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Life Is A Mystery – October 7, 2020

Join us with authors Sebastian Pandolfo, Michelle and Angelle, and Srdjan Bogicevic.

Sebastian Pandolfo, author of “McGowan At War” – Set in 1969 in what was then the Republic of Vietnam, this novel deals with intelligence-gathering and some of those involved in the process, particularly Warrant Officer Francis McGowan, a US Army linguist. His assigned duty is to sit in an office translating intercepted enemy communications but he is drawn into the active hunt for a communist spy. An American counterespionage agent working on the same case begins to suspect that McGowan himself is a security risk.

 

Michelle and Angelle, authors of “Wrong Guy, Right Room” – Neil and Kaitlyn’s meet-cute is straight out of a romance novel, except for the lack of hot sex. He wants to wait until their wedding night and make it special, but she’s not so sure. Neil’s gesture would be romantic if the love of her life, Luke, hadn’t abandoned her ten years earlier, leaving a string of ghastly relationships in his wake.

The night before Kaitlyn’s rehearsal dinner, her twin brother fills her head with images of erectile dysfunction and deformed penises, sending her to seduce Neil before it’s too late.

Scantily dressed, Kaitlyn sneaks into Neil’s hotel room ready to uncover their chemistry, but discovers Luke in bed instead. A viral outbreak in the hotel forces them into quarantine together. Kaitlyn and Luke must face their heartache from the past and their undeniable attraction in the present.

Wrong Guy, Right Room is a stand-alone contemporary romance where the wrong guy might just be the right man.

 

Srdjan Bogecevic, author of “The Art of the Imagination” After having a flash in his mind, the Present Self received an insight that he should write a book by using his Imagination to find the life answers he seeks, answers that his Future Self will provide for him. Stepping into the unknown, the Present Self was surprised when during that interview the roles were reversed, and instead of seeking the answers, he was the one who was providing them. Your Imagination is unlimited. You just need to remember how to use that power to create the life you want. This book will teach you exactly that; how to use your Imagination combined with your Intention to create the Future you’re dreaming about. That’s why you’ve been drawn to this book. There’s something inside of you that knows you’re greater than your current reality. That you can be more. Do more. Have more. Maybe this book is just one more reminder you’ve been looking for. To remind you of how great you are. By the time you finish reading this book, you’ll be in the process of transforming to a higher and better expression of yourself. Just remember this quote that the great Albert Einstein once said: “Imagination can take you everywhere!”The Art of Imagination aims to stimulate the imagination of the reader and is directed towards adults who are in their late 20s and early 30s, who may be questioning their path in life and who they are as a person.

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Parallel Perspectives – September 30, 2020

Join us with photographer Holly Gordon and artist Ward Hooper as they discuss their upcoming release, “Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/Lens Collaboration.”

The eye-arresting images in this original contemporary art book feature two popular mediums, painting and photography. Although the art is inspired by the Long Island landscape, its visual appeal in artists’ interpretations of locations is universal. Paired with the dialog of the artists, the narrative becomes an intimate conversation with the reader. Combining life, loss, serendipity and art, it portrays two artists, whose conceptually similar work evolved independently until social media brought them together. Their collaboration continues to produce treasures of stunning, memorable beauty.

The improbable pairing of Holly Gordon, photographer from Bay Shore, Long Island, and Ward Hooper, painter from Northport, Long Island, is a symbiotic match. 

Their artistic relationship is an affirmation of the human spirit in an age where most can’t seem to detach from objects. 

These two contemporary artists discovered a serendipitous connection to the earlier American artistic and personal alliance of Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, whose work was inspired by the same Long Island locations. The past thus joined the present, deepening Gordon and Hooper’s bond, both personally and geographically.

In Gordon and Hooper’s intimate relationship there is a sense of empathy, connection, and mutual discovery that is invincible.

Ward Hooper and Holly Gordon understand that the meaning of their journey extends beyond themselves. Their camaraderie and brilliant exposition beckons others to do the same and thereby reach their own heights in art and life.

Www.parallelperspectivesbook.com

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Join Us For An On-the-Air Book Club – September 23, 2020

Join us at Between The Covers with our Book Club guests, The Boynton Beach Bookies. We will be discussing Michael Finkel’s The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. SPOILER ALERT! Yes – we will be discussing the WHOLE book, so if you haven’t yet read it, please BE AWARE!

If you have read the book already, great! If not click the book below to purchase so you can follow along with us!

Michael Finkel, author of “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” – Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.

Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. A former alarm technician, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, books, and supplies, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges—and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.

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Facing Crossroads – September 16, 2020

Join us with authors Poppy Kuroki – author of “A Bard’s Lament” , Izzy Hodder – author of “Someone Like You” and Moe S.D. – author of “Ksneia and the World of Inspiration”.

Poppy Kuroki – author of “A Bard’s Lament” – The town of Veilig is burdened with a terrible secret. Ella is a bard, her sister a prostitute, working in a tavern to pay off their late mother’s debt. But Ella has a secret of her own. Her music carries codes for spies to decipher, working to undo Veilig’s horrific crimes. Then her sister is taken captive. Can Ella save them both, or will their tale end in darkness?

www.poppyinjapan.com

 

Izzy Hodder – author of “Someone Like You” – What do you do when you’re 17 and you find out you’re pregnant? How do you tell your friends, your family? How do you decide what to do? Meet Amy. Amy is your neighbour, your friend, your cousin, Amy is just like someone you know. When Amy is 17, she finds out she is pregnant. This turns her seemingly average life upside down. In her final year of school and trying to figure out where to go next with her life, Amy must make a decision that, no matter what, will stay with her forever.

 

 

Moe S.D. – author of “Ksneia and the World of Inspiration”- Ksenia and the World of Inspiration is the first book in the Bird with Blue Blood series and is based on the author’s real-life journey into the world of inspiration in a dream several years ago, after he was compelled to bring it to the real world. Each book is the product of a dream followed by years of thought, pain, discovery, and travel that has morphed into a story with tangible characters and art with definite colors and shapes. The city of Alyssum is a place plagued by fear and sadness, living in the shadow of a House of Agony until, one day, the music of a flute inherited by a girl named Ksenia brings joy and happiness to all that hear it. As much as she loves to play it, Ksenia soon discovers that the flute carries with it a myriad of secrets and the key to a whole new world outside her reality. Based on the life-changing vision of the author and placed uniquely where art meets literature, Ksenia and the World of Inspiration is the story of one girl’s foray into mystery, fantasy, and breathtaking beauty in pursuit of one thing-the enigmatic bird with blue blood.

https://thebirdwithblueblood.com/

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Exciting New Programs at Red Penguin Books – September 9, 2020

Red Penguin Books is excited to announce two of its newest programs, The Red Penguin Collection and The Red Penguin Review. Join us with literary associates JK Larkin and Nika Rose.

We are thrilled to introduce The Red Penguin Collection – a program for new and emerging authors – along with established authors – to publish their work in short form. Each collection is an anthology that will focus on a different theme or genre, ranging from mystery and romance to coming of age and social changes. Interested authors will submit up to 5,000 words of short stories, or essays. If Red Penguin accepts the submission for the limited spots in each Collection, the submission will be published and promoted through Red Penguin Books.

For details and submissions, please CLICK HERE.

 

Our upcoming publications for The Red Penguin Collection are:

WHAT LIES BEYOND

Sci-Fi Stories of the Future

Submission Deadline: September 15

 

It is all too easy to look back on the science fiction stories of the last century and question how far we have come. “Weren’t our cars supposed to be driving themselves by now? Why can’t my cell phone produce a holographic girlfriend for me? How is it that we can still be dealing with the same global health crises we did so many years ago when we are living in the future?” We can contemplate these questions and many more for hours, or instead we can use this opportunity to escape our current world and dive into the pages of our dreams and recreate the stories of wonder that we are so accustomed to reading.

    What Lies Beyond is the second anthology to be a part of the new Red Penguin division The Red Penguin Collection. We are looking for submission of up to 5000 words, all within the scope of the science fiction genre, to include in this book. If you like to tell stories of aliens, holograms, or galaxies far, far, away, this is the place for you!

 

 

 

A Trip For The Books

Submission Deadline: September 30

In a time when the world feels as though it has been paused, we could all benefit from a return to when leaving the house was easier to look ahead toward. A Trip For The Books, the third book in our new publishing project, The Red Penguin Collection, aims to compile essays, short stories, and other works that pertain to travel and what it means to venture forth from the homes in which we have found ourselves limited. In a submission of up to 5000 words, you can send in your selection that speaks of your vacations around the globe, your thoughts and practices regarding such journeys, or even a fictionalized telling of someone else’s travels. The page is your oyster.

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce The Red Penguin Review– a quarterly literary magazine dedicated to the emerging author- as well as the mid-career and established author who seek a place to explore their voice in a new way! Interested authors will submit up to 1500 words of poems, essays, and short stories, short plays, and/or excerpts of larger works. After a review process a select number of submissions will be published in the quarterly review alongside a featured interview (of notable authors and other publishing insiders), an article on a special topic in publishing by our founder and president Stephanie Larkin, writing tips & prompts, curated ads and MORE! We would be excited for you to join our network of authors and editors!

Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 9, 2020

Submit here:

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New Beginnings – September 2, 2020

Join us with authors David A. Lindsay, Tiffany Adams, and Barbara Josselsohn.

David A. Lindsay, author of “Lost From Atlantis” – 14-year-old Katie Sullivan has vanished from modern-day Atlanta and appears in 1197 A.D. Europe. Captured and taken as slave Katie makes a desperate wager with the king: If she can teach him how to fly, she won’t only go free – she’ll be rich! But if she fails she will die. As a valued but distrusted advisor she counsels the monarchy on famine, bandits raiding the villages, emergency first aid, Black Plague, saves a woman from burning at the stake, and much more. Could you convince a king in 1197 A.D. that you’re worth more as an advisor than as a slave?

 

Tiffany Adams, author of “Don’t Kiss A Frog” – Kissing causes a chemical reaction in the brain to boost hormones … Surely kissing a “frog” should have been a good thing, considering all the stories about princesses finding their “prince charming” after kissing a frog! Let me be the first to tell you, kissing a frog; allowing a man to walk all over you is NEVER worth it…

 

Barbara Josselsohn, author of “The Lilac. House” – Summer escapes to the Lilac House has always been a source of comfort for Anna Harris. Though things will never be the same since her husband’s death, she knows that it is there, nestled in Lake Summers in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, that she and her children Zac and Evie can begin to build a new life. The house is just as beautiful as Anna remembers, and caught up in the rhythm of small-town life helping her Aunt Hope run the little shop on Main Street, Anna begins to feel a sense of herself she hasn’t felt in years. Then she meets Aidan. Handsome, strong, and quiet, he also knows what it’s like to lose someone. In each other, they recognize something they’ve both been missing and they feel a spark. But Aidan’s past holds a different set of complications. He’s hiding a secret about why he came to Lake Summers. And just as the Lilac House finally starts to feel like home, Anna learns something devastating about Greg’s death that makes her question everything. The summer might have brought Anna and Aidan together, but can  Anna finally let go of the past now she really has the chance for a new beginning?

 

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Finding Inner Peace – August 26, 2020

Join us with authors Dennis Wilson and Reyna Marder Gentin.

Dennis Wilson, author of “Morning Coffee Thoughts” – This book contains a series of positive anecdotes to remind you that there is beauty within all of us. Embrace life, spread love, and live in peace.

 

 

Reyna Marder Gentin, author of “My Name Is Layla” – On the first day of eighth grade, thirteen-year-old Layla has a pretty good idea of what’s in store for her–another year of awkward social situations, mediocre grades, and teachers who praise her good behavior but find her academic performance disappointing. Layla feels certain she’s capable of more, but each time she tries to read or write, the words on the page dance and spin, changing partners and leaving her to sit on the sidelines. This year will be different in ways Layla could never have predicted. Her new English teacher, Mr. McCarthy, senses her potential. When he pushes her to succeed, Layla almost rises to the challenge before making a desperate choice that nearly costs her everything she’s gained. Will she be able to get back on track? And who can she count on to help her?

2019 Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award Finalist in Outstanding Debut Fiction for “Unreasonable Doubts”

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The Turbulence of Change – August 12, 2020

Join us with authors David Lange, author of new release “Quest: My Journey Through La Mancha” , Daniel Meier, author of “The Dung Beetles of Liberia” and Liz Box, Stephanie Dockweiler, and Janiva Jones, of QS2 Training and Consulting – “Something Is Different”.

Congratulations to David Lange, author of new release “Quest: My Journey Through La Mancha” –  Hope, kindness, faith, and the beauty of the human spirit. QUEST follows the true adventures of David Lange, a despondent New York teenager whose life changes forever after a “chance” meeting with a beautiful stranger during a summer trip to Spain, in 1982. Raised without religion and lacking self-confidence, he embarks upon an incredible quixotic journey to find and thank the woman who inspired hope within his heart. While his professional career as an Air Force officer takes him across the world and through combat in several war zones, an increasingly fantastic array of signs and portents, often verging on the miraculous, guide this would-be knight errant along a more spiritual pathway. Lange relies upon vivid descriptions from the pages of his diaries to bring to life the passion and enthusiasm of a man finding his way through the darkness and learning invaluable lessons about love, faith, gratitude, and hope. In a world that demands we follow the herd, the author strikes a forceful blow in the name of individuality and the power of forging one’s own path through life.

Daniel Meier, author of “The Dung Beetles of Liberia” – 2019 Grand Prize Winner, Red City Review – Based on the remarkable true account of a young American who landed in Liberia in the 1960s. Nothing could have prepared him for the events he was about to experience. Ken Verrier quickly realizes the moment he arrives in Liberia that he is in a place where he understands very little of what is considered normal, where the dignity of life has little meaning, and where he can trust no one. It’s 1961 and young Ken Verrier is experiencing the turbulence of Ishmael and the guilt of his brother’s death. His sudden decision to drop out of college and deal with his demons shocks his family, his friends, and especially his girlfriend, soon to have been his fiancee. His destination: Liberia–the richest country in Africa both in monetary wealth and natural resources,  It’s a novel that will stay will you long after the last word has been read.

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Liz Box, Stephanie Dockweiler, and Janiva Jones, of QS2 Training and Consulting Something Is Different” – In such trying times and an uncertain world, this book is written to soothe Covid-19 fears in children. It explains to them why they can’t go to school, why they can’t see their friends, and why it isn’t safe for their parents to return to work. It helps them see while something is very different, we can all work through this as a team.

www.somethingisdifferentbook.com

 

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An On-The-Air Book Launch Trio August 5, 2020

Join us with authors Lawrence Bloom, Debbie DeLouise, and William Rostron.

Lawrence Bloom, author of “Fierce Resistance”In the 1930s and 1940s Jewish men and women served as a “fierce resistance” fighting the British government that had mandated Palestine. These resistance fighters fought for a cause in which they truly believed: a free and independent Israel at peace. This novel salutes those “fierce” resistance fighters and their indomitable spirit.

 

 

Debbie DeLouise, author of “Memory Makers” – Twenty-five years ago, Lauren Phelps and her sister Patty were kidnapped from their backyard on Long Island. Lauren escaped her captor, but Patty was killed. Ever since, Lauren has suffered from nightmares of the “Shadow Man.” Trying to recall his face and avenge her sister’s murder, Lauren, now a kidnapping investigator, enrolls in a clinical trial for a new memory drug. At the offices of Memory Makers in California, she receives the injections of the Memory Makers’ serum, and begins to experience flashbacks of repressed memories. Along with the flashbacks, she receives threats from an anonymous source that point back to her childhood trauma. Soon, Lauren becomes involved with a fellow trial participant who seeks to recall his own traumatic past. But can Lauren discover the identity of the “Shadow Man” before history repeats itself?

https://debbiedelouise.com/

William Rostron, author of “Brotherhood of Forever: Band in the Wind The Final Chapter” – By October of 1967, all of the members of the band Those Born Free were dead or missing. They were gone, but not forgotten. In their wake, a cadre of diverse characters seek answers, and in doing so, find their existences irrevocably altered. Uncovering a treasure trove of old band tapes, each finds that the words and music of the lost speak to them—forever changing the paths of their lives. Brotherhood of Forever is an epic tale that relives the last fifty years of America through the eyes of a group of friends whose journey takes them from the streets of New York to the jungles of Vietnam, and from the fields of Woodstock to the pinnacles of rock and roll.

 

 

 

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The Voyage of Self Discovery – July 29, 2020

Join us with authors Michael Palermo and Thomas Duffy.

Michael Palermo, author of  new release “Diary of a Drunk Driver” -In today’s society the problem of Driving While Intoxicated or DWI is more prevalent than ever! Why? For several reasons but the most obvious to me is that more people drink and drive, not just drink and then drive. Years back when the majority of the population worked and lived in the inner cities, the average Joe would finish work, head for the nearest bar and have a few and take the train home. Or, finish work, take the train home, find the local bar, and walk home! With the explosion of not only suburban living but businesses moving to the outer cities as well as moving into the suburbs themselves., the convenience of the automobile was and is undeniable! In addition, the media explosion has extended consciousness to all forms of DWI. The tragedy caused by a DWI crash can remain for years, not only for the victim for the families, friends, and anyone who is connected with such an incident. So, what happens when you caught Driving While Intoxicated? What are the sacrifices? What are the costs? What are the embarrassing failures? In Diary of a Drunk Driver, the author provides the complete and accurate tale of a man arrested for, convicted of DWI, and the entire journey from the moment of arrest until the release from probation eighteen months later.

Thomas Duffy, author of “Stockboy Nation: A Sequel” – Phillip Doherty is at a crossroads in his life. He has moved from New York to California. He is engaged to be married to his long-time girlfriend, Melissa, his career is going nowhere and his latest novel has flopped beyond a reasonable doubt. Phillip thinks his only way out of money troubles is to go back to retail by working for Milton’s World of Fun which was the company where he worked when readers first met him in the original book, Stockboy (2013). Life doesn’t work out easily for Phillip in a forever-changing world where things transform in the blink of an eye. This story is Phillip’s journey to discover a new normal for himself and, somewhere along the way, decide what he will do for work. When confronted with another romantic partner, he also must re-evaluate his relationship and decide who he really loves. Stockboy Nation aims to make you laugh, cry, and think in ways you’ve never done so before.