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 our She Writes Press authors for their recognition from the Book Excellence Awards:

Congrats to our She Writes Press authors for their recognition from the Chicago Writers Association –  7th Annual Book of the Year Awards:

Congrats to our She Writes Press authors for their recognition from the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards:

Joan Dempsey, author of This Is How It Begins, did a podcast interview with The Writing Coach – Kevin T. Johns. Joan also did a Q&A with Maine Women Magazine, who called This Is How It Begins – “an enticing read, well-written and researched and with mindfully drawn characters.”

The Book of Calm by Nancy Shapiro received praise from Kirkus Reviews: “…[the book’s] eloquent ideas should satisfy an audience seeking tranquility.”

Deb Brandon, author of But My Brain Had Other Ideas, shared how her brain injury ruined her favorite fruit with Narratively.

Kate Raphael, author of Murder Under the Fig Tree, did a Facebook Live interview with Jamal Dajani, watch it here.

After a BookBub e-book promotion on August 2nd, Not Exactly Love by Betty Hafner has been the #1 bestseller in Partner Abuse on Kindle throughout the months of August and September.

Danielle Wong‘s Swearing Off Stars was featured in HelloGiggles’ October must-reads.

Lizbeth Meredith received an achievement award from her local domestic violence agency for sharing her story in Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters. October is Domestic Violence Action/Awareness Month, and the governor of Alaska and the mayor were both in attendance for this special evening.

I’m the One Who Got Away author Andrea Jarrell hosted an event at Politics & Prose (Washington DC) on Saturday 9/30 (pictures below). She did an “in conversation” style event with The Washingtonian’s William O’Sullivan. Her event also included a reading and signing. Andrea also shared her advice for shaping a memoir from essays with Proximity Magazine’s True blog and wrote a deeply personal piece on her struggles with her body image for Harper’s Bazaar.

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Reyna Gentin participated in a reading at the Eastchester, New York Barnes and Noble (pictured below). She read from her story “A Reckoning” which appears in the current issue of The Westchester Review. Her novel Unreasonable Doubts will be published by She Writes Press in the fall of 2018.

She Writes Press publisher Brooke Warner received the Book Industry Study Group 2017 Industry Innovation Award. Congrats Brooke!

Upcoming Events:

Danielle Wong, author of Swearing Off Stars, will be at the Barnes & Noble in Emeryville, CA tonight. She also has 2 upcoming events this month – one in Portland on October 11 and one in Boston on October 18.

Diane Pomerantz, author of Lost in the Reflecting Pool, will be at North Castle Public Library in New York on October 14 at 11 a.m. to celebrate Indie Author Day.

Laurie Buchanan, author of Note To Self, will be at Boise Public Library on October 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Indie Author Day.

Michelle Cox, author of A Ring of Truth  will be at Bouchercon 2017 in Toronto on October 12 to discuss the state of the publishing industry.

Heather Cumiskey, author of I Like You Like This, will be at the Baltimore County Library on October 14 to celebrate Indie Author Day.

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

2017-10-05T21:23:43+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Friday High Fives|

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