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NEWS & CONGRATULATIONS

Sharyn McCrumb, for a splendid review in the New York Times, which called THE UNQUIET GRAVE "vintage yarn-spinning." Another excellent review appeared in Carolina Mountain Life, which said: "From records and reports, McCrumb stitches together two sides of a beautiful, complex quilt, telling one story with two different faces." In addition, the Roanoke Times did a big front-page extra section feature, as did the Asheville Citizen in North Carolina. The book is a featured alternate selection of The Literary Guild, and was chosen as an all-conference read for the West Virginia State Library Conference. And there's more: the book was selected as the 2017 selection for "North Georgia Reads", a community book program sponsored by the Georgia Library System. It is the featured book at the West Virginia Book Festival in October, and Sharyn did a solo program at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville and was featured at the Kentucky Book Fair.

Kerri Maniscalco's spectacular five week and counting run on the New York Times Bestseller list with HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA!

Irene, Michael, and Debbie
Irene, Michael, and Debbie

Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, who did a number of well-attended events in Detroit and Ann Arbor for SURVIVORS CLUB. It was gratifying for Irene to see this happening in the place where she grew up. She ran into a number of old friends and acquaintances, and Michael and Debbie, as usual, hit it out of the ball park. Michael and Debbie also had a richly detailed feature article in the Fordham University Magazine that went out to 185,000 people.

Lauren Doyle Owens and her duo starred reviews in Booklist and Publisher's Weekly for THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING.

Hillary Monahan, whose novel THE HOLLOW GIRL headed Barnes and Noble's list of "7 Horror Stories in Which Women Are More Than Victims" and was the only YA book on the list. The novel was also featured on a Kirkus list of books to look out for in October and received absolutely glowing reviews from both VOYA and Booklist.

Traci Chee's thunderous reviews from Booklist and Kirkus (starred!) for book two in her Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy, THE SPEAKER. Meanwhile book one, THE READER, was awarded the RT Book Reviews SEAL OF EXCELLENCE.

Nic Joseph for the glowing review from Booklist for THE LAST DAY OF EMILY LINDSEY.

Eileen Cook's WITH MALICE which is a finalist for a 2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards.

Boyd Morrison, whose TYPHOON FURY (written with Clive Cussler) got fabulous reviews in Publishers Weekly, which praised the "expertly drawn characters and a well-constructed plot", and from Kirkus, which said: "Cussler and Morrison will always entertain when you're tired of binge-watching TV action shows."

Loretta Ellsworth, whose STARS OVER CLEAR LAKE has been chosen for the 2018 Independence, Iowa community-wide read.

Ella Joy Olsen for rave reviews for WHERE THE SWEET BIRD SINGS in The Salt Lake Tribune, Shelf Awareness & BookTrib.

Amy Reichert, for her novel THE SIMPLICITY OF CIDER's inclusion in Bustle's fall books roundup.

Emma Duglas, whose PLACE LIKE YOU received glowing and highly quotable from Publisher's Weekly and RT Book Reviews (a four stars review). Over 150 blogs signed up for her blog tour. The novel was also chosen as one of Kobo's Best of the Month in October and had an excerpt featured on the USA Today site.

Rebecca Drake and JR Backlund at this year's Bouchercon in Toronto.
Rebecca Drake and JR Backlund at this year's Bouchercon in Toronto

Kaethe Schwehn's phenomenal Booklist review which called her adult fiction debut THE RENDING AND THE NEST, in part, an "unsettling, postapocalyptic page-turner..."

Rebecca Drake, for rave reviews for her forthcoming novel JUST BETWEEN US from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Dressed to Read.

Nancy Redd, for being featured in an article in Parents Magazine.

Kara Lawler for articles in Reader's Digest and MSN.