Thursday, November 06, 2008

Network with Us November 2008!

Cherie Burbach has started a new service to help those looking for reviews of their poetry books. If you're looking for a review of your book that can be posted online, visit Bonjour Poetry Reviews at

November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a fun approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1 with a goal to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. Learn how you can participate at

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or to write a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

Guidelines: Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2008: All winners will be announced on January 31, 2009 Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Don't suffer with book proposals. You can be a pro with an investment of only 20 minutes and 49 cents with Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Great First Impression Book Proposal Short on

Join Carol Denbow and Yvonne Perry in a discussion About Book Marketing. On November 20, A Book Inside Blog will host an interview with Yvonne Perry, author and creator of Writers in the Sky! Mark your calendars; this will be extremely informative and fun!

In this blog interview, you will learn how Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services helps authors with online book publicity. Discover why Yvonne decided to write her fabulous new e-book, Book Marketing in the Digital Age Online Promotion Made Easy and what viewers gain by reading it. Yvonne will also share what she thinks is the biggest mistake authors make when attempting to market their books.

Visit A Book Inside at Also visit our new writer’s forum for help with your writing, publishing, and book marketing! Go to
In this day and age more and more people are downloading their information to go. One of the best ways for a podcast or radio show to sound great is by hiring a professional voice-over artist to do the intros and outros. In addition to commercials, many voice-over artists also earn their living reading audio books. Check out Donna Hooper’s Voice-Over Demo as an example at
Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours for November 2008

Conor and the Crossworlds by Kevin Gerard (November 3 through November 30) Surviving an Altered World, two everyday high school students find themselves caught in a race to save an altered world after Conor ignores his mentors' warnings and divulges secrets about his past.

Mark Tewart - How to be a Sales Superstar (November 3 through December 31) Mark Tewart offers very sound advice to improve our life skills, people skills, marketing skills and sales skills. This is much more than the typical "sales book".

Gurutej - Kundalini Yoga and the Mental Clarity Tour (November 17 - December 12) Gurutej calls this the "Mental Clarity Tour". Do you want to learn more about Stress Reduction, Anxiety Relief, Yoga, Health, Healing, Energy, Meditation, Sleep, Success? Dyan Garris -

Automatic Chakra Balance DVD and Manifesting Therapy (November 17 - December 12) Part of the Spiritual Toolbox™ for relaxation, spiritual transformation, Automatic Chakra Balance™ help in sleeping and vibrational attunement of mind, body, and spirit by Dyan Garris.

C J Scarlet - The Kindness Cure (November 17 - December 12) CJ will tour cyber space to bring legions of people into this project who are asked to do one kind thing each week for the next year. You can help anyone who needs a helping hand.

Tony "Tony Nap" Napoli - My Father, My Don (November 17 - November 30)

Tony "Tony Nap" Napoli shares his story as the son one of the most powerful and respected organized crime leaders of the modern era. Genovese Family Capo, James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli-a mob kingpin who ruled over the largest gambling empire in America for almost 40 years.

ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS seeks to publish those books that help the author share with the world. We all have something to say, and this is a press that wants to hear your voice.

While our focus will be on spiritual, self-growth, personal transformation, and books with a strong message, we understand that self expression occurs in poetry, collections of short stories, science fiction, thrillers and even novels with a bit of romance. If it is good, we will take a look.

We are not actively seeking children and young adult books but if it WOWs us, we will consider this genre.

We are new, and we understand that new authors have an increasingly difficult time in wading through the morass of agents, publishers, query letters, and marketing. ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS may well be the place where you get your first book in print. We all have to start somewhere. We plan on growing, and hope you will consider growing with us. Initially, your book will be published as a trade paperback and eBook. Books will be available at and the eBooks through MOBIPOCKET (and their many affiliates) as well as on this and your own site. We are currently working on broader distribution and we will post updates as they occur.

Please take a little time and read the pages of this site. Look at our contract, view the submission requirements, check out who we are, and read where we are now, and where we hope to go. In the age of the Internet, small presses and independent authors have greater opportunities to have their works available to millions. Work with us and we will work with you. The bottom line, if we love it, we will print it!!
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Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog has been one busy rolling dog this fall! Her book was chosen as the winner in the National Best Book Awards from USA Book News in the Children’s Picture Book Non-Fiction soft cover category.

Frankie has also been nominated in the companion category for Wisconsin’s Pet Hall of Fame ( This recognition is for work she has done in her community and bringing a positive face to animals with disabilities. It is also in recognition for helping children realize they can choose to face challenges with a positive attitude.

Frankie’s story also debuted as a feature story in the new national magazine Doxie Digest ( which premiered on October 23rd.

Barbara Techel is the author of Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog. It is a true, inspirational story about a dachshund whose life started out just like any other dog walking on all four paws until a spinal injury leaves her paralyzed. Frankie is custom fit for a wheelchair and learns to keep on rolling. Her zest for life will have you cheering and she will give you hope that all things are possible. Frankie will leave an everlasting and loving paw print on your heart. A book for all ages to teach overcoming challenges and also compassion for the physically challenged.
November 15 is I Love To Write Day

People of all ages will celebrate I Love To Write Day on November 15. Founded in 2002 by Delaware author John Riddle, I Love To Write Day is now celebrated in over 20,000 schools all across the United States. Bookstores, libraries, community centers and everyday people also join in the fun.

"My goal for I Love To Write Day is to have people of all ages spend time writing,” says John Riddle, Founder. “They can write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel…the possibilities are endless. But I want people to take the time to put their thoughts down on paper. They will be amazed at the results. Writing can be fun, but also challenging. People need to be challenged, and writing is but one of many creative ways to express yourself. I am very excited because I Love To Write Day activities are already being planned all across the United States. For many people, that will be the beginning of their writing career. I Love To Write Day has the potential to launch the career of the next John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King or Toni Morrison."

Many Governors from across the United States are recognizing the importance of writing, and are encouraging their residents to celebrate I Love To Write Day on November 15. In fact, Governors from the following states have "officially proclaimed" November 15 I Love To Write Day: Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan and Texas.

"Everyone can get involved in I Love To Write Day,” says Riddle. “Just visit the Website, I Love To Write Day at and you will find suggestions and ideas on how to hold special I Love To Write Day activities in your community. There is a registration page, and I am encouraging everyone to sign up so that we can count how many people get involved in I Love To Write Day. People are also encouraged to spread the word about I Love To Write Day in their local communities."
Bonita Rose recently self-published her first work, A Life Unrehearsed {My Life In Pictures} Volume 1 at If you're a lover of quality photography, this collection is for you! It's filled with not just glorious images, but with true inspiration on every page. Preview and order your copy in time for the Holidays!

Bonita is currently writing her first mainstream media memoir. Bonita's memoir will be a book full of stark reality and much personal reflection.

Bonita Rose, a woman nearing the defining age of fifty, inspires others daily on her blog, A Life Unrehearsed. The writer of countless daily musings, she inspires, creates, and meditates daily.

Those around her know she is a woman full of life, a woman who believes in happy endings, a woman who believes in the magic of kindness and the power of the written word. She is a friend, daughter, wife, and a mother to her two gorgeous girls, Sara and Bethany. Her many interests include memory-keeping, photography, writing old-fashioned cards and letters, and when she can, singing loudly to her favorite songs when she’s all alone. She lives with her husband, Greg and their dog, Angel, in Fargo, North Dakota. Bonita’s memoir will be a book full of stark reality and much personal reflection.

Currently, Bonita is working feverishly on her manuscript and her goal is to be finished writing the manuscript by Christmas 2008. Her next writing goal is to tackle her query letter and book outline/proposal to have ready to send to specific literary agents in the Spring of 2009.

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Read below for a short description of her up and coming memoir:

A LIFE UNREHEARSED, One Woman's Story, Finding Strength
Have you lived an unrehearsed life?

A life unrehearsed. We all live our lives without a script in our hands. We live as on a stage for the first time, struggling to know the lines, to understand the plot line. We never know what is to come. Inside these pages by daily blogger, Bonita Rose – you'll read what it feels like to be human. To laugh. To cry. True, we all lead very different lives. We all walk very different paths.
Yet as fellow human beings walking this planet, we all tend to feel the same breadths of emotion, the same stings of pain, the same floods of joy.

Although very different, we are all – very much the same. We look at Bonita Rose, we read her words, and we see ourselves. Have you ever – in your own life -

• felt like the black sheep or ever felt you were unwanted as a child?
• come close to your own mortal demise?
• been mentally and emotionally abused by your earthly father or been misunderstood time and time again?
• been physically and emotionally abused by a past lover?
• had to survive through one, two, or three abortions?
• been driven to live a promiscuous life?
• struggled with your own forgiveness of yourself or with your personal faith in God?
• felt controlled in any of your past relationships?
• been alienated (having no emotional connection) or been forcibly separated from - your own children? Ever had to fight to be once again, a positive role model – in your children's lives?
• been publicly disowned by a parent?
• had to say goodbye to friendships that were once so very special?
• questioned your own happiness or had to start over?

Bonita Rose – a genuine survivor has. May these pages cause you to pause, to feel thankful, to feel stronger than you ever have before. With a lifetime of experiences and some personal reflection, Bonita Rose knows intimately what it takes to be a strong survivor. If you yearn to feel empowered, or simply yearn for a good read, A Life Unrehearsed is the book for you. Read her story and be moved.

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