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Volume 1-2016

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Currently on RARadio:

"On to the Next One" by Jacqueline Van Bierk

"I See You Tiger" by Via Tania

"Lost the Plot" by Amoureux"

Bright Eyes, Black Soul" by The Lovers Key

"Cool Thing" by Sassparilla

"These Halls I Dwell" by Michael Butler

"St. Francis"by Tom Russell & Gretchen Peters, performance by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh; 

"Who Do You Love?"by Elizabeth Kay; 

"Rebirth"by Caterpillars; 

"Monica's Frock" by Signel-Z; 

"Natural Disasters" by Corey Landis; 

"1,000 Leather Tassels" by The Blank Tapes; 

"We Are All Stone" and "Those Machines" by Outer Minds; 

"Another Dream" by MMOSS; "Susannah" by Woolen Kits; 

Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and other dead celebrities / news by A SECRET PARTY;

"I Miss the Day" by My Secret Island,  

"Carriers of Light" by Brendan James;

"The Last Time" by Model Stranger;

"Last Call" by Jay;

"Darkness" by Leonard Cohen; 

"Sweetbread" by Simian Mobile Disco and "Keep You" fromActress off the Chronicle movie soundtrack; 

"Goodbye to Love" from October Dawn; 

Trouble in Mind 2011 label sampler; 

Black Box Revelation Live on Minnesota Public Radio;

Apteka "Striking Violet"; 

Mikal Cronin's "Apathy" and "Get Along";

Dana deChaby's progressive rock

 

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ATWOOD - "A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliverance" -AVAILABLE NOW FOR KINDLE (INCLUDING KINDLE COMPUTER APPS) FROM AMAZON.COM. Use this link.

CCJ Publisher Rick Alan Rice dissects the building of America in a trilogy of novels collectively calledATWOOD. Book One explores the development of the American West through the lens of public policy, land planning, municipal development, and governance as it played out in one of the new counties of Kansas in the latter half of the 19th Century. The novel focuses on the religious and cultural traditions that imbued the American Midwest with a special character that continues to have a profound effect on American politics to this day. Book One creates an understanding about America's cultural foundations that is further explored in books two and three that further trace the historical-cultural-spiritual development of one isolated county on the Great Plains that stands as an icon in the development of a certain brand of American character. That's the serious stuff viewed from high altitude. The story itself gets down and dirty with the supernatural, which in ATWOOD - A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliveranceis the outfall of misfires in human interactions, from the monumental to the sublime. The book features the epic poem "The Toiler" as well as artwork by New Mexico artist Richard Padilla.

Elmore Leonard Meets Larry McMurtry

Western Crime Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am offering another novel through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service. Cooksin is the story of a criminal syndicate that sets its sights on a ranching/farming community in Weld County, Colorado, 1950. The perpetrators of the criminal enterprise steal farm equipment, slaughter cattle, and rob the personal property of individuals whose assets have been inventoried in advance and distributed through a vast system of illegal commerce.

It is a ripping good yarn, filled with suspense and intrigue. This was designed intentionally to pay homage to the type of creative works being produced in 1950, when the story is set. Richard Padilla has done his usually brilliant work in capturing the look and feel of a certain type of crime fiction being produced in that era. The whole thing has the feel of those black & white films you see on Turner Movie Classics, and the writing will remind you a little of Elmore Leonard, whose earliest works were westerns. Use this link.

 

EXPLORE THE KINDLE BOOK LIBRARY

If you have not explored the books available from Amazon.com's Kindle Publishing division you would do yourself a favor to do so. You will find classic literature there, as well as tons of privately published books of every kind. A lot of it is awful, like a lot of traditionally published books are awful, but some are truly classics. You can get the entire collection of Shakespeare's works for two bucks.

You do not need to buy a Kindle to take advantage of this low-cost library. Use this link to go to an Amazon.com page from which you can download for free a Kindle App for your computer, tablet, or phone.

Amazon is the largest, but far from the only digital publisher. You can find similar treasure troves atNOOK Press (the Barnes & Noble site), Lulu, and others.


 

 

BOOKS AND REVIEWS

Publisher's Weekly

Italian Hit Makes Splash in Germany

The two-part Italian novel Summer, by Elisa Sabatinelli, has sold in a two-book deal to German publisher Blanvalet. Rights to the novel are controlled by Rizzoli. Volume 1 (Summer: On My Skin) was published in June, and Volume 2 (Summer: Straight to the Heart) will be released in Italy this month. Rizzoli is comparing the novel to works by Elizabeth Gilbert and Milena Busquets; the books are about a woman who decides to have a carefree summer in Italy, under less-than-carefree circumstances: knowing that breast cancer runs in her family (the disease killed her mother) she is awaiting the results from a breast cancer scan.

Li's 'Dark Chapter' Lands More Deals

Rights to Dark Chapter by Winnie Li, a Taiwanese-American author based in London, have sold to Jason Pinter of Polis Books (for U.S. and Canada) and to Lauren Parsons at Legend Press (for U.K. and Commonwealth). Both houses will publish in 2017. Additionally, Swedish rights have sold to Norstedts. The book is about the rape of a 29-year-old journalist by an Irish teenager. Barcelona based Pontas Agency controls all rights.

Nonfiction Book on Nazis' Children Draws Interest

Enfants de Nazis by Tania Crasnianski, a nonfiction title controlled by French house Grasset, has sold to seven international publishers, including Bompiani in Italy and Skyhorse for world English rights. The book looks at the lives of the children of top Nazi leaders, including Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Höss, Speer, and Mengele. It examines how these children dealt with learning about their fathers' atrocities.

Italian Bestseller Attracts European Pubs

Bitter Coffee by Simonetta Agnello Hornby, which has been on bestseller lists in Italy since it was published there in April, and sold to a number of foreign publishers. Deals have closed with houses in Germany, Spain and Albania. And, at press time, a deal was pending with a publisher in Sweden. Feltrinelli published the novel in Italy and Alrerj e Prestia Literary controls rights. Hornby is the author of several books, and Bitter Coffee follows a 15-year-old girl who marries a 34-year-old man. She is also grappling with the affections of another man, who was raised by her father.

French Debut Heats Up

Gaël Faye’s novel, Petit Pays (in English, Little Country), is taking the global marketplace by storm. To date, the novel has sold in 14 countries, including Piper Verlag in Germany and Hayakawa in Japan. Faye, who is Rwandan-French, writes about the Rwandan genocide in the book; the work is told from the perspective of a 10-year-old boy who watches his parents' marriage, and his country, crumble. All rights to the book, which was published in France in April, are controlled by French house Grasset.

Chinese Award-Winner Sells to Slovenia

Cao WenXuan's 2015 Hans Christian Andersen award winner, Bronze and Sunflower, sold to Slovenska 29 in Slovenia. The first edition of the book was published in China in 2005 by Phoenix Juvenile and Children’s Publishing Ltd. (which controls rights); according to Phoenix, the title has, to date, sold 2.5 million copies in mainland China. Additionally, foreign sales on the title have closed with houses in, among other countries, Korea, the U.K. and Germany. The book explores the friendship between a boy from the countryside, called Bronze, and a girl from the city, called Sunflower.

 

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