Jeanie Loiacono will be teaching “So you want to become an author?” at Young Harris College

Jeanie Loiacono will be teaching “So you want to become an author?” at the Institute of Continuing Learning at YHC, Young Harris, Georgia Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, 3 Sessions, 3:15 – 5:15 pm, Cost: $16 for all three classes. To sign up: www.iclyhc.org

This three-session course will only touch the tip of the iceberg on how to become a published author, yet it will empower you with the knowledge necessary to achieve your goal, whether fiction or nonfiction.

The first session, titled “So you want to write a book?”, will cover topics such as all the roles of the participants in the publishing industry, misconceptions, and the two “Ps” — patience and professionalism.

The second, titled “Steps to Becoming an Author”, breaks down in detail what to do and when. For the last 45 minutes you will be blessed with special guest Wally Avett, author of Murder in Caney ForkLast Bigfoot in DixieRebel Bushwhacker, and Coosa Flyer. Of the four, the last three take place in North Georgia. You may even know some of the Dyers in the Union/Towns County area, decedents of Micajah Clark Dyer who invented the first airplane before the Wright brothers here in North Georgia and Coosa Flyer is written about. He will speak on his style and techniques, as well as the in-depth research required for each unique book; all of which are based on true stories.

The third, titled “Query, Synopses, and Manuscripts”, gives examples as well as hands-on guidance. In the last 45 minutes, you will have guest Jeanne Charters, author of Shanty Gold and Lace Curtain, the first two novels in the Daughters of Ireland trilogy, who will speak on historical fiction but specifically the study of foreign lands for her novels.

A facilitator of dreams, Jeanie Loiacono represents over eighty authors. Her forte is mystery, romance, thrillers, historical/military/southern fiction, and all quality fiction/nonfiction. Her passion is to see her authors succeed.

“There is nothing more rewarding than to hold one of my author’s books and know I helped bring it to fruition. I am so blessed and privileged to be able to work with some of the most talented writers in the world.”

 

 

 

Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder by Ginny Fite in The Big Thrill

Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder by Ginny Fite in The Big Thrill

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Ginny Fite has entertained us the past two years with the Sam Lagarde Mysteries, each time planting us in the middle of a murder. It just keeps getting better! Her latest, Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder, due for release February 10th in paperback but is now available in e-book, takes us into the devious world of pharmaceuticals, genetics, and molecular research. Just when you think you have it all figured out, you don’t… again and again. A rollercoaster ride to the end.

Get ready for the launch of Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder by Ginny Fite!

Ginny Fite is on fire when it comes to the Sam Lagarde Mystery Series. Cromwell’s Folly, No Good Deed Left Undone, and now releasing in February, Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder! Read one and you will want to read them all! Video trailer

   

 

Four Seasons Books, 116 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va., Feb. 24th at 2 p.m.

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Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudon St., Winchester, Va., March 3rd at 2 p.m.

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Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va., March 10th at 2 p.m.

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South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., Summit Point, W.Va., March 18th at 3 p.m.

AISH interviews Bracha Goetz about her memoir of a Harvard-educated woman fighting anorexia, Searching for God in the Garbage

AISH interviews Bracha Goetz about her memoir of a Harvard-educated woman fighting anorexia, Searching for God in the Garbage

 http://www.aish.com/sp/so/Searching-for-God-in-the-Garbage.html Bracha Goetz is the author of 36 books to help children’s souls shine  http://www.amazon.com/author/spiritualkidsbooks-brachagoetz

 

Symm Hawes McCord to sign The Deuce at B&N in Myrtle Beach!

Symm McCord, author The Deuce: The Bravery, Valor, and Sacrifice of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment in WWII, will be holding a book signing at the Market Commons Barnes & Noble in Myrtle Beach, SC on March 10, 2018 noon to 5 PM.

During the 1940s, the most globally inclusive battle in the history of the earth was fought in the fields and forests of Africa and Europe, on the oceans of the earth, and in the islands of the Pacific. Among the combative participants in that war, the 101st Airborne Division became celebrated for its effectiveness and heroism on the battlefield. Within that division were several well-respected and heroic regiments, including the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), a brother regiment to the 506th PIR of Band of Brothers fame. After training in the U.S. and England, the 502nd was dropped behind the lines of Utah Beach on D-Day beginning the epic story of the Deuce as they fought their way across Europe. Their story is represented in The Deuce by the fictitious 1st squad, 3rd platoon, Bravo company, 3rd battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division. It reveals the heroism, valor and bravery of the entire 101st.

A retired physician from Augusta, Georgia, Symm McCord was born in the first days of WWII. The memories of his family and friends going off to war have remained in his mind and heart throughout his life. “The Deuce is dedicated to those from my family and to all the other heroes who served in that great war of the 1940s. It was a war that saved the world from two cruel regimes and what could have been destined to be a global dictatorship. Our love and appreciation go out to all who have since passed on to receive their reward in a Greater Place.”

McCord has also authored The Annunaki Enigma: Creation (2011) and The Annunaki Enigma: Armageddon 2020 (2016) as co-author. Symm Hawes McCord is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency and published by Argus Publishing.

Lin Waterhouse, author of Bred to the Bone — Deadly Secrets at Hunter’s Mill, The Ghost of Timmy Wahl — Eternal Secrets at Hunter’s Mill and The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion, is included as one of the top ten Ozarks writers in “Ozarks Noir: Why pop culture loves rural Missouri”!!

Lin Waterhouse, author of Bred to the Bone — Deadly Secrets at Hunter’s Mill, The Ghost of Timmy Wahl Eternal Secrets at Hunter’s Mill and The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion, is included as one of the top ten Ozarks writers in “Ozarks Noir: Why pop culture loves rural Missouri”!! http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article196716564.html

 

Although Waterhouse was a professional writer for magazines, newspapers, and periodicals, her first foray in books was The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion, the story and history behind the still unsolved Bond Hall explosion/fire Friday, April 13, 1928 in West Plains, Missouri (The History Press).

Her next two were based on some truth, some folklore, and a whole lot of imagination set at the original Hodgson’s Water Mill in Sycamore, Missouri; famous for Hodgson’s Flour — Bred to the Bone — Deadly Secrets at Hunter’s Mill and The Ghost of Timmy Wahl — Eternal Secrets at Hunter’s Mill (Argus Publishing). One a murder and the other a paranormal mystery, both center around Caroline Hudson, a widow who moves to the Ozarks to start over but ends up stirring up a hornets’ nest of feelings and history most locals wish left be. The Ghost of Timmy Wahl was based on a legend derived from a horrific accident that took the life of Judson Warren at Hodgson’s Water Mill; pictured below with his dog, Patch.

  

Waterhouse, a resident of West Plains, Missouri, is open to speaking engagements, book signings, and book club meetings. Her passion is opening the hearts and minds of readers to the wonders of her second love, the Ozarks. (Her first is, of course, her husband, Dave.) She is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.

U.S. Naval Undersea Museum Store & Foundation is now carrying Mary Nida Smith’s Heroes Beneath the Waves – Submarine Stories of the 20th Century!

U.S. Naval Undersea Museum Store & Foundation is now carrying Mary Nida Smith’s Heroes Beneath the Waves – Submarine Stories of the 20th Century!

Below Decks Log USS Sea Fox (SS-402) Association Newsletter Winter 2018 Edition – Copied from Sea Fox get-together report. Silverdale, WA Oct 2017

“Jerry arranged for us to have a guided tour of the Naval Undersea Museum, which was so chock full of information and items from submarines that we couldn’t fit it all in with the few hours we had there. In the gift shop at the museum, Jerry Foss and Joel Greenberg had authored a section in a submarine book titled: Heroes Beneath the Waves so we bought copies and had Jerry autograph them for us. I can’t thank Editor Joel M. Greenberg enough for all the support he and the Sea Fox members have provided for Heroes Beneath the Waves.” www.navalunderseamuseum.org

The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea.

In Heroes Beneath the Waves, many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences, fears, and thoughts. They allow us to travel back in time through their memories. Trained for years to keep silent — for “loose lips sink ships” — many still believe what they know to be classified and refuse to disclose even the minutest of recollections. Others, however, want to leave a legacy of reminiscences for people to learn and live by, to know that freedom is not free.

Heroes Beneath the Waves is about teenage boys who left farms, small towns, and inner cities to defend the United States and democracy worldwide. Signing up for United States Navy submarine duty was an adventure of a lifetime during the early 1940s. Dreams of torpedoing Japanese and German ships and subs consumed their thoughts. Those who returned home as young men were older and wiser. Heroes Beneath the Waves was written to honor these men—gallant heroes—who served and are serving today on submarines.

 

Mary and Chief Melvin T. Smith, STC (SS)USN-RET who served aboard the USS Snapper (SS-185), USS Quillback (SS-424), USS Sea Leopard (SS-484),USS Sennet (SS-408), and the USS Sea Fox (SS-402)

As the wife of a submariner, Mary Nida Smith lived through many troubled day. Her husband, Melvin T, Smith, was one of these honorable men. He is a lifetime member of the USS Submarine Veterans Inc., (Holland Club) and the Vice Commander of the USS Submarine Veterans Base, Mountain Home, Arkansas and also former member of the Idaho Spuds-USS Submarine Veterans of WWII and the Northwest Regions/Idaho/Montana/Oregon/Washington. Through it all, she stuck by him—and wrote. Mary Nida Smith, author, freelance writer, poet and photographer has lived in several states, submitting and publishing in local magazines and newspapers.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to speak and sign at The Northern Resource Center!

Author of the Havah Gitterman series — Please Kaddish For Me, From Silt and Ashes, As One Must, One Can, and the forthcoming coffee table companion book, A Stone for the Journey — will be signing the first three and speaking on their conception and births. A story that will stay with you forever, from the very beginning, Havah will harness your heartstrings and never let them go.

And, you, too, are able to have a portrait by Rochelle. Simply send her a photo and she will give you a quote (11 x 14 is typically $100 w/o frame). A priceless, cherished gift for any reason! Check out her works Rochelle’s Art Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Art and Blogs Portraits by Commission  runshell@gmail.com