New Release: Ennara and the Book of Shadows (Audiobook)

EBoS_ACX_cover_smallThe audiobook of Ennara and the Book of Shadows released on April 21 on Audible and Amazon. Narrator Tia Sorensen brings the middle-grade fantasy adventure to life.

Book of Shadows is the second in the Ennara series, middle-grade fantasies featuring a young girl and her friends as they each discover their own heroic powers. Angela Myron, the book's author, says she was inspired to write the series to give girls and boys a positive, strong heroine who must learn how to best contribute to her world. Themes in the series emphasize patience, perseverance, and integrity.

Reviewers of Ennara and the Book of Shadows say:
"Fun fantasy series that would be great for the MG crowd!" --Ashley Ferguson, Amazon Reviewer
"A wonderfully written fantasy story." --Steve White, Amazon Reviewer
"Ennara and the Book of Shadows was awesome. It's a magical, adventurous and fantastical read. There's more action than the first and it's packed with a whole plethora of magical creatures."-- Natalie @BookLoversLife

The new audiobook can be found at:
http://www.amazon.com/Ennara-Book-Shadows/dp/B01EKOP5Q0
http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Ennara-and-the-Book-of-Shadows-Audiobook/B01EKKEE66

New Release: Change of Life

Change2_Art2Change of Life, the second book in the Menopausal Superhero series releases on April 21, 2016. Early readers praise the story for its tension and truly creepy villain.

The series is the brainchild of Samantha Bryant. Bryant says, "I'm writing this series for women like me: geeky and proud, but tired of superhero stories with no grown women in them."

Seeking guest posts about cemeteries

Deaths20Garden20cover001Has a cemetery touched your life? Is there a graveyard that you've connected with? Were you married in a cemetery? Have you visited one for a movie or poetry reading, a play or a musical performance? Have you ever made a pilgrimage to an author's grave?

Cemetery Travel is seeking personal essays that examine the ways in which a person can have a relationship with a cemetery. Essays should be under 1500 words and include a short bio with links to your books and social media.

Reprints are accepted. If you’ve written something lovely on your blog and wouldn’t mind it reaching the couple thousand people who subscribe to Cemetery Travel, please submit it.

The call for submissions is available here: https://cemeterytravel.com/deaths-garden-call-for-submissions/

Questions? Contact Loren Rhoads at rhoads@charnel.com.

Winner of the Jacquis Award

Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel was awarded the Jacquis Award by Legendary Women. JacquisBanner

According to the Legendary Women website, "The Jacquis is an award nominated by feminist readers and given to feminist authors — stellar penwomen who capture the lives of women in their pages. Women of all colors, creeds and backgrounds." This is the inaugural year for the awards program.

The author, Samantha Bryant, says that she wrote the book because of her own frustration with the superhero genre. "There are so few female heroes out there, and even fewer of them with fully adult lives, including partners and careers. I wanted some heroes I could really identify with."

Details about Bryant's book and the other award winners can be found on the award announcement: https://medium.com/legendary-women/legendary-women-presents-the-jacquis-30343e2a6206#.4y4ehx29g

First Annual Lubbock Con

lubbockconThe first annual Lubbock Con burst onto Lubbock on February 20, 2016.
It had been a year in the planning, well organized and went off without a hitch. It was held at the Lubbock Civic Center, the memorial hall build on the site of the 1970 tornado. A large banquet hall housed the vendors, which ranged from fan artists, comic book artist Will Terrell, Cake Creations and authors, Sekji Ani, Ann Swann and the Lubbock Literary Coalition. Gaming had a separate room, and there were three rooms of panel discussions throughout the day. Outside the main hall was a large foyer which had information booths and photo stands of superheros. What made Lubbock Con great was that it was so inclusive. It ran the gamut from steampunk to comic books, movie characters, comic books, superhero from movies, comics and video games. Anything remotely speculative was included. The cosplay contest had over 80 entries. and the Miss Lubbock Con had a male entry! All in all, a great day. It was an amazing first year, and everyone expects a great second year.