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Monday, October 14, 2013

Broomsticks Authors are Flying Everywhere this October for Charity!

Join authors Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker for a very special signing and reading of their second Diversion Press book, Broomsticks-The Halloween Spirit, at the Russell Theatre in Maysville Kentucky on Saturday, October 26th from 5 to 7 PM (http://www.russelltheatre.org/). The historic Russell Theatre closed its doors in 1983 and has since been in great need of repair. In their latest Halloween adventure, Stamp & Pocky try to save an old abandoned theatre based on The Russell. There will a raffle to raise money to help the theatre. Raffled items include signed copies of Broomsticks, the original cover art from Broomsticks-The Halloween Spirit, and more. Stamp and Pocky's friend, Jack the Jack O' Lantern will be on hand to greet the kids! All proceeds from the raffle will go directly in helping the theatre.

Additionally, Sean and Katie are celebrating three years as contracted authors.  
Congratulations Sean and Katie!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Diversion Press Young Adult
We would love to have our authors and books featured in your journal, blog, television or radio reviews.

Please contact us at Diversionpress AT yahoo.com to order or to request a copy for a media review.


GROUNDED is the realistic portrayal of a boy who reads comic books, plays video games, vandalizes, chooses bad friends, breaks school rules, and frustrates his well-meaning parents. But GROUNDED is also not moralistic, nor is it a case study of a highly disturbed child. Instead, the main character's main challenge is to mature in a world filled with opportunities to make unwise choices--the same struggle that most young people face. GROUNDED examines Donny's decisions, but also the consequences of the decisions made by the adults around him.
Grounded by Thomas Earl Allen.  $9.95, 94 pages paperback, contemporary young adult.  ISBN:  978-1-935290-21-6
 

At the tender age of fifteen, Lilly Bloomfield is young and naïve. When she falls in love with eighteen year old Aaron, her life seems complete. That is until Aaron has an accident and it all changes. Has Lilly lost the love of her life forever or will the unexpected leave her questioning everything. Her butterfly tattoo may be the last fluttering of love that she feels until she gets a visit from the supernatural

Butterfly Tattoo by Candace Dodd. $12.95, 188 pages paperback, young adult.  ISBN:  978-1-935290-22-3

 
 
Evan Falcon was all set to finish high school in Elbow Creek when his dad’s job forces the family to move to Lincoln Heights, a booming metropolis. Now, his best friend won’t even talk to him and he is about to uncover an explosive family secret. Caught between who he used to be and the possibility of who he could become, Evan is thrown into a world of dating, out of control parties and family drama.
Urban Falcon, by Jennifer Caloyeras. $12.95, 232 pages, paperback,Diversion Press Young Adult.  ISBN:   978-1-935290-08-7


In the Shadow of the Big Apple is the story of Kenny, a mischievous boy growing up in an Italian neighborhood in 1950s New Jersey. Summers in the sweltering tenements, where sewer-gas laden breezes carried with them a reminder of the proximity to Caputo’s Fish Market, drive Kenny to seek escape to summer camp, complete with swarming bats in the dorm, a snapping turtle in the zero-visibility swimming pool, and burned-out counselors. 
In the Shadow of the Big Apple, by Tom Piantanida.  $12.95, 170 pages, Diversion Press Young Adult, paperback. ISBN-13: 978-1935290056



Visitation Rites is a contemporary coming of age story. Pati must live with a mother who suffers from mental illness. When her father leaves her mother and marries again, Pati is given a second chance at a normal life, including a new stepmother, new home, and even new friends. One thing stands in the way of Pati's perfect new world, the visitation rites of her biological mother. Each week Pati must meet her mother, even if it means lying to her new friend Jayne. Pati will soon learn that Jayne is more like her than she ever imagined.
Visitation Rites by Pamela Laskin, $9.95, 118 pages paperback, contemporary young adult.  ISBN:  978-1-935290-18-6

 

Butterfly Tattoo
                                                               
 

At the tender age of fifteen, Lilly Bloomfield is young and naïve. When she falls in love with eighteen year old Aaron, her life seems complete. That is until Aaron has an accident and it all changes. Has Lilly lost the love of her life forever or will the unexpected leave her questioning everything. Her butterfly tattoo may be the last fluttering of love that she feels until she gets a visit from the supernatural.

 About the Author

Candace Dodd is a middle school teacher holding a Masters Degree in Reading and Literacy. She resides in Virginia, where she enjoys reading a good book, writing all her thoughts, and spending time with her family and fur baby.

Diversion Press, Young Adult, Romance, Fiction
$12.95
ISBN: 978-1935290223
Paper, 188 pages

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Submissions for Third Poetry Anthology

Dear Poets,

We have extended the deadline for our Third Poetry Anthology for only one more week.  Any poems sent to us by August 16 will be given consideration.

Please keep in mind that this is an anthology geared for general audiences.  Also, shorter poems are usually better than longer poems for this book.

Be sure to send a cover letter in the body of the email.  You may send up to five poems.  These can also be in the body of the email.

More information can be found on the blog here:

http://diversionpress.blogspot.com/p/diversion-press-current-call-for.html

Thank you and we look forward to your submissions.

The Diversion Press Team

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Warm Weather, It's the Perfect Time to Make Baby Food

Adrianne Hunter, author of An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food, was featured at the the Birth to Baby Fair, sponsored by the Capital Area Network, A Birthnetwork National Chapter on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  She is pictured here with an interested customer (her daughter).  With warmer weather and summer gardens, now is the perfect time to make baby food from the numerous fresh fruit and vegetables that are available.  Have a baby or having one or know someone who is?  An Easy Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food is a great tool for any parent of an infant.    

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Five Years of Diversion Press



At Diversion Press, we are excited to be celebrating our fifth year in business.  In the past five years, we have met numerous wonderful people and published a number of great books.  We continue to grow and learn and are proud of all of our recent releases.  We look forward to several more releases in the coming months and years.  Additionally, we are accepting poetry for our third poetry anthology.  Thank you for your support of Diversion Press.  We could not have made it five years without people like you!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poetry Anthology Calls for Submissions

We still have room for poems in our poetry anthology. 

If you are interested click here to visit our poetry page and find guidelines:

http://www.diversionpress.com/diversion_press_poetry


Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year!

We hope that everyone has had a great start to the New Year!

Stay tuned to the Diversion Press Blog for all of our upcoming events. 

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