We had a great time at the Kendallville Library last night, although I suspect my speech rambled a bit (and I may have talked too fast once or twice). Many thanks to Mindy Patterson and the rest of the library staff, and I’m grateful to those who came to hear about history and our writing—and everyone who came bought at least one book!
Now, across Noble County to the Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival, where we’ll spend all day Saturday. It’s safe to say we’ll run into some history buffs…Continue
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Don’t forget, our appearance at the Kendallville Public Library tomorrow night isn’t just a book signing: We’ll give a short talk starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A, and then a pop quiz. (Kidding, no pop quiz.) Sure, we’ll sign and sell books too, but when a person appears in front of a fireplace in the adult department of a library, they should dish out some information!
A fireplace, how cool is that? I mean, not literally.
So, please pass the word…Continue
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It occurs to me that the Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival starts a week from today, which means Emily and I have until next Saturday to find outfits that make us look more or less like pioneers. On a limited budget, just like the actual pioneers. We have it covered, as long as we don’t have to wear hats, and if people don’t look too closely at our footwear.
I think it’s neat, the way they go to such lengths to give people a taste of what things were like a century and a half…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on September 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Sales Specialist Sarah at Arcadia Publishing updated me on which local retailers are carrying Images of America: Albion and Noble County:
Albion Village Foods, 605 S. Orange Street in Albion
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W 300 N (west of Albion)
Doc’s Hardware, 122 N Orange Street on Albion’s courthouse square
The Noble County Historical Society, which operates the Old Jail Museum just west of the courthouse square
While my two book…Continue
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Sarah M. Johnson will be at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery in Park Rapids, MN on September 19, 2015 at 12:00PM to meet with readers and sign copies of her new book Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God.
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Two book signings next week—see you there!
If you can’t make it that’s fine, but remember: Every time you don’t buy one of my books, Donald Trump’s hair strangles a pigeon. Think of the pigeons.
Added by Mark R Hunter on September 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Book Giveaway Aug 31 – Sept 12: You have a chance to win a signed two-book set of historical fiction, Katia and For Maria. To enter the contest, make a comment about the interview. Hard copy: U. S. and Canada
Katia centers on post-WWII and the Cold War in East Berlin, Germany, and the sequel For Maria deals with the “Kindertransport,” 1934-1945, during which thousands of children were saved from concentration camps and fostered overseas to…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on August 31, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments
I realize Hoosiers don’t pay as much attention to book signing season as they do to high school football (and who blames them? Signings don’t have cheerleaders.) Still, I’ve got some upcoming dates to let you know about:
Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. (Wed): Emily and I will be at the Kendallville Public Library, which happens to be in Kendallville, at 221 S. Park Avenue. I’ll give a short talk about history, and writing, and stuff. Afterward, if you want more sensible conversation,…Continue
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August 24, 2015 (Roseville, MN) – Sarah M. Johnson announced today that she will be at Barnes & Noble in Roseville, MN on September 12, 2015 at 2:00PM to meet with readers and sign copies of her new book Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on August 24, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments
It’s a big day today, a day worthy of celebration. I decided that on this particular Monday, I’ll do whatever the heck I want.
I want sleep.
This says less about me than about the fact that I worked overtime this weekend, and events left me with about half my normal snooze time. I wish I could say I was one of those people who could go on for days without sleep. In truth, I’m jealous of those people—I could sure get a lot more done, getting by on three hours a…Continue
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I read this book with my Grandsons and before they opened it, the first thing they wanted to know is “Who are Bibi and Babu? Of course I…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on August 24, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments
We’re putting in a stressful weekend, with Emily and I both working all the way through, and me putting in some overtime … there’s already sleep deprivation going on.
Maybe it’s best to keep busy, since book launching time is always stressful for me. I’m curious about how many people will take advantage of the pre-release sale on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites … it takes from my income, but at this point I’d still rather sell more books then make more money.…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on August 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Images of America: Albion and Noble County is officially for sale—and on sale. The release date remains August 24th, but it can be ordered on your usual online suspects—and it appears those usual suspects are giving a pre-release price guarantee of close to 50%.
(I’d have announced this earlier, but I didn’t know!)
Here are ways you can order Albion and Noble County at a discount—if you act fast:
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Kathryn Rogers announced today that her latest novel Memphis Hoodoo Murders, an occult horror mystery, is now available for sale on Amazon in kindle and …Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on August 18, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
In this wonderfully magical story, the wicked witch Rotten Rena is up to her evil ways again as…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on August 18, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments
This week we have a totally new kind of novel about an angel who comes down to earth and helps people get together who are meant for one another. Here is the scoop about it.
Book Giveaway August 17 - 29: You have a chance to win one book from the Sarah Series.
Sarah, a dyslexic angel, arrives from The Heavenlies to unite couples into lasting relationships. Problem? Well, Sarah is always lost, loves red stilettos and falls down often. When she…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on August 17, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17, 2015) – Author Jeanbill announced today that his latest novel Almost a Millennium will be listed for free on Amazon from August 17th through August 21st, 2015. Genres: Historical /…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on August 17, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
I normally send out a press announcement ahead of each book release. This one might not show up in newspapers, because Arcadia Publishing has a publicist, and I haven’t heard back yet on whether it fits with what they’re doing.
(I know, right? We have a publicist!)
A husband and wife writing team have produced a book that will give Noble County area residents a…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on August 16, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Synopsis: "Click." "Tap." Tag and Post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on August 14, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments
“Kids who still have their parents read to them really like the book, as do kids who are independent readers,” says…Continue
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