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January 23, 2020


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Lisa Roe is thrilled to share that she is now represented by Rachel Ekstrom and Erin Niumata of Folio Lit.

Kris Spisak’s first traditionally published book Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused just had its hardback rights sold to M.J. Fine Press, and her newest book The Novel Editing Workbook was released February 6 by Davro Press.

Tammy L. Grace, writing as Casey Wilson, will release A Dog's Hope on March 6, 2020, published by Bookouture.

Michelle Davis is excited to announce that her debut novel Learning to Bend will be available February 10.

Kathryn Craft’s audiobook of her novel The Art of Falling was released February 4 from Tantor Media, with Devon Sorvari narrating. 

Rebecca Hodge’s debut novel Wildland will be released February 11 by Crooked Lane Books. 

Maggie Smith has joined the Board of Directors of the Chicago Writers Association and will serve as the new managing editor for The Write City Magazine, their bi-monthly online publication, as well as the The Write City Review, a yearly literary journal featuring short fiction, essays, poems, and artwork.

Kimmery Martin, winner of the 2018 Star Debut Award, announces the upcoming release of her second medically-themed novel The Antidote for Everything from Penguin Random House. She will begin a 25-city tour on February 18.

Sweta Vikram was nominated for the EYRA Achiever Award for her writing which empowers women.

Claire Naden has published her second novel Starting Over, which is women's fiction.

Deborah Madar's second novel Dark Riddle will be released May 1 by NFB Publishing.

Leanne Treese announces that Love on Main, a collection of short stories in which her work is featured, will be released by Filles Vertes Publishing on February 11.  

Elaine Gallant had her podcast “How to Thrive in Your Sedentary Lifestyle (Much More on Medicine)” air on the broadcast ThinkTech Hawaii.

Over the holidays, Donna Everhart signed a new contract with Kensington Publishing Corporation for her 5th novel.

The Tribes, by Mari Passananti, writing as Mari Howes, has been sold to Audible for release in late 2020. 

Alicia Anthony's debut novel Inherent Truth, the first in a psychological thriller series about the cost of truth and the price we pay for love, released January 14.

Anita Kushwaha's women's fiction debut Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters, a mother-daughter story told in alternating timelines, will be released in Canada on January 28 and the US, UK, AUS, and NZ on February 18 by HarperCollins.

Jenn Bouchards debut novel First Course will be published in 2021 by TouchPoint Press.

Sweta Vikram and her award-winning debut US novel Louisiana Catch were on NBC. 

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