Tara Lynne Groth
Tara Lynne Groth released MAGAZINE QUERIES THAT WORKED: BUILD INCOME AND AUTHORITY WITH FREELANCE JOURNALISM in June 2017. MQTW is a collection of all her successful queries, the stories behind each article, how much she was paid, when she was paid, and how her workflow changed as a result of writing each article. www.taralynnegroth.com Associated website
Mary Ann Sternberg
The 11th Annual Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is currently accepting submissions of fiction by rising African-American authors until the August 15 deadline. Both novels and short-story collections published in 2017 as well as galleys of forthcoming 2017 publication are eligible to win the $10,000 award which honors Louisiana native Ernest Gaines and his contribution to literature. The winner will be announced in November, followed by the award ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 18, 2018. Criteria for submissions, entry forms, and more information about the Gaines Award are available at www.ernestjgainesaward.org. Please direct questions to Lois Smyth at award sponsor, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, at email@example.com.
Candy B. Harrington recently released her fourth national park access guide, Barrier-Free Travel; Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. The guidebook includes detailed information about wheelchair-accessible trails, sites, lodging options and attractions in these three Central California National Parks.
Tish Davidson’s 11th book, Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues, from ABC-Clio/Greenwood Press, explains the science behind vaccines in clear, non-technical language. The
book also traces the history of vaccine research and the feuds among their developers.
Controversy has surrounded vaccines from the start, and this book investigates past and current
debates surrounding their use. Vaccines is a valuable resource for libraries, doctors’ offices and for anyone wishing to understand the real vaccine story.
Fiona and her husband have completed their first joint book project, which combines their love of food and old movies. The B-Movie Cookbook shares trivia from 15 classic 1950s monster movies, as well as a series of dishes inspired by each movie. From sea monsters to aliens to radioactive ants - they're all here with associated menus to build your perfect date night. Associated website
The American Club: A Centennial History, written by Richard Blodgett, earned the Printing Industries of New England Pinnacle Award for the best-produced hardcover of 2016. The publisher was Marian Calabro’s company CorporateHistory.net, which has books in the works for The Libman Company, American Water, and Farmers Insurance.
I'm happy to announce that The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide just won the 2017 Green Book Festival Wild Card award. Associated website
Melanie Padgett Powers
Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of MelEdits, will co-present a session on plain language for writers and editors at the Association Media & Publishing (formerly the Society of National Association Publications) annual conference, June 26-28, in Washington, DC. Powers has been editing and writing for membership associations for 17 years and has been a member of AM&P for almost as long. She will co-present “Battling the Jargon: Using Plain Language in Your Writing and Editing” with Stacy Brooks, communications manager at the American Physiological Society. The session will encourage association editors and writers to embrace plain language, which is not about “dumbing down.” In the interactive session, Powers and Brooks will teach attendees how writing in plain language will make their stories clearer, stronger and more engaging. Powers will also share information on the latest editing trends, including those discussed at the 2017 American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference. Associated website
Lauren B. Stevens
Lauren B. Stevens' essay, "Like a Dandelion," was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families (May 2017).
Susan B, Weiner, CFA, has become the editor of the NAPFA Advisor, the monthly print magazine of an association of fee-only financial advisors. (Sorry, members, the magazine lacks a freelance budget.) She continues to write and edit for leading investment management firms.
Kelly Boyer Sagert
The PBS documentary where I have writing credits, Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story, has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Associated website
Melanie Radzicki McManus
Melanie Radzicki McManus recently released her memoir, Thousand-Miler (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017), about her record-setting thru-hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Associated website
I'm happy to announce that my newest guidebook, MOON Michigan will be released on May 9, 2017. Associated website