November 07 2014

The Weekly Roundup

Live Events:



November 5th – Please, Pretty Lights author Ina Zajac will be reading at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington. Coffee and dessert will be served.

November 6th – Don’t miss Annie St. John as she talks Marketing and Publishing your book in Today’s Internet Book Market at Port Angeles Library in Port Angeles, Washington.

November 16thEnjoy a live reading from My Fluorescent God with author, Joe Guppy at Eagle Harbor Book Company. Grab a coffee and a seat just before 3pm.

November 20th – Join Ben Seims and Write on the River for seasonal favorite, Four Minutes of Fame. Check out readings from multiple authors including a selection from After Day One. The fun begins at 7pm at The Upper Eastside Coffee Co. in East Wenatchee, Washington.

December 4th ~ Bibliophiles in Texas: See The Paragraph Ranch co-authors Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon at the second annual Nighthawks Literary and Arts Night in Lubbock.

December 6th – Local Author Event! Shari J. Ryan invites you to a signing event at Whitinsville Social Library in Whitinsville, Massachusetts!


Noteworthy Moments:



As we make our way to Veterans Day, EJ Hanagan is running a blog feature that pays tribute to military wives.  Read as Carol Huffman Heather Huffman’s mother – shares her experience serving the military. “You have to keep a sense of humor and pray.  And one day, the kids are all grown up and you don’t know where the time went.”

Allie Burke stops by Stigma Fighters to share a very personal take on schizophrenia.  “I am proud of what I have accomplished and the person that I am…  If you judge me based upon what you think you know: that is your choice, not mine.”

Hope and a Full-length Mirror: Tess Thompson reminds us that finding love again after divorce requires hope and courage.





My Life as a Ghost: Will North on his experience as a ghostwriter.  “Ghostwriting does not please your mother. Nope. As far as mothers are concerned, writing books for others when your own name is not right there on the front cover means nothing…”

Camela Thompson shares insights from her first Facebook launch party.  “When I first started day dreaming about publishing a book, I was under the impression that I would hand my polished manuscript to an agent and they would do the rest. That’s laughable now…”


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  • Ann Staley

    2 months ago

    I walked through the booktrope door when I edited my former student & friend’s first book, River Song. I also edited a collection of poems, Making Hay, by Diana McLellan. Then I was invited to submit a poetry manuscript which I put together from the 250 poems I had on my computer. It was a thrilling process to produce Primary Sources in 2011 and Instructions For The Wishing Light, 2013. I haven’t visited or even seen booktrope’s website until this morning! I am astonished and amazed at all that has happened in the last three four years! Utterly amazing!!!!! I want to acknowledge the work of those I know who have been connected with operations, Ken Shear, Catherine Sears, Jesse James and salute you other writers who have found a home at booktrope. What a thrill to see your names, the book titles and the number of books sold, over 2.6 million so far. Wowie zowie!

    My third collection, Afternoon Sky, is complete and as soon as the cover is finished by my cover artist, Judy Teufel, I’ll be sending everything “to press.” My husband, Courtney Cloyd, will remain my marketing manager, I will plan a reading at Grass Roots (Independent) Book Store in Corvallis, Oregon, where I live. I’m also planning for a reading at University of Oregon in Eugene, which now houses the State of Oregon Poetry Collection and Archives. As well, I am planning a reading in Ashland, Oregon where I lived for thirteen years and where I have many friends. It may be at Ashland’s independent book store, Bloomsbury, the public Library, or in the library at Southern Oregon University.

    It is an honor to be a part of booktrope.
    Ann Staley

    • Emily Duncan

      2 months ago

      Wow! Thank you for the kind words, Ann.

  • Dana Ridenour

    2 months ago

    Hello. I would love to be added to your mailing list. I’m currently waiting for you to once again accept open submissions. I have a 80,250 adult suspense novel about a female FBI agent, that I think would be a perfect fit for your company. Thank you! Dana

    • Emily Duncan

      2 months ago

      Hello, Dana.

      I will add you. Our tech team is currently working on a super simple online submission form. Watch this space for more details soon!

      Emily @ Booktrope

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