Category: Book Buzz

Book Buzz – Awards

RISING named a finalist in the international Book Excellence Awards The 2018 Book Excellence Awards selected RISING, the second novel in the DARK SURF series, as a Finalist in the “Fantasy” category. The international competition is described as a “global celebration of literary excellence.” According to the awards program: “There were … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Events

“Page Turners” — A Local Authors Book Fest on July 15, 2018 You’re invited to attend the first-ever “Page Turners Book Fest.” The free public event will take place Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive in Monterey, Calif. I will … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz

In the March/April 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, Paul Goat Allen has a very informative article on what it takes to earn a 5-star review. He has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews. … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

RISING wins Regional Fiction/West category in 6th annual Beverly Hills Book Awards The 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards® named RISING the 1st place winner in the Regional Fiction/West category! Here’s what the awards program has to say: “Beverly Hills is synonymous with excellence, the best of the best. We want to celebrate … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF named a finalist in the international Book Excellence Awards The 2017 Book Excellence Awards selected DARK SURF, the first novel in the DARK SURF series, as a Finalist in the “Fiction” category. The international competition is described as a “global celebration of literary excellence.” According to the awards program, “receiving … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

The Hollywood Book Festival names RISING a Runner-Up in Sequels! RISING just received its 9th award, winning 2nd place in the Sequels category of the 2017 Hollywood Book Festival! I plan to attend the awards dinner in Hollywood on August 18. Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival celebrates literature that … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF and RISING win awards in the Pacific Rim Book Festival Breaking news! In the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival, DARK SURF won 2nd place in General Fiction, and RISING was one of seven novels to receive an Honorable Mention in the same category! Both books are set along the Pacific. DARK SURF takes place … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

RISING gets Honorable Mention in the 2017 Beach Book Festival The 2017 Beach Book Festival, which spotlights the hottest reads of the summer, has recognized RISING with an Honorable Mention in General Fiction. RISING is the second novel in the DARK SURF series. Last year, DARK SURF was the Runner-Up in General Fiction in the Beach Book Festival. … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

DARK SURF earns Honorable Mention in the 2017 New York Book Festival The New York Book Festival recognized DARK SURF with an Honorable Mention in General Fiction in the 2017 awards program, which honors books worthy of further attention from the world’s publishing capitol. Winners, Runners-Up and Honorable Mentions will be … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – Awards

RISING receives Honorable Mention in the 2017 San Francisco Book Festival The 2017 San Francisco Book Festival has awarded RISING an Honorable Mention in General Fiction. The annual festival honors the best books of the spring. RISING is the second novel in the DARK SURF series. In 2016, DARK SURF was the Runner-Up in General Fiction in … Read Entire Post