Author News & Events
Xlibris author Shalisa Anthony will be having a book signing at the Redbridge Central Library (formerly Ilford Central Library), Ilford, Essex, on Saturday, 27 October 2012, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Ms. Anthony wrote and self-published She Who Walks Alone… With One, an inspirational novel that invites readers to take a journey on the path to healing and enlightenment. The book signing activity will include excerpt and poetry readings, a meet-and-greet with Ms. Anthony, and a Q&A opportunity to learn more about her book, about her as an author, and as a person.
Awards and Citations
Xlibris author Eileen Sanchez’s book Craving the World was honored with the Christian Alert 2012 Literary Award by ChristianAlert.org. The news and opinion blog discusses books, media shows, radio programs, and events that relate to the Christian faith. Ms. Sanchez wrote Craving the World after being inspired by her experience of reconnecting with old friends. She hopes that readers will enjoy reading about Marisa, the heroine of her story, and learn, laugh, and empathise with what her character undergoes through the novel.
Dr. Edwin Mavunika Mapara
Xlibris congratulates Doctor Edwin Mavunika Mapara, author of the influential AIDucation books, for winning the 2011 Mwape Peers Physician Award. The Physician Award is given to outstanding doctors who consistently achieve high standards in the practice of medicine by finding innovative ways of delivering quality medical care despite budget constraints.
Dr. Mapara received the award for his tireless volunteer work with HIV patients in Zambia. He has written several books on his unique teaching strategies, including AIDUCATION 20-10 Taking Control of AIDS, AIDUCATION 20-10 TAKING CONTROL OF TB & AIDS, and The Health of the Stars (HOTS) Hospital 20-10. All of Dr. Mapara's books are available on the Xlibris UK online bookstore.
"Heart Reflections and Other Love Beads" has been nominated for Dan Poynter's Global e-book Award .
Author Tom Edwards was honored a finalist place in the International Book Awards 2011 under the Fiction: Environmental/Green Fiction for his work on “Lethal Legacy”. A fiction book which raises concerns regarding the Earth’s deterioration set in the year 2050, the book elicits truth of politics, natural exploitations and environmental mishaps which are influenced from the natural events occurring now and in the previous years.
Richard Hawkey author of “Life Less Lived- A Passage through Burnout and Depression in the Suburbs”, was recognized as a finalist in the recent International Book Awards 2011 under the Health: Psychological/Mental Health. This inspirational book is a story of his inner battles against stress and depression.
Ella F. Young
Ella F. Young was awarded The Beacon Award in the Arts, for her book, "The Realities of Life", last February 12, 2011. This was for her contribution and achievement in poetry. She also received an invitation from the Poet Laureate, Donald Hall, to be a member of their Academy of American Poets. This organization publishes "The American Poet", which is the best of poetry's institutional voices. Each year, it sponsors the National Poetry Month and other programs in over 200 colleges and universities.
Lou Ann Hayford (L. A. Noble)
L. A. Noble’s ‘About Time Already’ won the Honorable Mention under the Mystery category for the 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival: http://www.losangelesbookfestival.com
Curtis J. Hopfenbeck
Hopfenbeck's first novel, ‘The Liquid City’ is named one of "Top 10 Must Reads of 2011" and "5 Best Books of 2010" by GQ Magazine. The book is a witty and suspense-filled page turner joining now the ranks of Stephen King and John Grisham’s books. Touted as one of America’s hottest new authors, Hopfenbeck's passion and impetus for writing has been in existence since birth.
The ‘Memoirs of a Life Insurance Icon: Khuda Buksh’ of Muhammad Rahim won the GLOBAL Asia Category of Readers Views 2010 Literary Awards. The book illustrates the life of a legendary Insurance Specialist who chose to serve humanity by sparking an insurance awareness movement in three countries (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh).
Fida R. Abbott
Fida R. Abbott, Managing Editor and Director of the Online Writing Course at http://www.kabarindonesia.com , a daily online Indonesian News site won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for ‘Enthusiasm’. The award was under the category of novels from North American Book Dealer Exchange (NABE).
Christopher Hugh Kawal Persaud
Writer, poet, and Christian apologist Christopher Hugh Kawal Persaud Persaud's 2010 book, The Da Vinci Code Revisited: A Conclusive Refutation of the Widespread, Sinister Lie was adjudged the First Place winner in the Theology category for the 2010 Christian Choice Book Awards competition. This is his second national award.
‘3rd Generation Country’ by Benecca Ward was nominated under the Outstanding Literary – Debut author category for the 41st NAACP Image Awards.
C. P. Carusso
"Sophia's Exit Strategy" of trainer CP Carusso bagged the 2009 Oakland PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) Award.
Amira Tame received the National Mature Media Silver Award for her book, Activity Techniques that Heal the Wounds of Alzheimer's.
Joanne Hughson AKA Stef
Her book, Be Careful What You Wish For ... The Story of: Gwendolyn the Great, Savior of Idlebury, Protector of the Universe, placed as a Finalist the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards and as a Finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Books Awards.
Connie Houser, author of The Letters, Portrait of an Artist, Jim Houser, won FIRST PLACE in the Art and Photograph category in the 2008 California Book Festival.
Steve Phillips, author of Proximity, won the 2008 Gold Medal Award (Navy Category) from the Military Writers Society of America.
Albert Russo has three books, which qualified as finalists at the National Indie Excellence Awards in the Photography category.
- City of Lovers- City of Wonder
- Body Glorious/Corps á corps
- New York at Heart/New York au Coeur
Gina E. Jones, author of Flying Between Heaven and Earth, was voted semi-finalist for Fiction & Literature in the New Age Fiction category by USA Book News.
For more information, go to www.FlyingBetweenHeavenAndEarth.com.
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Lucy Cain, author of Secure the Fort, is the recipient of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal Award for Best Anthology to be presented at the annual conference/banquet in Branson, MO.
Kevin M. Weeks, author of The Street Life Series: Is it Suicide or Murder?, was inducted as the Best New Urban Author of the Year 2006 for his novel. A voluntary Top Advisory Board of one hundred active members inducts The YOUnity Guild Award Winners of Excellence each year. He also won an award (Wild Card) in the New York Book Festival.
Jameela Alter, author of On Clipped Wings, is a finalist in Foreword Magazine's eighth annual Book of the Year Awards in the Fiction-General category.
Judy K. Snider, author of Goldy’s Baby Socks, and her illustrator, Thomas McAteer, won The Cat Writer's Association award of excellence and the 2006 CWA Muse Award for best children's book.
In the Media
Running a school takes a toll on anyone. But for Gregory and to his wife, it’s more than that. Gregory is plagued by threats of revenge from his jealous twin brother, leading to the deterioration of his mental health. What will Gregory do then? Such is the desire to find out the answer that Guardian News & Media, Sunday Express, Pulse, and Redwood have sent in their requests to Xlibris author, Gabriel Kealey, for a copy of his book, Stain.
Lynda C. Wade
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands native and Xlibris author Lynda C. Wade was given Honorable Mention in the Children’s Books Category of the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival. Her book, Candace Says... "You're Not The Boss Of Me" was one of the titles acknowledged as some of the best books of this year. The Hollywood Book Festival is a book awards program that spotlights self-published titles worthy of the attention and consideration from the movers and shakers of the world’s largest entertainment industry.
E. V. Perkins
A Lass from Richmond Hill is reviewed by The Northern Echo, a leading daily morning newspaper in the Priestgate, Darlington, north-east of England. The autobiography was written by Xlibris author E. V. Perkins, who now resides in Darlington, but vividly remembers her early life in North Yorkshire and considers herself to be a “Yorkshire lass” at heart. She dedicates her childhood memories and stories to her grandchildren.
College student and Xlibris author Sam Shooter is featured by Worcester News for the release of his debut book, The Goat in the Coat. Worcester News’ James Connell writes that Mr. Shooter wrote the book as a present for his ten-year old brother. The AALPS Midlands student has already written several books, this one being his first published title.
Tee J. Mueller
Ina Hughs of the Knoxville News Sentinel features a list of local authors in her book roundup feature. Included in the list is first-time Xlibris author Tee J. Mueller’s children’s book, Bubu Bear’s First Day of School. Tee J. shares that writing has always been her first love and that the book was inspired by walks in the woods behind her family home, where she would imagine it to be the home of magical creatures, fairies and elves.
Beauty and brains may score points, but a heart full of generosity wins it all. For Farishta Farhang, being selected as one of the heat finalists for the Miss London 2012 competition is a chance to help people in need. As one-half of the duo behind the young adult drama Stranger's Love: Family's Blood, Farishta plans to continue writing but her goal at the moment is to raise money for charity. She says that after reading Miss World’s “Beauty with A Purpose” section, the University of Wolverhampton student was touched by the charities that the pageant supported and was inspired to enter—despite never having competed in a pageant before.
You can help your fellow Xlibris author to the crown by voting for her as well as donating money to the Miss London 2012 Thai Children's Trust or to the Miss London 2012 Deloitte National Charities or both. Please ensure that you include her name (Farishta Farhang) while donating. You can vote for Farishta by texting MISS LONDON15 to 63333 (include gap after "MISS"), or phoning 09013071037 and enter 15 when prompted. The public voting for the Miss London 2012 beauty pageant commenced last February 10, 2012, and will end on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 5:00 PM.
Dr. Edwin Mapara
Dr. Edwin Mapara is an award-winning physician who has been promoting public awareness for HIV, AIDS, and tuberculosis through a teaching strategy outlined in his books, AIDUCATION 20-10 Taking Control of AIDS and AIDUCATION 20-10 TAKING CONTROL OF TB & AIDS. Read more about Dr. Mapara’s work in a featured article in ukzambians.com
Xlibris-published author Daniel Eisan published his first children’s book, The Lonely Peach, when he was nineteen. Eisan wrote the story for a school project, but his passion to be a writer pushed him to take it to a wider readership. The Shields Gazette features the young author and his book.