Sunday, October 31, 2010

November-December News

Where has summer/early autumn gone?  It’s almost November and there are so many upcoming activities that it’s hard to concentrate on my writing.  For the next 7 weekends, we’re participating in art shows, literary conferences or book signings.  And then there’s a major election just 3 days away!  Ay Yi Yi!

PiƱata Publishing now has a strong E-pub presence.  Mike has placed our titles on Kindle and also on the Barnes & Noble Nook.  We’re very pleased about customer sales through that medium.  I, personally, have still not gone that route, but certainly understand why others do.  I just love the feel and smell of physical books.

I’m rolling now on the writing of the Eliza Pinckney story, as yet untitled.  I think perhaps I’ve written close to one-third of the book.  Of course I’ll be re-writing, editing, writing again, etc. but it feels good to finally be inside her head.  I’d love to have more time to spend on just writing, and know that it will come.

Our last title, “Splendid Isolation” was selected as a finalist for the 2010 USA Book News’ Best Book Awards in the Biography: Historical division.  We are so happy about being chosen for this award.  It’s a national honor where we competed against traditional publishers as well as independents and small presses.  Mike and I are always delighted when small and independent publishers are award winners.  We strongly support them, as we support independent films and bookstores.  

A lot of traveling in our imminent future.  Please check out our Event Calendar on to follow our journeys.  We’d love to visit with you in the venues near your homes. 
Enjoy your fall season and the start of winter.  Be safe in your travels.  And have a very blessed holiday season!

Warm wishes,