Marylee Daniel Mitcham’s book, Blacktime Song by Rosalie Wolfe, has been chosen in the Editors Select section of the Notre Dame Review. The book is lauded as “…An utterly original novel focused on the possibility of spiritual healing, Blacktime Song by Rosalie Wolfe is also a meditation on the potential impossibility of narrative truth. Mitcham is an elegant and compelling stylist: her wryly comic tone is the perfect complement to her intense explorations of painful realities: poverty, insanity, cruelty.” (

Jennie Chadwick, author of The Peach Tree Kids series, including Circus Fleas and Jaws Of Dragons, has been busy doing book signings and readings. Later this month she will be at the GREAT VALLEY BOOKFEST in Manteca, California. Some 65 authors will participate in workshops, panel discussions and hands-on projects. B&N will be handling book sales, and the author will be signing copies of both books.


The September/October 2012 edition of the magazine Communication World, which is the official mouthpiece of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) based in San Francisco, has published a full page article by author Pixie Malherbe Emslie on the background to writing Cry of the Rocks. The article is titled “When Fact Meets Fiction”. ( The author also gave a talk to the U3A members, in the Knysna branch, South Africa which was hugely successful; the audience asked lots of questions and copies of the book were sold and signed.

Aviva Butt has been interviewed in Dunedin, New Zealand’s newspaper The Star ( about her new book Gifts from an Empty Suitcase and Other Short Stories: And Twenty Poems. This fascinating collection of stories and poetry encompasses both East and West, describing how people try to survive in our turbulent times. The publicity has already landed Aviva several speaking engagements.


Al Smith’s Koala and Bunny: Instilling Protective Behaviours in Children has been receiving ringing endorsements from libraries, organizations and government officials for its efforts to provide non-threatening safety education to young children to protect them from predators and keep them safe. The author is now offering a free download of the colouring section of the book at his website: