Wednesday, August 15, 2007

August 2007 Network with Us!

Add your announcement or brag about your writing accomplishment. Tell us about your book or business. Share information and ideas or send articles or advertorial for the next issue to Remember, you may post a comment on my blog anytime. Here are some announcements from our readers this month:

Francine Silverman writes a monthly column for The Infinite Writer, covering subjects of interest to authors.

Heal Yourself Talk Radio interviewed Dave and Lillian Brummet about Lillian's book of poetry, Towards Understanding, and their life as writers. Rebecca White was a warm and receptive host and a genuine fan of Lillian's creative poetry. To hear the archive for this radio show visit:

Perceptive Marketing Radio interviewed authors Dave & Lillian Brummet about their book Trash Talk and the importance of making an effort to reduce the waste and pollution in our society on an individual level. To learn ways you can reduce waste and save money around your homes and offices listen to the archived show at:

Conscious Discussions Radio is now accepting guest applications for the 1/2 hour talk show; where listeners are inspired by guests that share information on how their work helps make the world a better place. The focus of the show is to inspire listeners to become proactive in their daily lives at home and at work. Conscious Discussions Talk radio is a weekly show that covers a wide range of subjects from environment, green & conscious living techniques, to literacy, book promotion, writing & more. Upcoming scheduling at a glance through my blogs at: and

Ever since her husband passed away three years ago, Linda Della Donna has been trying to move on and make the best of her life without her beloved mate. Her heart is set on helping other women who are grieving the loss of a husband. Daily she posts to her blog a story about someone who has lost a loved one and then she adds a little mourning joy to your grief case. Visit Linda’s blog and leave her a comment about what you find there.
Thomas Anthony Longo wanted to let everyone know that his short story, Courtesy Call, was published July 15th in Black Petals Horror and Science Fiction Magazine. He writes:

While I have sold six stories thus far, and two of my stories have been published in the online magazine Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, this publication in Black Petals will represent the first time my work has appeared in a print publication. Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal is accessible online at: My stories can be found in their archives. Black Petals’ online web presence for their current issue can be found at: I hope that all of you will consider supporting Black Petals by buying this issue, and the next two as well, each of which will have a story I have written in it. Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years as I have striven to become a better writer. You might also want to keep an eye out for my detective story, Anonymous Hours, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Hardboiled Quarterly by Gryphon Books.

The National Best Books 2007 Awards, specifically designed to garner SIZZLING MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists is now accepting entries for all books with an ISBN and published in 2007 (galley copies welcome). Late 2006 (June-December) titles are also eligible. See

The Freelancer's Union selected Taryn Simpson as "Freelancer of the Week.” Please congratulate her by leaving a comment on her blog:

Jessica Dockter is collecting recipes for her eBook which will be a guide of seasonal drinks, appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, and snacks. Send your recipe to with your bio. Include your bio and a link to your Web site or blog.

The winner of Mary E. Martin’s July contest is Nancy Kashdin of Elmira New York. She wins an autographed copy of Conduct in Question and Final Paradox.

Screenwriters, actors, directors, producers and amateur videographers are encouraged to shoot a short film based on a single scene from the Jamie Beckett novel, "Burritos and Gasoline." Pick any chapter you like, then hone in on the characters, location and plot point you’d most like to create for posterity on film.

Submissions will be accepted September 1, 2007 through March 21, 2008. Prizes of $1000 for the first place winner, $500 for second and $250 for the filmmaker whose efforts come in third. An entry fee of only $25 will get you an autographed copy of "Burritos and Gasoline," a list of the rules and an official entry form. For more information, please contact Jamie Beckett.

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