News at Author Salon


After climbing with great success through the AUTHOR SALON NOVEL WRITING PROGRAM, Lois Gordon finished with a much improved mystery novel ms. But what's the story? Lois explains it in her interview with AUTHOR SALON:DEATH AT IRON HOUSE (retitled A MATTER OF TIME) is about a group of writers at a conference set in Smuggler's Notch, VA, where each takes on a different persona to play a murder … Read all

Author Salon's Gina Nicolo has found a home for her nonfiction book with a popular publisher of military history fiction, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING. In THE BLACK PANTHERS: A Story of Race, War, and Courage—the 761st Tank Battalion in World War II, Gina tells the full and unvarnished history of this important American fighting force. Relying on extensive archival research, including documents that… Read all

Give a big hand for one of Author Salon's own: Ingrid Seymour.You will be expected to describe the hook, conflict, stakes, protagonist, antagonist, climax, etc. You will also be required to provide samples of your dialogue, opening, characters, and setting. And you’d better do a good job, because your profile will determine your project status. If your hook, doesn’t hook and your narrative doe… Read all

Author Salon's Carla Norton. Everyone send her best wishes and drinks all around! We all worked hard together.   True crime writer Norton (Perfect Victim) makes her first foray into fiction with a compelling—and timely—story about a woman kidnapped when she was 12 and held for four years. Now 22 and living in San Francisco, Reeve LeClaire depends on strict routines and sessio… Read all

Kari Pilgrim was declared winner of the 2014 GRAYWOLF SLS PRIZE, and as a consequence, Graywolf has asked to see the entire manuscript of her novel, HALF OF NO. As they note on their web page: In this excerpt, young Arnie, the son of a bible salesman, learns his trade from his father, and chafes at the strictures of his life as he learns how to sell. We loved the arc of the narrative, and… Read all

Nonfiction author Beatrice Williams was signed with publisher Berrett-Koehler after working closely with Michael Neff of Algonkian and Author Salon to transform her pitch and book proposal into a new theme and title: RISE OF THE AMERICAN CORPORATE SECURITY STATE. Beatrice is represented by Michael's agency, AEI FILMS AND BOOKS/STORYMERCHANT in Los Angeles.  Her novel was published in April … Read all

Curiosity Quills is excited to reveal the cover for young-adult, historical-fantasy Night of Pan, by Gail Strickland, which is scheduled for release November 7, 2014. Night of Pan is Book One of The Oracle of Delphi Trilogy, and is  available for pre-order on Amazon now. The gorgeous cover was designed by the talented Ricky Gunawan. About Night of Pan: The slaughter of the Spartan Thre… Read all

Author Wendy Eckel, a veteran of Algonkian Writer Conferences, joined Author Salon in October, 2011, and worked closely with AS editors, including advisory editors Michael Neff, Penny Warner, and Ken Atchity, to hone her "social media cozy" novel, KILLER ON THE WALL, into a competitive manuscript that was signed by AEI FILMS AND BOOKS in Los Angeles in 2012, and sold to Thomas Dunne Book… Read all

Lion and Leopard By Nathaniel Popkin Find & buy on Amazon Multiple narrators combine to paint a picture of the Philadelphia art world around 1820, beginning with some young men who come to the city to write a book about American artists. They seek out Charles Willson Peale, an artist whose sons Raphaelle, Rembrandt, and Titi… Read all

Eighteen year old Ethan Adlar inherits a fountain pen and a destiny from his father, Thomas. Unknown to Ethan, Thomas led a secret alchemist league fighting an ancient war across the centuries to protect history from the future.   - THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANNES by Richard Hacker___________________________________________________________In keeping with its mission to serve as an ongoin… Read all