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Friday, July 15, 2011

Submissions

Do you have a new book?

Please send submissions to the Acquistions Editor via Email.  Keep the information in the body of the Email and refer to any attachments that you send (in WORD).

We are not interested in books on religion, or against religion.  We are not interested in gore, offensive material, or anything that puts children in a bad light.

We also do not publish, at this time, books of poetry or short stories by one author.

We are intersted in your works of non-fiction, history, slice-of-life, biography, memoirs. 

We are also looking at books for middle grade readers.

Check out our website for complete submission guidelines and for other books that we have published.

http://www.diversionpress.com/

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer is a Great Time to Read

Are you looking for a great way to beat the summer heat?  Read!  Diversion Press has something for everyone.  Ellabug for your child, Halloween Kentucky Style and Broomsticks for your elementary school reader, Far Corners and In the Shadow of the Big Apple for your middle schooler, Urban Falcon and Darling Rebels for your high schooler, and I Can Make Out with Any Girl Here for your college student.  Don't worry, adults will find something too--from German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass to One Woman's Life to If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut.  Trying to beat the dog days of summer?  Try Dakota: A Work in Progress.  Looking for a good, mystery adventure novel--try Notary Public Enemy.  Having a baby or know someone who is?  Pick up a copy of An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food.  Interested in poetry?  Try our new People Poetry or meander through Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse.  Have a great summer and stay cool with Diversion Press! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Notary Public Enemy

Forthcoming from Diversion Press

Notary Public Enemy by Tony Iovino

Peter De Stio is a fallen star litigator, his marriage, family, and partnership in a premiere Long Island law firm long gone, settling uneasily into a quiet post-rehab life until scandal erupts thrusting him back into a world he thought he had left forever. Fake deeds have been filed and mortgages taken on a former client's properties. Millions of dollars are missing, and conspirators are turning up dead. The only lead is Peter's signature and notary stamp, which appear on the forged documents. His solitude shattered, he must defend himself against accusations of murder and fraud, a disbarment proceeding and a civil suit. His new life threatened, he is reluctantly forced to rely on old skills and the help a network of young lawyers, the old friends and clients still willing to talk to him and twin toddler nephews to find the truth about who he is, and the path to redemption.

Coming Soon from Diversion Press
ISBN:  978-1-935290-20-9
302 pages

$14.95

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Broomsticks and the Schulz Museum

IT'S AN HONOR, CHARLIE BROWN!


Everyone at Diversion Press will be doing the happy Snoopy dance this September as one of their own is honored at the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Diversion Press author and illustrator, Sean McHugh, has been invited to take part in The Cartoonist-in Residence Program at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. McHugh will be Cartoonist of the Month in September of 2011.

Jessica Ruskin, Education Director of the museum, invited McHugh after reading a newspaper article about Broomsticks, the children's book from Diversion Press that McHugh illustrated and co-authored with Katie McHugh Parker. In the article, McHugh mentioned what an impact Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, had on his work and his life.

Founded in 2004 by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Northern California chapter of the National Cartoonist Society, The Cartoonist-in-Residence (CIR) Program helps fulfill the mission of "building an understanding of professional cartoonists and cartoon art."

" I am thrilled that Sean has been given this opportunity!" says Broomsticks co-author,Katie McHugh Parker. "Not only will this be a chance to showcase Broomsticks on the west coast, but it will also be a major milestone in the career of a most-deserving cartoonist."

To mark the occasion, Diversion Press has given special permission to McHugh and Parker's hometown newspaper, The Ledger independent, to publish twenty of the original Broomsticks comic strips from which the Diversion Press book was originated.

"This is another dream come true," says McHugh, "and I am so grateful to Diversion Press and The Ledger Independent for making this trip possible!"

McHugh will be at the museum on Saturday, September 10th from 1 to 3 PM. He will be showing examples of his work, discussing how he and Parker turned his comic strip into a children's book for Diversion Press, and will be promoting the release of their second DP book, Broomsticks:The Halloween Spirit!

The event will be followed by a Broomsticks book signing!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Broomsticks Art Contest Results are here

Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker, the co-authors of Broomsticks, recently held an art contest for kids between 6 and 12. The aspiring artists were asked to draw Stamp, Pocky, or any other character from Broomsticks, the magical children's book series from Diversion Press.


"Twenty-nine kids entered from around the globe, including Scotland," McHugh said. "It was a tough job narrowing it down to four winners. They were all so darned great!"

"I was amazed at the talent demonstrated in the entries!" said Parker. "What impressed me the most was how well the personalities and spirit of the characters were captured in the drawings, while maintaining originality."

The winners were:

Olivia, age 9, Vanceburg, Ky.



Paco, age 10, Tollesboro, Ky.




Rebecca, age 10, Scotland



Alex, age 12, Mays Lick, Ky.



The talented winners received a copy of Broomsticks signed with a personal note of thanks from McHugh and Parker. Winners also received a congratulatory certificate.

McHugh and Parker would like to thank all the kids who entered. Each and every artist really kicked some creative magic!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Diversion Press gets listed

Diversion Press was just featured on the blog The Write Path.

Feel free to stop by and look by clicking here and thanks to Dorine Write.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Adrianne Hunter to sign books on Saturday


Adrianne Hunter, author of An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food, will be signing books on Saturday July 9, from 1-4 p.m.  at Everybody Reads, 2019 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912.



See a recent review of her book on the Blog Rave and Review by clicking here

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bill Rosencrans, author of Dakota: A Work In Progress, reads at Altamont Elementary School

Bill Rosencrans, author of Dakota:  A Work In Progress, read to students  at Altamont Elementary School on June 22, 2011.

From Bill: 



“I had a great time today at Altamont Elementary School today reading short stories from Dakota: A Work in Progress to Cynthia Flanigan's fourth grade class. They were a exceptional  group of students, and I could see that there are many budding authors there that are eager to share their stories about their dog with the rest of the world, as I did. A huge thank you goes out to Jeff Jensen and Cynthia Flanigan for the invitation.”

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Linda Loegel and If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut

Linda Loegel, author of If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut, has been pretty busy lately.

In addition to being part of our Blog Tour, Linda signed copies of her book at the Alpine, CA, library on Apri 28 (photo below).

Linda also had a great review of her book by  The Midwest Book Review.  Below is the full text of that review:

Reviewer's Bookwatch: May 2011

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575

Greenspan's Bookshelf


If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut
Linda Loegel
Diversion Press
diversionpress@yahoo.com
9781935290179, $9.95, http://www.diversionpress.com/

A simpler time that is almost alien to the modern day. "If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut" is a memoir from Linda Loegel reflecting on the simpler small town life in Springfield, Vermont. Poignant, simple, and reflecting the endless curiosity of youth and a time long gone past, "If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut" is a simple and thoughtful read with plenty of wisdom and youthful spirit.

Able Greenspan

Reviewer

And Linda also had her poem, "Las Vegas" as an Honorable Mention in People Poetry: A Collection of Poems by People, for People, and Sometimes about People

Congratulations Linda!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

BLOG TOUR THANKS

Our BLOG TOUR was a huge success.  We want to thank all of our authors, hosts, and readers for making this a great time. 

We are listing the hosts blogs below, if you get an opportunity please visit their sites. 

Here is the link to all of the reviews and interviews:  BLOG TOUR DIRECTORY

If your link is missing from above or the list below, please contact us and we will fix it.

Our hosts


Write for a Reader
http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/

Tammy’s Book Parlor
http://tammybookparlor.blogspot.com/

An Abundance of Books
http://abundanceofbooks.blogspot.com/

Lisa’s World of Books
http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/

Better Read Than Dead
http://bibliophagista.blogspot.com/

Buried in Books
http://wwwburiedinbooks.blogspot.com/

A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews
http://acozyreaderscorner.blogspot.com/

The Story Behind the Book
http://thestorybehindthebook.wordpress.com/

The Australian Bookshelf
http://australianbookshelf.wordpress.com/

Tales From the Bayou
http://ritamonette.blogspot.com/

Book Him Danno
http://bookhimdanno.blogspot.com/

Rave and Review
http://www.raveandreview.com/

The O.W.L.
http://owlforya.blogspot.com/

The Bookish Dame
http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com/

Peggy’s Pet Palace
http://peggyfrezon.blogspot.com/

Allison’s Book Bag
http://allisonsbookbag.wordpress.com/

Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to July

This July we have a lot in store for you from Diversion Press.

If you are not a blog FOLLOWER now is a good time.



Diversion Press keeps some traditions alive-we still sign contracts with a quill pen by candlelight.