Wednesday, March 12, 2008


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March 3-7, 2008
Nikki Leigh, author of Book Promo 101, is visiting the Coffee Time Romance forums to discuss her book and to talk with authors about ways to promote their books. She will visit the forums throughout the week to answer your questions. The link is For more information about the content of Book Promo 101, feel free to visit

No Shadows Left Behind - A book that will make you question… that will make you feel…

By Tina-Sue Ducross

There is no escape from the shadows of the past. At least, not for Melissa…Terrorizing dreams, panic attacks, and everyday interactions bring back a past that she thought was dead and gone. As a teacher, Melissa sees signs that one of her students, Christy Kade, is coping with the very same struggle. As Melissa tries to decide if she should intervene in Christy's life, she realizes how hard it must have been for people surrounding her to come to her rescue.

Christy is enduring abuse from her father. She lives in fear and silence daily. As she gains a desperately-needed friendship, Christy begins to believe in herself and to find the courage to reach out for help. As the school year progresses, both Christy and Melissa learn to trust others and begin to find their inner strength. As our heroines open themselves up to the lessons taught to them by their loved ones, they grow in ways they’d never thought possible.

Broken lives can be mended; joy can be found. Ugly things do happen behind closed doors, but help—and hope—exist.

U.S.: $15.00 Bulk discounts available Canada: $20.00
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Publisher: Harris Innovations
623 E. Church St. Galion, OH 44833


Please check out Gail Fonda’s new "Just Ask Gail" column on


Free Report Helps Authors Create the Exposure that Sells Books

Here’s a great free resource for you authors looking to generate more excitement for your books. Beyond the Press Release: 10 Exciting Book Buzz Ideas That Will Take You to the Top offers 10 foolproof – yet practical – ideas you can use to get publicity for your book. The ideas can be used for all types of books, whether they have been available for weeks, months or even years, to generate free media exposure. To get the free special report, go to

(NOTE TO EDITORS: To receive an editorial preview copy of the special report, please send a request to Sandra Beckwith (585-377-2768) and we will e-mail the PDF file to you.


March 26, 2008

Shri Henkel (aka Nikki Leigh) is participating in a panel for the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday March 26th at 4:00 PM.

Why We Write; What We Write by Wendy Devere-Austin (Dead on Cue), Tulley Holland (Moneybags), Frank Machovec (Divine Spark), Janet A. Martin (The Christmas Swap), Shri Henkel (365 Foolish Mistakes Smart Managers Make).

Hosted by Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Piedmont Council of the Arts, and Senior Center.
Moderator: Stephen Pfleiderer.

Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA (434)973-7893. For full details, see

In addition, Nikki will be in attendance at the Festival of the Book, Crime Wave sessions at the Omni Hotel on Saturday March 29, 2006.


We've been published!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know our book, A Timeless Journey, has been published and is listed on and; among other sites. You can also check us out on our web site Please feel free to write us a review - as long as it is a 5 star J. Pass this along to all your friends!

Love, Marcelle Webster and Karen Rhodes


Skyline Review

You can now purchase Barbara Watkins’ short story, “Deadly Addiction” in Skyline Review. If you order now from them the shipping is free. Skyline Review is refreshing—it's elegant and easy to hold and carry with you. 6 x 9 perfect bound - 200 pages of luscious literature. $16.00 USD shipped. Purchase Skyline Review 2008 First Edition on Water Forest Press Sky Store and on Email for information on how to purchase by mail with a check or money order.


Are you a Diabetic Facing Possible Limb Amputation?

Dr. Mark Hinkes is looking for stories from caregivers and patients with diabetes for his book, Keep the Leg You Stand On. This book is focused on prevention of foot ulcers and lower extremity amputations. Anyone willing to share their experience with diabetes/amputation may contact Dr. Hinkes at Read more about the forthcoming book on Amputation Prevention Partners’ Website:


Poetry Contest

Skyline Review’s poetry contest is on Water Forest Press.


Roger Ellerton, PhD, CMC is the author of Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up: NLP and Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You ( He recently sold the English language rights for the Indian subcontinent to Manjul Publishing House, Bhopal, India and the Romanian language rights to Curtea Veche Publishing, Bucharest, Romania. He is also the author of the e-book Live Your Dreams Let Reality catch Up: 5 Step Action Plan.


Contest and Prizes for Writers

Our third monthly Global Short Story Competition is open for entries, an exciting opportunity for undiscovered writers everywhere. Our previous UK competitions attracted writers from Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States as well as aspiring authors all across the UK and Ireland. So, we got to thinking that the time was ripe for a truly global short story competition, designed to discover exciting new talent.

This competition will seek to find, and celebrate writing talent. The closing day for each competition is the last day of the month. Writers wishing to find out more about the competition, or send entries, should visit

Those who would rather post their entries, rather than go through the Web site entry system, can send them direct to 18 Milbank Court, Darlington, Co Durham DL3 9PF marked Global Short Story Competition, and containing the entry fee. Email if you need more information.

Yours faithfully, John Dean (Competition Administrator)


Pam S Thibodeaux’s new short story eBook, A Hero for Jessica (a White Miniature Rose) will be available on March 26 from The Wild Rose Press! Download for only $3 at


Author Association Website,, Launches to Help Authors Publish and Promote books, a website supporting writers who want to self-publish books, is very pleased to announce the launch of their website which will make it easier for authors all over the world to get their work published and promoted. An extension of their self-publishing company ZDocs, features a wide range of helpful book publishing and promoting tools to help all kinds of authors with self book publishing as well as marketing their published work to their audiences.

Previously focusing on helping writers self-publish books cost-effectively, ZDocs’ President Phil Davis was inspired to create the site when an author asked him one day why the company could not help him sell his books. Over time, Mr. Davis continued to hear from authors asking him the same question and he decided to use the power of the Internet to help authors sell, promote, and market their work to their audiences. After conducting extensive research on the best ways to provide additional support to his clients, he discovered a wealth of cost-effective promotional options online which included:

  • Podcasting
  • Blogging
  • Social Networking
  • Online Press Releases
  • Online Book Clubs

The new site features tutorials, videos, forums where authors can share self-publishing ideas, guided tours on how to find and use the self-publishing resources on the site, and a wide range of promotional materials to help authors connect with their audiences. Site visitors can also register to join Authors On the Net as Associates for access to additional resources and promotional materials.

Intended to bridge the gap between writing and self-publishing a book and selling a book, is an online coaching system to guide authors through the process of marketing their self-published books. Any authors interested in these services are encouraged to visit www.AuthorsOnThe

Phone Philip Davis at 866-669-3627 or email him at


Do You Love Children's Books?

Then listen to Book Bites for Kids, every weekday afternoon at 2:00 central time, LIVE on Host, Suzanne Lieurance, interviews a different successful children's book author and/or illustrator every day to find out what makes them tick. Call in and ask a question or make a comment during the show at 646-716-9239.

Lieurance is always looking for guests, so contact her at if you've written a children's book that you'd like to promote on Book Bites for Kids. Please send a review copy of your book (via regular mail since UPS will NOT deliver to a P.O. Box) to:

Book Bites for Kids
P.O. Box 8422
Kansas City, MO 64114


Cherie Burbach has received the 2008 Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Award for poetry for her latest work, Father’s Eyes. Allbooks reviews books from North America, Australia, France, South Korea, Israel, China and Great Britain as well as several other International countries.


Marketing coach, former publisher and Time-Life editor, Molli Nickell, offers FREE query letter evaluations at –a first-of-its-kind teaching website offering evaluated query letters to study, as well as marketing tips to help writers get published.


Images in Scarlet by Samantha Lee (that's also Velda Brotherton) is a BackInPrint book through Authors Guild. It is available at Barnes and Noble and iUniverse online. For those who want to read historical romances, this is a good opportunity. I know you'll like this story of Allison Caine, a young woman photographer who leaves Missouri after the Civil War to photograph her way west to Santa Fe. Adventures find her around every corner, and along every road. In the hideout camp of Jesse and Frank James, there's some picture-taking and a bit of danger. Along the way west she rescues an abused woman and falls in love with a wandering stranger in search of his past. Visit Velda, the author of Fly with the Mourning Dove at or blog with her at or


Steven Clark Bradley's books are about issues that will make you think and reevaluate the things you've never questioned before. Steven's three novels are listed here with excerpts from each. Below you will find a description of each of his novels.

Nimrod Rising ISBN: 1424189853. Have you ever felt that the world was guided in ways that are beyond man’s control? The constant changes in the world since the time of Nimrod 4000 years ago until today and all the events that have shaken the world have been to bring the universe back into the hands of the Prince of Darkness, Lucia, a world that he had ruled with his Watchers before it was all ripped from his grasp when man was created. Nimrod Rising paints a diabolical picture of how the Prince of Darkness executes his evil plot to take the world back by force and destroy civilization in the process. From the Great Builder Nimrod in 4000 BC to today, 666 generations later, you can ride the storm of Nimrod Rising and experience the death of a world and the birth pangs of another. You will swear it is really upon us!

StillBorn! ISBN: 1424130735. When two brothers are separated from birth they usually find great joy when at last they discover each other. It is not always so harmonious, though. StillBorn explores what can happen when an Illegal adoption causes twins to be born without love and sold without remorse. When one is rejected because of a physical defect and left in an orphanage without identity and the other is adopted in his place into a wonderful life, the result is one of bitterness and ruthless revenge. When they
grow up and find each other, a game of revenge and death is played out. See what a life of pain, suffering and abuse can do when vengeance becomes a driving motivation and humanity is shouting, StillBorn!

Probable Cause ISBN: 1424117313. Have you ever wished you could simply decide the best way to correct a serious wrong done to you? Chief Inspector Corbett (Core) Mandeville was the best of the best in solving the worst crimes in his state, until now. This time, he has an uncanny affinity with a killer who has more than one attitude in common with his own. This time the crime was too close to Core's own heart for comfort. This killer had a reason for what he was doing and Core understood it as though it were he himself was stepping out and taking justice into his own hands. Get into the mind of the killer and the cop as both find a relationship that makes for exciting, lethal and profound actions of vengeance and justice. You'll have fun trying to figure out the crime. You may be amazed how similar they both can be when all their actions are based on Probable Cause!

Steven Clark Bradley's novels are available at:, and


Would you like a chance to interview authors? Would you like to get some promotion for your blog or Website? Nikki Leigh has openings for virtual book tour hosts. All you need is a blog, a newsletter or a Website. You may email Nikki for more details at For information about promotional service available from Nikki Leigh - you can visit

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