by Chris McCloskey Terrance O’Connell is still teaching Tooten, a small service dog, new tricks. When fate closed the door on Tooten getting into Service Dog Academy, it opened another door to Tooten becoming a Canine Ambassador in the Helping Paws Progam. It also allowed Tooten and Ter to continue helping people find missing items. […]
Join author Jamie Dodson on April 5, 2014, at the Monte Sano Writers’ Conference. Jamie will be presenting two sessions on Novels to Movies, and Historical Fiction at 10:15 a.m. and at 12:45 p.m. Jamie will be with the conference authors at the book signing from 3:15 to 4:30. You can find out more info […]
Award-winning author Jamie Dodson joins the discussion of his novel “Flying Boats & Spies” at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s next Author Chat Book Club meeting. “Flying Boats & Spies” will be discussed Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at Pizzelle’s Confections at Lowe Mill. 2211 Seminole Drive, Railroad Room #4A, in the South Annex. For […]
I read a great article from Mental Floss that I would like to repost: Words that are their antonyms By Judith B Herman: Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, “Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression” […]
Wanda Vaughn is currently working on her next book in the Alabama Girls series, Birmingham, 1933: Alice. Look for it later this year.
Two e-books will be released in October. Look for an adventure and mystery in Bad News Cruise, the book in Carol Norton’s Locksmith Series. And new author to OnStage Publishing, Chris McCloskey will debut with an unlikely pair of problem solvers in A Nose for Crime, an e-book geared to guys, grade 6 -12.
October will be a very busy month. Senior Editor Dianne Hamilton and author Darren Butler will lead workshops at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator’s (SCBWI) WIK 2013 conference in Birmingham, AL on October 12th. Visit the Southern Breeze website for more information.
Catch Annie Laura Smith, author of Bletchley Park, Will Paris Burn, and Saving DaVinci, at the Huntsville Museum of Art on Sunday, August 25th. She will explain how she developed middle-grade and young adult characters who helped with the war effort in their respective countries.
We are proud to announce that Wanda Vaughn’s first book, Huntsville: 1892, Clara, won a bronze medallion in this year’s Moonbeam Awards for children’s writing. Presented by Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher magazine, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood […]
Our launch of our first ebook author, Carol Norton, is officially October 1 with her book Too Many Maybes. This will be the first in her Locksmith series, a fun read about two 9th grade girls who manage to look behind the curtains and unravel the mystery. The ebook is for sale for on Smashwords.