The Women’s National Book Association is home to a talented membership who do so much to promote literacy in our communities. Kudos to these members for their outstanding work!
Brenda Rickman Vantrese’s A Far Horizon was released in the US on February 1. A historic novel set during the English Civil War, this is the second book in her Far Horizons series.
Compiled by Susan Lentz
Anne Babson’s full-length poetry collection, Messiah, has been accepted by Saint Julian Press. They anticipate publishing it in late 2019.
Complied by Teresa Tumminello Brader
Ana Manwaring’s JadeAnne Stone Mexico Adventure, Set Up—Secrets and Lies in Zihuatanejo is now available in digital and print editions. Look for book two, The Hydra Effect—Revelations and Betrayal in Mexico City in April.
Angelica Shirley Carpenter will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage Radical Suffragist (South Dakota Historical Society Press, 2018) at Folio Books, 3957 24th Street in Noe Valley, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7 p.m. See more about the book at angelicacarpenter.com.
Brenda Knight will be teaching a “Pitch a Publisher Class” on April 10, 2019, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Mechanics Institute Library in San Francisco. Brenda is a publishing veteran and will teach you how to sell yourself and your book idea, who you are really selling, the importance of “comp titles,” how to craft the perfect proposal, and trend tracking.
Jeanne Powell read from her latest poetry collection, Two Seasons, March 2, 2019, at LaPromenade Café. The collection will be available at the end of March.
Tamara Shiloh is rewriting and updating a six-book series she wrote twenty years ago. The series is Just Imagine . . . What if There Were No Black People in the World? The first book in the series, Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists, is available now. The second book in the series, Jaxon and Kevin’s Black-History Trip Downtown, will publish this spring.
Tamara Shiloh is rewriting and updating a 6-book series she wrote 20 years ago. The series is, Just Imagine…What If There Were No Black People in the World? The first book in the series, Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists as published in 2016. The second books in the series, Jaxon and Kevin’s Black History Trip Downtown will publish in the spring. You can visit her website: http://www.tamarashiloh.com
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Marcia Rosen has a new release, “Dead In Seat 4-A,” Book Two of The Senior Sleuths Mysteries, by M. Glenda Rosen, published by Level Best Books. They will also publish a special 2019 holiday book by the author and her son, “The Gourmet Gangster: Mysteries and Menus,” by the Family. www.theseniorslueths.com
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Beatrice Bowles is speaking at the Martin Luther King high school in San Francisco, as well as in New York at Central Park’s beloved Hans Chrisitan Andersen statue on September 14, 2019, She will also be reading at the international Virtual Storytelling Guild (VSG) created by Hope Lewis.
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Joan Gelfand’s poem, “2:30 AM” was published in “Vitamin ZZZ: Forty Winks: https://issuu.com/sleepyheadcentral.com/docs/vitamin_zzz_winter_2019_40_winks?e=0
Joan was featured in a teleseminar hosted by Stephanie Chandler, President of the Non-Fiction Authors Association on February 6: Joan spoke about her new book, “You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C’s of Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community and Confidence” published by Mango Press.
Compiled by Jennifer Griffith