Three fellow writers have recently sent word about the publication of their books, the type of fantastic news I'd like to pass on:
Full Cycle: A Family's Ride Across Spain
Martha E. Kendall has just published her nonfiction book telling all about her family's fascinating adventure.
Martha is also the author of a number of other nonfiction books, including The Erie Canal and Alive in the Killing Fields: Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide, both published by National Geographic Children's Books.
The Peacock Throne
Daphne Olivier of South Africa wrote to say her young adult novel, The Peacock Throne, has just been published as an e-book by Wild Child Publishing.
The blurb reads:
A gift from a dying man holds the key to a jewel-studded throne that disappeared two hundred years ago, when the Grosvenor went aground off the South African Wild Coast. Greg Harvey sets out to recover the treasure, unaware that his quest will expose a terrible secret, or that once he retraces his grandfather's footsteps, there will be no turning back.
Daphne included the following note:
If anyone would like to write a review I wil be happy to send a PDF copy in a week or two's time (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Running Without Lights
Dixon Long, author of Markets of Paris and A Very Rich Man
The back cover blurb reads:
Arthur Hirschman is a talented and ambitious young professor of politics at Mead College in New England, specializing in Japanese government. His graduate school colleague, Victor Malinowski, now an analyst at the National Security Council, persuades Arthur to go to Tokyo to find out who may be collaborating with Sewall Travers, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, to secretly provide advanced aircraft and tactical nuclear weapons to the Japanese self-defense forces. Travers in convinced this step will ultimately lead to the destruction of the network of military alliances around the world, freeing the United States to establish a secure conservative culture in Fortress America. The President is dying, the Vice President resigns under a cloud, and Travers believes he will succeed to the highest office in the land. All the elements of an international and constitutional crisis are present as the story hurtles forward in Tokyo and Washington.
Congratulations to all three.
If you have good news, let me know!