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Local Books – The Reluctant Blogger (Preorder Now – Coming August 13th)

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Ryan Rapier (Author)
Blogging was the last thing Todd Landry expected his psychiatrist to recommend in dealing with his wife’s death. But his aversion to therapy demands drastic measures, and Todd soon finds himself writing about his sometimes-humorous struggles with single parenthood, dating, and shattered expectations. With each blog entry, Todd lets his guard down and discovers that perhaps he can find love once again.

Local Books – Twisted Nightmares

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Michael Bradley (Author), Chris Wilke (Author), James David Nicol (Author), J. Brundage (Author), Hunter Hazelton (Author), Tony Paegimas (Author), Cameron Milkins (Author), Verona Winn (Author), J.J.M. Czep (Author), Andrew Terech (Editor)

Twisted Nightmares is a collection of horror stories selected from submissions by many different authors.  As with Twisted History, some stories are written by traditional horror writers while others are written by authors of other genres, giving a “twist” to the subject.  The mix of authors should keep you guessing and present you with a smorgasbord of deadly, scary and creepy stories.

Local Books – Twisted History

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David Nicol (Author), Michael Bradley (Author), Andrew Terech (Author), Cameron Milkins (Author), Christopher Wilke (Author), Vincent A. Alascia (Author)

Why did Napoleon and Robert E. Lee suddenly abandon their principles of maneuver causing them to lose in frontal assaults at Waterloo and Gettysburg? What if Eva Braun was not just the innocent young girlfriend? What monster did Truman and J. Edgar Hoover keep from the public? What if Shakespeare knew about golf and Plato had a sick sense of humor? All these questions and more are explored in Twisted History: An Alternative History Anthology. Written by rising stars in the literary world, enjoy their unique takes on what could have been.

Local Books – The Travelers’ Club: Fire and Ash

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Michael Bradley (Author)

The Travelers’ Club is back!

As 1880 draws to a close, the members of the secret British adventuring group known as The Travelers’ Club are back in the saddle and looking for trouble.

After spending more than fifteen years away, former Confederate Sharpshooter Ash Cooper reluctantly returns to Maryland. This time, Ash’s best friend Lord Reginald Harcourt is the fish out of water as he deals with “Colonial” culture.

With new members along for the ride, the intrepid team will take on international spies, wily women and the ancient Atlantean threat at the very Gates to Hell in the Territory of Arizona and the untamed American West.


Local Books – The Travelers’ Club and The Ghost Ship

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Michael Bradley (Author)

This is not the 1880 you read about in your history books…

Confederate sharpshooter Ashley Cooper fled abroad after the South lost in the War of Northern Aggression. While selling his services as a mercenary, Ash had no idea that his chance rescue of a British aristocrat in Afghanistan would lead him to unimaginable challenges. While facing wily women and difficult travels with his new friend Lord Reginald Harcourt, Ash will also discover alien technologies, a world full of foes, and a showdown with creatures of nightmare that will determine the future of mankind.

Local Books – Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors

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Whether you are a seasoned author or a new author writing your first book, Protect Your Writings will help you avoid common, costly legal mistakes. In this practical guide, author and licensed attorney Maria Crimi Speth provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand description of the applicable laws that affect authors and their works. Illustrated with examples from real cases and real situations, Protect Your Writings covers the four main areas of intellectual property law and the interplay between these areas as they relate to authors. The guide focuses strongly on copyright law-the main area of law protecting the written word-and also includes sections that discuss the copyright registration process in detail, how to avoid infringement claims against you, international rights, online writing, and the contracts that authors are most likely to encounter. A valuable resource for writers in any stage of their career, Protect Your Writings succinctly and completely covers the legal information that authors need to safeguard their creative works. It answers the questions writers may have as well as the questions they might not know to ask.

First Friday Authors and Arts

For immediate release:

 Creating a New Venue and Approach for Local Arts and Artists

There are too few places in Phoenix for local artists to share, be noticed, and sell their work. The city has a vibrant community of writers, poets, painters, photographers, and more; but there is a dearth of places for them to meet, exchange ideas, and meet the public. There is a need for such a venue.

Squash Blossom (705 N. First St.) is responding to that need in a totally new way—by allowing artists to use wall space and writers to meet one another and the public.

First, the restaurant started hosting the Monday Night meeting of the Central Phoenix Writers’ Meetup. (Mondays, 6:30-9)

Now Squash Blossom is creating a First Friday presence with authors signing their books, artists and photographers sharing their work, and live music. The first event will be Aug. 2, 6:30-9.

Offering such a supportive and available venue for the arts is something new and exciting in downtown. It deserves media attention.

For more information:

Contact Squash Blossom at (602) 253-4606

For the First Friday coordination contact Ken Weene (602) 300-1830

Local Books – Danger@Liaisons.Com

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Don Bapst

Set in the world of American fashion publishing at the end of the 20th century with an all male cast of characters, brings Laclos’ classic tale of deception and betrayal into the volatile age of electronic communication and HIV, exploring the timeless influence that words can have in illuminating the most fatal passions. More than a modern retelling of the 18th century French novel that inspired it, is a controversial, cautionary tale.

Local Books – The Hanged Man

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Don Bapst

Fascinated by the haunting images of the earliest known tarot cards, PhD candidate Glen Harrison is determined to research their secular origins. But when Glen proposes his thesis, his Art History professors are less than encouraging. The tarot, they say, is merely decorative, not ‘true’ art. Unsure about his own ability to produce a dissertation, Glen begins to wonder if they aren’t right. Perhaps his attraction to the tarot lies not in their artistic qualities but in their distance from academic associations. Floundering, he scrambles to find a new direction, when a series of seemingly chance encounters and random finds takes him down a new and terrifying path. Perhaps there is something more to the tarot than he has allowed himself to believe. The clues he stumbles upon in the forgotten neighborhoods and hidden libraries of pre-911 New York lead Glen on an inevitable journey to the most hidden reaches of West Africa, where a mystery as dark and ancient as the cards themselves unfurls…

Local Books – The Equation (Yes after Yesterday)

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James Tarantin (Author)

The Legendary Larry King writes “The Equation is a Cross-Cultural Odyssey, an asset that will inspire in people the science of accomplishment.”

The Equation Book tells a true, cross-cultural saga that spans over 58 Years and explores exciting adventures on 4 continents.

The Story of a young lad named Omer, born to a wealthy family and shackled on an island of battling hierarchies.

The youth leaves his home, and meets great dangers and tragedies as he seeks to discover Time’s Silent Secret.

At the turn of the Millennium, the mission was to track historic clues and discover an Equation that was lost through the times … hidden in the margins. An Equation that whoever finds it will be Transformed. And with its 4 Rings of Power … design destiny.

A Revolution is inspired! Time Stops!

Will the lad transform or bite from the forbidden power and be carried to the brink of Death?