THE STONE THROWER and The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD) – May 6-8

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the founder of The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity). A client and friend, she’s a huge writing talent and activist in the publishing community. She has big news! Jael Richardson has launched a new book today:

The African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in a segregated neighborhood of Portsmouth, Ohio. Against all odds, he became an incredible quarterback. But despite his unbeaten record in high school and university, he would never play professional football in the United States.

Chuck Ealey grew up poor in a racially segregated community that was divided from the rest of town by a set of train tracks, but his mother assured him that he wouldn’t stay in Portsmouth forever. Education was the way out, and a football scholarship was the way to pay for that education. So despite the racist taunts he faced at all the games he played in high school, Chuck maintained a remarkable level of dedication and determination. And when discrimination followed him to university and beyond, Chuck Ealey remained undefeated.

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…And she is launching a festival this weekend. The Festival of Literary Diversity is one of a kind celebrating diverse authors and creators in Brampton, Ontario. If you are in the greater Toronto area please join us this weekend. I’ll be on a panel Saturday. Hope to see you there!

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Happy Book Birthday to MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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It’s here! Congratulations to Taylor on the release of her third novel with S&S/Atria Books.

Life is long and full of an infinite number of decisions…

Featured by Cosmo, Good Housekeeping, Bustle, and USA Today.

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Shortly after moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles, she goes out to a bar with her best friend, Gabby, and reconnects with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, she is offered a ride home by each of them.

What happens if she leaves with Gabby?
What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

As these two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

“Entertaining and unpredictable.” -Kirkus
“A heartfelt, witty and scintillating journey from one parallel universe to another… I loved every word.” -Renee Carlino, USA Today Bestselling Author

Happy Book Birthday to FAKING PERFECT by Rebecca Phillips

 

FP2Happy Book Birthday to this beauty! FAKING PERFECT by Rebecca Phillips is let loose on the world today. Buy it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo or wherever you get your books.

Join us and enjoy this fun, romantic, edgy read that reviewers, authors, and bloggers have raved about.

“Fans of Sarah Dessen’s novels will enjoy this book. Phillips will soon be a must-read YA writer for those who love romance and drama.” — School Library Journal

“Completely enthralling. Rebecca Phillips’ novel is edgy and at the same time touching.” — Carolita Blythe, author of Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl

“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” — Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door
“Poignant, edgy, and real, Faking Perfect is an honest look at the courage and strength it can often take simply to be yourself.” — Julianna Scott, author of The Holders
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faking perfect mechanicalWhen Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:
1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.
Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

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Find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo or wherever you get your books.

 

Happy Book Birthday to THE WELLNESS KITCHEN

Happy publication day to THE WELLNESS KITCHEN!

Find it at B&N, IndieBound, and Amazon.

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From the publisher:

Forget gimmicky diets, limiting meal plans, and unsatisfying juice cleanses! The Wellness Kitchen shows you how to transform your body–and life–with wholesome, flavorful foods that can be easily incorporated into any diet. Using her experience as a nutritional expert on ABC’s hit show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Paulette Lambert has created more than 100 easy-to-make recipes that will help you not only improve your health, but also achieve your optimal body weight. From hearty breakfast plates to mouthwatering entrees to decadent desserts, this book offers nutritious and satisfying meals that your whole family will love, including:

  • Spiced Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Sage
  • Margarita Steak with Tomatillo Salsa
  • Grilled Fish Tacos with Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw
  • Orange Cardamom Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Complete with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-find ingredients, The Wellness Kitchen will help you take those first steps toward a healthier and happier you.