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!


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


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


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

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

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  


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


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




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