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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.





Friday, May 20, 2016

Vietnam Veteran Jerry Hall's Memoir - Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full!



Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full!:
Flying, Friendship,and Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless War 
by Jerry Hall 
A riveting account of a soldier who served in the Vietnam war, Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Bags Full! chronicles Jerry Hall's experience as a pilot in training in the Air Force, his experience of prison-camp survival training, and ultimately his arrival into "the Nam." With candor and brutal honesty, Hall places the reader not only in that time and place, but in his very shoes. He doesn't hold back on his fear, his insecurity, or how he turned to alcohol for comfort. Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full ! is a biting look at history: how Vietnam hurt so many, and how Americans turned their backs on the men who got sucked into "the Vortex."
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Midwest Book Review  -  Wisconsin Bookwatch's OUTSTANDING Review of


To Look On Death No More by Leta Serafim 


“An impressively crafted read from beginning to end and clearly establishes author Leta Serafim as an exceptionally gifted novelist. Very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections.” 




In autumn of 1943, a lone allied soldier parachutes into Greece. His stated goal: to build an airstrip for the British. Brendon O'Malley is an Irishman, and he soon discovers that fighting the Nazis is not the same as embracing the British, who have seriously misled him about his mission. Wounded during the drop, he's set upon and robbed by a seventeen-year-old girl, Danae, and her little brother, Stefanos, who hold him captive for over six weeks, first in a cave and later in the cellar of their home in Kalavryta. A wary friendship develops between the three. Over time O'Malley's relationship with the girl gradually deepens into love. Slowly O'Malley earns Danae's trust, and he stays on with her family in their house in the village. After his wounds heal, he heads up into the mountains to join the Greek soldiers, the antartes, who are suspicious of the British and slow to accept him into their ranks. O'Malley is no ordinary man, and his honesty, strength, and courage impress them and finally win the day. But disaster lies just ahead, and the Nazis, already a palpable presence in their lives, stage a savage attack on Kalavryta. Through it all, the love of this Irishman for his indomitable Greek muse cannot be extinguished. "To Look on Death No More" is an impressively crafted read from beginning to end and clearly establishes author Leta Serafim as an exceptionally gifted novelist. Very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "To Look on Death No More" is also available in a Kindle edition ($6.95).

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/wbw/apr_16.htm

To Look on Death No More
Leta Serafim
Coffeetown Press
c/o Camel Press
PO Box 70515, Seattle, WA 98127
www.coffeetownpress.com
9781603811927, $13.95, PB, 240pp, www.amazon.com



Monday, April 18, 2016

Author Pat Mora Delivers Talk
Celebrating Children and Reading:
Marks 20th Anniversary of Children’s Day / Book Day /  Día

The American Library Association’s 2016 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Julie Corsaro;  Author and Literacy Advocate Pat Mora;  and Andrew Medlar - President, Association for Library Service to Children , at the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture. At the Garvin Theater in Santa Barbara, CA. Photo credit: Aimee Strittmatter


(April 18, 2016 - Santa Barbara, CA) Pat Mora gave the 47th annual May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture entitled “Book Joy! ¡Alegria en los libros!” on Friday evening, April 15, in the Garvin Theatre at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA. Mora is an award-winning author of children’s books, a passionate literacy advocate, and the founder of Children’s Day / Book Day /  Día which marks it 20th anniversary this April.
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“In the spirit of Día, we need an exciting and excited reading movement in the United States today…” she said. “A bookjoy movement or initiative with compelling vision and action.” The lecture emphasized the “importance of children… bundles of promise who all deserve and need to become readers for their sake and ours,” as Mora put it.


Author and Literacy Advocate, Founder of Children’s Day / Book Day /  Día “framed.” Photo credit: Hap Freund


Mora was preceded by Andrew Medlar, the President of the Association for Library Service to Children, who related the history of the Arbuthnot Lecture, and 2016 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Julie Corsaro, who introduced Mora, calling her a “brilliant poet, tireless literacy advocate and inspirational educator” and her books, “a celebration of Spanish and English language.”


April 30, 2016 will be the 20th anniversary of Children’s Day / Book Day. It can be celebrated by reading to a child in your life. Founded by writer and educator Pat Mora, Children’s Day, Book Day, in Spanish, El día de los niños, El día de los libros, often known as Día, (day in Spanish) is a year-long commitment to linking children and families to books. A collaboration of national library and literacy organizations, educators, presses and readers, Día creatively celebrates all our children and the importance of bookjoy in their daily lives.


“I was enthusiastically assisted to start this family literacy initiative by REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has also been an active partner. A new, enthusiastic national partner is First Book,” Pat Mora said.


Among other partners are ¡Colorín Colorado! (WETA), United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Texas Library Association (TLA), Texas State Library and Archives Commission, State Library of Iowa, New Mexico State Library, Arte Público Press, HarperCollins, and Pomelo Books.


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AVAILABILITY: Pat Mora is available by telephone, email, and travel by arrangement. She has upcoming appearances Houston and Washington, D.C. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.


CONTACT: For further information or to arrange an interview with Pat Mora, contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Book Review DIYA - A Megawatt Approach to Change by Aruna Gurmurthy

A Review from Feathered Quill

Spotlight Reviews


DIYA: A Megawatt Approach to Change


By: Aruna Gurumurthy
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: September 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5170-5977-4
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: March 15, 2016

With all the dark, depressing and, let’s face it, all the news in regards to politics, finances (and the list goes on), it is quite easy for people not only to lose hope, but also lose their way entirely. Some look to faith to continue – belief and allegiance to a Divine entity that is watching over us all. There are others who struggle each and every day to find what is within them that they can use to power past the hard days and not succumb to the negatives of life.

This book does a spectacular job of showing all people how to do just that. Written in a format that is much like a blog or someone’s personal diary, DIYA offers entries that highlight many of the questions people in all countries of the world ask. The answers are not all given here, of course, but what is given are the paths that can be taken when times seem more than a little rough. Paths that can not only be learned, but also be shared and discussed with others out there. In other words, a learning experience that could bring positive changes to us all.

The author speaks about a “Bible of Life,” at the beginning of this book – a set of tenets that would be great to have when it comes to dealing with everyday experiences. DIYA,if read well and taken the time to study and enjoy, becomes this Bible: everyone can learn what it means to keep an open mind, or find a way to alter thinking patterns that could even lead to world peace. From talking about Mother’s Day to better understanding senior illnesses to a stunning look into the world of music and why it sparks so much joy and fire in people, the author covers it all. She speaks eloquently about self-doubt, and not having fear when it comes to a personal dream changing over the years.

Humor, in-depth conversation, real life struggles – DIYA is exactly what it claims to be; an approach to the world of change that everyone can understand and feel grateful for while making those changes count. To place this book in some sort of self-help “niche” in the world of non-fiction would be (to this reviewer) belittling the message. In other words, this is not self-help, this is a book filled with wisdom that will open doors (by opening the mind) to hope, prosperity and success.

Quill says: A giving, highly generous book that will speak to people in all walks of life.
For more information on DIYA: A Megawatt Approach to Change, please visit the book's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/diyabyaruna/


LISTEN to an interview with Aruna Gurumurthy

Aruna Gurumurthy on MEDIUM

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Reforma de Nuevo Mexico: NM State Library and "DIA"

Reforma de Nuevo Mexico: NM State Library and "DIA":

This April the NM State Library is encouraging all libraries to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Día de los libros, a celebration of reading created by children’s author Pat Mora. 






It can be as simple as encouraging your patrons to spend some time on April 30th reading to someone special: a parent, a friend, a family member, a beloved pet, their favorite librarian! Or if you’re feeling more ambitious ALSC is encouraging librarians to apply for a mini-grant to help with the costs of a program. Good luck and please send me any photos of any Día celebrations happening around the state! 




There have also been 3 Día PSA’s created (all filmed in NM!) and you are free to share them or use them as you wish! I know that there are plans to film at least one more this year and the filmmakers hope to add more every year! Those links are: 

·         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-63TclLyiY&feature=youtu.be...

Celebrate Children and Books

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Celebrate Children and Books
The 20th Anniversary of Children’s Day / Book Day Takes Place in April


April 30, 2016 will be the 20th anniversary of Children’s Day / Book Day. Celebrate by reading to a child in your life. To learn more, visit http://www.patmora.com/whats-dia/ and http://www.patmora.com/dia-planning-booklet/


Founded by writer and educator Pat Mora, Children’s Day, Book Day, in Spanish, El día de los niños, El día de los libros, often known as Día, (day in Spanish) is a year-long commitment to linking children and families to books. A collaboration of national library and literacy organizations, educators, presses and readers, Día creatively celebrates all our children and the importance of bookjoy in their daily lives.


Children’s Day, Book Day celebrations unite communities. April book fiestas are held in libraries, schools, homes, campuses, child care centers, and parks.  Celebrations take place all during the month of April and culminate on April 30th.

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Pat Mora
“In 1996, I learned about the Mexican tradition of celebrating April 30th as El día del niño, the day of the child. I thought, ‘We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We need kids’ day too, but I want to connect all children with bookjoy, the pleasure of reading.’ 



“I was enthusiastically assisted to start this family literacy initiative by REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has also been an active partner. A new, enthusiastic national partner is First Book,” Pat Mora said.


Among other partners are ¡Colorín Colorado! (WETA), United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Texas Library Association (TLA), Texas State Library and Archives Commission, State Library of Iowa, New Mexico State Library, Arte Público Press, HarperCollins, and Pomelo Books.

Pat Mora, the founder of Children’s Day / Book Day, received the The 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award from the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. She will deliver her lecture on April 15 in Santa Barbara, CA.


“Mora’s commitment to literacy for all children of all backgrounds motivated her to found Children's Day, Book Day/ El día de los niños, El día de los libros, a celebration of children, families and reading,” stated 2016 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Julie Corsaro.


Children's Days, Book Days: Planning for a Día Year - A Planning Booklet

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For further information: 
http://www.patmora.com/whats-dia/


Learn More About Pat Mora / Pat Mora’s Social Media Sites:

Audio and Video PSAs are available on Pat Mora's web site 


Contact: Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com


Monday, February 1, 2016

The Murder That Never Was: A Forensic Instincts Novel - New from Bestselling Author Andrea Kane

Publicity Contact: Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com

COMING IN MAY 2016

ATTN: Book Review Editor / Fiction/ Thriller/ Crime/ Suspense

New from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author Andrea Kane, the Latest Installment in the Forensic Instincts Series



The Murder That Never Was:
A Forensic Instincts Novel
Andrea Kane
Bonnie Meadow Publishing (Bookmasters, dist.), $24.95 Hardcover (384 p), ISBN-13:  978-1-68232-000-6. Publication date: May 17, 2016

SYNOPSIS: A 16-year-old female gymnast's dream of Olympic gold is shattered when the “supplement” she has been taking turns out to be a designer performance enhancing drug (PED).  In a twisting tale of medical research gone awry, bodies are piling up between Chicago, New Jersey, and Vermont as a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate the research error and everyone involved… particularly Forensic Instincts.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS is the fifth and next exhilarating installment in the Forensic Instincts series. With a worldwide following and novels published in over twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family.  


Reviews for Previous Books by Andrea Kane:

“Kane is an adroit master at suspense, and keeps the reader guessing to the very end.” -Booklist

"Andrea Kane sets new standards for suspense."  -Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
"Andrea Kane burst onto the thriller scene with the force of a wrecking ball. The Stranger You Know now establishes her as one of the very best." -Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author
"The perfect blend of high-stakes action and gut-wrenching psychological suspense." -Iris Johansen, New York Times bestselling author
"Smooth prose and engaging characters." -Publishers Weekly on The Girl Who Disappeared Twice
"A truly great story that will have everyone looking forward to even more Forensic Instincts books. Keep them coming!" -Suspense magazine on The Stranger You Know
"Andrea Kane always hits home with edgy suspense, action and deep psychological tension. Characters come to life on her pages and you keep reading because you just can't stop!" -New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham
“Andrea Kane delivers the kind of tension that will rev up your pulse.”  - Jayne Ann Krentz


Previous books by Andrea Kane include:

New York Times Bestsellers:
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice  (Forensic Instincts); No Way Out; Run For Your Life

Wall Street Journal Bestsellers: Drawn in Blood

The Forensic Instincts Series Includes (in publication order):
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice; The Line Between Here and Gone; The Stranger You Know;  The Silence That Speaks; The Murder That Never Was (forthcoming May 2016)

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Title: The Murder That Never Was
Subtitle: A Forensic Instincts Novel
Author: Andrea Kane
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-68232-000-6
ISBN-10: 1-68232-000-6
Price: $24.95(US) / $27.95 (CAN)
eBook: 978-1-68232-001-3
Kindle: 978-1-68232-002-0
ePDF: 978-1-68232-003-7
ebook Price: $9.99
Trim: 6x9 // Page Count: 384
LCCN: 2015954525
Publication Date: May 2016
BISAC Categories: Fiction/Thriller/Crime Fiction/Thriller/Suspense
Rights: World
Ship Date: May 2016
On Sale Date: May 17, 2016
Published by Bonnie Meadow Publishing, LLC. Distributed to the trade by Bookmasters