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We’ve got Stuff to give away!

We’ve been on a bit of a marketing spree lately at Echelon Press and we’ve got some promo materials we’d LOVE to give away to bookstores, teachers, and librarians.

We have some really cool Kieryn Nicolas READ posters for the young readers in your life. These posters are 11 x 17. Send your mailing info to me at echelonpress@gmail.com and I will send you the posters. Teachers, If your students would like to order copies of RAIN by Kieryn, we can negotiate a really great discount for bulk orders.

Kieryn is training for the Disney Half Marathon to benefit The Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. No one would be upset if you were hop on over and support her efforts.

We’ve also got some pretty cool bookmarks for your customers, patrons, and students. You tell me how many you want and I’ll send them along.

I am trying to think of a really cool contest for booksellers, teachers, and librarians who support Echelon Press and all of our divisions. If you fall into one of these categories and have some ideas on what would make a great prize, please post your thoughts here. I can tell you that whoever’s idea I decide to use as a prize will receive a FREE book of their choice from our paperback line.

I hope you will take some time to check out our book selection. We’ve got some awesome books in both paperback and eBook. Need more info or want to have one of our authors come and speak to your customers, students, or patrons, don’t hesitate to contact me to help you set it up.

Book Club? Ask about our options for having one of our authors speak to your group.

For you readers out there, if you want one of Kieryn’s signed posters contact me to find out how to make it happen.

Well, I am off to the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA this weekend. I hope if you are in the area you will stop by and see me and my special friends, authors, Mary Cunningham, Diana Black, Sam Morton, Gale Borger, and our special guest on Saturday only Steampunk authors Nick Valentino.

You can find us in the Square at Booth 107. we will be right next to the FABULOUS Bobbie Hinman, author of the best fairy books ever!


Getting to Know Anne Carter aka Pamela Ripling

Anne CarterCreating fiction gives one the power to design other lives, filled with romance and adventure, intrigue and passion. My own writing career began in middle school creative writing class, inspiring me to later major in literature. All it took was one teacher’ encouragement and I was on my way. 

Always a big fan of the motion picture, I began “seeing” movies in my head and ultimately succumbed to the nagging voice telling me to write them down. After gaining publishing credits in the prestigious periodical THEMA Literary Journal and PEACE Magazine, my short stories became novellas and then novels. Women’s romantic fiction came naturally for me, and in between books I ventured into teen problem stories and eventually wrote LOCKER SHOCK! (Quake Press, ISBN 978-1-59080-581-7), a middle grade reader about a boy and an unwanted gun. 

As for the personal stuff, I’m a Virgo, a procrastinator, like warm better than cold and drink neither Coke nor Pepsi. I was born in the Midwest but migrated to California at the ripe old age of 2. My hobbies include doll collecting, photo restoration and writing, of course. My favorite sport is ice hockey, my favorite TV show at the moment is LOST although I don’t watch the tube much. I am married to my hero of 30 years and have 3 sinfully excellent children. 

As a free-lance writer, I author a monthly column for my local chamber of commerce. I maintain a website, write for several blogs and publish a periodic digital newsletter. Oh, and then there’s all that social networking stuff… 

I am also a lighthouse fanatic, and I guess it was only a matter of time before my obsessions collided and I wrote my latest release, POINT SURRENDER (Echelon Press, ISBN 978-1-59080-514-5). I actually spent days (and nights) holed up alone inside of a lighthouse while writing that book. What a trip that was! 

As a writer, my biggest obstacle is allocating enough time to write, edit and market my books while trying to run my business and raise my children. Squeezing extra minutes out of an already jam-packed day is a challenge all writers must face. Next up for me? The second romantic lighthouse mystery, CAPE SEDUCTION, is slated for publication in 2010, and I am knee-deep in edits on another middle reader called OLD ENOUGH. The third and final novel in the StarCrossed trilogy, titled THE GYPSY IN ME, is in the works, and soon I’ll begin the third lighthouse book! Isn’t that enough? 

All of my published work can be found at both Amazon.com and, in digital formats, at Fictionwise.com. I am available for speaking engagements, please contact me for topics. I can be reached via email at annecarter@beaconstreetbooks.com. Visit my website and blog at http://www.BeaconStreetBooks.com.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pamripling