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April 21, 2013
Shirley at ReviewReview completed an interview with me and should go live soon.
March 17, 2013
I met many wonderful and interesting authors, writers, publishers, fans, marketers, editors, professors, artists, reviewers, media designers, permissions companies, publicists, and more at the AWP Conference in Boston March 6-9. The experience is one I’ll never forget, though I’ve been to writer’s conferences and conventions before. The number of attendees was higher than usual this year.
A special thank you to Boston friends, Rachel and Robert, without you our experience wouldn’t have nearly as pleasant. These wonderful friends also took my daughters and I to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA). Though we spent around three hours there, we made it through approximately only one-forth of the museum. The place is spectacular, huge, and educational. http://www.mfa.org/
At Fjords Review. . .
Fjords Review featured many authors who read at Carroll & Sons Gallery. At one point, I spoke to the audience about my experience as a book analyzer/reviewer. Later authors approached me about reviewing their work. One well-respected and multi-published author touched me with her confession. She said she was nervousness about getting her book reviewed. “But after hearing you, I feel brave enough,” she said holding her book out to me. It really is her heart she holds, I thought.
For all the requests I receive to review books, I am sorry I’m not able to read them all. To really do a good job, I have to limit the number otherwise the quality is effected. In addition, if I feel there is nothing positive to say about the work, I’ll refuse to do the review.
At Leapfrog Press. . .
I’m reading contest manuscripts. The hardest part about this is deciding which ones not to move into the “probably not,” the ”maybe,” and the “good” folders. There are multitudes of good writers out there. If the caliber of writing is high, the editor and I check other points. Does the piece grab from the start? Is the sentence structure and style appropriate? Does the story fit Leapfrog style?
Also researching contest for Leapfrog books to enter.
Also learning marketing. Met and spoke with Lisa Milk Carlou, Leapfrog’s marketer while at the AWP, began application of a few of her suggestions. Thanks Lisa!
Also, met a few Leapfrog authors. One author was Allen Learst, a nice guy.
At Fjords Review:
February 10, 2013
Beginning Internship with Leapfrog Press
January 27, 2013
New 2013 Issue: Fjords Volume 1 Issue 4 Body ,
* Learn about Fjords ReviewAbout Fjords (in PDF)
* Meet me and the rest of the Fjords Review staff at the AWP Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 6-9, 2013
* AWP Conference held at the Hynes Convention Center http://www.advantageboston.com/hynes.aspx
* Fjords is holding an event at Carroll and Sons’ Gallery, not far from the Hynes Convention Center, in Boston on Friday, March 8. Some Fjords staff members will hold discussions. Stop by and hear what Christina Francine says about analyzing and reviewing books. http://carrollandsons.net/news
Fjord Review is a beautiful twice yearly literary journal that presents new visual art alongside new literature, translations, and reviews of written words. The work is broad and is the first journal to publish its authors in strictly audio format. Next year, Fjord Review hopes to publish an issue strictly of Pulitzer Surprise winners. John Gosslee is the editor. www.FjordsReview.com
August 24, 2012
–Congratulations to Mony Dojeiji and Alberto Agraso —
A book I judged is a finalists in two categories. I realized the book was something during the reading.
OTTAWA AUTHORS WIN INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADES
Ottawa, Ontario – Aug 23, 2012 – At an awards ceremony and dinner at the elegant U-Club of Santa Barbara, California, WALKING FOR PEACE, AN INNER JOURNEY by Ottawa authors Mony Dojeiji and Alberto Agraso was named Winner in the Action/Adventure category of the 2012 Dan Poynter Global Ebook Awards. They were also Finalists in the New Age category and received Honourable Mention in the Religion/Faith category.
The book is Walking for Peace, an Inner Journey and the two categories are in the non-fiction section under Action/Adventure Non-Fiction and the other under New Age. http://walkingforpeace.com
252 category-expert judges evaluated nearly 1,000 entries, in 101 categories, from 16 countries. Winners in each category are published at http://globalebookawards.com/2012-global-ebook-awards-winners.