Those of you who knew her, know that Gloria was the tough and brave and outspoken CEO of Parkeast Literary Agency, 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 the authors at Parkeast.
Gloria was also 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. When she
retired, as is typical of her, she graciously gifted Parkeast Literary
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!!
Let's welcome Tony Black, renowned U. K. author of crime fiction. But Tony has a soft side, too. We are happy to introduce the upcoming literary titles, His Father's Son and The Last Tiger. The former is already available in audio, and the latter will be issued in print and audio.
These are wonderful stories, both rated PG, and are indicative of what a wonderful story-teller Tony is.
A very warm welcome to Splinterfire's newest member. Michael A. Lilly is the author of Nimitz at Ease.
Please go to the Author Bios page and the Synopses Page for more information about Michael and his wonderful book.
A warm welcome to SplinterFire's newest author, Nancy Kett. Nancy has written and illustrated The Triangle Stair, an adorable story that children everywhere will love.
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.
Say hello to Anne Montgomery. Anne is a retired school teacher, among other things. She likes to write women's fiction, young adult, and stories with a little bit of the mystical element. Glad to have her aboard.
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.
And another big Hello to Paul Spencer Alexander, who has written an excellent how-to book for singer/songwriters who are looking to market their work.
Paul has been with Splinterfire for a few years now, and we are so glad to have been the representatives of this amazing book.
Kudos to Christina Britton Conroy. Her wonderful how-to book, Having Fun with Aging Parents, was just awarded Best Non-fiction book of 2020 by the National League of American Pen Women. The book was released by Black Lyon Publishing. It is available at all on-line outlets.
A warm welcome toJanie Owens, one of our newest Splinterfire author. Her wonderful inspirational cozy will be coming out in the spring. Watch for 50 Plus Condo, the first book in a series featuring the denizens of a retirement village who love to solve mysteries.
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.
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, That Olde White Magic, and Magic Gone Amok , Magical Mystery Lore and This Magic Marmot are her newest books, part of the Acracadabra Series.
Congrads to Diana Rubino on the success of her wonderful best-selling 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 has been a best seller from day one and will continue to sell well in the months to come.
Say Hello to J. T. Kunkel, author of Blood on the Bayou, a Miranda Marquette mystery. J. T.'s heroine is a self-made millionaire who leads an exciting life of solving crimes.
Welcome to Charlotte Stuart, who likes to write murder mysteries featuring female sleuths. We'll be seeing a lot of her most colorful characters, as she continues her romp through her cozy series.
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.