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From the Staff of The Editorial Department

April 12, 2013

New in Print: Found Objects, By Peter Gelfan
A "thought-provoking, sophisticated exploration of an unconventional domestic 'arrangement'"

Editor Peter Gelfan has authored books before, and in Found Objects, his first novel published under his own name, critics and readers alike are finding plenty to praise. Says bestselling author Tony Cohan, “In this fluent, engaging novel, Peter Gelfan penetrates a modern family’s domestic arrangement and exposes in keen, artful detail […]
December 28, 2012
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“Diabolically Clever:” Rich Silvers Leaves Fortune 500 Finance and Launches a Second Career as a Suspense Novelist

Rich Silvers spent twenty-five years working in the finance departments of Fortune 500 companies. Early on, during his lunch breaks, he would browse bookstores in mid-town Manhattan and dream about writing a novel of his own. “I knew exactly the format I wanted to write.” His dream came […]
December 16, 2012
Memoirs Aren't Fairytales A Story of Addiction

Chronicling Self Destruction: Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales
A debut novelest captures the tumultuous life of a heroin addict

Let’s start with the answer that everyone wants from Marni Mann: no, she’s not a heroin addict, and she’s never been a heroin addict. But she’s flattered when readers of her debut novel, Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, ask to see the scars on her arms (there aren’t any of those, […]
November 2, 2012
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A “Sharp Supernatural Thriller” In Siding Star, Christopher Bryan’s Debut Novel

As an avid reader of fantasy, magic, and the supernatural, author and theologian Christopher Bryan says that when he ran out of books to read from J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, he decided he should write stories of his own. From the Kirkus starred review: “A detective inspector joins forces with an […]
January 23, 2012
Beneath the Surface Joya Fields

Beneath the Surface: Finding Inner Strength
Debut romantic suspense novelist introduces an amputee heroine

When Joya Fields was a senior at the University of Maryland, she interned for Easter Seals and met many people with disabilities. It was an eye-opening experience that the book-loving English major drew on years later for her first novel, Beneath the Surface, which released this month from The Wild Rose Press. […]
January 15, 2012

“Get to Work:” A Yoga-Teaching Novelist Stretches to Become Publisher and Marketer
Why a yoga instructor and mom of 3 decided she needed to take on the task of self-publishing

“If you have a book you believe in, get to work,” says novelist Mary E. Kingsley. She would know. Mary’s debut novel, Angel, was released last November, with Mary acting as both author and publisher. Set in an Appalachian town in the early 1970s, Angel is the story of a thirteen year-old […]