From Mike Farris: Film rights to my new book, A Death in the Islands, have been optioned by Twin Inc., the production company of Aaron and Jordan Kandell, based in Honolulu and Los Angeles.
A dead body, a bit of muddled magick, and a grand old sorcerer bring curiosity and chaos to the denizens of New Camel, NY.
A warm welcome to Sharon Pape, Splinterfire's one of Splinterfire's newest authors. Sharon signed a three-book deal with Kensington's Lyrical imprint for her newest series Magick and Mayhem, a set of cozy murder mysteries. Sharon is the author of ten novels, including the popular Sketch series: Sketch Me If You Can, To Sketch a Thief, Sketch a Falling Star, and Sketcher in the Rye, as well as Alibis and Amethysts, all from Berkley. Magick and Mayhem, Book One has been released and is available at bookstores and on electronic devices.
Margaree King Mitchell's wonderful picture book, Uncle Jed's Barbershop has been produced into a musical. It's run has been very successful. She's currently helping the creators get producers to carry the show to other cities.
She's also promoting her novel, The People in the Park, plus pitching other picture book manuscripts to agents and publishers. Her book, Woman in the Pulpit, already published, and she will be promoting it.
Welcome to Christina Britton Conroy. Her wonderful how-to book, Having Fun with Aging Parents, was just released by Black Lyon Publishing. It is available at all on-line outlets.
Her new ebook is a four-part series of small novels on His Majesty's Theatre. Endeavour press will be publishing it. More details about this later
Christina is the daughter of the late actress, Barbara Britton. She is an accomplished musician, singer and actress. Congratulations to her from Splinterfire.
Those of you who knew her, know that Gloria was tough and brave and outspoken, and her strong personality helped to put out the few fires that have come up in this business, and to make deals as best she could for our authors.
Gloria was the driving force at Splinterfire. It was her idea to start
it and convinced the authors to join her in this venture. We never
looked back. That's because we had such wonderful authors to
represent. She taught me the business of Splinterfire. When she
retired, as is typical of her, she graciously gifted her share of the
business to me. She went on to build her dreamhouse. She was very
happy there for the time she had left. I miss her like crazy!!
A warm welcome to SplinterFire's newest author, Nancy Kett. Nancy has written and illustrated The Triangle Stair, and adorable story that children everywhere will love.
Congrads to Lisa Begin-Kruysman on the Maxwell award from Dog Writer's Association of America. The Maxwell Medallion is named for the late Maxwell Riddle, a distinguished writer who wrote and edited for Dog World Magazine. Captain Will Judy was the publisher of the magazine and co-founder of the DWAA.
Lisa's book, Dog's Best Friend was nominated for the award in 2015. The following year, Lisa won a Maxwell in the Short Fiction Contest, was a nominee in the Art category, and received the North Shore Animal League Special Award for an article she wrote on Spay and Neuter Innitiatives in a Native American Community in New Mexico.
This is Mike Farris, author of A Death in the Islands. It's about Clarence Darrow's last case, and takes place in Hawaii. Stay tuned for news from one of Splinterfire's very first authors. You can learn more about this wonderful author at his web site www.michaelfarris.com.
Congrads to Diana Rubino on the sale of her wonderful YA book, Oney--My Escape from Slavery. It is a mildly fictionalize book of the true story of Oney Judge who, one evening during dinner, left Martha Washington's house and never came back. It also covers Oney's life after she gained her freedom. This wonderful book will be coming out in late spring from Endeavour Press in the UK. It will be an ebook.
A warm welcome to Marie Bartlett, who has joined the SplinterFire family with her two wonderful books,
Pearl, MD and Pearl, MD, The Way West. Be sure to visit our Meet The Authors page and the Author Bio page and the Synopsis page to see what the books are all about.