Every week, we celebrate noteworthy achievements and upcoming events happening within the She Writes Press community in our “Friday High Fives!” 

From author interviews to launch parties, we are shining a light on a few of the fantastic things happening in our world.

If you have coverage you’d like to share (that hasn’t already been sent or shared), a new award to your name or an event planned, please let Leila know at leila@sparkpointstudio.com and we’ll get you included in an upcoming Friday High Fives!

Congrats to the Pinnacle Book Achievement award winners: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder and Amy S. Peele!

Congrats to Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder for being named “Best Autobiography” and congrats to Cut: A Medical Murder Mystery by Amy S. Peele for being named “Best Mystery” in the Pinnacle Book awards selected by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs. You can view all of the winners here.

Andrea Jarrell’s I’m The Who Got Got Away was featured in Bustle, Booklist, Redbook, BookTrib and more.

I’m The Who Got Got Away by Andrea Jarrell was featured in book round-ups on Bustle, Booklist, Redbook and BookTrib. Andrea also did a Q&A with Motherwell Magazine and you can watch the trailer for her book here.

Kirkus Reviews gave a rave review to It Never Ends by Nan Fink Gefen and Sandra Butler.

Kirkus Reviews called It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters by Nan Fink Gefen and Sandra Butler, “An important personal and sociological perspective on women’s lives.” Read the full review here. Sandra also wrote a guest post for Motherhood Later…Than Sooner.

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber received praise from The Historical Novel Society.

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber was selected as an Editor’s Choice by The Historical Novel Society. Their review called The Velveteen Daughter: “an insightful moving story on the themes of love and parenthood, genius and art.” Read the full review here.

Antoinette Truglio Martin wrote a guest post for The Underbelly.

Antoinette Truglio Martin, author of Hug Everyone You Know, wrote a guest blog for The Underbelly on how she faced breast cancer.

Diane Pomerantz did a TV interview.

Diane Pomerantz, author of Lost in the Reflecting Pool, was interviewed by Shabnam Samuel Thakar about her book. It will air in the D.C. metro area, October 28th at 10 a.m. on the MHz Network: Dew Drops and Words.

Iris Waichler did a radio interview with BlogTalkRadio.

Iris Waichler, author of Role Reversal, discussed her inspiration behind her book and more with BlogTalkRadio.

Joan Dempsey was featured on CentralMaine.com.

Joan Dempsey’s upcoming novel This Is How It Begins was featured on CentralMaine.com.

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley’s book Finding My Badass Self was featured in The Toledo Blade, Foreword Reviews and more.

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley, author of Finding My Badass Self, talked about getting out of her comfort zone for the 52/52 Project with The MirrorForeword Reviews called Finding My Badass Self “…a reminder of how rewarding it is to push your self-imposed limitations.” Read the full review here. Sherry also discussed her book and the 52/52 Project with The Toledo Blade. Sherry Stanfa-Stanley wrote a inspirational piece for Healthy Aging on how she responded to her cancer diagnosis.

Christine Evelyn Volker has an upcoming event in Richmond.

Christine Evelyn Volker, author of Venetian Blood, announced that she will be donating book sales from her event to local charities. Get all of the event details in The Richmond Standard  and the East Bay Times.

Ann Z. Leventhal has an upcoming event in NYC.

Ann Leventhal, author of Among The Survivors, is hosting an event with her husband and fellow writer Jon O. Newman on Friday, September 8 at 6 p.m. at The Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC. Get all of the event details here.

Diane Rios (Bridge of the Gods) was featured in Powell’s bookstore and on Motherhood Moment.

Diane spotted her book in Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon (pictured below). Blog Motherhood Moment called Bridge of the Gods, “… [a] book filled with suspense, energy, intrigue, adventure – perfect for middle grades and even young adult readers.” Read the full review here.

Carol E. Anderson did a Q&A with OurQueerArt.

Carol E. Anderson (You Can’t Buy Love Like That) did an interview about her inspiration, background and more with OurQueerArt.

Calling all NYC thriller readers! Three prolific female thriller writers are paneling an event in NYC.

Where: Shakespeare & Co. 939 Lexington Avenue (corner of 69th Street) NYC, NY

When: Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm

What: Panel: The New Female Thriller Writers. SWP author Diane B. Saxton (Peregrine Island) alongside BookSparks author Wendy Walker (Emma in the Night) and fellow thriller writer Kate Moretti (The Vanishing Year) will discuss the inspiration behind their dark stories and more. More details below.

Have something to share in the next Friday High Fives? Be sure to email leila@sparkpointstudio.com.

2017-08-31T23:30:02+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Friday High Fives|

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