Join Us on May 3, 2016
For an Exclusive Author Event
Live Q&A on Facebook
Hosted by Monique Raphel High
in Celebration of the Reissue of Her Entire Catalog of Historical Fiction
with Special Guest Author Presentations
8:30am – 5:30pm PST (11:30am-8:30pm Eastern)
Penner Publishing is proud to bring you Monique Raphel High’s reissued catalog of historical fiction books. Readers will love these updated versions of Monique’s titles, also available in eBook format for the first time.
Monique Raphel High will kick off this Facebook event at 8:30am and close at 5:15pm; sharing her thoughts on writing and talking about her upcoming NEW release: Irrevocable Trust. Throughout the day, various published authors will be talking about their own works and answering questions in half-hour blocks of time. See below for more information about our speakers.
The following authors will be participating in the live Facebook author event. They are listed alphabetically. If you would like to know what time a specific author will be present at the event, please see the schedule listed on the Facebook event page.
C.H. Armstrong is a native Oklahoman transplanted in Minnesota, and is the author of The Edge of Nowhere, a work of historical fiction inspired by her own family’s experiences in rural Oklahoma during the 1930s Oklahoma Dust Bowl and The Great Depression.
A 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she holds a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in History. Cathie (as she is known to her friends) is a prolific reader of many genres, and vividly remembers learning to read and the thrill of “unlocking the code” behind the letters that make up a word. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, and she credits the lessons of Atticus Finch for shaping her into the adult she is today. Her Young Adult Novel, In My Shoes, pays tribute to Harper Lee and those many lessons.
You can find out more about C.H. Armstrong by visiting her website at www.charmstrongbooks.com.
The year is 1992 and Victoria Hastings Harrison Greene—reviled matriarch of a sprawling family—is dying.
After surviving the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Victoria refuses to leave this earth before revealing the secrets she’s carried for decades.
Once the child of a loving family during peaceful times, a shocking death shattered her life. Victoria had to come face to face with the harshness of the world. As the warm days of childhood receded to distant memory, Victoria learns to survive.
No matter what it takes.
To keep her family alive in an Oklahoma blighted by dust storms and poverty, Victoria makes choices—harsh ones, desperate ones. Ones that eventually made her into the woman her grandchildren fear and whisper about. Ones that kept them all alive. Hers is a tale of tragedy, love, murder, and above all, the conviction to never stop fighting.
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I am a multicultural new adult and contemporary romance novelist. After many years of being entrenched in business and data analysis, I began writing last year and discovered it to be my passion. I love reading most genres, but historical fiction and new adult are my favorites.
ALTERED – A multicultural New Adult romance
At first, I saw him as everyone else did.
But then, I saw him for who he really was.
Recognized the beauty beneath the pain.
Loved the quirks disguising the insecurity.
Embraced the man who hid behind the boy.
But there was so much more…
More I didn’t know.
And once I did, I couldn’t let
Of the boy.
…even if his past is threatening
Nothing will alter what we’ve built.
Jim Cangany was forty pages into his first manuscript when he realized it was a romance. He went with it and has great joy writing sweet, contemporary love stories. A lover of things that go fast, when Jim’s not writing, you can probably find him checking into the latest from IndyCar or pro bike racing. He lives in Indianapolis with his saint of a wife Nancy, his sons Seamus and Aidan, and the princess of the house, kitty cat Maria.
Find Jim Cangany Online at:
Website – http://jimcangany.com/
Twitter – @JimCangany
Amazon author page – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DEWZUJM
Michael Loyd Gray
Michael Loyd Gray is the author of the novel The Canary, a Pushcart Prize nominee (2013) revealing Amelia Earhart’s final days. His novel Exile on Kalamazoo Street was released in 2015 by Coffeetown Press. He is also the author of the novel Not Famous Anymore, 2011, which was awarded a grant by the Elizabeth George Foundation, and the novels, Well Deserved (2008 Sol Books Prose Series Prize) and King Biscuit (Tempest, 2012). Gray won the 2005 Alligator Juniper Fiction Prize and the 2005 The Writers Place Award for Fiction. He earned a MFA from Western Michigan, a bachelor’s from the University of Illinois, and has taught at colleges and universities in Illinois, Texas, and New York. For nearly ten years, he was a staff writer for newspapers in Arizona and Illinois. Big orange cats, the Chicago Bears, and the Rolling Stones are among the constants in his life.
He is the author of Elements of Pantheism (on Amazon) and a laureate of the United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 award for his other books on poverty, environment, population, and development. He has also been an editor and writer of high-level reports for many United Nations agencies.
He studied at Cambridge, London School of Economics and the Italy’s Scuola Normale Superiore.
Jamie McLachlan is the Amazon bestselling author of Mind of the Phoenix, a Dark Fantasy novel, and its sequel, Pawn of the Phoenix. In addition to novels, McLachlan blogs and pens poetry. When not writing, she can be found either tackling her ever-growing TBR list, dabbling in various crafts, or spending time with her son and husband.
Moira is a powerful empath, a psychic graced with the ability to read emotions and memories. Her skill is as much a curse as a gift, for in the harshly stratified city of Braxton empaths are slaves. Clever and beautiful, Moira has learned to rely on no one but herself. Determined to escape life as a concubine, she kills her master, and is imprisoned for the crime.
This could be the end for Moira, but the government has need of her skills. A mysterious serial killer known as the Phoenix has been planting suggestions in his victims’ minds that drive them to murder and suicide. To gain her freedom, Moira partners with Keenan Edwards, a handsome young detective, to stop the killer.
Hunting the Phoenix will bring Moira on a more dangerous road than she imagined, forcing her to confront dark minds, twisted moralities, and her growing feelings for the detective.
Bianca was born in Germany, spent her formative years in London and just got her US passport, but she considers herself a world citizen. She lives in Los Angeles because that’s where they make movies and she used to work on them. And she writes novels because that’s kind of like making a movie in people’s heads and because she just loves books. Bianca has one son, because that’s all she can handle and she tolerates her husband because, well, she loves him and there is no help for that.
A Thing of Beauty by Bianca M. Schwarz
Jill Smolinski is the author of the novels Objects of My Affection, The Next Thing on My List and Flip-Flopped, as well as nine non-fiction books on topics including origami, travel games, and science projects. Her work has appeared in major women’s magazines and the anthology American Girls About Town. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Janis Thomas is the author of Murder in A-Minor, the first book in her Musical Murder Mystery series (available May 2016), as well as three humorous women’s fiction novels, Something New, Sweet Nothings, and Say Never, which was chosen by Chick Lit Central as one of the best books of the year. Janis has written over fifty songs, and two children’s books which she wrote with her dad. When she isn’t writing or fulfilling her PTA duties, Janis likes to play tennis, sing with her sister, and throw wild dinner parties with outrageous menus for friends and loved ones. Janis lives in Southern California with her husband, their two beautiful children and two crazy dogs.
MURDER IN A-MINOR
Former detective Samantha Wedlock is having a bad year. After botching a huge case with the New York PD, Sam flees to her childhood home of Southern California and escapes her demons with the Internet and booze. Her career is over, her instincts have taken a vay-cay, and her music—the songs she composes in her head to help her solve puzzles and the challenges of her life—has abandoned her. When her old flame, sexy Lieutenant Jack Hudson, shows up on her doorstep to ask for her help with the case of two murdered college coeds, Sam refuses. But she can’t resist Jack, and she can’t resist the hunt, and soon becomes enmeshed in the investigation. The more involved she becomes, the more she sees the case as a means of rediscovering the things she’s lost: her purpose, her drive, and her hope for the future. With her music playing at full volume, Sam must re-sharpen her wits and learn to trust her instincts again in order to catch a cunning killer.
Shirley Reva Vernick is the author of three award-winning novels: The Blood Lie, The Black Butterfly, and Remember Dippy. Her articles and essays have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Salon, Good Housekeeping, and newspapers nationwide. She grew up in the town where The Blood Lie’s events happened, as did her father, whose family was directly victimized by it.
When a small girl disappears in the autumn of 1928, an innocent Jewish teenager is accused of murdering her as part of a ritual sacrifice. Based on a real blood libel that happened in Upstate New York, this novel won the Simon Wiesenthal Book Award.
Meredith Sue Willis
Meredith Sue Willis, the author of twenty books of fiction for adults and children as well as four books about writing, grew up in the Appalachian mountains, and many of her books are set there. Her latest novel, however, Meli’s Way (available from Montemayor Press), is about fourteen year old Melisandre Rossi who lives in New York City. A self-identified weird teenager, Meli prefers exploring the museum to attending classes at her upscale private academy. Increasingly bored, she convinces her mother to let her transfer to an alternative public high school, where life grows more complicated. At home, she has to tolerate how her mother shares Too Much Information about her new boyfriends. At school, she has to navigate the tricky social world of her peers and make sense of her intensifying emotions toward a teacher. A summer trip to Italy, where Meli visits her Italian father and his new family, leaves her exhilarated but dizzy. Then Meli faces a terrible crisis: one of the darkest aspects of the wider world comes rushing into her life.
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