Every week, we are going to celebrate noteworthy achievements and upcoming events happening within the She Writes Press community in our new “Friday High-Fives!” (formerly celebrated monthly via the monthly memo). 

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-Five!

Carlyn Montes De Oca was featured in a New York Times article.

Carlyn Montes De Oca, author of Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse (2017) wrote to the editor regarding the New York Times Magazine’s recent coverage of the intersection between animal and human health.

Brooke Warner shared her thoughts with The Huffington Post on the 2017 Book Expo America.

Brooke Warner and the She Writes Press team attended BEA 2017 in NYC last week. Brooke wrote a blog for The Huffington Post on “The Incredible Shrinking BookExpo: A 2017 Recap From An Indie Publisher’s Perspective.”

J.L. Newton was featured in the The Kensington Outlook.

J.L. Newton’s Oink (2017) was featured in the June edition of her hometown newspaper, The Kensington Outlook.

Jill McCroskey Coupe did a Q&A with The Writer Librarian.

Jill McCroskey Coupe, author of True Stories At The Smoky View (2016) chatted with blogger Karen McCoy about her writing career, current projects and more.

Laurie Kahn is highlighted on Women & Children First.

Laurie’s new book Baffled By Love, which published this week, appears on Women & Children First.

Rebecca Faye Smith Galli did an interview on Writer’s Site.

Rebecca Faye Smith Galli, the author of Rethinking Possible (June 2017) did a Q&A with a blogger and her friend Luanne Castle on Writer’s Site.

Mary Plouffe’s new book has an upcoming event and received a great review.

The Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center will be co-sponsoring the Chicago, IL launch of I Know It In My Heart: Walking Through Grief with a Child (May 2017)The launch will be at the Seminary Coop Bookstore (5751 S Woodlawn Ave) on June 14th at 6 p.m. Judith Schiffman LCSW, Director of the Barr Harris Center will be interviewing Mary for the evening presentation.

Also, Mary received a resounding endorsement of her book from Hope Edelman (author of Motherless Daughters and many other grief books).

“I wish this book had existed decades ago, to help adults understand how children navigate grief during and after a parent’s death.  Kudos to Mary Plouffe, Ph.D. not just for writing this book about the aftermath of her sister’s death but also for helping her niece adjust to the absence from ages 3-15 and beyond.  This is an important addition to the children’s bereavement field. Highly recommended.” – Hope Edelman

Kate Raphael spoke to The Huffington Post about writing for male-dominated genres.

Author Kate Raphael (Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery, 2015) alongside authors Meg Elison and Aya De Leon discussed with The Huffington Post the hurdles female authors face publishing books in male-dominated genres, such as sci-fi and mystery.

Roni Beth Tower’s Miracle at Midlife has some exciting developments.

Miracle at Midlife was awarded a 2017 Gold IPPY and featured in the New Titles Showcase at Book Expo America. Her Psychology Today blog, “Life, Refracted,” which began on October 27, 2016, passed 200,000 clicks this week. Finally, Roni hosted an event with the Fairfield (Connecticut) Public Library Book Club that attracted over 20 enthusiastic readers.

J.L. Doucette attended the Next Generation Awards and was featured on Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books.

On May 31, J.L. Doucette received a finalist medal in the mystery category from the Next Generation Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Harvard Club in New York City. She was also featured in an essay  she wrote on Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books. J.L. shared the inspiration she draws from her time spent living in Wyoming.

Iris Waichler’s book was featured on Kindly Care along with more exciting news.

Iris Waichler’s book Role Reversal How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents (2016) was placed on the “Must Read Books on Aging” by kindlycare.

Role Reversal, How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents is now an award-winning Finalist in the Self-Help: Relationships Category for Best Books of 2016.

Lizbeth Meredith did a local TV interview.

Lizbeth Meredith discussed her book Pieces of Me (2016) on WHAS 11 News program “Great Day Live” in Louisville, Kentucky. You can watch the interview here.

Joan Dempsey received an award for her work This Is How It Begins.

For her work on This Is How It Begins (October, 2017), a novel, Joan Dempsey has won the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, which includes a six-day, all expenses paid trip to New York City to meet with writers, editors, agents and publishers of Joan’s choice. She also receives a $500 honorarium, a public reading in New York organized by Poets & Writers, and a month at the Jentel Artist Residency Program.

Congrats to all IPPY winners and finalists!

She Writes Press authors are pictured above (from left to right: Becky Austill-Clausen, Patricia Reis, Leah Chyten, Betty Hafner, Roni Beth Tower, Romalyn Tilghman). Thanks for sharing this great picture Roni!

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

2017-06-12T01:20:09+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Friday High Fives|

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