Christina Potter’s humorous and insightful dog training book, Insider Training, is currently on sale at Amazon. The discount varies per edition, but at the time of writing the book is at least 50% off and is limited to one per customer. If you haven’t yet read Insider Training, now is the perfect chance. Grab your copy today in hardcover or paperback! And as a bonus, if you purchase a copy through Amazon you’ll receive the Kindle edition for free.
Soren, the French Bulldog hero of upcoming children’s book Soaring Soren, has a featured article in the latest issue of Dogster Magazine. The article talks about his unlikely journey to becoming the first French Bulldog to earn a Master Agility Championship title with the AKC. Read the article here: http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/meet-soren-a-french-bulldog-who-defied-agility-stereotypes
Jan Sedlacek’s activity picture book for children, Colors of a City: Philadelphia, will be featured for sale at the upcoming Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Look for autographed copies with special activity sticker inserts at the children’s store. The show runs from May 26 through June 5, 2016. You can learn more about the Devon Horse Show here and view the full event schedule here.
Christina Potter, author of Chester Gigolo: Diary of a Dog Star and Insider Training, was a guest on News 12 New Jersey yesterday, along with her Berger Picard, Chester. Christina and Chester were featured on the Pet Stop segment. For more info, visit http://newjersey.news12.com. Christina has been training dogs for over twenty years. Her dogs have appeared in print ads, websites, motion capture for video games, commercials, and television shows—both live and pre-recorded. She was the main trainer on such feature films as Funny Games, As Good
Christina Potter, author of Chester Gigolo: Diary of a Dog Star and Insider Training, was a featured guest at yesterday’s 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show press conference in New York City. She and her Berger Picard, Chester, were on hand to help promote the new breeds now eligible to complete in the show. Christina has been training dogs for over twenty years. Her dogs have appeared in print ads, websites, motion capture for video games, commercials, and television shows—both live and pre-recorded. She was the main
Joseph Szimhart, author of Mushroom Satori, was last week’s guest on the Sensibly Speaking Podcast. He spoke with hosts Chris Shelton and Ruth McLeod about cults, history, and his own experiences. It’s a fascinating discussion that clocks in at just under an hour. Visit the podcast here or listen below.
Mickey Getty will be the featured speaker for the Business and Professional Women’s Club at the Inn at Reading on December 21, 2015. Mickey is an award-winning writer and photographer, as well as the author of two novels, The Junk Lottery and Soot. Soot is the gripping coming-of-age story of a young girl in Pennsylvania’s coal region in the late 1800s. Learn more about the book here.
Mickey Getty will be appearing at the Antietam Valley Farmers & Artists Winter Market on December 19th with her books Soot and The Junk Lottery. The market is held at historic Carsonia Park in Reading, PA. Her books make wonderful gifts! For details, visit http://farmersmarket.antietamvalley.org. Soot is the gripping coming-of-age story of a young girl in Pennsylvania’s coal region in the late 1800s. Learn more about the book here.
Donald Kummerer, Jr. will be holding a story time reading of his children’s book Four Seasons of a Child at Learning Express Toys on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The event starts at 11:00 am. For more information, visit https://learningexpress.com/stores/wyomissing. Learning Express Toys of Wyomissing The Shoppes at Wyomissing 746 Woodland Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 (610) 372-TOYS (8697)
Berks Community Television announced the upcoming debut of Sharon Wells Wagner’s children’s book, P.J. Finds a Home. The release event will be held at The Heritage of Green Hills in Reading, Pennsylvania on November 7 from 11 am to 1 pm. You can read more at BCTV’s website here. P.J. Finds a Home is the true story of a tiny orange kitten born in a woodland on a chilly autumn evening in Pennsylvania, and the kind little girl who discovers him. The book will be
Edward and Sandra Sill’s book I’m Grrreat! will be featured for sale in the Reading Hospital gift shop during the month of October. The book recounts the inspiring true story of Edward’s life with polio and cancer, and his choice to live joyfully in the face of great hardship. You can learn more about I’m Grrreat! here.
Robert Farber’s latest book, Farber’s Postulates of Education, was mentioned by The Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia. Robert’s book tackles hard truths in our nation’s educational system, with the goal of helping teachers and students alike find success and fulfillment. Visit the article below or read more about the book here. http://centralhighalumni.com/2015/09/alumnuss-commitment-to-education-continues
Autographed copies of Jan Sedlacek’s children’s book Colors of a City: Philadelphia will be available in Philadelphia during Pope Francis’s upcoming visit. Look for the book on display downtown at 18th and Walnut Streets in Rittenhouse Square on September 25–26 from 10 am to 3pm. Colors of a City: Philadelphia is a children’s activity picture book that celebrates the city’s culture and history.
Shirley Nestler, author of One Infantryman’s Journey, will be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Wyomissing, PA this Saturday, September 12 as part of an authors’ event. She will be signing books and meeting readers from 1 to 3 pm. Be sure to stop by! One Infantryman’s Journey is the fascinating true story of Walter Mahlon Zweizig, a Pennsylvania farm boy who fought in the Korean War. Walter served with the 25th Infantry Division. Barnes & Noble Broadcasting Square Shopping Center 2751 Paper Mill Road
Mickey Getty, author of Soot and The Junk Lottery, will be speaking at the Wyomissing Public Library on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Please visit the library’s website for more information, and to register for this free event. Wyomissing Public Library 9 Reading Blvd Wyomissing PA, 19610 610-374-2385 Photograph courtesy of the Wyomissing Public Library.
Norma Tamayo, author of A Girl Named Nina, will be speaking at the Wyomissing Public Library on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Based on a true story, A Girl Named Nina is a portrait of life in 1960s Brooklyn. Nina grows up in a tenement with Puerto Rican parents who came to America seeking a better life. Please visit the library’s website or call 610-374-2385 for more information, and to register for this free event. Wyomissing Public Library 9 Reading Blvd Wyomissing PA, 19610
Joseph Szimhart, author of Mushroom Satori, will be speaking at the Wyomissing Public Library on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Please visit the library’s website for more information, and to register for this free event. Wyomissing Public Library 9 Reading Blvd Wyomissing PA, 19610 610-374-2385 Photograph courtesy of the Wyomissing Public Library.
We’re pleased to report that Midwest Book Review has published the following recommendation of Jessica Morris’s Dewdrops in their June 2015 edition: “Ideal for daily meditations, Dewdrops is a book of enduring value for inspiration, reflection, and support. This is one to be browsed through and sampled again, and again, and again.” We couldn’t agree more! If you haven’t yet been inspired by Dewdrops, check it out here or at Jessica’s Amazon author page.
We’re pleased to announce that If I Resist, the second book in Kelseyleigh Reber’s exciting Circle and Cross Trilogy, is officially available! Grab a paperback or ebook copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and continue Elvira Hamilton’s adventure in New York City. If you haven’t yet visited the Circle & Cross Trilogy, it’s easy to get started. All editions of If I Fall (Book 1) are now on sale at Amazon. And if you order the paperback, you’ll get a Kindle copy for free!
Mickey Getty, author of Soot and The Junk Lottery, gave a well-received presentation to The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project yesterday. She read excerpts from Soot and talked about her research into 1800s coal miner history while writing the novel. For more information about this excellent organization, visit www.pawlp.org or check out PAWLP’s Facebook page here. Photo courtesy of The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project.
UPDATE: Due to heavy snowfall, the event has been rescheduled for March 12, 2015. Join Mickey Getty at The Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Alehouse in Reading, PA on March 5, 2015 from 5:30 pm. The event consists of an evening of Irish folk music, poetry, and coal mining lore, and features Mickey Getty reading selections and signing her new novel, Soot. Musicians Loretta Murphy and Paul Noon will perform Irish folk music and more at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Contact The Speckled Hen to
Children’s toy, game, and book reviewer The Toy Insider has written a lovely review of Shirley Santilli’s Trouble in Treeville. Here’s an excerpt: “Not only is the storyline cute and easy to follow, but the illustrations are beautiful … great for a young audience …” Check out the full article here.
Author David Laubach is featured in today’s Reading Eagle with a discussion of his book Witches And Rebels and the history behind it. The book features two novellas, each narrating a fictionalized account of one of Pennsylvania’s folk legends. “Confederacy in Blue” follows Civil War bounty hunters and “Season of the Witch” focuses on the murder of a supposed witch in 1920s York. Look for the full article just behind the front page of today’s Eagle or visit the newspaper’s website here. For more information
Congratulations to Norma Tamayo for being named an Award Winning Author by the International Latino Book Awards. She was selected for her book A Girl Named Nina. From the ILBA press release: “On May 30th before a capacity crowd at the Instituto Cervantes in midtown Manhattan the most important awards celebrating achievements in Latino literature were presented to 190 deserving authors and publishers. The International Latino Book Awards, now in its 15th year, were presented by Latino Literacy Now in partnership with Las Comadres para
We’re pleased to announce the release of the new expanded edition of The 99th Battalion by Gerd Nyquist. Featuring a detailed history of the elite World War II special forces unit, the book was originally published in Norway. This new, expanded U.S. edition has an updated translation and many new photographs. It’s a great account of a unique military unit told in part by the men who were there. From the book jacket: The long way home… The 99th Battalion is a book about a
We’re pleased to announce that The Battle of the Bulge is now officially available to the public. The book was produced in collaboration with The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Inc., a membership organization that works to preserve World War II veterans’ memories, as well as historical sites and records relating to the Battle of the Bulge. From the book jacket: On December 16, 1944, their lives changed forever… The Battle of the Bulge is a compilation of firsthand accounts narrated by the
Norma Tamayo, author of A Girl Named Nina, appeared in the Reading Eagle this weekend. An excerpt: “It is important for you to realize that you can accomplish what you want to,” Exeter resident Norma Tamayo said. “No matter what you have been through.” … The young adult novel chronicles hardships that range from domestic violence, divorce, attempted rape, drug use and other issues Nina experienced and witnessed in her childhood.” You can read the entirety of Norma’s article at http://readingeagle.com/article/20140105/NEWS/301059953.
After receiving an invitation from Rita Cosby, Sharon Wells Wagner went live on the air on New York City’s syndicated radio station WOR 710 with Rita this morning. They discussed Sharon’s father and the book she wrote about him, Red Wells, as well as her second book, Ordinary Heroes. http://www.wor710.com Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash.
Norma Tamayo, author of A Girl Named Nina, will be signing copies of her novel at the Exeter Community Library on Saturday, December 21 from noon to 2pm. Her book is the inspiring coming-of-age story of a young Puerto Rican girl growing up in Brooklyn. For more information, visitÂ http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt.
Author Shirley Santilli and illustrator Lorrie Wolfinger are featured in today’s Berks-Mont News along with their book, Trouble in Treeville. An excerpt: “Santilli wrote the mystery children’s book in 1967. She volunteered in the school library and would read the story and others to the elementary students. It was in 2011 that she decided to pursue publication with the book. ‘It’s something we wanted to do for a while,’ said Wolfinger on getting the book published and her role as illustrator.” Check out the full
Children’s picture book Trouble in Treeville, written by Shirley Santilli and illustrated by her daughter, Lorrie Wolfinger, is debuting today at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Hamburg, PA. From 8am to 1pm, Shirley and Lorrie will be meeting fans and signing copies of the book. Be sure to stop by for an autographed copy; they’ll make great holiday presents! St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 94 Walnut Road Hamburg, PA 19526
Julie Santers, author of Mimi’s Tea Party, has been invited to attend the 2013 Family Reading Festival in Pottsville, PA on November 2. The event, which features local authors and illustrators, will be held at the Fairlane Village Mall from 10am to 2pm. Stop by, meet Julie, and pick up an autographed copy of her book! For more information, visitÂ http://republicanheraldnie.weebly.com/authors.html.
Joseph Szimhart is scheduled to appear at the International Cultic Studies Association Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 2–3, 2013. According to the ICSA, the event “will focus on the helping needs of former group members and families concerned about a loved one in a high-demand or cultic group or relationship.” Joe will be speaking and signing copies of his novel, Mushroom Satori. For more information, visit http://events.icsa.name/overview-santa-fe.
Julie Santers, author of Mimi’s Tea Party, will be appearing at the West Reading Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013. She will be signing copies of her book at Tina’s Salon and Day Spa (404 Penn Avenue). Mimi’s Tea Party is the delightful story of two girls embarking on their first tea party with their Grandmother, Mimi.
Severin Fayerman will be speaking at the Eckley Miners’ Village Museum this weekend, July 27–28, as part of their 1940s Weekend event: Link. From TimesLeader.com: “He will talk about his life in Poland, his time in five different concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and how he became a success in the United States. His presentation will run from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Visitors Center auditorium.”
From The Latham Letter’s review of Chester Gigolo: “[T]he escapades you describe here … will surprise and delight most readers … I hope that you won’t get so busy running agility courses that you don’t have time to continue your writing career. We want more!” Chester Gigolo is a Berger Picard with dreams of stardom. In this diary of his first ambitious year, he shares the triumphs, disappointments, and general hijinks of his action-packed life — from starring in television commercials to vying for a
Robert Maiorano, author of Worlds Apart, will be giving a pre-performance talk at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 20, 2012. His presentation at 7:00pm, entitled From Brooklyn to Ballet, will precede the New York City Ballet’s Family Night performance at 8:00pm. For details check the SPAC website here.
Congratulations to Margery Wheeler Mattox on her new book, A Lifetime of Illusions! It’s the semi-fictitious story of the Wheeler family and the romance, intrigue, and adventure they experienced throughout their lives. A mysterious mansion in the Swopes Valley serves as a focal point for the tale. Margery’s debut signing will be November 6, 2010 at Nutting Hall in Pine Grove, PA.