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|Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
It’s that most wonderful time of the year, at least if you’re a writer with an Indie publisher. Yes, it’s Awards Nominations time, and Writers AMuse Me Publishing has the following announcements.
Dizzy Miss Lizzie, by R.M Clark.
The first in the Kasey Kronicles Series of mysteries for Middle Grades has been nominated for a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award and for a 2014 NIEA Award.
Enter Eternity by Honey Boudreaux
Honey’s second book, this one a paranormal, has been nominated for a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award and for a 2014 NIEA Award.
Still, At Your Door; A Fictional Memoir by Emma Eden Ramos
Emma’s YA novel about a young girl struggling to help her family cope with their mother’s mental illness, has been nominated for a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award and for a 2014 NIEA Award.
We are incredibly proud of all our writers and their work, and we wish these three authors very much success. Winners will be announced in the late spring/early summer of 2015.
|Posted on September 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
We are thrilled to be sharing Marc and Kathy Holland's new one act play, Unclaimed Baggage. What do you do when your ride home from the airport doesn't show, but a complete stranger does? Mona Lisa Blake, a fledgling artist, deplanes to find a nondescript C.P.A., Dennis Arnold, waiting. Dennis also is in possession of her boyfriend's cell phone. Their styles clash, their metaphors mix, and sparks fly, especially when they try to match wits with Sarah, the wise-cracking and seemingly omnipotent airline employee. Book a seat for this romantic comedy and buckle up. There's turbulence ahead.
This is Marc's fourth play, and once again his brilliance shines!
Because we didn't want Marc to feel lonely today, we also are re-releasing Redemption by Mary Cote. Corruption and manipulation are running rampant when Father Adamo Bianchi returns to Rome to attend his mother's funeral. He is sure that his two younger sisters are condemned to eternal damnation because of their activities. Abuse of power, indulgences, espionage and murder all become integral aspects of Adamo's life while he disregards the moral virtues that propelled his vocation. Will he sacrifice his sisters on the altar of lust for Crimson silk?
Holy Orders be damned! Chiara knows what is happening inside the walls of the Papal Palace, and it is anything but holy!
This new, updated version is available at all the regular outlets.
|Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
It’s finally here! This is the day we’ve been planning for… weeks of planning!
We were tired of never ‘really’ meeting out authors, of communicating through emails, messages, IM, phone calls… it has been too impersonal, and we just don’t like that. It’s the curse of the small publisher, but we are about to change that!!
We want you to see how… for lack of a better word, ‘wonderful’ we are. More to the point, though, we want you to get to know our authors, where they come from, what they are like in real life, and what makes them tick. To this end, we are inviting you along on our trip. It’s an e-road trip on e-roads with a lot of e-mishaps along the way. Embrace your inner Bambi, buckle up, click the link, and come along. It’s going to be one crazy ride.
|Posted on June 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Writers AMuse Me is thrilled to announce the opening of their US division, located in sunny, beautiful Bemidji, Minnesota! It's a big step for us, to be in two countries, so we wanted to celebrate by showing off our incredibly talented authors and playwrights, and by giving away some free books.
To celebrate the growth of Writers AMuse Me, and the opening of our US location, we invite you to participate in the revealing of our new corporate slogan!
Visit all our authors’ websites and/or blogs and search for the blue letter hidden there. You will know them when you see them. When you have them all, unscramble the letters to form our new corporate slogan, send in your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the WAMM book you would like to read, in what digital format you would like it and the address we can email it to. If you are one of the first one hundred to get the slogan correct, we will send you a free e-copy. All correct entries will then be put in a draw to win an additional three books of their choice, in the format of their choice, including print.
Be sure to use all the letters collected. Some are duplicated because they show up more than once in the answer.
Only one free book per person, other than for the Grand Prize winner.
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1st word – John Lennon song (7 characters)
2nd word – cereal (4 characters)
3rd word – boundless (10 characters)
Contest runs from June 25th to June 30th, 2014.
Good luck, have fun, and thank you for supporting Writers AMuse Me!
|Posted on May 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
IT'S RELEASE WEEK!
We have paranormal novel, Enter Eternity by Honey Boudreaux, a family saga romance with Sentimental Journey from Shakey Smith, and a literary novel From Time To Eternity by Mary Cote, all hitting shelves on Thursday, May 29th!
For Jillian it was just another day at the beach until she saw a young boy caught in an undertow. One minute she was battling the current and waves, holding on to the boy. The next minute, she was confronted by rows of doors. As she passed through them, she entered a different life she had lived -- a Native American, a slave on a southern plantation, an executioner in France... with each door she learned more about herself, and she saw how intricately our lives are woven together. Enter Eternity is Honey's second novel!
Cy and Stevie Joy are about to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary. As they prepare for the big day, amid the chaos of family life and family strife, they each wander through old memories of their first days together, and worry that 'their day' could result in the biggest ballroom brawl ever. Sentimental Journey is 6th novel in the Dupees of Gray County Stories series by Shakey Smith, and one you will not forget.
Wyatt Cresswell wakes up on November 1st, convinced he is never going to experience another November 1st in his life. There is no reason for him to think this, but the notion is enough to propel him out of his long list of fears and neuroses. With the help of his best friend Dylan, he realizes now is the time to fulfil a dream -- to go to Italy, but first, Dylan insists they go someplace far from Wyatt's comfort zone -- Haiti. In the still-remaining wreckage of Haiti, perhaps a metaphor for Wyatt's life, he finds both death and life, despair and hope, and a reason to go on living. His experiences on the island make him see classic, historic Italy in a new life. In essence, From Time to Eternity is a 50-year-old coming of age story.
All three books will be available in digital and print formats in most on-line bookstores. Click the covers to learn more about each book!
|Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
We were thrilled to receive the news late yesterday that not one, not two, but THREE of our books had been chosen as finalists in the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards for 2014.
Congratulations to Tony Walkden for his second award for his book With A Dying Breath. He also was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards last year. This book was truly a labor of love, as Tony does not keep one penny of his royalties -- they are all donated to the IUCN and to the Kamloops Wildlife Park to help continue the work to protect and preserve nature. He is already started on his next book, and it should be on the shelves early next year.
Congratulations to DeeJay Arens, who has now won three awards for The View From A Rusty Train Car. Last year, his book was a finalist in the ForeWord Review Book of the Year Awards and was the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. He will now add a finalist medallion for the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards to his cover. (If he keeps this up, we will have to get him a bigger cover!) DeeJay will be attending Book Expo America in New York this year, promoting his book as a result of his other wins.
Congratulations to Mary Cote, whose military fiction Trip Anderson, USMC: The Road Less Travelled has also been awarded finalist status in the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards. This novel is awaiting final adjudication in the ForeWord Review Book of the Year Awards, where it is currently a finalist. We will be hearing at the end of June if the book has advanced any further.
We are incredibly proud and truly blessed with a complete roster of amazing authors. Congrats to all our winners. Check out the shiny new cover bling!