Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Success’

Sweet Success for Jennie MacDonald

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jennie MacDonald on her recent release. Her edited collection, Schabraco and other Gothic tales from The Lady’s Monthly Museum, 1798-1828, is now available from Valancourt Books.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Originally published for girls attending English boarding schools, The Lady’s Monthly Museum offers a fascinating look at popular culture for young people during Jane Austen’s era. The book is available from Valancourt Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, and other booksellers worldwide.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jennie MacDonald

Jennie MacDonald, PhD, is an award-winning author and playwright. Her edited collection, Schabraco and other Gothic tales from The Lady’s Monthly Museum, 1798-1828, debuted in February 2020 from Valancourt Books. Her picture book play, “Where There’s Smoke,” debuted in PHAMALY Theatre Company’s 2020 production, Come to Your Senses. Her dark comedy, “A Merry Widow or Two,” received the 2019 Colorado Authors League Award of Excellence for Playwriting. Other publications include short stories, fine art photos, and articles concerning 18th and 19th century Gothic literature, theatre, and visual and material culture. The latest, “’The Comical Hotch Potch, or the Alphabet turn’d Posture Master’: A Fluid Text Reading of Carington Bowles’ 1782 Satirical Print,” appears in the Spring 2020 issue of Palaver. Visit the author at www.jenniemacdonald.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Jean Alfieri

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jean Alfieri on the April 12th release of her self-guided journal, BLESSED TO BE ME.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Blessed to Be Me - Book Cover

BLESSED TO BE ME is a guided journal to capture the love, laughter and tears – all the many facets surrounding the life and times of YOU! Through the use of writing prompts and personal story-telling it’s a fun and easy way to compile some great lifetime memories.

The bonus is that you also create a legacy. Tracking one’s lineage can tell your family WHERE they came from. BLESSED TO BE ME reveals WHO they came from! The stories left untold by previous generations are captured here. Find hope and inspiration from this personal reflection, and leave a treasured keepsake. Pick up a copy at Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

When Jean’s eyes locked with those of a smooshy-faced little dog who sat inside a kennel at the Humane Society, it was love! He captured her heart. She captured their many adventures in short stories starring ZUGGY THE RESCUE PUG. An advocate for adopting senior dogs, Jean has had her share of heartbreak when a beloved fur-family member passes away. To cope, her family has a tradition of telling their favorite stories about that dog at the dinner table. In doing this, Jean realized how much of our human legacy is lost within a single generation. Inspired, she created BLESSED TO BE ME. Visit the author’s website to learn more about all her books or follow her and Zuggy on  FacebookInstagram, or YouTube


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Kale!

By: Darby Karchut

CWG KALE

Congratulations to these Pikes Peak Writers members on their various stories appearing in the Corrales Writing Group’s upcoming horror anthology entitled KALE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD: Chris Allen, Maureen Cooke, Sandi Hoover, Jim Tritten, and Patricia Walkow (all members of PPW), contributed to the book. The following individuals also made either written or artistic contributions: Jane Butel (recipe), Sandi Cathcart (recipe), Adrienne Evatt (recipe), Alex Knight (art), Paul Knight (art), Jasmine Tritten (prose and art and also a member of PPW), and Walter Walkow (prose).

ABOUT THE BOOK: Kale has invaded our culture as the go-to food for healthy living, appearing everywhere on restaurant menus, in grocery stores and in beauty products like soaps and scrubs. It’s in salads and sandwiches, on pizzas, in soups and stews, and even salted as chips. For many, it shouts, “Eat me. I’m good for you.” For others, the vitamin load and beneficial fiber cannot outweigh the bitterness and texture of this member of the cabbage family. For those people, kale has ignited a passionate response, often reflected in internet memes and T-shirt slogans. This collection of short stories shows kale in a new light. Some stories present the perspective of those who introduce kale to their spouses and the reaction of those who are so targeted. A couple of tales are horror stories about kale’s effect on a life; another one describes a speculative history of kale; one is a murder mystery where kale plays an unusual role; and one is a fantasy about kale’s rivalry with another popular, competing vegetable, cauliflower. This book also has delicious recipes which feature kale as the primary ingredient. A word of caution, though. One recipe was written by someone with a novel approach to cooking kale.

KALE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD releases September 2020. Pre-orders are now available at Amazon.  


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Debbie Burke on the June 23rd release of her latest thriller, DEAD MAN’S BLUFF.

Dead Man's Bluff, book cover

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Investigator Tawny Lindholm’s plans for a romantic Florida vacation with attorney Tillman Rosenbaum vanish when they’re caught up in Hurricane Irma. Tillman’s beloved coach, Smoky, disappears into the storm, along with a priceless baseball card. Is he dead or on the run from a shady sports memorabilia dealer with a murderous grudge? During a desperate search in snake-infested floodwaters, Tawny becomes the bargaining chip in a high-stakes gamble. The winner lives, the loser dies. Purchase a copy on Amazon.

Author Debbie Burke

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke writes thrillers with a heart. A regular blogger at The Kill Zone, her nonfiction articles have appeared in national and international publications. She is a founding member of Authors of the Flathead and helps to plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference in Kalispell, Montana. Her greatest joy is mentoring young writers. The first book in Debbie’s series, INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL, won the 2016 Zebulon Award which led to her publishing contract. For more information about Debbie and her books, follow her on Twitter or visit her at www.debbieburkewriter.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Mike Torreano

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Mike Torreano! He just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for his third western, titled A SCORE TO SETTLE. It’s set on a cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail in 1870 New Mexico Territory, the historic genesis for Larry McMurtry’s beloved LONESOME DOVEseries. The release is schedule for this summer and takes its place along with Mike’s other traditional western mysteries, THE RECKONING and THE RENEWAL, also from The Wild Rose Press.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Del Lawson, a broken-hearted rancher, drifts aimlessly after his family is murdered. He signs on to a cattle drive along the Goodnight-Loving trail, unaware he’s still in danger. When he falls in love with Rose, a pretty Army nurse, the killers target her. Now, if he’s to recover from his grief and build a new life with her, Del must set out on a gritty hunt for the men who are hunting him.

Meanwhile, Del’s mother, who Del doesn’t know survived that murderous night, discovers the gold the killers are after. Vowing revenge, she uses the treasure in an elaborate masquerade aimed at taking the murderers down.

Will mother and son’s plans reap justice or destroy what’s left of the Lawson clan?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mike Torreano has a military background and is a student of American history and the Old West.

His debut western mystery, THE RECKONING, set in South Park, Colorado, in 1868, released in 2016 by The Wild Rose Press. The sequel, THE REVEWAL, also in South Park, 1872, released in 2018.

Mike’s written for magazines and newspapers for many years. An experienced editor, he’s taught University-level English and Journalism. He’s a member of the Historical Novel Society, Pikes Peak Writers, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Western Writers of America and several other western writing groups. He brings his readers back in time with him as he recreates life in mid-to-late 19th century America. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Anne.

 For more information on Mike and all his publications, visit him at miketorreano.com.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Barbara Nickless

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Barbara Nickless on her newest release, GONE TO DARKNESS, the next book in the best-selling Sydney Parnell series.

About the Book

Gone to Darkness cover, by, Barbara Nickless

Newly minted homicide detective Sydney Parnell faces a savage killer whose endgame is to capture her. And keep her.

Iraqi war vet and former railway cop Sydney Parnell is now the youngest homicide detective in Denver’s Major Crimes Unit. In the past, gut instinct has served her and her K9 partner well. But it’s not a trait Len Bandoni, her old nemesis turned reluctant mentor, admires. Not until Sydney’s instincts lead to their first case: a man tortured and beaten to death, then left in a refrigerated train car with cryptic messages carved into his body.

As Sydney; her K9 partner, Clyde; and Bandoni investigate the grisly murder, the three develop a bond that carries them through a shocking series of crimes and a horrifying conspiracy that threatens the detectives’ lives and promises to bring their beloved city to its knees. Pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or your favorite indie bookstore world-wide.

About the Author

Barbara Nickless

Barbara Nickless is the #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the award-winning Sydney Parnell crime novels featuring a railway cop and her K9 partner. Jeffery Deaver promises “you’ll fall in love with one of the best characters in thriller fiction.” The series has been optioned for television. Barbara’s essays and short stories have appeared in Writer’s DigestCriminal ElementPenguin Random House, and other markets. She also teaches creative writing to veterans at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Barbara is often in the Rocky Mountains where she loves to hike, cave, and drink single malt Scotch—although usually not at the same time. Follow the author on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or visit her at www.barbaranickless.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Roger Thomas

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Roger Thomas on the May 29th release of THE SPECTER OF SPAR MOUNTAIN. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This fourth book in the Roland Mason historical mystery series presents Mason, an attorney in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1881, with a daunting case.  A miner stands accused of murdering his partner.  While he admits his partner is dead, he claims he didn’t do it; his partner was killed by a ghost. Grab a copy at Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Roger Thomas was born in Illinois and lived in Virginia, but he has spent the last 25 years living in Colorado Springs.  After a 30-year career in Information Technology, he retired and returned to his love of writing.  In all, he has indie published six books, including four historical mysteries set in Laramie, Wyoming, in the 1880s. THE SPECTER OF SPAR MOUNTAIN is the latest in the series, and Roger is already busy writing a fifth Roland Mason mystery novel.  He lives here with his wife, Becky, and is happy to report that his two grown children and two grandchildren also live in Colorado. For more information about his other books, visit the author at rogerthewriter.weebly.com   


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Karen Lin

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Karen Albright Lin on the success of her novel, AMERICAN MOON: A CHINESE IMMIGRANT STORY which released June 18th and is now available on Amazon. As of June 15th, it was #12 on Amazon in the HOT NEW RELEASES in its category (Asian American Literature and Fiction). “This hard-luck story about a determined family battling poverty, communism, corruption and their own fateful decisions, makes for an emotional and uplifting read.” – Publishers Weekly (ABNA)

ABOUT THE BOOK:

American Moon is the true saga of one family’s struggle to escape Chinese Communism, survive unjust incarceration and homelessness in Taiwan, and ultimately move to America where they think the moon shines brighter.

As her father survives on death row, a strong-but-bitter daughter overcomes financial woes in an unhappy marriage, until risking a move to the U.S. Facing new struggles as an undocumented immigrant, she learns only she can make the American moon shine bright.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Karen Eats Prawns in Taipei Oct 2005

Karen Albright Lin is an award-winning author of many genres and a produced screenwriter. Her novel, American Moon, is available on Amazon. She’s also a freelance editor for bestselling and award-winning authors, and a cruise ship speaker. She’s published many short works and worked with a Hollywood agent and top New York agents. Visit the author at karenalbrightlin.com or follow her on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Rosalind Dandridge

Congratulations to Rosalind Dandridge on the March release of her Middle Grade magical realism book NATASHA DRBY AND THE JEZABEL WITCH.

About the Book: In a race against the third sunset to save her Grandma Dotty from the evil lurking in her retirement home, ten-year-old Natasha Drby teams up with Egyptian fairy Ruthie to save her sisters from the witch’s curse and kill the ancient witch, Jezabel. Purchase your copy at Amazon.

About the Author: Rosalind Dandridge was born and raised in New York. She graduated from Walden University with a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in teaching. She comes from a family of musicians and singers and began writing poems and songs at the age of fifteen years. She lives in Colorado with her daughter Symone and her two cats Rosealee and Mimi. Follow Rosalind on Instagram for all her latest news.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Carol Berg

AKA: Cate Glass

by: Darby Karchut

Fourth time is a charm! Congratulations to Carol Berg. Her novel, AN ILLUSION OF THIEVES, (written under her pseudonym Cate Glass) won the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy. This is her fourth CBA, the first one under the Cate Glass name.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

An Illusion of Thieves by, Cate Glass

In a land where the taint of magic is a death sentence, four sorcerers find an unexpected calling…

When Romy’s brother risks using magic for petty thieving, she exerts her influence as the Shadow Lord’s beloved courtesan to save his life. The price is her dismissal from nine years of settled happiness. Forced back to her roots in Cantagna’s Beggar’s Ring, Romy has only her wits and her own secret magic to make a new life for herself and her angry young brother. As they struggle to survive, they find allies in unexpected quarters — a professional duelist with a dangerous past and a metalsmith with a knack for forgery.  

Cast as scapegoat in a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and drive Cantagna into civil war, Romy finds herself in a confluence of bronze antiquities, pious grand ducs, treacherous allies, and greedy art dealers. She, her brother, and their newfound partners must risk exposing their secrets to save Romy’s life and preserve Cantagna’s future as a city of justice and enlightenment.

All the author’s books available from booksellers world-wide. To learn more about the series or to purchase a copy, go here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Carol Berg

Cate Glass (aka Carol Berg) writes the fantasy adventure series Chimera. Cate has lived a large portion of her life in Middle Earth, Camelot, Wonderland, Jim Chee’s New Mexico, Victorian London, Cold War Berlin, the Welsh borderlands, River Heights…you get the drift. While studying mathematics and software engineering at Rice University and the University of Colorado respectively, Cate carved out a place for studies in English, History of Art, and reading, reading, reading. While working as a software engineer, Cate took up a hobby of writing her own fiction. (Cate Glass is a pseudonym for Carol Berg, award-winning, bestselling author of fifteen epic fantasy novels.) Follow the author at categlass.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.