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.


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.