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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The first giveaway has ended

Our first giveaway of a copy of If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut has ended.

We used Randomizer.org to generate the winner and that winner was number 3-Terry.

Terry we will contact you to get your address and send you a copy of If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut.

To everyone that entered thank you!

There will be more giveaways very soon, so stay tuned.

Blog Update, Anniversary Event, Blog Tour

We are hard at work organizing the Diversion Press 3rd Anniversary Event April 15-May 15.

The event will include new calls for submissions, author interviews, book reviews, a Diversion Press wide blog tour, live comments and questions and answers with our authors and editors, four new releases, a book sale, and several giveaways.

Please follow our blog and stay tuned for more details.

If you are a blog host or a book reviewer and would like to take part in this event, please email us as soon as possible so we can schedule you---Diversionpress (AT) yahoo.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

Free Books

Don't forget to be eligible to win free books you must become a Follower and then follow the directions to enter the giveaways.

Currently we have a copy of Linda Logel's If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut as a giveaway, but other books will be offered soon.

Coming soon is our Anniversary Event (April and May 2011)-we will be giving away copies of our upcoming releases including our new Horror and Poetry Anthology.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Official Release of If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut and FREE BOOKS

To celebrate our new book If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut by Linda Loegel we are sponsoring a giveaway.


The rules are simple.

1. You must FOLLOW this blog. We should be able to see your picture or avatar down at the bottom right of our blog.

2. You must COMMENT on the giveaway page telling us what piece of technology has had the most impact in your life and why. Also, point us to which of our FOLLOWERS on the blog that you are.

3. Wait until the deadline is up, we will randomly select one of our FOLLOWERS who posted as the winner.

4.  The winner MUST also live in the U.S.

It's that simple, and yes, anyone that has authored a short story, poem, or book is eligible, as are your friends and family, so sign everyone up.

We will give away one book a week for four weeks.

This current giveaway will end on March 22.

Click here to go to the DP Giveaway Page and enter

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Anniversary Event

The Anniversary Event


Diversion Press will be celebrating its third anniversary and we will be celebrating from April 15 to May 15.

During that period we will be releasing four new books: Visitation Rights by Pamela Laskin; Notary Public Enemy by Tony Iovino; After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales; and People Poetry a new poetry anthology.

We will have pre-release sales and a big sale during that period.

There will be a press wide virtual blog tour featuring many of our authors at our blog and other blogs being interviewed and talking about different aspects of their books and creativity.

There will also be numerous giveaways throughout the month, including copies of most of our books and DP bags, but you must be a FOLLOWER of the blog to be eligible.

More details on this event will be announced soon.
If you have questions or want to host one of our authors for a blog tour stop, please email us at diversionpress
@yahoo.com

People Poetry, our second poetry anthology nears publication date

People Poetry: A Collection of Poems by People, for People, and Sometimes about People will be published this Spring. This is our second poetry anthology and features dozens of poems from dozens of poets. Besides getting great poetry, this anthology featured no more than one poem per poet.


Just some of the poems that will be in the anthology include:

“My Head” by Anthony Statile
“Planning Ahead” by Ellen Friedman
“Sunday Times” by Amanda Graham
“Addiction” by Johnathan L. Carter
“The Nature of Contradiction” by Pauline Ada Uwakweh

Stay tuned to the blog for more details, release date, and FOLLOW for a chance to win upcoming giveaways.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wanderland gets reviewed

Wanderland, by Robert Bresloff, gets a great review on Amazon.com.

Bresloff, the author of several young adult works, according to the review “does it again” and his “attention to detail . . . masterful choice of Chinese quotes . . . all combine to allow us to participate in the action and outcomes of this exciting story.”

See the full review at Amazon.com--follow the link below

http://www.amazon.com/Wanderland-Robert-Bresloff/dp/1935290118/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1299778038&sr=1-1
If you have not had a chance to pick up Wanderland, this is a great opportunity to do so. Bresloff does a great job of combining fantasy, adventure, and magic, with history, exploration and Chinese culture.

From the book description:

When the army of the new emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di had invaded neighboring Annam, Chen, a thirteen year old boy was saved by a mysterious old man as the invading Chinese destroyed his village and killed his family. The old man turned out to be, Master Waan, a Ship's Wizard in the service of the great Chinese admiral Zheng He. Master Waan was on his way to meet the admiral's fleet that was to set sail upon his arrival. Though Chen thought the old man odd, he knew that his only chance for survival-to accompany Master Waan to China. As the wizard's apprentice, Chen sailed with the fleet, a gigantic armada made up of great Chinese Treasure Ships in search of what Chen believed to be magical place referred to only as Wanderland. He soon learned that it was no coincidence Master Waan had appeared at the village just in time to save his life. It was Chen's destiny to find Wanderland.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut by Linda Loegel nears release date and GIVEAWAY copies

The official release date for If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut by Linda Loegel approaches. The official date is March 15.


We will be giving away a number of free copies of the book to celebrate its release. In order to be eligible you must FOLLOW our blog. More details are forthcoming soon on this. In the meantime, please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in the book. We will be hosting many more giveaways in the near future.

About If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut:

There was a time, before TV, computers, and Gameboys, when kids in their pajamas would curl up on the floor on a Saturday morning in front of the radio, a cup of hot chocolate in hand, listening spellbound to shows like Let's Pretend. A time when parents were parents and not play date arrangers, taxi drivers, or pals. Kids were expected to find their own entertainment, respect their elders, and enjoy their childhood. Author Linda Loegel and her sister, Donna, grew up in the early 1940s. War may have been ravaging the rest of the world, but in the small peaceful town of Springfield, Vermont, on a little street called Rita Street, they enjoyed life to the fullest. Although it was a time of black-out curtains, ration books, and air raid alerts, the girls were too busy trying to get each other in trouble to pay much attention to world affairs. And when a feisty little black girl from the Bronx was added to the mix as part of the New York Herald Tribune Fresh Air Fund, everyone learned something about acceptance. If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut is about the values, love and laughter of one family in one moment of time past. Readers over 55 will be able to relate to the book because it will call up precious memories of their own childhood. Younger readers will be introduced to a much simpler way of life, before television, computers and cell phones.

An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food Gets Reviewed and a GIVEAWAY

An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food gets reviewed


The website SW Boston Macaroni Kid just reviewed a copy of Adrianne Hunter’s An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food.

From the review “This book was a great resource for me to have as I made shopping lists or went through my refrigerator in the evening to make dinner. When I didn’t have the energy to figure out what combinations of food would be good for Grace, I used Hunter’s book.”

To see the rest of the review click here

http://swboston.macaronikid.com/article/92493/a-mom-friendly-baby-food-cookbook

ALSO, they are giving away their review copy, to find out more details go to the review site, linked above and enter.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Diversion Press Supports Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

April 9 marks the date for this reading event.  We will be cheering along the readers that are participating in this 24 hour activity.  During our designated cheering times, we will be giving away books and welcoming our new visitors/followers to the Diversion Press blog.  Check out the website below for more information or to sign up.  Some of our staff might also attempt to participate in this event.  Is there a half read-a-thon? 

http://24hourreadathon.com/

Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food is featured on Mom's Website

Adrianne Hunter's An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food has received great reviews on Amazon and was also featured on the Moms Like Me website.  Follow the link below to read all about it.  If you know someone who is having a baby or has a baby and would like to choose the very best option for their baby, tell them to check out this easy to follow guide to making baby food.  Better yet, buy a copy and give it to them as gift.   

Moms Like Me Website

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales

After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales

The much anticipated horror anthology nears its release date. The book will be available this spring and we will announce the exact date on this blog.

It is going to be a great collection, packed with 24 short stories. 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.”

Also included are “Turkey Shoot” by Tom Lavagnino, “The Empty House” by Tony Eccles, “A Friendly Shadow,” by Candace Saunders and “The House With Many Eyes” by N.S. Mariner.

Christa Bergerson, featured in Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, even provided two scary poems.

This is going to be a great book. It is packed with over 20 short stories.
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.

Broomsticks gets a great review

Recently Broomsticks was reviewed by Martha Ramirez at Bookpleasures.com.

From the review “Broomsticks will take you on an unforgettable, magical journey. It's a children's story about a special friendship and a magic you find in just being yourself. An engaging story guaranteed to charm you.”

Congrats to Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh-Parker.

Thanks to Martha Ramirez and Bookpleasures.com for the review.

See the full reviews here:
Bookpleasures
Martha Ramirez