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President, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations.  A book publicity firm which integrates traditional and new media tactics to get great book publicity in major media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times and USA Today. Best selling authors represented include Alan Dershowitz, Spencer Johnson, Monty Roberts, Victor Navasky, Robert Coles, Joan Wester Anderson, and Stuart Hample. Greenberg launched the campaign for April is National Poetry Month for the Academy of American Poets. Recently she helped launch a new line of teen fiction for Albert Whitman & Co. and publicized the memoir of humorous folk-singer songwriter Christine Lavin, Cold Pizza for Breakfast. Greenberg speaks at book industry events such as the Women's National Book Association and Bookexpoamerica. She is a Publicity Advisor to the Women's National Book Association of New York City, and its past president and publicity chair.  She also served as Judge for the Audies helping to select the Audio Book of The Year for 2012.

With the social media revolution, the firm's tactics now include book promotion, publicity and marketing  in new media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.

Prior to founding her own firm, Greenberg was employed at Simon & Schuster, M. Evans & Co., Cambridge University Press, and Pantheon Books.

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Children's Book 'Pansy in Paris': The Winning Wagging Tale of the Dogged Detective Pansy the Poodle


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Cynthia Bardes' Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum, has the delicacy of The Little Prince, the charm of Eloise, the intrigue of Harriet the Spy and a winning wholesomeness, sense of humor and loving heart all its own.   It is the second book in the Pansy the Poodle Mystery Series which debuted with Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery.  

Pansy is an irresistibly adorable poodle, adopted from a Los Angeles animal shelter by an equally adorable little girl named Avery who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. In Pansy in Paris, Pansy and Avery are on a new adventure. They travel to Paris to solve a mystery: who is stealing paintings from the museum? With only one clue and their curiosity, they follow the trail, foil the thieves, and recover the missing artwork. Pansy and Avery learn about the joy of travel, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the special pleasure of teamwork.

“This adorable picture book is enchanting in every way…delightful illustrations and a fun mystery that little ones will applaud!”
Leslie McGuirk, bestselling children's author and illustrator 

Cynthia Bardes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, her husband, and Pansy, live in Vero Beach Florida.

Further information about the author is available at: www.cynthiabardes.com

Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum by Cynthia Bardes, illustrated by Virginia Best. Octobre Press, Distributed by National Book Network. Hardcover. 32 pages. $18.95, April 2014. Juvenile Fiction. Age Range: 4-8 years.

Distributed by www.nbn.comAvailable at all major booksellers.

Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills MysteryBardes, CynthiaOctobre, LLC0-615-69253-2
Pansy in Paris: The Mystery at the MuseumBardes, Cynthia; Illustrated by Best, VirginiaOctobre, LLC0-615-84019-1

To purchase:  Visit your local bookstore, click on one of the links below, or call (800) 462-6420 to place an order.

And also available at:

Neiman Marcus | Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Palm Beach, and  Northbrook
Bergdorf Goodman | New York, New York
Francis-Orr | Beverly Hills, California
The Peninsula | Beverly Hills, California
Gump’s | San Francisco, California
Books Inc. | San Francisco, California
Leta Austin Foster Boutique | Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Book Store | Palm Beach, Florida
Laughing Dog Gallery | Vero Beach, Florida
Selfridge’s | London, England
Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, Florida
The Bookstall | Winnetka, Illinois
Maze | Winnetka, Illinois

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Media Contact: Producers, Journalists, Reviewers, Bloggers, Editors may contact publicity@bookbuzz.com or phone 646-801-7477 for advance review copies.

Readers' Reviews of Pansy at the Palace:

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Children's BookDecember 1, 2012
This review is from: Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery (Hardcover)
Pansy is a shelter dog. All the other dogs get new homes, but Pansy is always left behind until one day a little girl with curly brown hair named Avery took her home. This little poodle can't believe her new home, The Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills and when jewelry mysteriously disappears, Pansy helps solve the mystery. This delightful story is told from Pansy's own point of view.

This is a wonderful book in so many ways. Pansy at the Palace will appeal to a wide age range, from non-readers to early school age. The pages are thick, sturdy tear-resistant pages which are perfect for younger children, and the story is intricate enough to interest early school aged children. My two-year old granddaughter loved it. I appreciated that the story was about shelter pets and the adoption of Pansy.

The pen & ink and watercolor illustrations by Kim Weissenborn are outstanding. This is a large hard cover book at about 12 ¼" long and 9 ¼" wide. The detailed illustrations fill the page beautifully and the colors are bright and appealing.

I highly recommend this book and I think it would make a perfect gift book.

5.0 out of 5 stars I just knew there was something fishy about that cat!!November 18, 2012
J. Arena (Williamsburg, VA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery (Hardcover)
Pansy at The Palace is a wonderful children's book that reminded me of the Eloise stories of my childhood! But instead of a little girl who lives at the Plaza in New York, we have the rescue-pup Pansy who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. Of course, she is in the company of Avery, who brought her home from a shelter. They both have the same shade of brown curly hair, and it was love at first sight. Pansy arrives at the Palace just as some valuable jewels go missing, and the future of the hotel is in jeopardy. Of course, it's Pansy who solves the mystery to the delight of everyone.

Pansy at The Palace is a definite keeper that your child will want to read again and again. The illustrations make the simple story come to life, and the four-year-old I read this book to thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the faces and remarking on the action on the pages. This book is designed to be a family heirloom, passed from one child to another in your family. The quality of this volume has to be seen to be appreciated! I only hope that Pansy at the Palace will be the first in a series of books about Avery and Pansy -- along with the rich cast of characters we see. The possibilities could be endless!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Conspirator's Odyssey By A.K. Kuykendall - Suspense - Fiction Interview by Book Buzz Susannah Greenberg | Books Podcasts

Conspirator's Odyssey By A.K. Kuykendall - Suspense - Fiction 12/11 by Book Buzz Susannah Greenberg | Books Podcasts

with A.K. Kuykendall, Author of Conspirator's Odyssey

By A.K. Kuykendall

In 1947, in the rural town of Roswell, New Mexico, a series of UFO’s crash-land in an area later designated as Area 51.  A massive cover-up is launched. The intent: to conceal plans to strengthen the U.S. by using the genetic material from the recovered alien bodies to create the first wave of super-human soldiers. Skip forward to 1965:  In order to field test the resulting serum, the strategic plot to invade Vietnam evolves, but the experiment fails miserably, as the soldiers who are tested suffer volatile unstable reactions making them prime targets for capture and slaughter. On October 3, 1998, U.S. Army Ranger Captain Kalista Flaker is given an order of assassination. Everything seems routine until she discovers that instead of destroying the enemy, her orders are to kill her very own; to eliminate any living POW’s remaining in Vietnam, then assassinate her own team of Army Rangers and Navy Seals. If all goes according to plan, Kalista is to be the sole survivor of the mission. Ignoring the commands of her superiors, Kalista manages to return from Vietnam with her comrade Lieutenant Buckner and a vial of blood slipped to her by one of the American POW’s prior to his elimination. With no detailed knowledge of the reasons behind the mission and a growing crisis of conscience as she’s forced to question her loyalty to a nation she’s sworn to protect, Kalista sets out on her own fact-finding mission. Her discoveries lead her to assume leadership of a secret organization sworn to defeat those who would conspire against the United States; even those who often are found within the agencies of the U.S. Government itself.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Carolina Crow Girl by Valerie Hobbs - A Young Adult Novel 12/10 by Book Buzz Susannah Greenberg | Books Podcasts

Carolina Crow Girl by Valerie Hobbs - A Young Adult Novel 12/10 by Book Buzz Susannah Greenberg | Books Podcasts

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Now in a new edition from IntoPrint Publishing

By Valerie Hobbs
Valerie Hobbs is a well-respected author of numerous young adult novels.  She is recognized for her ability to infuse her characters with remarkably authentic thoughts, motivations, and behaviors that realistically capture the life experiences of young people as they move from child to teen to young adult.  Carolina Crow Girl is a splendid example of this ability, and explores the themes of culture and diversity, character, values and friendship with sensitivity and respect.  Carolina is not looking forward to starting sixth grade at a new school and being the new girl again.  This time, she decides she’ll say her father is an astronaut, lost in space.  She’s learned to cope with the uncomfortable routine of standing in front of the class, introducing herself, and telling about her family by creating fantastical versions of a non-existent father.  Anything’s better than telling the class she lives in an old yellow school bus with her single mother, Melanie, and baby sister, Trinity.  And anyway, it won’t be long before Melanie has them on the move again, in her endless search for Trinity’s father, Red.  But this time, things happen differently.  Carolina takes on the care of a baby crow after finding it on the ground below its nest. And she meets Stefan Crouch, whose family owns the land on which Melanie has parked their bus.  Carolina becomes fond of her new home, and as her friendship with Stefan grows, his family offers an alternative to moving on with her mother and sister.  As she considers the family’s offer, Carolina must come to terms with her own beliefs about freedom, family and belonging. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013