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No matter what level of writing, 
the journey is always exciting when a new pinnacle is reached. 

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the achievements of others on the same path.

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Jim Misko's latest novel, As All My Fathers Were, took Gold in Popular Fiction at the Benjamin Franklin Awards sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association. 

Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti, author of Prostitutes,Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings About Biblical Women, won the gold medal for Bible Study in the 2015 Illuminations Book Awards: Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books. Get your own copy by visiting

Judith L Butler will be touring around the West in 2015 with her new book of Short Stories "West of the Big Road" - Stories of The Land & Home. The Book highlights the Basque immigrants - colorful cowboys & Native Americans of the Sierras and beyond. Butler's new website is available at

Amanda A. Brooks is the creator/author of the ten-book western romance series, Thunder Mountain Brides, and the twelve-book western romance series, Brides of Diablo.

Judy Scognamillo and her book The Hope Mother was reviewed in the Carmel Valley News, the Del Mar Times and the Rancho Santa Fe News on December 4th, 2014.

Roccie Hill is the author of Three Minutes on Love (The Permanent Press, 2008), about whom blogger Jesse Kornbluth (, said, “Roccie Hill is so good she puts dozens of other better known writers to shame.” Her next novel, a thriller set in France, will be published in 2015. She offers editorial services to a select number of clients. She can be contacted at her website or by email.

Cynthia Anderson’s fourth book of desert poems, Desert Dweller, is now available for preview and purchase at Cynthia is also featured in the Desert Writers issue of The Sun Runner Magazine (Aug/Sept 2014) undefined editor Steve Brown says, “If you love the desert, you will love Desert Dweller.” To learn more about Cynthia’s poetry and writing/editing business, visit her website.

C. L. "Jim" Hoang has won the Gold Medal Award for Historical Literature Fiction in Dan Poynter's 2014 Global Ebook Awards for his debut novel, Once Upon a Mulberry Field. This is a story of love, loss, and redemption set against the tumultuous background of the Sixties and the Vietnam War. For more insights about Hoang's award-winning book, visit his website/blog.

Shean Pao is finishing her first novella while offering a great deal of current
information on writing and self publishing at her blog.

Lucinda Sue Crosby Hampton Roads Publishing and Hierophant Publishing are honored to announce the Top Ten authors who will be moving on to the final round in the Next Best Fiction Author Contest: Including Lucinda Sue Crosby, The Cancer Club 

Congratulations to our Top Ten finalists! Allison Jacob, Assistant to the Publisher

Katrina Bias is having fun attending book signing and book talk events. She has been presented in Jacksonville, FL, Raleigh, NC, Pasadena, CA, Pomona, CA and at several local book clubs. Working on her second book, she expects to tour a wider area next year when her murder mystery is expected to be published.

Steven Corley Randel recently began writing articles for the online shelter magazine, Here is a link to his first article and another to his latest. 

Judith L Butler performed at the Western Jam event in June at the Autry in LA. Reading from her book Minnie & the Forgotten Women of the West. Butler is working on a new collection of short stories "West of the Big Road" at - Due this fall.

Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti is a regular contributor to the Words of Faith column appearing in the Friday edition of The Desert Sun Newspaper. Read her blog at

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