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ChunkyC
11-09-2005, 09:14 PM
Now that we are starting to get interviewed, I thought it would be good both for ourselves and for visitors to the forum to have a place where they could see where we are appearing on TV, radio, in newspapers or in person.

This thread is being linked to from outside so that others such as LULU can monitor where we are appearing, so in the interest of keeping this thread nice and clean, please post your Stories of Strength-related itineraries, nothing else, so that folks persusing here will see only a listing of author appearances, interviews, etc.

As we go along, please add anything new to your original post rather than starting a new one. Include web links when available.

Thanks, y'all!

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Stories of Strength itinerary for: C. Montgomery Stuart

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Interviewed in the Banff Crag & Canyon (http://cgi.bowesonline.com/pedro.php?id=65&x=story&xid=197911) newspaper


Thursday, December 8, 2005


Appeared on CFCN Television (http://www.calgary.ctv.ca/), CTV network affiliate in Calgary Alberta Canada, "News At Noon." Four-and-a-half minute segment.

Jean Marie
11-09-2005, 09:55 PM
If I cannot find at least one other author to accompany me for a talk at Borders in Fairfield, CT, it will not happen. They will accomodate "us" w/ whatever we choose as a convenient date. They will buy more SOS books for this event-if it happens.

Please help.

Cabria
11-10-2005, 02:06 AM
OK Charlie - following your format (cuz I like it so much)! ;)

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Stories of Strength itinerary for: Debbie Burton-Peddle

Thurs. Nov 10/05

Phone interview airing on 590 VOCM Radio in St. John's, NL, CAN at 7:45 am and 1:00 pm (eastern time) www.vocm.com (http://www.vocm.com)

Fri. Dec 2/05

Newspaper interview with The Express at 1:00 p.m. www.theexpress.ca (http://www.theexpress.ca)

Fri. Dec 2/05

Newspaper interview with The Telegram at 2:00 p.m
www.thetelegram.com

JennaGlatzer
11-10-2005, 03:20 AM
Itinerary for Jenna Glatzer and General Media Appearances for Stories of Strength

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 2 p.m. Pacific. KCLU 88.3 in Ventura County & 102.3 in Santa Barbara County, CA. On the web: www.kclu.org (http://www.kclu.org/). Fran Halpern, host. Appearing on the show: Jennifer Lawler, Robert Villanueva, and me!
Joshua C. Johnson of the Plano Star Courier just wrote to Meryl K. Evans, Jamie Engle, and me to let us know he'd like to interview us (and photograph them!) for a feature article on Stories of Strength.

http://girlondemand.blogspot.com/ plans to review the book this Friday.
Cool! I just got a mention in about SoS on an interview with Steve & Rick of "The Breakfast Club" talk show on WAMD in Aberdeen, MD, to air tomorrow morning (Nov. 15).

JuliaRosien
11-10-2005, 05:48 PM
Rogers Daytime Television - Southwestern Ontario
Friday December 2, 2005 -- 11 am

Julia Rosien | Senior Editor | JuliaRosien@rogers.com (JuliaRosien@rogers.com)
ePregnancy Magazine | 519-489-2565 | 519-539-7712 f |

mommie4a
11-11-2005, 02:59 AM
11/11/05 2:20pm: And yet another update. Something at the station misfired and they were unable to funnel me to the show. We're aiming for next week - 11/18.

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http://writeslikeshetalks.blogspot.com/2005/11/can-you-hear-me-now.html

Info on the podcast and Internet radio show for tomorrow is there. I'll be reading an entry from SOS on the air. :)To air live on Friday, 11/11/05 out of Cincinnati, available as a podcast and streaming Internet. Check blog for more info after recording.

(UPDATED blog link directly to post about podcast)
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HERE IS A LINK TO THE RADIO SHOW'S BLURB ABOUT ME BEING ON:

http://cincyradio.blogspot.com/2005/11/next-show-1-pm-friday-nov-11-live-on.html

shelagh
11-11-2005, 03:55 PM
Stories of Strength in the Lancashire Evening Post:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v685/shelagh/LEP_sos.jpg

OneTeam OneDream
11-11-2005, 05:33 PM
The Southeast Missourian www.southeastmissourian.com (http://www.southeastmissourian.com) just interviewed Jenna and I yesterday, and I'm meeting them for a picture today. The article should be out Sunday. I'll be sure to post a link to the article.

CharmianChristie
11-11-2005, 05:45 PM
Stories of Strength Media Appearance - Charmian Christie

Interviewed by The Guelph Mercury (Southern Ontario newspaper) along with Ruth Cooke and her daughter Ally, who also contributed stories. Photos taken of the authors and the cover of the books appears as well.

Article appeared in the Arts & Leisure section on Nov 24.

AmyDoodle
11-11-2005, 11:48 PM
November 9 radio interview on "Awake with Drake" with area personality Bill Drake. Mr. Drake continues to promote the book and replayed the interview on November 10.

September skies
11-13-2005, 11:41 AM
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Friday, November 25, 2005


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Author Esther Avila, a former nurse who lives in Historic Downtown Visalia, has written a story for a book that will benefit Katrina victims.


Christian Parley / The Fresno Bee

Book to help Katrina victims

South Valley author's work is published in a new anthology.

By Valerie A. Avalos
Local writer Esther Avila is using her passion for writing to help benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

She's one of about 100 writers whose fiction and nonfiction short stories and poems are featured in the book "Stories of Strength."

All proceeds from the book will help Katrina survivors, Avila said.

The book, meant to inspire readers to beat the odds, is a product of AbsoluteWrite.com, where writers gathered days after the devastating hurricane hit New Orleans and surrounding areas and expressed through a message board how helpless they felt in offering assistance.

"Some of the little towns hit by Katrina are just barely starting to get aid," Avila said. "It feels good to have written a story that could potentially help the people in this area. This is going to help a lot of people. That's our hope."

The anthology project was suggested by editor Jenna Glatzer. She and the group of writers and volunteers eventually hope to raise $100,000 with the book. So far the book has pulled in $2,000,Glatzer said.

Writers hope consumers will buy the books as Christmas gifts for friends and family this year.

"I figured that book sales could go on for years to come and keep donations rolling in to charities to help with disaster relief," Glatzer said.

"This project belonged to all of us."

The book is published by Lu Lu Inc. The company is donating its profits to Hurricane Katrina victims, as well, Avila said.

The 333-page book is available to purchase online for $15.95. Avila hopes Borders will soon carry copies of the book for local people to buy and to promote the book with book signings.

Some of the contributing writers are from all over the world. Some are longtime professional authors; others are being published for the first time. Hundreds of entries were submitted to Glatzer before she decided on the final 100 that would be in the book.

This is Avila's first publication in a book, but she is an experienced freelance writer who has had articles printed in The Porterville Recorder and The South Valley Bee in Visalia. Avila formerly worked as a registered nurse but is focusing more on her writing now, she said.

The fictional story she wrote for "Stories of Strength" is about a young, developmentally disabled boy told through the eyes of his Sunday school teacher.

The story, "Rafael's Gift," focuses on the boy's endurance. Doctors have told his single mother since his birth that he will not live long.

Rafael was born two months premature, blind and with a heart murmur, Avila wrote. He would never talk and possibly never walk, his doctors said. Yet Rafael proved his doctors wrong by learning to walk and living to the age of 11.

Though Rafael was a fictional character, the story was based on a young boy from Porterville; Avila wrote a story about him for The Recorder after he died about a year ago. Avila, who also has a developmentally disabled child, got to know his mother while doing the story but never met Rafael.

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This story was published in The Porterville Recorder on November 16, 2005

Hurricane anthology to aid victims

By Joann Groff, The Porterville Recorder

A group of writers credit the heart-breaking hurricane images on the television screen and newspaper covers with what pushed them into action. Instead of sitting on the couch and watching or reading, they got in front of their computers and started writing.

The product? An anthology called “Stories of Strength,” composed of more than 100 pieces from writers all over the world. Essays, short fiction and poetry, all centering around the theme of strength, make up the 333-page book.


A hundred percent of the proceeds go to Katrina victims through disaster-relief charities, including the American Red Cross, Americares and The Salvation Army.


Esther Avila, former Porterville Recorder reporter and a Visalia resident, is one of the writers whose work was chosen for “Stories of Strength.”

Avila submitted a fictional story based on her experience with her daughter, now 22, and a little boy, Rafael, she wrote a story about. Rafael died when he was 11.

“When I had originally interviewed Rafael's mother, I really bonded with her,” Avila said. “We had gone through so many of the same experiences. When Marisa was born, I was painted a very grim picture. I was told that she would never walk or talk and that she would most likely not live to be 12 years old. They said ‘take her home and love her. That's all you can do. This is a combination story about Rafael and Marisa.”

Avila was in Texas, observing the destruction caused by Hurricane Rita, when she got the news.

“I was very excited when I heard that my story had been chosen for the anthology,” Avila said. “It was kind of strange that the word came while I was out there. ... To get the call that my story had been picked, it was an amazing feeling. I was so glad that my love for writing could be used to help out others.”

Jenna Glatzer, editor of the anthology, commented on the change in times.

“The world seems like a callous place sometimes, with strangers cutting each other off in traffic, neighbors arguing about fence lines, and people fighting about everything from favorite sports teams to political views,” Glatzer said. “But things change in times of crisis. Almost instantly, we forget our pettiness and remember that we all belong to the human race ... And we long to help even when we don't have much to give.”

Glatzer said the book is a long-term plan for disaster relief in the Gulf Coast.

“If we could get enough compelling stories to fill a book, I figured, that book's sales could go on for years to come and keep donations rolling in to charities to help with disaster relief,” Glatzer wrote.

“My simple suggestion was met with amazing enthusiasm and we got to work immediately.”

Editors and graphic artists donated their time and skills, and the publisher, Lulu, offered to donate their profits from the book. Glatzer received literally hundreds of stories from people all over the world, including authors Orson Scott Card, Wil Wheaton and Robin Lee Hatcher.

After only 15 days, the group of writers joined by the AbsoluteWrite.com message boards, had raised more than $2,000 and sold 400 books.

“It's very exciting to be a part of something so big and so important,” Avila said.

“I am just so touched that I was able to help in some way.”

To purchase “Stories of Strength” go to www.storiesofstrength.com (http://www.storiesofstrength.com), amazon.com or ask for it at local bookstores.

meryl
11-15-2005, 06:32 AM
Itinerary for Jenna Glatzer and General Media Appearances for Stories of Strength



Joshua C. Johnson of the Plano Star Courier just wrote to Meryl K. Evans, Jamie Engle, and me to let us know he'd like to interview us (and photograph them!) for a feature article on Stories of Strength.



The article was published on the front page of yesterday's paper (http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15573902&BRD=1426&PAG=461&dept_id=528208&rfi=6) (different photo than the one used here). Josh quoted all three of us. I was pleasantly surprised especially that it was on the front page and a long article.

Blogcritics.org (http://www.Blogcritics.org/) is going to do a review. Will keep you posted.

I haven't told my dad (the person behind the story) about it yet as I just got my printed copies today! I'm at a loss for words to describe the stories I've read so far. I plan to give him his copy as a holiday gift... but don't know that I should wait that long especially when my parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Thanksgiving.

Alphabet
11-15-2005, 07:04 AM
LOL - because only earlier today I stumbled across blogcritics and sent an email to Eric Olsen - didn't know it was already in the pipeline!!! tee-hee!

Anyway I also contacted BookMaven2005 otherwise known as Bethanne Patrick, the Editor of AOL Books pages.

Ok Ok.. so while we are admitting the 'what we tried' I've also contacted the editor of The Sun Magazine (sort of a top quality chatty literary inspirational/uplifting magazine), and Craig Wilson, USA Today Columnist.

I'm also scratching my head how best (and who best) to contact The Good News Corporation but I'll figure it out ;-)

but WOOOOOOTTTTT blogcritics are going to do a review!!! Their reviews (I just learned today) are amazing!

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Stories of Strength itinerary for: Alphabet (whoever that might be)

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Article in local paper The Comet (Stevenage Edition) (http://www.thecomet.net/content/comet/news/story.aspx?brand=CMTOnline&category=News&tBrand=herts24&tCategory=newscomnew&itemid=WEED24%20Nov%202005%2012%3A10%3A35%3A073)
Ok, so now I can have my own stalker! Yay me!

ChunkyC
11-22-2005, 01:58 AM
From Jenna:

Just a quick request: I'm printing out all the articles, reviews, etc. to include in our media kit.

(By the way, it's QUITE a media kit!! So impressive already.)

This is what I'm sending to the Barnes & Noble Small Press Department in another day or two, so please:

1. If articles/reviews have already appeared, please give links.
2. If you have knowledge of upcoming articles, interviews, or reviews, please give any details you know (name of paper, approximate run date, etc.).

From XNav:

Are you up really late or really early?

Anyway, I can't remember if either of these have appeared

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1125852.html

http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.co.../511120313/1002 (http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051112/NEWS01/511120313/1002)

From Jenna:

Really late (as usual). Shoot me. I have a radio show in the morning... just took a sleeping pill and my brain is disintegrating.

From Kim Gogo:

I just had a telephone interview with a reporter from a local newspaper in my hometown of Kemptville, ON (just south of the Nation's Capital). The article should appear in the November 23rd edition of "The Kemptville Advance". http://www.runge.net/section7.php

kim

Yeshanu
11-22-2005, 05:21 AM
Interviewed by The Guelph Mercury (Southern Ontario newspaper) on Nov 10th.
Story to appear Nov 11 or 12.
That article hasn't run yet, which is good, because the reporter has also interviewed me and Ally. Photo shoot with all three Guelph authors is tomorrow. More updates when we know the actual run date for the article.

Kim Gogo
11-22-2005, 06:38 AM
That article hasn't run yet, which is good, because the reporter has also interviewed me and Ally. Photo shoot with all three Guelph authors is tomorrow. More updates when we know the actual run date for the article.

Excellent! If it is available online, let us know. If not, let me know when it runs and I'll see if my Ajax sister or my Oakville friends can pick a copy up.

kim

Sully
11-22-2005, 11:12 PM
I was just interviewed over the phone for an article in this Sunday's Portsmouth Herald in New Hampshire. I will add the link when it appears online. Now I am full of nervous energy! What did I say??????

Mary

Shwebb
11-23-2005, 07:27 PM
Parkersburg News and Sentinel out of Parkersburg, WV has agreed to do an article, which will probably be printed a week from Friday. The reporter wants to feature both me and Linley (WVWriterGirl). They have an online edition, but I don't know if the story will make it there--I'll ask them.

(I tried to find the distribution/circulation numbers on the site, but they apparently don't have that info on the site, either.)

They won't be sending any photographers--we have to provide our own head shots. And I know this was previously discussed; where can I find a copy of the cover that they can print?

meryl
11-23-2005, 08:50 PM
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/11/23/072002.php

Thanks to Pat Fish, a fellow AbsoluteWrite member.

mdin
11-23-2005, 10:11 PM
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/11/23/072002.php

Thanks to Pat Fish, a fellow AbsoluteWrite member.

That's a good review, though somebody might want to set Pat straight to the facts. She seems to be under the impression that it's only availabe as an e-book.

Yeshanu
11-24-2005, 03:49 AM
Excellent! If it is available online, let us know. If not, let me know when it runs and I'll see if my Ajax sister or my Oakville friends can pick a copy up.


Kim,

When I went into the Merc site the other day, the main articles were only available to subscribers. I think. I'll double check when the article does come out.

Photo shoot went well, even though Ally wasn't feeling all that great. All three of us will be in the picture at once. We did some shots with the book and some without, so we don't know if the book will make an appearance in the photo or not. Depends which one the editor chooses.

Shwebb
11-25-2005, 06:28 AM
I just had my first author's appearance today!

Okay, it was at my grandma's house, but my presence was formally requested by one of my aunts. She bought three of the books--one for her and one for each of her grown kids--and she wanted me to sign them!

Turns out she collects books and tries to go to all the author signings she can. (And she's a fan of Robin Lee Hatcher, so that helped!)

Since she is well-versed in collecting book sigs, she was able to give me a few pointers. Another aunt is an artist, so she was able to provide me with the appropriate signing pen (which, in her opinion, is a Sharpie).

So I signed the books, and my artist aunt took pictures of my first book signing. Isn't that so sweet?

I come from a rather large extended family, so I anticipate more family book signings to come.

Kim Gogo
11-25-2005, 06:37 AM
I just had my first author's appearance today!

Okay, it was at my grandma's house, but my presence was formally requested by one of my aunts. She bought three of the books--one for her and one for each of her grown kids--and she wanted me to sign them!

Turns out she collects books and tries to go to all the author signings she can. (And she's a fan of Robin Lee Hatcher, so that helped!)

Since she is well-versed in collecting book sigs, she was able to give me a few pointers. Another aunt is an artist, so she was able to provide me with the appropriate signing pen (which, in her opinion, is a Sharpie).

So I signed the books, and my artist aunt took pictures of my first book signing. Isn't that so sweet?

I come from a rather large extended family, so I anticipate more family book signings to come.

Very sweet!! It made me miss my grandma b/c your aunts sound as sweet as she was. :)

k

Paint
11-26-2005, 10:27 PM
I just had a "Whoo-Whoo" moment you guys. I was on my MSN inbox page and I noticed the banner. It said "Stay Strong-- Stories of Strength" and had a picture of a smiling woman. Did I dream that?

I've been out of touch, doing NaNo and haven't kept up with the threads. Are we advertising on MSN?

Paint
PS okay it's later and I found the ad again...it's for a drug ad, Citrical or something. But it's our wording. You click on it and there are pictures of women and you can share your story.

OneTeam OneDream
11-30-2005, 07:08 PM
On Dec 12th, Stories of strength will be the feature story on WDBJ 7's morning news. www.wdbj7.com (http://www.wdbj7.com) Kimberly McBroom will be doing the interview, which is great, because she was my babysitter when I was a kid.



And yes, I'm driving from Missouri to Virginia, basically just for this. I won't give up until we reach that 100k!

AmyDoodle
12-01-2005, 01:44 AM
AWESOME! :Clap: :Clap: :Clap:

Sully
12-03-2005, 07:27 PM
Here is the link to the interview I did with my local paper. The Sunday Portsmouth Herald.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/11272005/news/75175.htm

Mary

Shwebb
12-04-2005, 02:23 AM
What a great article!

My local paper (The Parkersburg Sentinel, out of Parkersburg, WV) did an article, but (despite my requests) do not have it on the online site. The article shows the cover of the book and a head shot of me, but also mentions Linley's (WVWriterGirl) essay.

She took a lot of info from the news release and listed where the book can be bought, so hopefully a few people might be interested 'round here.

(And the reporter spelled my first name wrong, despite having my name in print in numerous places, including email!:Smack: )

ChunkyC
12-04-2005, 02:38 AM
Wonderful, Sully! (I wanna see yours, Shwebb!)

Shwebb
12-04-2005, 10:45 PM
Okay--don't know if this will be legible, but I'll give it a try.

The article was written about par for this area, including the typos and getting my first name misspelled. When this reporter did an article about my aunt, she got my uncle's name completely wrong--we now call him Jim instead of Dale.

Lady K'Lyssia
12-07-2005, 12:46 AM
Beth Ann's bookstore - a small independent bookstore in Colorado Springs wants to try and set up a booksigning after the 1st of the year. She would like all of the Colorado authors to be there and I figure if there is anyone else in the area who could travel to C/S for this they would be welcome as well.

No date details at this time as Beth wants me to contact her after the first, but I wanted to start trying to line things up so we can set it up.

Primary detail - Beth prefers to do these on Saturdays - so anyone interested please contact me and let me know the best days and approximate times you would be able to participate.

Thanks
Carol Hightshoe
petaQ@msn.com

shelagh
12-09-2005, 02:29 AM
That's a wonderful article Shelly! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful article too Mary! I've added the link to "This is Lancashire," so folk can read a little bit more about your poem.

OneTeam OneDream
12-10-2005, 08:38 AM
Hey guys-


I had to put my TV interview on hold. It was supposed to be a live interview on Monday, but I couldn't make it. I'm sorry if I let anyone down, but I have some major life issues going on, so you probably won't see me around here much either. Hopefully it will be temporary, but we'll see.


Chris

JennaGlatzer
12-10-2005, 01:37 PM
Chris! I hope everything's OK. Of course you didn't let us down... take care of yourself.

Ken Schneider
12-10-2005, 06:39 PM
Here is the story that ran on Monday in one paper. I don't know if you can see it here: http://www.dailycall.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=122815&SectionID=5&SubSectionID=15&S=1

You can try though. I'd scan it but then I'd have to unplug something to plug in the scanner. As with other stories they screwed up a few facts, but I know it's selling books.

Ken

Monday, December 05, 2005

Local author published in disaster relief book

http://www.dailycall.com/SiteImages/Byline/M_1.jpgWill E. Sanders (wsanders@dailycall.com)
Staff Writer
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— Working on a collaborative front, 100 writers from around the world, including XXXX author Ken Schneider, have birthed a book in an effort not only to raise money for disaster relief charities, but to also raise spirits.

Like the rest of the nation following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Schneider, along with thousands of other users on a writers community message board and Web site, began discussing what they could do to help Gulf Coast victims.

Three months later, "Stories of Strength," a 316-page anthology consisting of 100 entries of essays, poetry and fiction, came rolling off the presses.

Out of 600 submissions, only 100 were chosen for "Stories of Strength" (read between the lines: SOS) and while Schneider said he was glad his submission was chosen, he said he also is honored, but not just because his nonfiction short story was chosen.

"It's an honor to be associated with this kind of project and to see people coming together to help the victims of the Gulf Coast disasters," he said.

According to the book's Web site, where the book can be purchased, www.storiesofstrength.com, "Stories of Strength" alternates between the tear-jerking and the humorous; a tribute to courage and endurance that is guaranteed to inspire and remind that the human spirit knows no boundaries. It features stories from sci-fi novelist Orson Scott Card and actor Wil Wheaton, among others.

"Stories of Strength" can be purchased locally either at or through Readmore's Hallmark, 430 N. Main St., XXXX, or Jay and Mary's Book Center, 1201 Experimental Farm Rd., xxxx, for $15.95. Jay and Mary's were stocked with the book Friday and Readmore's is currently awaiting a shipment. The book can also be purchased at any online book retailer.

All proceeds of the book go to help the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"Everybody involved in this book is doing this for the Gulf Coast tragedies," Schneider said during an interview last week. "That is why we all wrote this."

The book went on sale Oct. 31 and in one month's time has sold 536 copies. Those working with the project are hoping to sell $100,000 and have started campaigns to get the word out about the book to larger markets.

Schneider, 45, likens the book to another well-known and heavily read book (which later had several spin-offs). "It's akin to 'Chicken Soup for the Soul,'" he said.

While the intent of the book is to raise money for hurricane victims, it also serves a dual purpose of raising the spirits of anyone who reads it. The irony isn't lost on Schneider.

"Not only does it help those ravaged by the hurricanes, but it also helps those who read the book," Schneider said. "It will give them strength and uplift them when they read it."

Schneider's story that appears in "Stories of Strength, titled "Blizzards and Friends," is a short nonfiction story about how he, at the age of 17, and a 50-something community resident traversed a three-block area during the Blizzard of 1978 to purchase goods for their neighbors — even things some may consider trivial, like cigarettes — who were in need. The story is one of compassion, caring and community; a story that happened in the city of XXXX.

In an except of "Blizzards and Friends," Schneider writes: "For years, not a day went by that one of my neighbors didn't say something to me about the blizzard. It meant something to them that I was so willing to help, and now I know why they felt that way. Who else did they have? They never forgot that kindness. Those were our neighbors — people we loved and cared about — Mr. Williams and I did what we thought we needed to do that day. Their friendship and kindness over the years far outweighed that little three-block walk I made for them. Though they never thought so."

ChunkyC
12-10-2005, 09:25 PM
Ken: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoteClap.gif

And Chris -- what Jenna said, buddy.

Ken Schneider
12-11-2005, 03:16 AM
Thanks Chunky. That same story was carried in another paper.

I know it's selling books because the stores are having trouble keeping them in stock.

maestrowork
12-14-2005, 11:15 PM
The article with me came out in CiN Weekly this week. Another article came out in the McKnight Journal about two weeks ago. I have a radio interview this coming Saturday at 4. That's all.

ChunkyC
12-15-2005, 12:16 AM
The article with me came out in CiN Weekly this week. Another article came out in the McKnight Journal about two weeks ago. I have a radio interview this coming Saturday at 4. That's all.
That's all? That's pretty darn good, my man! Any links to share?

Shwebb
12-15-2005, 12:26 AM
Hey, CC--

Just Googled CiN Weekly, and I got this as a link to Ray's interview:


http://www.cinweekly.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051214/LIFE/512140345/1053/all

It's pretty good, Ray!

(Can't do a lot of typing/reading right now; I've got double-barrel pinkeye. I have no idea how I got it; I always get something weird right after childbirth, for some reason. But this was worth looking up!)

ChunkyC
12-15-2005, 12:37 AM
Awesome, bro!

My-Immortal
12-15-2005, 01:26 AM
The article with me came out in CiN Weekly this week. Another article came out in the McKnight Journal about two weeks ago. I have a radio interview this coming Saturday at 4. That's all.

Congrats! Let us know how it goes. :)

Take care all -

AmyDoodle
12-15-2005, 06:23 AM
Ray--

"That's all." Right.

That's Terrific!!!!:Clap:

Great interview!

maestrowork
12-15-2005, 08:25 AM
Thanks. You should see the print version. It's beautiful. :) [not the author... just the article]

Sarita
12-16-2005, 12:08 AM
Ray, that's so great. I just want to pinch that cute little picture of yours. Will the radio interview be available on the web? Let us know! :)

aka eraser
12-19-2005, 01:38 AM
We fell victim to the no-self-pubbed-books-get-reviewed policy that many large dailies adhere to but Liz Braun worked in a mention in the Saturday paper. The Saturday edition of the Sun averages around 750,000 readers so let's hope a goodly number of them took notice.

http://www.smittenimages.com/TorontoSunArticle.jpg

No, I did not pay her $5.00 to mention my name. That would just be wrong.

I promised lunch, my 3rd-best steelhead rod and a plaque that says "Lizzard - You're The Best!"

Ken Schneider
12-19-2005, 05:40 AM
The article with me came out in CiN Weekly this week. Another article came out in the McKnight Journal about two weeks ago. I have a radio interview this coming Saturday at 4. That's all.


Excellent Bro' I wish I knew where that coffee house was. I was in Cinci last Friday. You'd never guess where? The Art Academy. Scary for a country boy, over the Rhine and all. LOL.

JennaGlatzer
12-19-2005, 01:32 PM
I love reading these! Rock on!

Jean Marie
12-19-2005, 06:34 PM
The article with me came out in CiN Weekly this week. Another article came out in the McKnight Journal about two weeks ago. I have a radio interview this coming Saturday at 4. That's all.

Ray, that's awesome!!! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoteClap.gif Now, what did you do w/ your pic????

AdamH
01-14-2006, 08:26 PM
Holy moly! So, I submitted press releases to all the local media here in Halifax mid November. Just got a phone call back from one of them.

I had my first interview over the phone. I wasn't expecting it since it's been so long since I sent stuff out. Sort of came out of nowhere but it went pretty well. I hit all the important points that I could remember. I joked with her a bit while I was fumbling for info.
Anyway, they're going to run the story and want to take my pic later today. I'll write back when I get more info. I've got to pretty myself up a bit for my close-up. :)

ChunkyC
01-14-2006, 10:34 PM
Holy moly! So, I submitted press releases to all the local media here in Halifax mid November. Just got a phone call back from one of them.

I had my first interview over the phone. I wasn't expecting it since it's been so long since I sent stuff out. Sort of came out of nowhere but it went pretty well. I hit all the important points that I could remember. I joked with her a bit while I was fumbling for info.
Anyway, they're going to run the story and want to take my pic later today. I'll write back when I get more info. I've got to pretty myself up a bit for my close-up. :)
Excellent, Adam!

I've been thinking it might be time to follow up with the no-responders, especially the national contacts. Now I definitely have to do it. You never know.

Shwebb
01-15-2006, 09:31 PM
Go for it, CC!

That's what I like about this book. Regardless of the fact that this summer's disasters are beginning to be old news, SoS is good enough to stand on its own. And that will never go out of style.

AdamH
01-16-2006, 12:24 AM
So they have a HUGE write-up in today's newspaper (Halifax Daily News). I was shocked at the size. It's nearly two-thirds of a page (On Page 6!) and my mug holding the book. It's not on their website so I can't link it.

As soon as I figure a way to scan it and post it, I'll do that.

All I can say is...WOW!

I'll keep you all posted!

Cabria
01-17-2006, 11:47 PM
Congratulations Adam! That's wonderful! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/e2cheer.gif

AmyDoodle
01-18-2006, 01:18 AM
Sorry I've been out of pocket--I've finally finished my Christmas shopping! Now I'm frantically searching my seat cushions for spare change.

Anyway, over the holidays our local weekly paper, Middle Tyger Times, researched Stories of Strength from the information I sent and did a nice piece--inside, top of the page, across all columns--with a picture of the book.

Also, since I'm the church secretary of a small local church and newsletter staff of one, I put a nice blurb that I know netted a couple of sales anyway. :)

ChunkyC
01-19-2006, 04:18 AM
Excellent, Amy!

And, Adam (maddwriter) asked me to post this fer y'all....

AmyDoodle
01-19-2006, 04:26 AM
Way To Go, Adam!!!:TheWave:



Chunky, you said "y'all"--Are you from the South of Canada? We use that word when we conjugate verbs down here--third person inclusive!

ChunkyC
01-19-2006, 05:41 AM
Ah'm from jes west of Calgary, ma'am. *tips white stetson*

AmyDoodle
01-19-2006, 07:17 AM
Ooooh, I just love that smoooooth accent!

September skies
01-19-2006, 09:35 AM
Way to go Adam!!

AdamH
01-19-2006, 09:43 AM
Thanks, Charlie for posting it. I'm a bit on the inept side when it comes to posting pictures here.

The best part of the article was when it mentions "By day, he works at a bank in downtown Halifax. By night, he's a budding author."

It's like I'm Clark Kent :e2photo: ...or Batman...or something. Now if you'll all excuse me, I've got to go save some dangling participles.:e2salute:

Shwebb
01-19-2006, 04:07 PM
Great, Adam!

It'd be even better if we could read it. . . (hint)

shelagh
01-23-2006, 06:39 PM
Found this on the web -- don't know if it has already been posted:

http://www.investinyourselfbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=316599

ChunkyC
01-23-2006, 07:46 PM
Way cool! Good find, Shelagh.

AdamH
01-24-2006, 07:31 AM
That is awesome!

littleblackdog
02-08-2006, 12:12 AM
Hey that's me doing the reading and signing at Invest In Yourself. It's this Saturday, my first. I'm just hoping I can make it through without crying. I invited everyone I know and I think 10 people are coming. Does anyone have any words of wisdom?

Vanessa
02-08-2006, 12:28 AM
U all still rock! Congratulations! Stories of Strength is a jewel that keeps shining and shining and shining.........

Shwebb
02-08-2006, 01:14 AM
Hey that's me doing the reading and signing at Invest In Yourself. It's this Saturday, my first. I'm just hoping I can make it through without crying. I invited everyone I know and I think 10 people are coming. Does anyone have any words of wisdom?Catherine, I'm sure you'll do wonderfully. Make it like it's a big party, and everyone, including you, will have fun. Congratulations!

AmyDoodle
02-08-2006, 11:38 PM
LittleBlackDog--Just believe in what SoS stands for and believe in yourself--which shouldn't be hard, you're terrific! You'll do great!

sthrnwriter
02-09-2006, 10:18 AM
LittleBlackDog--I'm sure you'll do fine. Have fun and Congratulations!

littleblackdog
02-10-2006, 10:38 PM
Thanks to everyone for the warm wishes for my signing. I'll report back after the weekend to let you all know how it went.

2/13/06
I'm proud to say the reading went well. About 20 of my friends and family showed up to hear me read The Smell of Lilacs . I got a little choked up during the reading, but so did some of the people listening. All in all, it was a good experience and I'm happy to have my first reading under my belt.

The only real SNAFU was that the books that the bookstore owner ordered for the signing hadn't arrived yet and she only had two copies in stock. We came up with a workaround, though. Anyone who wanted to buy the books could buy them on Saturday, and once they arrive, I will sign them at the bookstore. She'll then send them to the buyer at her expense. From my calculations I believe she sold about 10-15 copies!

awatkins
02-24-2006, 11:10 PM
Hi, everybody! I just got an e-mail from an Alabama publication wanting to set up a telephone interview to discuss SoS! It's scheduled for week after next and the editor said she plans to run an article in the April issue. I'll try to do as well as the rest of you guys! :)

Cabria
02-25-2006, 12:20 AM
Yay Anne! That's awesome. You'll do great!

Debbie http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

awatkins
02-25-2006, 02:06 AM
Thanks, Debbie, I'm gonna try! :)

ChunkyC
02-25-2006, 05:31 AM
From my calculations I believe she sold about 10-15 copies! Well done! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoteClap.gif

And Anne, go get 'em!

jdkiggins
02-25-2006, 05:39 AM
Congratulations, Anne!

I received a call last Thursday from a reporter at the Sewickley Herald. She kept me on the phone with questions for 30 minutes. Said it would most likely be published next week. I'll keep you posted.

September skies
02-25-2006, 05:51 AM
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/Emotesnoopy.gif That's great, Anne and Joanne

awatkins
02-27-2006, 04:22 AM
Cool, Joanne! And thanks for the congrats. :)

Thank you, too, Esther and Charlie! :)

ChunkyC
02-27-2006, 11:28 PM
Kewl, Joanne!

jdkiggins
03-04-2006, 05:20 AM
The story was in yesterday's Sewickley Herald. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoteClap.gif
http://joannedkiggins.home.comcast.net/images/shstory.jpg

mdin
03-04-2006, 10:04 AM
Good job, Joanne!

September skies
03-04-2006, 08:09 PM
wooohoooo! Way to go Joanne. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif
And by the way, your story of perseverance is so inspirational. I shared it with my daughters.

AmyDoodle
03-05-2006, 05:06 AM
Wonderful Joanne!

Your story reminds me to stop and count the blessings I take for granted.

ChunkyC
03-08-2006, 11:48 PM
Excellent, Jo!

aka eraser
03-09-2006, 12:20 AM
Well done Jo!

Time flies eh? I was one of those emailers when I first read the essay years ago. :)

awatkins
03-09-2006, 01:11 AM
What a wonderful write-up, Joanne! :)

Vanessa
03-09-2006, 03:07 AM
Wow I'm sorry I missed this Joanne when you posted it. I'm very happy for you. SoS shall live on.
Great job Jo'

jdkiggins
03-09-2006, 04:54 AM
Well done Jo!

Time flies eh? I was one of those emailers when I first read the essay years ago. :)
Yes, you were, Frank. And I still have the e-mail. ;)

Thanks, Vanessa, Anne, X, September, Amy, and CC.
Let's hope it boosts a bit of sales from the western part of PA. :)

JennaGlatzer
05-17-2006, 12:15 AM
Just got this from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, who is going to put the review on Amazon. Many e-zines pick up her reviews, too, so it could appear far and wide. :)

--
Time goes by quickly and though it is well past headline time for New Orleans and Katrina, revisiting stories that can only come from disaster is always heartwarming and inspirational. The ones in "Stories of Strength" are especially so because it is full of stories (and poems) that could stand on their own in the best of literary journals -- many by authors I know, many by authors I know of.

Editor Jenna Glatzer is a favorite of mine. I feel obligated to reveal that so this review will not appear to be what it isn't. I have enjoyed her children's stories and her how-to books for writers (do search her name on Amazon and review her veritable catalog of books!). So it is not surprising--knowing what I do about her--that she would tackle an anthology like this.

Still, I was constantly reminded of her skills and the craft of those authors she selected for this book.

I loved that the mini-bios of the writers came directly after their stories or poems. That is a convenience for the curious reader.

I loved that she mixed the talents of emerging writers like Cynthianna Appel with those of seasoned ones like Orson Scott Card (a writer from my home state of Utah).

I was thrilled that she didn't neglect poetry in favor of stories.

I liked that she didn't skimp on the size of the book (for that tends to be a trend in these hurried days).

And mostly, I found it amazing that she found so much quality so quickly after a disaster.

By all means, it is not too late to read this one and all proceeds benefit disaster relief charities.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Award-winning author of everything from a chapbook of poetry to a book of creative nonfiction to a literary novel

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Author
THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER:
HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T,
Winner USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004"
#1 Bestselling E-book at Star Publish.
Purchase the paperback at http://www.amazon.com/.
Learn more at: http://www.tlt.com/authors/carolynhowardjohnson.htm

ChunkyC
05-17-2006, 01:17 AM
:hooray:

aka eraser
05-17-2006, 04:32 AM
Very nice. :)

AmyDoodle
05-17-2006, 06:01 AM
Too cool! She's obviously a person with superb judgment and excellent taste!:)


(Yes, I know I'm addicted to exclamation points. I admit I have a problem. I have a team of experts working on a solution!!!)

AdamH
05-22-2006, 07:34 AM
I'm glad it's still hovering out there. :) Great review!

I find Stories of Stregth timeless in it's own way. It was kind of fortuitous that we couldn't specify a specific disaster on the cover. Katrina may have passed but, it's sad to say, there'll be another one sometime in the future. I hope SOS keeps chugging along and helping others. That would be my wish. :)