Busy couple of months for SCWC authors. Those with new titles released, or due out shortly, include Darlene Quinn, whose fifth installment of her routinely award-winning “Webs” series, Conflicting Webs, just won the Beverly Hills International Book Awards for General Fiction. Judy Reeves will be at Warwick’s this week for the launch of her long-anticipated latest from New World Library, Wild Women, Wild Voices. Dot Caffrey’s Cursed Power: Book Two in the Trilogy of Power, has just been released, as has Tameri Etherton’s The Temple of Ardyn (Song of Swords Book 2). Also just out is the second title in Jenny Hilborne’s Inspector Doucette mystery series, Easy Target. But wait, there’s more…
Two titles on the science fiction front are from Christa Yelich-Koth. Book two, naturally, in her ongoing Hollow’s Prism graphic novel series, Reunion, is now available in comic books stores everywhere, while her debut novel, Illusion, is due August from Buzz & Roar … In a similar vein, author/workshop leader Matthew J. Pallamary’s Phantastic Fiction: A Shamanic Approach to Story drops in June and is available for pre-order now … On the poetry side of things, novelist Ryka Aoki’s first collection, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul, is out from Biyuti Publishing. And, finally, celebrating the launch of her latest novel, along with a newly rejuvenated website (ClaudiaWhitsitt.com), Claudia Whitsitt is offering readers a free short story for a limited time called Counting Tomorrows.
Agents, Authors and Others
On the topic of SCWCers with new books, prolific novelist and overall outstanding human being Bethany Lopez is releasing a supplemental nonfiction title tie-in to her many popular stories. Love & Recipes incorporates dishes referencing back to the book and/or character from which each was derived. Spicy stuff, no doubt, but the even more tasty takeaway? Agent Marisa Corvisiero, of Marisa Corvisiero Literary, has just signed Bethany on as a client, after meeting her at our LA conference. Marissa returns to the SCWC in September and we’re pleased to have her back.
Other reps confirmed thus far for Irvine include Lane Heymont of The Seymour Agency, representing adult sci-fi/fantasy; Jill Marr of Sandra Dijkstra Literary, handling fiction, narrative & practical nonfiction; and Sara Sciuto of Fuse Literary, handling middle-grade, YA, select non-fiction and picture books. With still others yet to be announced, including our workshop leader roster and focus, as usual we’ll not be opening up the Advance Submission Readers for selection until late-May or early-June.
That’s all for now. Do remember that, in effort to ensure as much needed, personal attention to you and your work, and to maximize opportunities for publishing success—regardless which path to publication you may be seeking—the SCWC*LA13 (in Irvine) is limited in attendance to 150 participants. Your words are worth it. Take advantage of the Early “Bard” Discount and pre-register today.
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–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC