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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy Press

Busy Press


Diversion Press, not yet three years old, also has a busy fall. Diversion Press attended two conventions. The first was the Annual Trigg County Women’s Show Event in November and then we attended sixth annual Festival of Books at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center in Maysville, Kentucky on Saturday December 11, 2010.

In the last months we released Broomsticks by Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker, Halloween Kentucky Style by Charles Suddeth, Wanderland by Robert Bresloff, and An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food by Adrianne Hunter.

This week we are releasing One Woman’s Life by Irena Pratis and Far Corners by Kathleen Bullock.

We also created a new imprint, Yellow Snow, and Ryan Nemeth, and his book I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here, is the first author on that label.

Finally we have just finished our poetry contest and are putting the book together now, winners will be announced soon. The horror anthology, After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales, is also ready for publication. In addition we have two more books nearing their release date, Visitation Rights by Pamela Laskin and If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut by Linda Loegel. All four of these books will be available early in the new year.

Speaking of 2011 . . . we have some more big plans for next year. We are planning even more author and press events. A new focus on both academic books and poetry books—single author poetry books! Throughout 2011 we will also have several new books coming out, including Notary Public Enemy by Tony Iovino, Grounded by Thomas Earl Allen, and a novel by Candace Saunders.

Busy Authors

Busy Authors


Diversion Press Authors stayed busy this fall with all of their signing and speaking engagements. Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker continue to sell out signings of Broomsticks, Charles Suddeth, author of Halloween Kentucky Style, attended his first book signing, Antonio Thompson gave several lectures and book signings of German Jackboots, and Ryan Nemeth’s I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here makes its mark as one of our best sellers.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

JOIN US for the 6th Annual Festival of Books-authors signing-Maysville, Kentucky

Join us for the 6th Annual Festival of Books, Saturday December 11, 10-3, at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Maysville, Kentucky.

Diversion Press will be in attendance.
We will have table display of our books.
We will have copies of ALL of our books with us.

More importantly-
We will have 4 of our authors there to sign books.

JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS PURCHASES

Charles Suddeth will be signing copies of Halloween Kentucky Style
Katie McHugh Parker and Sean McHugh will be signing copies of Broomsticks
and
Antonio Thompson will be signing copies of German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass:  Housing German POWs in Kentucky 1942-1946.

We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions please email us at diversionpress@yahoo.com
Keep an eye here on the blog and the website for all the latest developments.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Release just in time for Halloween, Halloween Kentucky Style by Charles Suddeth

Halloween Kentucky Style

For Halloween 1959, Mike and Timmy try to trick their cousins, Alice and Rose. The trick is on them when a homeless man and their nine-year-old neighbor team up to give them a Halloween scare that they will never forget.

By Charles Suddeth
ISBN: 978-1-935290-16-2
64 Pages, Paper, Childrens, $9.95

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Broomsticks Authors have a Magical Signing

Congratulations to Katie McHugh Parker and Sean McHugh on their magical book signing today!  They signed over 150 books at Where Art Thou gallery and even ran out of copies.  For those who made it today--enjoy your books.  For those who missed it or got there too late, see Katie and Sean on October 30 in Maysville at the museum during Halloween trick-or-treating!  Don't miss out on Broomsticks--one of the best treats this Halloween! 

Broomsticks Authors Signing Today

I hope that you didn't miss Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker on WXIX FOX 19 Morning News yesterday! 

Fly over to see them today October 23 signing books at Where Art Thou in Maysville, KY 2-4.

Can't make it today? 
They will be kicking some magic next week--Saturday, October 30--at KY Gateway Museum Center in Maysville 10 AM - Noon during the Trick-or-Treat at downtown businesses.  Stop by, buy a book, and get it signed for your witch fan!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Antonio Thompson, author of German Jackboots, speaks at Senate Chambers in Nashville, TN

Congratulations to Antonio Thompson


Antonio, author of German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German POWs in Kentucky, 1942-1946 (Diversion Press, 2008) just had his second book published. The University of Tennessee Press will be releasing Men In German Uniform: Axis POWs in America this month.

On Friday October 8, 2010 Antonio was one of the keynote speakers at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee. Antonio lectured at 4 p.m. in the Senate Chambers to a standing room only crowd.

Antonio, who just finished a visiting professorship teaching military history at West Point, is currently working hard on finishing his third book which is under contract with Routledge.

 




 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We will sign, read, and introduce ourselves, our press, and authors to your group

BOOKSTORES, Colleges, Community Groups, High Schools


Our authors and editors would love to come and talk to you about the publishing business, about being a writer, how to submit stories, books, and poems, and sign books. Our press would be happy to set up a display table to sell and showcase our books and talk to you about getting published.

If you are interested, please contact us!

diversionpress@yahoo.com

THE BIG NEWS

The Big News around here is that we are about to have 4 MORE books coming out:


Broomsticks by Katie  McHugh Parker and Sean McHugh

Halloween Kentucky Style by Charles Suddeth

Far Corners by Kathleen Bullock

And

After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales our horror anthology with over 20 selections.

KEEP POSTED TO THIS BLOG to learn more.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Interview with Adrianne Hunter about An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food


We interviewed our newest author Adrianne Hunter about her book An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food.



What inspired you to write this book?


When it was time to start my son on baby food, I did the math in my head and realized how much money it actually was to buy pre-made baby food from the store. I was shocked by how much other ingredients went into them. We were going through a tough time, financially, so I was trying to find any way possible to save us money. After doing a lot of research on the subject, I was very excited to see how much money I could save our family simply by making Will’s food as opposed to buying it pre-made. It was great to know exactly what my baby was eating.

I was the only person amongst my friends or family who made baby food, and I began to get so many questions about it. I thought to myself that perhaps other mothers out there would want this same information. I wanted to share the basic essentials on how to make homemade baby food, a resource I had a hard time finding but wished I had. My goal was to write an easy to follow recipe book with all of my lessons learned and tips in one place.

How hard was it for you to sit down and put together the book?

Writing the book came easy to me because I knew exactly what I wanted to say, but finding the time was difficult because I was working full time and taking care of a rambunctious toddler. I didn’t have much free time, needless to say.

What advice can you give to someone who is thinking about writing a book or is in the process of writing?

To be honest, writing a book was never on my “list of things to do.” But I began to feel a passion for this and felt inspired to write. My advice is to just go with your inspiration and write what you’re passionate about so your writing is truly heartfelt.

Also, I would say to be persistent. It is hard being an unknown, first time author. If you truly want to write and be published, keep on trying and sending your manuscript out to publishers. I think I received several rejections before Diversion Press believed in my book as much as I did.

What can you tell a reader about the book that will make them want to pick up a copy?

This book gives simple, straight-forward instructions on how to make baby food and has all of the wonderful recipes that my son loved to eat. Every other book that I found on this topic went into too many details about science and nutrition and only focused one chapter on baby food with the rest of the book focusing on toddlers. Many websites I searched were very overwhelming to me as a new mother as they had an enormous amount of information to read through. This book is a step-by-step guide providing the essentials on what to make, how to make it, and when to make it as your baby grows with useful tips along the way.

What advice do you have for new (or seasoned) mothers who might be considering making their own baby food?

It’s not as scary as you may think it would be! It’s actually pretty easy as long as you know the basics. Once you have the basics, you can get as fancy as you like or just keep it simple. All you need is a little time and a little knowledge, and the rest is easy. This book will gives all the tools you need without all the extra stuff.

What are your plans/scheduled events where we might meet you and get a signed copy?

Nothing set in stone yet, but I am currently working to get some events scheduled, which I will post to my blog page http://adriannehunter.wordpress.com.

Any other comments that you would like to be included?

It’s been a while since I actually made baby food; my son is now four years old. We just had our second baby, a little girl. I am excited to use my own book as a refresher on how I did it the first time!!

To purchase a copy please follow this link
An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food

Broomsticks authors to appear on television

Katie McHugh Parker and Sean McHugh the creators of Broomsticks will appear on WXIX-TV 19 FOX Morning News in Cincinnati on October 22, 2010.



Tune in to watch the interview and of course fly over to their website for additional information www.broomsticksbooks.com

Our Newest Books

If you are looking for something good to read, let us offer you a nice diversion with one of our newest books.

Explore magic and adventure with Robert Bresloff's Wanderland  


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See what college life MIGHT be like with Ryan Nemeth's I Can Make Out with Any Girl Here



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Find out how easy it really is to make homemade baby food with
Adrianne Hunter and her new book
An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ATTENTION AUTHORS and READERS of this Blog

ATTENTION AUTHORS and READERS of this Blog



YOU ARE NOT ALL Followers

Of this blog, but we wish you were-consider the benefits, you are reading this anyway, it is free, and occasionally (once) we gave out free books.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ryan Nemeth attracts “SUPERSTAR” attention

Ryan Nemeth attracts “SUPERSTAR” attention


Ryan Nemeth, author of I Can Make Out with Any Girl Here (Yellow Snow, a DP imprint), gets a major plug by one of wrestling’s superstars Lance Storm. The review is posted on the website of Nemeth’s older brother, wrestler Dolph Ziggler (hey Ryan, where are our tickets?)

You can read the review here

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NEW RELEASE An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food by Arianne Hunter

New in October from Diversion Press
An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food

By Adrianne Hunter






There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of your precious baby. An Easy Guide to Homemade Baby Food is a great resource for those looking for an easy, healthy, and cost effective way to feed their baby. The book is written to get straight to the point with easy instructions on preparing baby food along with some lessons learned from one mom to the next. The book enables the reader to feel educated on the subject without interfering with a new parent's precious "I should be napping time."

Siobhan Nichols to speak at Arcadia Unversity

Siobhan Nichols to be on a writer's panel at Arcadia University




Those of you near Arcadia University might want to make plans to attend the October 15 "Writers Return to Campus" event. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and features young writers speaking about writing and publishing. Siobhan Nichols, author of The Darling Rebels, will be there and will be on an author's panel.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HORROR STORIES

Submissions for the Horror Anthology are now closed. Thanks to all those who submitted.


This is going to be a great book. It is packed with over 20 short stories, enough to keep your blood cold on a winter’s night!

From the Lovecraftian “The Shadow Over Lynchburg” by Casey Clabough to the lighter fare of Vicky Gilpin’s werewolf complaints “Posted to a Tree.” This anthology has it all, the supernatural, the creepy, and the purported to be true like Terry Weber’s “Monroe Ghost.” Christa Bergerson, featured in Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, even provided two scary poems.

We can’t wait until the book is released and we hope you will join us by curling up with a copy, but make sure that you check the closets and under the bed before you get too comfortable.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Last Call for Horror Stories

We are still planning to release our horror anthology in time for Halloween, so if you have a short short, please send it now.

Tell your friends as well.  We will look at them quickly.  If you have been rejected before, send a different story.

Horror Stories Needed Now!!!!


Diversion Press needs your horror shorts!!!!

Horror Shorts

We will be immediately accepting several horror shorts for inclusion in an anthology. The stories should not exceed 8 double spaced Word pages, but between 4-6 double spaced pages would give your story the best chance for acceptance. We will read as they come in and notify you by email of acceptance or rejection.

Send only one story as a Word attachment, be sure to include a cover letter and short 3-4 line biography that will use if your work is accepted. Bear in mind that nothing excessively gory, graphic, sexual, or with heavy use of offensive language will be used. We prefer the story and suspense than the hack and slash.

There is no reading fee and YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy to be included. All selections are made well in advance of any sales being offered. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.

Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.
Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the story in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. The rights then revert back to the authors upon publication.

CONTACT US
Diversion Press
diversionpress@yahoo.com
http://www.diversionpress.com/
http://www.diversionpress.blogspot.com/

Interview with Ryan Nemeth author of I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here

We interviewed Ryan Nemeth author of the first book in the Yellow Snow line--I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here.

What inspired you to write this book?

 
This book actually started out as a much smaller piece I had planned to submit to my college's newspaper. I had done short humorous pieces for them in the past (fake advice columns, fake handwritten love letters, etc), and this was to be a serial fake journal entry piece. I realized pretty quickly, however, while writing the first few entries, that I had something much bigger on my hands. It became apparent that this Donny character was a seed from which this whole new world would grow. It kind of hit me that I had a book on my hands, which, unfortunately or fortunately (depending on how you look at it) was a lot more work than a simple weekly joke piece.





Do you relate to the main character and in what ways?

I see Donny as a character with general good intentions who is trying to find his place in the world. In that way, yes, I can relate to him. And every time I re-read the book, I find myself relating to his sense of humor. So, I suppose we have that in common, too. (Also, we both love using parentheses.) Donny is a kid who shows up at college for the first time and is at once completely overwhelmed and totally excited about this new life he's found himself in. Having lived in several different cities the last few years, I can definitely relate to that. And he's very thoughtful. You can tell by his daily journal that he thinks about life and the world around him. Maybe he doesn't always read situations the right way, or make the best decisions, but at least he puts some thought into them. Like I said, he has good intentions.

How hard was it for you to sit down and write the book?

It wasn't a challenge to dedicate myself to writing this book. I enjoyed the process so much. Yes, it was hard work actually brainstorming and jotting down ideas and jokes and storylines, and actually doing the writing, but I didn't struggle convincing myself to do it. Writing a novel is hard-- there is no way around it. But it wasn't hard to "sit down" and do it-- because I knew the end result would be good. Once I got rolling it just seemed to keep coming. There were certain points where I knew I had to step back from it and rest, but never once did I admit the possibility that it would remain unfinished.


What advice can you give to someone who is thinking about writing a book or is in the process of writing?


I don't think I've earned the right to advise aspiring writers! I wrote one book-- who the hell am I, you know? (Plus, I don't remember getting any advice from anyone.) Figure it out yourself. That's what I had to do. There isn't a manual or an outline on how to think of an idea, execute it, and get it published. There are books on "how to write a novel in 30 days" and "how to get published" but when it comes down to it, you have to wing it. No instructional book you buy is going to give you a great idea for a novel, or write it for you. Just like anything else that matters, writing a book is hard, hard work, with very little chance of any reward coming from it. That's probably why most people don't do it.


What can you tell a reader about the book that will make them want to pick up a copy?


This is a book that people who don't habitually read will still enjoy.It's a quick, easy read. It's really funny. I mean, really, really funny. The characters are relatable. Plus, whether you like wholesome humor, word play, suspense, or dirty words, this book has it all!

What are your plans/scheduled events where we might meet you and get a signed copy?

TBD


Any other comments that you would like to be included?


There is certainly more to come. I had a great time working on this project, and am excited to finish a second one. Also, I want to thank Erin Murphy for working so hard on the cover design. I love how it turned out, she did a wonderful job on that.


See more about Ryan and I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here on our website and the DP Blog

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cover image and ordering information for Wanderland

Follow this link to order
Wanderland from Amazon.com

Congratulations to Robert Bresloff on the August 30 Release of Wanderland

We are delighted to announce our latest Diversion Press release--Wanderland by Robert Bresloff.  We asked Robert Bresloff about Wanderland and writing in general. 

DP:  What inspired you to write this book?
RB:  Actually, I had seen a write-up in a news magazine about Gavin Menzies book “1421: The Year the Chinese Discovered the World.” The article told of the great Chinese Admiral, Zheng He and the vast armada he commanded for China in the 1400’s. Part of the premise of Mr. Menzies book was that the Chinese fleet may have discovered America long before Columbus. I was immediately inspired and not long after reading the article began to outline “Wanderland”. I ordered Mr. Menzies book and interpreted his theories into a story with wizards, emperors and pirates so to make it enjoyable for the middle school aged reader. Though “Wanderland” never states that the Chinese discovered America in 1421, it most definitely infers the possibility. The book acknowledges Gavin Menzies’ research and insight.

DP:  Do you relate to the main character and in what ways?
RB:  I believe that the main character, thirteen year-old Chen is “everyman.” Rescued from certain death or disfigurement when his village is destroyed and his family murdered, he must find his way in a strange new world with even stranger new friends. Of course most people never experience what poor Chen did, but in many ways our lives take different twists and turns, quite often into the unknown—a new job, moving to a new city or new relationships. Chen’s experiences make him grow, as a human being, and under the tutelage of the mysterious Master Waan, a wizard.

DP:  How hard was it for you to sit down and write the book?
RB:  Once the characters were set and the outline complete, this one seemed to pour out. For some unknown reason, this book and its characters are very special to me. Believe me, it can be very hard to sit and write, but writing this one was a wonderful experience. Of all the books I’ve written, “Wanderland” is my favorite.

DP:  What advice can you give to someone who is thinking about writing a book or is in the process of writing?
RB:  As far as the writing process is concerned, don’t be too concerned about corrections on the first draft. Get the ideas down, for they can be fleeting. You will probably do 5-10 rewrites before you submit the book, so just get the story that is inside you onto paper.
Writing is art, but don’t get hung up on your own words. If you want to sell your work it must have a market, so keep your business hat on as well, and be as objective as you can when deciding if your work is marketable.

DP:  What can you tell a reader about the book that will make them want to pick up a copy?
RB:  Any reader that loves intrigue, action, adventure, magic and fantastic sea voyages will be a fan of “Wanderland.” It is also a story about a young boy who loses all, only to become more than he had ever hoped to be—a ship’s wizard in the service of the great Chinese fleet. Oh, and it has a great looking cover.

DP:  What are your plans/scheduled events where we might meet you and get a signed copy?
RB:  The information will be posted on Diversion Press’ website/ blog or you can check my blog at: http://robertbresloff.blogspot.com/

Parting words from Robert...
I am very excited about the release of “Wanderland.” I believe it to be a unique insight to what might have been in America’s discovery. I’ve tried to make characters doing unbelievable things believable. If you read the book with an open mind and an open heart, I think you will enjoy it very much.


To order your copy of Wanderland, follow the link below.
Wanderland

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ellabug Author Teaches Visual Storytelling

A special thanks to Sunnyside Elementary school in Pullman, Washington for hosting Gregory Turner-Rahman this past spring.  The children learned about visual storytelling and of course Ellabug--everyone's favorite little bug.  For more information about this sweet character and to submit your own artwork, visit Gregory's blog at http://ellabug-thebook.blogspot.com/.  Ellabug is available on Amazon and makes a perfect treat for all the little bugs in your life.

Urban Falcon Author Wins Award

Congratulations to Jennifer Caloyeras!  Her young adult book, Urban Falcon was selected as runner up for the Hollywood Book Festival.  We are so happy for you Jennifer!

Visit the link and choose "Teenage" to learn more.
http://www.hollywoodbookfestival.com/winners2010.htm

Don't miss Urban Falcon.  Follow the Amazon link to buy your copy today!

To learn more about Jennifer and her upcoming events, visit her website:
http://www.urbanfalconnovel.com/

Three Books to be Released August 30

Diversion Press is excited to report that three new books will be released on August 30!

Adrianne Hunter's An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Babyfood (Diversion Press)
Robert Bresloff's Wanderland (Diversion Press Young Adult)
Ryan Nemeth's I Can Make Out with Any Girl Here (imprint Yellow Snow)

More information will follow about these exciting releases!

Antonio Thompson Gives Talk to Historical Society

Antonio Thompson, author of German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass, spoke at Austin Peay State University on Monday August 16 to a large group of people representing the local Historical Society and the Clarksville, Tennessee community.  This group was especially interested in the topic since Thompson's book contains stories and information about the German prisoners of war held at the local Army post during WWII (Fort Campbell known as Camp Campbell during WWII).  Dr. Thompson will have several speaking engagements in the area in the coming months including Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Check back for more information about these events.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Antonio Thompson to sign German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass Saturday July 31

Join Antonio Thompson, author of German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass, at Borders Bookstore in Governor's Square Mall in Clarksville, TN on Saturday July 31 at 11:00. Antonio will be there along with several other authors, the radio station Q108, and other vendors for Border's Tent event. Join the fun at Borders with Antonio for great books and music! Antonio will also be promoting his forthcoming book on German prisoners of war held in the US titled Men in German Uniform--to be released by the University of Tennessee Press this fall. Congratulations to Antonio!

Monday, July 26, 2010

HORROR STORIES STILL NEEDED

Horror Stories Needed Now!!!!


Diversion Press needs your horror shorts!!!!

Horror Shorts

We will be immediately accepting several horror shorts for inclusion in an anthology. The stories should not exceed 8 double spaced Word pages, but between 4-6 double spaced pages would give your story the best chance for acceptance. We will read as they come in and notify you by email of acceptance or rejection.

Send only one story as a Word attachment, be sure to include a cover letter and short 3-4 line biography that will use if your work is accepted. Bear in mind that nothing excessively gory, graphic, sexual, or with heavy use of offensive language will be used. We prefer the story and suspense than the hack and slash.

There is no reading fee and YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy to be included. All selections are made well in advance of any sales being offered. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.

Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.

Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the story in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. The rights then revert back to the authors upon publication.

CONTACT US
Diversion Press
diversionpress@yahoo.com
http://www.diversionpress.com/
http://www.diversionpress.blogspot.com/

POETRY NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

POETRY CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED

We still need poems for this anthology. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested. Details are below:

The poems should be typed exactly as you would like to see them in print.  Keep in mind that poems will be right flushed in the printed work. Please include in your cover letter a very short bio clip of no more than three lines that we will include if your poetry is accepted.

There is no reading fee and poems will be read and accepted or rejection given by Email. YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy of the book for your poetry to be included. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.

Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.

Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the poems in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. Poems may additionally be published on the website and used to market the anthology. All other rights then revert to the poets.

1st place: $20 2nd place: $15 dollars 3rd place: $10 dollars

Diversion Press
diversionpress@yahoo.com
http://www.diversionpress.com/
http://www.diversionpress.blogspot.com/

For a sample of our previous anthology you may purchase a copy of Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, our 2008 anthology, by visiting our website or Amazon.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Updates on Siobhan and The Darling Rebels

Siobhan Nichols, author of The Darling Rebels, is excited to announce that on August 7 she will be visiting and speaking at the West Chester Public Library in West Chester, OH. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Siobhan is in her senior year at Arcadia University, where she is earning her degree in English Literature. She is working on the sequels to her debut novel, The Darling Rebels.

















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You can purchase The Darling Rebels by contacting Diversion Press, or ordering through Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.

Updates on Dakota and Bill

Bill wrote:
There are photos of the booksigning I did in the Cayman Islands at www.dakotaaworkinprogress.blogspot.com


I have done many book signings in NY and MASS. as well and plan on doing many more when school begins. Dakota's book was a huge success at Lynwood Elemnetary School, where I did a reading after a fourth grade student there wrote a book report on Dakota: A Work in Progress. If you go to my facebook page you will see new photos of Dakota and his friends, and more information about his book.



If anyone wishes to send an e-mail, please feel free to do so. You may reach me at dakotathebook@gmail.com

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You can purchase Dakota:  A Work in Progress by contacting Diversion Press, or ordering through Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.




 

Monday, July 19, 2010

BOOKSTORES

Bookstores please note that by ordering directly from Diversion Press we can provide you with deep discounts. Please email us and we will work up a quote for you.

We would also love to have a listing of bookstores that carry or will carry our books. Send us an email for details.

The long cold silence ends

Hello Diversion Press fans, followers, readers, and authors.

The long cold silence on the blog finally ends and things are about to heat back up.

Just in time to catch up with the summer temperatures too!

We have three new books that are going to be released early in fall.

Our new poetry anthology is nearly finished.

Our horror anthology is almost done.

We are about to launch another book sale.

Our website, www.diversionpress.com has just been updated.

And that is just the start, stay tuned for all the updates.

If you are a Diversion Press author be sure to email us any of your updates so that we can share them on our website and blog, and that includes any appearances and signings that you have done, photos regarding your book, blog sites that can be added, or changes to your public contact information. If we aren't sharing your blog and email address here, we would love to do it. Please send it to us.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Advance information and praise for Broomsticks

One of our new books, Broomsticks, by Katie Parker and Sean McHugh is not due to be released until the fall, but has already received much advance praise.


The book was recently featured in an article by the Maysville (Kentucky) Ledger Independent (February 27, 2010). Click here to follow the link. This is a great article, thanks to reporter Melinda Charles and The Ledger Independent.

It was also featured in the recent issue of Art Calendar-click here to follow the link.

The authors also have a TBA signing date at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Kentucky in the fall.

This is certainly going to be a book to watch for this fall!

For more information on Broomsticks keep an eye on our blog and website or fly over to the Broomsticks blog by clicking here.

Diversion Press upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Irena Pratis will be reading from her book One Woman’s Life (scheduled for a Spring 2010 release) on March 21st. Additional signings and readings will take place on April 13th, 14th, and 28th. Times and locations will follow.

Antonio Thompson will be signing copies of his book German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass at the United States Military Academy at West Point in April 2010. Time, date, and exact location to follow. He will also be presenting his work to the faculty at West Point in March and to the New York Society of Military Historians in April. Exact date and time to also follow.

Interview with Siobhan Nichols about the Darling Rebels


Interview with Siobhan Nichols about The Darling Rebels


What inspired you to write The Darling Rebels?


Once I had the idea in my head, I kept writing to see what the characters were going to do next. They were intriguing and really just like real people, the kind that you want to know everything about because there's something about them that fascinates you. I wanted to be best friends with them, to go on their adventures with them. It didn't really feel like I was creating the story; it felt like the characters were letting me watch their lives so that I could tell their story.


What can you tell a reader about the book that will make them want to read it?

I like to think that I wrote the characters as very authentic teenagers, since I was a teenager when I was working on it. I wrote a story that I would've needed to read at that age, so the people reading it now should hopefully find it easily relatable to their own situations.


Many authors work their entire life to get published; how does it feel to be a published author at such a young age?


It feels wonderful, to be honest. I was worried that no one would take me seriously since I am so young, but I haven't had that problem yet. I also appreciate that I am serving as an inspiration for other young authors. I'm a firm believer that age shouldn't stop you from achieving your goals.


What are your plans/scheduled events where we might meet you and get a copy of your book signed?


I am working on getting signings close to my school and around Philadelphia. And when I get home for the summer, I have some connections that will more than likely lead to events. More details on them as they come in.


Any other comments that you would like to be included?


I am very proud of this book and am working diligently on the sequel, which I can promise will be even better.


Thanks,Siobhan

A HUGE THANK YOU to our authors and poets

We asked for help finishing off the 2009 poetry anthology and contest in a letter that went to all of our authors. The response was INCREDIBLE. Although we didn't use all of the poetry sent, this anthology is being made possible in a LARGE part by existing Diversion Press authors and poets. You submitted poems and put the word out about the anthology.

Thank you again for all of your help.

More information on the anthology release date will be given as it is available.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Encyclopedia of Global Terrorism and the War on Terror

The editors of the encyclopedia have posted updates.
If you are an author or planning to write for this work, you can find more information at this blog address:
http://terrorismencyclopedia.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Attention Bookstores

Diversion Press would like to offer a note to bookstores.
Our books are available directly through us at a deep discount and are returnable. If you are interested in setting up an account or making an order please contact us.

If you carry our books or will do so in the near future, let us know. We would like to list places that regularly carry our books so that our customers and authors know where to shop. We like to support retailers who support us.

Also, our authors are available for signings or speaking engagements. You can contact them through us, or through their email links listed on both our website contact page (www.diversionpress.com) or on our blog (http://diversionpress.blogspot.com/)

Our editors are also available to speak to groups.

Poems of New York and the Hudson Valley needed!!!

Poems of New York and the Hudson Valley

Please send up to five poems from or about The Hudson Valley. Please note in your cover letter your connection to New York and the Hudson Valley. Poems about geography, nature, feeling, place, city life, etc, preferred. Nothing offensive, sexual, or explicit will be considered.

Please send the poems and cover letter as a Word attachment. The Subject line should read Hudson Valley Poetry. Please refer to the attachment in the Email otherwise we will not open the attachment.

The poems should be typed exactly as you would like to see them in print. Please include in your cover letter a very short bio clip of no more than three lines that we will include if your poetry is accepted.

There is no reading fee and poems will be read and accepted or rejected by Email. YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy of the book for your poetry to be included. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.

Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.

Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the poems in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. The rights then revert back to the poets upon publication.

Diversion Press
diversionpress@yahoo.com
www.diversionpress.com
www.diversionpress.blogspot.com

Horror Stories Needed Now!!!!

Diversion Press needs your horror shorts!!!!

Horror Shorts

We will be immediately accepting several horror shorts for inclusion in an anthology. The stories should not exceed 8 double spaced Word pages, but between 4-6 double spaced pages would give your story the best chance for acceptance. We will read as they come in and notify you by email of acceptance or rejection.

Send only one story as a Word attachment, be sure to include a cover letter and short 3-4 line biography that will use if your work is accepted. Bear in mind that nothing excessively gory, graphic, sexual, or with heavy use of offensive language will be used. We prefer the story and suspense than the hack and slash.

There is no reading fee and YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy to be included. All selections are made well in advance of any sales being offered. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.

Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.

Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the story in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. The rights then revert back to the authors upon publication.

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Congratulations to Bill Rosencrans and Dakota's Book

Bill has reported to us that he had yet another great book signing.

Congrats to Bill and thanks to Todd and all the great people at Borders in Albany for hosting the event!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Reminder-Bill Rosencrans signing Dakota: A Work in Progress TODAY!!!


Bill Rosencrans signing Dakota: A Work in Progress
Bill will be signing copies of his book on the 30th in Albany, New York. If you are in the area please stop by and support Bill and Borders for hosting the event.Bill signed and sold 31 copies of his book at his last signing in December, so this one promises to be at least as good.
JANUARY 30th atBorders Book Store at Crossgates Mall in Albany, N.Y.From 2-4 PM.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse gets reviewed by The Midwest Book Review

Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse reviewed by The Midwest Book Review


The following review quotes material provided directly from The Midwest Book Review it has been provided to Diversion Press in hardcopy and is also located on Amazon.com:


"Competition brings out the best in people. "Meanderings: A Collection Poetic Verse" is the result of Diversion Press's poetry contest where the publisher encouraged poets to send in their best throughout the year of 2008. With many aspiring poets, their soul, desire, and love for poetry shines through to make for an intriguing read. "Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse" is a treasure trove. "Snow" by Stephanie Kajpust: A mysterious wind/blowing the snow like/Pollen in the summer/It drifts down/It has all the time in the world/Touching the ground/It turns to liquid/A snow globe has been shaken/The snow lets off as/The globe settles."

Ellabug Review

National Publicity for Diversion Press and its authors:

Ellabug gets a review


The following review quotes material provided directly from The Midwest Book Review it has been provided to Diversion Press in hardcopy and is also located on Amazon.com:

"Ellabug" is a jaunty tale of an unusual ladybug girl from an unusual family who longs for a more conventional appearing life, she thinks. She is so surrounded by uniqueness that she longs for conformity, which she finds among the hard-working ants. Although she admires them very much, she quickly determines that their overpowering work ethic is not all she wants in her life, and she becomes afraid her parents, quirky, eclectic creatures that they are, may lose her and forget about her forever. However, they call her (loudly, in huge-lettered name-words) and their call is music to her ears. She is reunited with her eclectic, non-traditional family, and discovers that celebrating differences has something to be said for it. The wonderful illustrations by author and artist Gregory Turner-Rahman in "Ellabug" add great depth to the story."

Friday, January 22, 2010

National Publicity for Diversion Press

Book reviews are of primary importance for book sales especially for small presses like Diversion Press. A good book review can make the difference between a few sales and many. Yet the competition to get a book reviewed, and to get a good review, is fierce. This is especially true when one considers that in 2005 approximately 172,000 books were published in the United States, and over 275,000 in 2008. Getting reviewed by major national sources like The Library Journal or The Midwest Book Review is difficult, but Diversion Press sends copies of its books these and other national reviewers as well.

Of the eight books that Diversion Press has published, three have received reviews in national journals: German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky, Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, and Ellabug.

Diversion Press would like to thank The Library Journal and The Midwest Book Review and congratulate our authors Antonio Thompson, Gregory Turner-Rahman, and all of our poets! We will post the reviews in separate blog postings.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2009 Poetry Anthology-Deadline Extended--Poems Still Needed

Diversion Press Anthologies
1. Poetry Contest 2009

DEADLINE EXTENDED

We still need poems for this anthology. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested. Details are below:



The poems should be typed exactly as you would like to see them in print. Please include in your cover letter a very short bio clip of no more than three lines that we will include if your poetry is accepted.

There is no reading fee and poems will be read and accepted or rejection given by Email. YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy of the book for your poetry to be included. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.
Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.

Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the poems in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. Poems may additionally be published on the website and used to market the anthology. All other rights then revert to the poets.

1st place: $20 2nd place: $15 dollars3rd place: $10 dollars

Diversion Press
diversionpress@yahoo.com
www.diversionpress.com
www.diversionpress.blogspot.com

For a sample of our previous anthology you may purchase a copy of Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, our 2008 anthology, by visiting our website or Amazon.

You may request a PDF of our catalog, delivered free of charge to your Email address, by simply sending an Email to us with “Catalog Request” in the subject line.

You may also enter our free contests for book giveaways, as well as view other publishing opportunities, by visiting the above links

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bill Rosencrans signing Dakota: A Work in Progress

Bill will be signing copies of his book on the 30th in Albany, New York. If you are in the area please stop by and support Bill and Borders for hosting the event.

Bill signed and sold 31 copies of his book at his last signing in December, so this one promises to be at least as good.

From Bill:
Signing Dakota: A Work in Progress
JANUARY 30TH
at
Borders Book Store at Crossgates Mall
in Albany, N.Y.
From 2-4 PM
I will be signing Dakota: A Work in Progress
Come join the fun!

Happy New Year from Diversion Press

Happy New Year and Welcome back to the Diversion Press Blog.

Numerous changes have happened to our Press and we will begin, slowly, implementing some of these in our new direction for 2010.

We want to thank all of you who have read and joined our Blog, visited our webpage, and participated in our contests.

We are hoping in the New Year to continue to grow and have many exciting books, anthologies, and contests that we will be publishing and sponsoring.

We have appreciated all of your (readers, bookstores, authors, and friends) help and support in the past and in order to facilitate all of these plans we need your continued help and support in the future.

Thanks again and we wish all of you a great 2010.