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January 23, 2020


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Workshop: 2020 Writing Career Vision with Jamie Raintree


January 6-31, 2020

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Webinar: A Deep Dive Into the Story Grid Universe with Abigail Perry
February 27, 2020, 7pm-8:30pm ET
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Webinar: How to Promote Your Own Book (Without Feeling Sleazy): Practical Ways to Attract New Readers and Sell More Books

January 16, 2020, 7pm-8pm ET

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Webinar:  The Rejection Audit: Why Your Pitch is Getting So Many Nos (and How to Get to Yes), with Jennie Nash
December 12, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm ET
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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.

Debra Whiting Alexander has accepted a contract from The Wild Rose Press for her second novel to be released in 2020.

Angela Terry's debut novel Charming Falls Apart will be released August 4 by SparkPress. 

Sarah Penner’s debut novel The Lost Apothecary sold to Park Row Books/HarperCollins in a pre-empt and will be released in the US + 10 international territories in March 2021. 

Karen A. Chase has been awarded #12 in Shelf Media's 100 Notable Indie Books of 2019 for her historical novel Carrying Independence.

Dori Ann Dupre's second novel Good Buddy received Honorable Mention in Southern Fiction in the 2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards on November 22.  

Maggie Smith is pleased to announce that she's now a monthly contributor to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Association's blog. 

Alicia Anthony's debut novel Inherent Truth was released January 14 by Drury Lane Books.

Tam May had a new book released on December 28. It is the second book of her Waxwood Series and the title is False Fathers (Waxwood Series: Book 2). The genre is historical fiction/family life/coming of age.

Dena Ogden is so excited to share that she’s signed with Devin Ross of New Leaf Literary! 

Kerry Chaput’s debut novel The Darkness We Carry is now published and available on Amazon.

Kimberly Crow's debut flash fiction "The Gold Hoop" was published in The Tiny Journal.

Hyacinthe M. Miller’s debut novel Kenora Reinvented is now available in digital and print format. 

Ginny Fite's short story “The Physics of Things" has been nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize.

Patricia V. Davis is pleased to share that the book trailer for Demons, Well-Seasoned: Book III in The Secret Spice Cafe trilogy won best trailer in the Top Shorts Film Festival and is now listed on IMDb.

Virginia McCullough announces that The Christmas Kiss, book two of her Harlequin Heartwarming series Back to Bluestone River, released on December 1.

Therese Gilardi's collection of poetry and prose, The Arsenic of Archangels, co-written with her daughter Charlotte Fontaine, was recently released. 

Carole Brungar’s third novel The Nam Shadow won the Military category in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. 

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