Welcome Wednesday guests for August: Cindy Sample 8/6, Terri Herman-Ponce 8/13, Maggie Toussaint 8/20, Kaye George writing as Janet Cantrell 8/27.

Gloria Alden's latest publication is nonfiction. Boys Will Be Boys: The Joys and Terrors of Raising Boys. Edited by Cher'ley Grogg was recently released and available on Amazon. Gloria wrote three essays and two poems in her chapter included in the book.


Congratulations to four of WWK’s bloggers whose books were released in the last two months. Look for Jim Jackson’s second Seamus McCree novel, Cabin Fever; Linda Rodriguez's new Skeet Bannion mystery, Every Hidden Fear; KM Rockwood's new Jesse Damon novel, Brothers in Crime; and Gloria Alden's third Catherine Jewell Mystery, Ladies of the Garden Club. All of the novels are available at bookstores in print and ebook.

Paula Gail Benson's short story "Confidence in the Family" is featured in the Mystery Times Ten 2013 anthology, which can be bought at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Times-2013-Linda-Browning/dp/0984203583/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1387240857&sr=8-2

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Friday, March 9, 2012

World Book NIght


World Book Night

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books. Tens of thousands of people will share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23, 2012. Launched in the UK and Ireland in 2011, this event is supported by publishers, authors, libraries, booksellers and distributors.

World Book night is intended to seek out reluctant adult readers, who are shopping or traveling to and from work. Volunteer givers will hand out 20 copies of a book they love to individuals. Thirty books listed on http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/ will be made available for free. Publisher and authors have agreed to give away their work for free. Printing, binding and production and shipping costs have also been donated. The special editions are not for resale.

April 23 is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, chosen in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

Although the books and givers have been chosen for this year, if you are interested in participating check out the web address above for information about next year.

4 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

You'll need to send us a reminder because, being a senior, I won't remember about this one. Sounds like a great idea!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Warren Bull said...

Morgan,

Will you graduate this year? Congratulations! I put the blog up now because I know I will forget the date soon.
:-)

Linda Rodriguez said...

Warren, I love this concept!

Morgan, I don't think it was well-publicized this year because it was the beginning. We'll try to put up a post by one of us next year in plenty of time for folks to sign up.

Warren Bull said...

It is a great idea!