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THE FATHERLESS DAUGHTER PROJECT by Denna Babul, RN and Karin Luise, PhD

I‘m so proud of The Fatherless Daughter Project by Denna Babul and Karin Smithson.  For the millions of fatherless daughters, or love a fatherless daughter, this book is life changing.  The authors’  fierce courage and dedication is an inspiration.

“ This brilliant book provides solace and deep insight, and will give enormous comfort to any woman who has lost this important figure in her life.” – Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance and After This

“ The Fatherless Daughter Project is a soulful guide to overcoming pain and loss. This book clears the pathway for life-changing recovery and deep personal growth.” – Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Miracles Now

 

Charm Bracelets around the world

It’s every author’s dream to be published.  That first time seeing your book as a book is magical. And there is something extra special about seeing your book sold into translations around the world. THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman (aka Wade Rouse) has been a favorite with publishers around the world.  Here are some of my favorites (so far). unnamed-11ViolaShipman.TheCharmBracelet.Germanyunnamed-12

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Street of Eternal Happiness by Rob Schmitz

You’ve probably heard Rob Schmitz’s fascinating reporting from China on Marketplace.  Inspired by his enormously popular series Street of Eternal Happiness, this new book is out today and getting fantastic, well-deserved praise including the  New York Times Book Review.  And this Q&A  as well.  We are so proud to be associated with this fantastic, important new book. 9780553418088-2

With lots of love from Eva Longoria!

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

What’s in a name?  Now we know, thanks to Wade Rouse, in this fabulous essay in PW.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/68855-why-writers-need-pen-names.html

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WSA and PEN Center USA

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We are thrilled to see our ‘west of the Mississippi’ authors Claire Bidwell Smith and Shanna Mahin (who served as a judge) at the PEN Center USA’s 25th Annual Literary Awards Festival, held at the Beverly Whilshire Hotel. What a fun night! The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Francis Ford Coppola. 

The Z TV Series Debut is Here!

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TODAY is the debut of our TV pilot based on Therese Anne Fowler’s novel Z ~ A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.   You can stream on Amazon Video  and watch for free for the next 3 weeks.  I may be biased but it really is wonderful.  Christina Ricci as Zelda is mesmerizing and Gavin Stenhouse as F. Scott is swoon-worthy.
Check out Vanity Fair’s rave review of the pilot!

Gluten Free Revolution

The Gluten Free Revolution by Jax Lowell has been honored by Booklist as one of the ‘Top 10 Food Books of 2015’ alongside legendary chefs/writers
Alice Waters, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Ruth Reichel, and Mark Bittman.   What a thrill and an honor.
http://www.booklistonline.com/Top-10-Food-Books/pid=7740059

Mark Your Calendars!

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H.I.P. Lit presents “Très Brooklyn,” a Parisian-themed evening of readings, conversation, and mingling. Starring Brooklyn-based authors Angie Niles (Bright Lights Paris), Courtney Maum (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You), and Julie Orringer (The Invisible Bridge) who have drawn inspiration from The City of Lights. Moderated by H.I.P Lit curators and publishing professionals Erin Harris, Brittney Inman Canty and Kim Perel, the event features book signings, raffle prizes, refreshments, music and more.

Check out the link below for more details on how to attend Très Brooklyn!

http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/2015/bookend-events

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On Set! Behind the Scenes of the Pilot for Z!

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It’s been a wild summer here at WSA, and one of the highlights was being in Savannah, GA with Therese Anne Fowler during the final days of filming the Amazon Studios/ Killer Films TV pilot for her NYTimes bestseller Z. The dance scene​ ​that takes place at the Montgomery Country Club ​was a grand event ​with the beautiful and talented Christina Ricci​ looking so very Zelda. Tim Blake Nelson was a thrill to see in action, calmly and confidently directing the scene.  I hope you enjoy these pics, including a great shot of Gavin Stenhouse (swoon) making his entrance as Scott. All of the cast and crew were amazing to watch in action, creating what we hope will be the start of a long and successful series. Stay tuned!​ The pilot will be available on Amazon in November.  We are counting the days.

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