 2015, has been included in the Random House Fall Debut Fiction Sampler. Get a sneak peek at the book here.
Rebecca Podos speaks to Harvard Writers at Work
Agent Rebecca Podos will participate on a panel of agents and editors to speak to the Harvard Writers at Work about book publishing. The HWW is a consortium of Harvard writing organizations and departments, including the Harvard College Writing Program, the Harvard Extension School Masters Degree Program in Journalism, the Harvard Review, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and more. The panel will be held at the Straus Common Room in Harvard Yard on Thursday, September 25.
Black River gets a starred review
Author Sarah Hulse's debut novel Black River, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has received a starred review from Library Journal as well as high praise: "Hulse is a smart writer, able to reveal her character’s gut-level emotions and trickiest self-manipulations. Comparing the author to Annie Proulx, Wallace Stegner, or Kent Haruf is no exaggeration. Her debut is bound to turn readers’ hearts inside out and leave them yearning for some sweet, mournful fiddle music"
Publishers Weekly reviews Zomburbia
Adam Gallardo's debut YA novel Zomburbia is on sale now, and getting great reviews! Of the book, Publishers Weekly says: "With its complicated and believable heroine, exploration of moral dilemmas, and disturbingly mundane vision of life among the undead, this action-and-gore-soaked adventure entertains on numerous levels."
Murder at the Brightwell sells UK rights.
Congratulations to Ashley Weaver, whose forthcoming novel Murder at the Brightwell has sold in the UK. Weaver's book has also sold large print, audio and book club rights.
Bustle features The Girl from the Well
Bustle has included Rin Chupeco's recently published The Girl from the Well on its list of 14 Spooky YA Titles. Of Chupeco's debut book, Caitlin White says: "It already earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and it is truly scary, so don’t read it right before bedtime."
Rin Chupeco's The Girl from the Well published
Rin Chupeco's YA literary horror novel The Girl From the Well is now on sale! In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says of the book: "Told in a marvelously disjointed fashion, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend ... the execution is spine-tingling." Kirkus calls the novel "A Stephen King-like horror story ... a chilling, bloody ghost story that resonates."
Read Ryan Bradford on CityBeat
Ryan Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA novel Horror Business, has a new column up on San Diego CityBeat detailing his trials and tribulations at Comic Con.
Gerald Schroeder speaks at CERN
Gerald Schroeder, author of Genesis and the Big Bang, was recently invited to speak at CERN, Geneva, the largest research facility in the world, at a conference on the interface between science and faith.
Ann Collette to speak at CCWCC
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, where she'll lead the panel "Do's and Don'ts of Finding an Agent" and conduct mentoring sessions. The conference will be held at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis from August 7-11.
Rebecca Podos attends the Writers Digest Conference
Agent Rebecca Podos will attend the 2014 Writers Digest Conference, where she will be taking pitches at the Pitch Slam from 10-2:30. The conference will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan on August 2.
I Believe in Zero published in Taiwan
The Mandarin Chinese language version of I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World's Children, by President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern, is now available.
The Book Smugglers review The Girl from the Well
The first reviews are in for Rin Chupeco's debut YA novel (out August 5) and they're glowing! Of the book, Thea at The Book Smugglers says: "The debut novel from Rin Chupeco ... is a sliver of delicious J-horror in literary form. While rooted in Japanese horror film and lore, Chupeco’s novel also plays with familiar contemporary YA horror tropes ... but with a delightfully sadistic twist." Read the full review here.
Read Ryan Bradford on CityBeat
Ryan Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA novel Horror Business, has a new column up on San Diego CityBeat.
Business Without the Bullsh*t sells in Germany
Geoffrey James' Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, has sold foreign rights in Germany to Random House/ Mosaik.
Rebecca Podos to speak at Emerson College
Agent Rebecca Podos will visit the Creative Writers Workshop Salon at Emerson College in Boston, a five-week pre-college program for high school students interested in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, screenwriting, magazine, slam poetry, on Thursday, July 24.
This Monstrous Thing sells
Congratulations to Mackenzi Lee, whose debut YA historical fantasy This Monstrous Thing has sold to Laurel Symonds at Katherine Tegen Books.
The Mystery of Hollow Places sells
Agent Rebecca Podos' debut YA contemporary novel The Mystery of Hollow Places has sold to Jordan Brown at Balzer & Bray.
Godfathers of Talent sells
Congratulations to Sydney Finkelstein, whose book Godfathers of Talent: Secrets of the World's Most Effective Bosses, has sold World Rights to Niki Papadopoulos and Natalie Horbachevsky at Portfolio.
Business Without the Bullsh*t sells in Arabic
Geoffrey James' Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, has sold Arabic rights to Jarir in the United Arab Emirates.
Adrian Van Young writes for Electric Literature
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, is writing a biweekly column on Electric Literature's website.Read the debut article, "Media Frankenstein: Manmade Apocalypse" here.
The Marauders sells in German
Tom Cooper's forthcoming debut novel The Marauders (Crown, 2015) has sold German rights to Ullstein Verlag, Berlin.
It's Not the How or the What but the Who published
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz' book It's Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best, is now on sale. In their review, Leading Business Books Blog says “This is an outstanding book, entertaining and informative in equal parts. I highly recommend it to anyone who is responsible for personnel decisions.”
Mark Albion to speak at Northeastern
Mark Albion, author of the NYT Bestseller Making a Life, Making a Living, will be the commencement speaker for Northeastern University College of Professional Studies on June 5.
Ryan Craig Bradford writes for CityBeat
Ryan Craig Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA novel Horror Business, is writing a monthly column for San Diego CityBeat. Read the debut entry of "Well, That Was Awkward" here.
Davio's competes in Battle of the Burger
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, the restaurant of It's All About the Guest author Steve DiFillipo, is competing in Boston Magazine's Battle of the Burger. Vote for Davio's here!
Business Without the Bullsh*t published
Geoffrey James' Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know is now on sale. Of the book, Publisher's Weekly says: "James tackles essential workplace skills and techniques... The author's pithy and frank style matches his title and his recommendations are similarly to the point.. Relevant for leaders or employees of any generation, this is a quick, impactful primer for anyone wanting to be more effective on the job."
Business Without the Bullsh*t is an Amazon Top Pick
Geoffrey James' soon-to-be-published book Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, is a Best Books of the Month: Business & Leadership Top Pick on Amazon.
Phylas Karas to speak at Temple Emanuel
Phyllis Karas, author of the NYT Bestseller Brutal: My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob, will speak to The Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel at their annual Ways and Means fundraiser. Karas will talk about collaborating with Kevin Weeks, Boston's infamous mobster, and about her current project on the Southie women who love bad men. The event will take place at Temple Emanuel in Andover, MA on Thursday, May 8.
The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to Charles Sherman
Charles Sherman, author of the recently published memoir The Broken and the Whole, spoke with The Philadelphia Inquirer about creating meaning in life, even if it's not the life you've chosen: "'The last 29 years of my life have been an eye-opening kind of discovery about what the world is really like,' Sherman said. 'I was introduced to a community which I really did not know that well: the fraternity of people who are walking through some really difficult situations in their life. And what I recognized was that labels were irrelevant ... The commonality was the pain and anguish that we had, and the acts of selflessness.'" Read the article here.
Read Adrian Van Young on Bookslut
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, has a book review of Linn Ullmann's The Cold Song up on Bookslut. Read the review here.
The Marauders sells in Brazil
Tom Cooper's forthcoming debut novel The Marauders (Crown, 2015) has sold foreign rights to Editora Rocco in Brazil.
The Washington Post reviews The Broken and the Whole
Charles Sherman's memoir The Broken and the Whole was recently reviewed in The Washington Post. Of the book, the Post writes: [The Broken and the Whole] describes the relentless physical work of treating Eyal at home, the family’s determination to give him a normal life and the way the family found joy amid great pain and despair." Read the full article here.
Adrian Van Young interviewed on Read to Write Stories
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, was recently interviewed on Read to Write Stories. Van Young discusses monster creation, mall gothic, and genre-benders like True Detective. Read the article here.
Ann Collette to attend Muse and the Marketplace
Agent Ann Collette will attend Muse and the Marketplace 2014 on May 2-3, where she'll be participating in a Writer Idol session, attending the ShopTalk Lunch, leading a Do's and Dont's of Writing Crime Fiction session, and taking pitches. The conference will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA on May 2-4.
Rebecca Podos to attend CAPA-U
Agent Rebecca Podos will attend the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association conference, where she will participate in an agent's panel, take pitches, and join in "Writer Idol." The conference will take place in Hartford, CT on May 10.
Business Without the Bullsh*t sells overseas
Geoffrey James' Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, to be published this month, has sold foreign rights in Brazil, Portugal and Korea.
Ann Collette to attend Compleat Biographer Conference
Ann Collette will attend the 5th Annual Compleat Biographer Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA on May 17.
The Marauders sells overseas
Tom Cooper's forthcoming debut novel The Marauders (Crown, 2015) has sold foreign rights in France and Holland.
Rebecca Podos to visit The Writers' Loft
Agent Rebecca Podos will visit The Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA on May 17. Along with Carter Hasegawa of Candlewick Press, Rebecca will cohost a panel on query do's and dont's, and meet with writers afterward for one-on-one critiques. The registration deadline is May 3.
Ann Collette to attend BEA
Agent Ann Collette will attend Book Expo America from May 28-30 at the Javits Center in NYC.
Rebecca Podos spotlighted in Writer's Digest
Agent Rebecca Podos was recently spotlighted in Writer's Digest. Read her profile here.
Dragons Are People, Too sells to Entangled
Congratulations to Sarah Nicolas, whose YA urban fantasy novel Dragons Are People, Too has sold to Terese Ramin at Entangled.
Nicole LaBombard and Rebecca Podos to attend FWA Mini-Conference
Agents Nicole LaBombard and Rebecca Podos will be attending and presenting at the Florida Writers Association's Writer's Nest Mini-Conference on April 26 in Alamonte Springs, FL.
The Marauders sells in Italy
Tom Cooper's forthcoming debut novel The Marauders (Crown, 2015) has sold Italian rights to De Agostini, Milan.
Mackenzi Lee wins the PEN Prize
Congratulations to Mackenzi Lee, whose novel-in-progress has just won the 2014 Pen New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award! Each year, the award honors emerging writers. Learn more here.
The Times of Israel talks to Charles Sherman
Charles Sherman, author of the recently published memoir The Broken and the Whole, spoke with The Times of Israel about telling his story and "avoiding the misery memoir as a genre." Sherman described the process of shaping the book in a way that might inspire and teach readers, saying “We live in a culture in which joy is an entitlement. It isn’t. You need to work at happiness, and that is what we do with Eyal every single day." Read the article here.
The Harvard Business Review talks to Ellen Langer
In an article called Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity, Ellen Langer, author of Mindfulness, spoke with HBR about the essence of engagement: "When you’re mindful, rules, routines, and goals guide you; they don’t govern you." Read the interview here.
PW reviews Business Without the Bullsh*t
Publishers Weekly recently reviewed Geoffrey James' soon-to-be-published book Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. "James tackles essential workplace skills and techniques," PW writes. "The author’s pithy and frank style matches his title ... Relevant for leaders or employees of any generation, this is a quick, impactful primer for anyone wanting to be more effective on the job."
Watch a video on CAPA-U
Learn more about the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association conference, which author B.A. Shapiro and agent Rebecca Podos will be attending, with this video. The conference will be held in Hartford, CT in May.
Syracuse.com interviews Charles Sherman
Charles Sherman, author of the recently published memoir The Broken and the Whole, spoke with Syracuse.com about his book, his son, and the lessons learned from his experiences. "Very rarely can you move on or put the pieces together again," says Sherman. "The challenge is how do you learn to live with the broken pieces of your life ... It's not neat. It's not trendy ... This is one man's effort walking through the valley of shadows." Read the interview here.
CBS quotes Charles Sherman
While in Philidelphia promoting his new memoir The Broken and the Whole, Charles Sherman captured the attention of CBS Philly.“People will tell you, ‘put the broken pieces of your life back together,’” CBS quotes Sherman. “What I’ve learned is, you have to live with the broken pieces of your life."
Bill Capodagli comments on Frozen
In an article on Bloomberg.com, Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way, comments on the juggernaut success of the film Frozen and on the business of Disney.
B.A. Shapiro talks to Temple B'nai Abraham
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling novel The Art Forger, will be the featured speaker at Sisterhood’s 10th Annual Lecture Series Brunch at Temple B'Nai Abraham in Beverly, MA, on March 23.
Impose recommends Adrian Van Young
In its February edition of That New New In Lit, Impose magazine recommends a story by Adrian Van Young: "What better way to get your mind off impending disaster than some high-quality science fiction? Adrian Van Young's "The Skin Thing" saw publication at Electric Literature's Recommended Reading this past month ... It's a highly readable short in a classical mode (think Le Guin or Poe.)" Read the full rec here.
Joel Kurtzman Meets the Press
Joel Kurtzman, author of the recently published Unleashing the Second American Century, was interviewed on NBC News' Meet the Press segment. Watch the interview here.
Read Adrian Van Young on Slate
In an article on Slate, Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Knew Everything, weighs in on the connection between True Detective and the cosmic horror genre.
Win The Girl From the Well at PLA
Sourcebooks will be giving away copies of Rin Chupeco's The Girl From the Well (to be published in the Fall) at the Public Library Association 2014 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 11-15.
Nicco Mele talks to PBS
In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big, spoke about Facebook's recent $19 Billion expensive acquisition of WhatsApp. Read the interview here.
Steve Di Fillippo's Hot Dog Adventures
In a recent article on Huffington Post Business, Steve DiFillippo, author of It's All About the Guest, tells the childhood story of a fateful hot dog that foreshadowed his passion for the food industry. He councils: "Think about it: Is your business your mistress? Is it a long-awaited hot dog in fat camp? If not, maybe it's time to find out what is."
Read the first chapters of The Girl From the Well
Rin Chupeco's YA horror novel, The Girl From the Well, is forthcoming from Sourcebooks in Fall 2014, but you can read the first three chapters online here!
To Protect and Serve sells to Jossey-Bass
Congratulations to Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health Care, whose business book To Protect and Serve has sold to Jossey-Bass.
Unleashing the Second American Century published
Joel Kurtzman's book Unleashing the Second American Century: Four Forces for Economic Dominance, is now available in hardcover, kindle, and on audible.
Rebecca Podos to appear at Writer's Day
Associate Agent Rebecca Podos will be taking pitch sessions and critiquing manuscripts at the New Hampshire Writers' Project's annual Writers' Day conference, held on the SNHU campus in Hooksett, NH, on March 22. Register here.
Read Mark Albion online
Mark Albion, author of Making a Life, Making a Living, will be serializing his second book online. Read his posts and personal commentary here.
The Broken and the Whole published
Charles Sherman's memoir The Broken and the Whole will be out in hardcover and kindle on March 11. Of the book, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer says, "This is truly an unforgettable and amazing story - heart-wrenching, inspiring, and ultimately reassuring ... I can't imagine a person that this wonderful book won't touch."
B.A. Shapiro speaks at Writer's Day
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling novel The Art Forger, will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Writers' Project's annual Writers' Day conference. She will also host a Q&A and book signing. The event will be held on the SNHU campus in Hooksett, NH, on March 22. Register here.
The End of Big published in Japanese
The Japanese language version of The End of Big: How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath, by Nicco Mele, is now available.
I Believe in ZERO published in Japanese
The Japanese language version of I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World's Children, by President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern, is now available.
B.A. Shapiro speaks in the Connecticut
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling novel The Art Forger, will speak and sign books at four events in Connecticut. She will appear at the Mandell Jewish Book Festival in West Hartford and at the JCC of New Haven on March 12; at the Simsbury Public Library on March 13; and at the Norwalk Public Library on March 14.
The Ultimate Sales Machine published in French
The French language version of The Ultimate Sales Machine, by Chet Holmes, is now available.
B.A. Shapiro speaks in the South West
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling novel The Art Forger, will speak and sign books at six events in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson, AZ for The Literary and Prologue Society of the South West, from March 3-8.
Karuna Cayton teaches class
Karuna Cayton, psychotherapist and author of The Misleading Mind, will teach a four week session of classes on Becoming Your Own Therapist. Students will learn techniques "to still the mind and disturbing emotions" and explore psychology from secular Buddhist Theory. Classes will be held at Tara Village School in Soquel, CA, Thursday nights March 6-27. Register online here.
Adrian Van Young recommended
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, has a story in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading. Read "The Skin Thing" here.
Nicco Mele interviewed in The Business Podcast
Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big, was interviewed by Harvard Business School's "The Business Podcast" about the struggles big institutions face, and what lies in store for them in the future. Listen here.
Fifteen sells to Curiosity Quills Press
Congratulations to Jen Estes, whose YA urban fantasy novel Fifteen has sold to Vicki Keire at Curiosity Quills Press.
Read Adrian Van Young in The New Inquiry
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection TheMan Who Noticed Everything, has an article on the connections between Black Metal and Romanticism in The New Inquiry's "H8" issue. Subscribe here to read.
Nicco Mele is Ready for the Next Economy
Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big, was recently published in Policy Options Magazine. His article "Get Ready for the Next Economy" discusses the future of employment, the triumph of small business, and 3-D printable sneakers.
Rebecca Podos to attend NHWP Writer's Day
Registration is now open for the New Hampshire Writer's Project annual Writers Day in March, where associate agent Rebecca Podos will be accepting pitches and critiquing manuscripts. Register here!
Read Adrian Van Young in The American Reader
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, has an essay on gun violence in literature and life in this month's issue of The American Reader. Read "Shots in the Dark: Interrogating Gun Violence in Fiction" here.
James Marsters reads The Kingmakers
The Kingmakers: Vampire Empire Book 3, by Clay and Susan Griffith, is out on audiobook narrated by James Marsters, of Buffy the Vampire fame. Buy the audiobook here.
Bill Capodagli talks Dreams and Dreamers
Bill Capodagli, bestselling author of The Disney Way, will present Dreams and Dreamers: How to Innovate Like Walt Disney and the Pixarians, at IdeaFestival Bowling Green on Friday, February 28.
Edible Boston reviews It's All About the Guest
It's All About the Guest by Steve DiFillipo, owner of the Davio's restaurant group, was recently reviewed in Edible Read's: The Winter List. Of the book, Edible Boston writes, "Rare among the restaurant entrepreneurs of the last few decades, everyone loves Steve DiFillippo. Aerosmith, Julia Child, other chefs, Bob Kraft. His lawyers, bankers, staff members, and diners. [His book]is a fun read, with a huge soul and some pretty darn good life lessons."
It's All About the Guest gets a starred PW review
In the starred review of Steve DiFillipo's book It's All About the Guest, Publishers Weekly writes, "A veritable handbook for anyone considering opening their own restaurant, DiFillippo pulls back the curtain to share his experiences—good and bad—and offers specific, distilled advice ... Anyone seriously considering entering the restaurant or hospitality business would do well to spend some time with DiFillippo's entertaining and insightful book." Read the full review here.
Ann Collette closed to submissions
Agent Ann Collette will be closed to submissions for the months of February and March.
The Broken and the Whole gets a starred PW review
The Broken and the Whole, the forthcoming memoir by Rabbi Charles Sherman, recently received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Of the memoir, PW wrote,"This straightforward story of triumph and tragedy will tug at the hearts of its readers ... Sherman inspirationally sets forth how to survive in the face of calamity, making this a memorable statement."
Lorin Rees profiled in Writer's Digest
Agent Lorin Rees is profiled in Meet the Agent in the February '14 issue of Writer's Digest. Lorin talks about the books he's seeking and the clients he represents, as well as tips for writing and pitching.Pick up a copy today.
Mark Pryor profiled in Shelf Awareness
Mark Pryor, author of the Hugo Marsten mystery novels, is profiled in the January 10th issue of Shelf Awareness. Read about his favorite childhood book, the book that changed his life, and the books currently on his nightstand here.
The Discipline of Market Leaders sells in Korea
Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema's book The Discipline of Market Leaders has sold foreign rights in Korea.
The Broken and the Whole gets a starred Kirkus Review
The Broken and the Whole, the forthcoming memoir by Rabbi Charles Sherman, recently received a starred Kirkus Review calling the book "A meaningful portrayal of how tragedy affected and transformed one family and especially one religious leader ... Deeply moving, extraordinarily thought-provoking and entirely humane." The Broken and the Whole will be published in March.
Read Ryan Bradford in Hobart
Ryan Bradford, author of the forthcoming YA novel Horror Business, has a short story online at Hobart. Read his horror re-imagining of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation here.
Read Adrian Van young in Newfound
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, has a short story reprinted in the Winter Issue of Newfound. Read "Hard Water" here.
Black Candies reviewed
The new issue of Black Candies, a Journal of Literary Horror edited by author Ryan Bradford and featuring author Adrian Van Young, was recently reviewed on HTML Giant.