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Sweet Success for Marlene Fabian Stiles!

Congratulations to Marlene Fabian Stiles. Her poem, Immigrant’s Song, was recently published in Clarendon House’s Poetica # 16 anthology. The poem was written for the Slovenian cultural exhibit at the Pueblo Heritage Museum and is an homage to her grandmother. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As the third–generation owner of a flower […]

Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley!

Great news! Fleur Bradley’s crime fiction story How to Teach Yourself to Swim, originally published in Dark Yonder 3, will be included in the upcoming BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR 2024 anthology (September 17). More information to follow. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Middle-grade author Fleur Bradley is passionate about two things: mysteries and getting […]

Sweet Success for Linda DuVal!

Linda DuVal is pleased to announce the recent release of her historical novel, THE LIGHTKEEPER (Rhyolite Press, December 2023). The book launch in December at Hooked On Books in Colorado Springs was a sold-out success! ABOUT THE BOOK: Amy Pritchard, a young Civil War widow, finds a new life becoming […]

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke!

Congratulations to Debbie Burke! Her mystery thriller, DEEP FAKE DOUBLE DOWN (Media Management, LLC, 2023) is a finalist for the 2023 BookLife Prize, sponsored by Publisher’s Weekly. ABOUT THE BOOK: In the sinister world of deep fake videos, even the innocent can appear guilty. Investigator Tawny Lindholm and her attorney-husband […]

Sweet Success for John Arthur Neal!

Congratulations to John Arthur Neal! His short story, “Intercession,” was included in the TulipTree ninth annual anthology’s recent release, STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD 2023. The anthology itself is eclectic, including both fiction and non-fiction and features a diverse array of voices that spans continents and generations. ABOUT THE […]

Sweet Success for Betty Derr May!

Wonderful news! Betty Derr May is pleased to announce the recent release of her breakout romance, THE BULL RIDER’S HEART (November 2023 from Mai Tai Publishing). This is the first in the series set in the fictional town of Marigold, Oklahoma. Whether you are a fan of rodeo or simply […]

Sweet Success for J.D.R. Hawkins!

Just in time for Christmas! J.D.R. Hawkins would like to announce the publication of her new book, A BECHARMED CALLIE CHRISTMAS. This is a short story about one of the minor characters in the Renegade Series. ABOUT THE BOOK: Callie Mae Copeland is the only child of affluent land owner, […]

Sweet Success for Jeff Schmoyer!

The good news keeps a-coming for Jeff Schmoyer. His Snack-Sized Mystery series is now three books strong with the recent publication of TOSSED: A SNACK-SIZED MYSTERY CRUISE. The series offers readers quick and satisfying dips into the cut-throat culinary world of an inquisitive foodie. ABOUT THE BOOK: Food blogger Murph […]

Sweet Success for Trista Herring Baughman!

Such wonderful news! Trista Herring Baughman recently released her first Amazon eBook, THE ITSY BITSY FAIRY! It is available on KU until December. ABOUT THE BOOK: Inika is a teeny, tiny fairy with a big wish. When things don’t turn out as she’d hoped, the fairies in the fairy court […]

Sweet Success for Jack Meyer!

Hooray! Jack Meyer recently released IN DEFENSE OF THE GRID (November 1, 2023), a novella thriller in the vein of his first WAYWARD PATRIOT novel. This self-published work was designed for people to get a taste of his writing and to learn more about him, as an author. He wrote […]

Sweet Success for Mike Torreano!

Hats off to Mike Torreano! The Wild Rose Press is excited to announce the publication of FIREFLIES AT DUSK. This is the first historical novel from award-winning Colorado author Mike Torreano after his four traditional Western mysteries. FIREFLIES AT DUSK explores the tumultuous historical era before and during the Civil […]

Sweet Success for Clifton Brown (aka CB Arnold)!

Congratulations to Clifton Brown (aka CB Arnold). His debut novel, IN THE GHOST’S SHADOW, has been picked up by Wicked Shadow Press. Release date and more information to follow. ABOUT THE BOOK: College student Mason ‘Brick’ Redstone leads a secret life. He was born with genetic enhancements forcibly induced in […]

Sweet Success for Clifton Brown (aka CB Arnold)

Just in time for Halloween! Clifton Brown’s short story, Dark Pink Carnations: Demon Doom, recently released in the HALLOWEENTHOLOGY: DÍA DE MUERTOS anthology from Wicked Shadow Press. From mind-bending psychological chillers to nerve-shattering supernatural encounters, this anthology offers a wide spectrum of horror, ensuring there’s something to terrify every aficionado. […]

Sweet Success for Deb Courtney!

Hooray! PPW’s Immediate Past President Deb Courtney had an article recently published in Author, the magazine of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.   ABOUT THE ARTICLE: “Seek Failure” (Author Magazine, July 1, 2023) focuses on why persistence in seeking failure is an anti–procrastination tool and is the foundation for success […]

Sweet Success for Scott Brendel!

Great news! Scott Brendel’s short story, “The Caretaker,” has been accepted for publication in a new anthology called BEHIND THE SHADOWS, scheduled for publication this September from Inkd Publishing. To help promote it, the publisher asked the authors to do a brief reading from the stories to post on its […]

Sweet Success for Clifton Brown (aka CB Arnold)

The good news keeps coming for Clifton Brown! His short story, Bloodkin, recently released (THE FLASH OF FANGS Anthology, April 2023 from Wicked Shadow Press). ABOUT THE STORY: A man falls in love with his prey, a beautiful extraterrestrial vampire called a Bloodkin, exiled to Earth. Together they must stop […]

Sweet Success for Clifton Brown (aka CB Arnold)

More great news for Clifton Brown! His short story, The Z-Word, recently released in the FLASH OF THE DEAD Anthology, (February 2023 from Wicked Shadow Press). ABOUT THE STORY: The son of the man who created a very unique solution to the Earth’s Climate Crisis finds himself in a unique […]

Sweet Success for Clifton Brown (aka CB Arnold)

Congratulations to Clifton Brown! His short story, Dark Pink Carnations: Demon Chase, recently released (SOULMATE SYNDROME Anthology, Vol. 2, January 2023 from Wicked Shadow Press). ABOUT THE STORY: When a young man makes some very bad life decisions, a succubus chases him across the globe to collect his soul. Only […]

Sweet Success for J.D.R. Hawkins!

Huzzah! The latest book by J.D.R. Hawkins, DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD, is the 2023 recipient of the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. This award is given annually by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. It is the third time that Ms. Hawkins has received this distinguished award. Her new novel […]

Sweet Success for Trista Herring Baughman!

Three cheers for Trista Herring Baughman on the recent release of the PINE RIDGE PLANNERS, a line of planners and journals. First out in the series are 11 prayer journals for adults and children, with number 12 on the way. PINE RIDGE PLANNERS products will include homeschool planners, daily planners, […]

Sweet Success for Darby Karchut!

Darby Karchut’s fantasy adventure for kids, MACE AND HAMMER, was recently released from Owl Hollow Press! This is the next book in the award-winning Del Toro Moon series which includes DEL TORO MOON (Book #1) and THE RED CASKET (Book #2). ABOUT THE BOOK: For four hundred years, generations of Del […]

Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley!

The accolades keep on a-coming! Fleur Bradley’s scary mystery for kids, DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND (Viking/PRH) is nominated for The Anthony Award in the Best Children’s/YA category. ABOUT THE BOOK: Tori, Marvin, and Noah would rather be anywhere else than on the seventh-grade class field trip to Raven Island prison. Tori would […]

Sweet Success for Lainey La Shay!

Cheers for Lainey La Shay! Her new book, MORE THAN A SURVIVOR, recently released. This devotional and journal is focused on trauma and abuse survivors, and is created to help them walk along the path toward healing. ABOUT THE BOOK: I never expected trauma to enter my life, and I know […]

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke!

Hurrah for Debbie Burke. DEEP FAKE DOUBLE DOWN, the eighth book in the award- winning Tawny Lindholm Thriller series, recently released from Media Management LLC. It is available in eBook and paperback. ABOUT THE BOOK: In the sinister world of deep fake videos, even the innocent can appear guilty of crimes. […]

Book Signing News!

Join authors Catherine Dilts, Jeff Schmoyer, C.S. Simpson, and Robert Spiller for a book signing at Hooked on Books, Saturday, May 27th, from 12-3, at 12 E Bijou, Colorado Springs CO. They’ll be signing copies of the anthology, JOURNEYS INTO POSSIBILITY, a collection of stories published by Pikes Peak Writers. […]

Sweet Success for Jack Meyer!

Congratulations to Jack Meyer! His debut novel, WAYWARD PATRIOT: PRESERVING THE VOTE, released April 19 in conjunction with Patriots’ Day, the celebration of the Colonies’ first win over England in the battle of Lexington and Concord. A local book signing event in early April kicked off the promotional rollout of […]

Sweet Success for Jeff Schmoyer!

Great news! Jeff Schmoyer is proud to (finally) announce the release of the first book of his new series, SMOKED: A SNACK-SIZED MYSTERY (May 2023). ABOUT THE BOOK: Why do so many of food blogger Murph Murphy’s restaurant reviews go sideways? All he wanted was a good plate of BBQ. All […]

Sweet Success for M.E. Delaney!

Hooray for M.E. Delaney! After nearly four years in the void, she has finally surfaced with her debut novel, PLAIN SIGHT. This psychological thriller was released in February of this year. ABOUT THE BOOK:   Dr. Simon Brust, an uptight professor and rising star in immunology research at Yale has blind […]

Sweet Success for Jerilyn Winstead!

Exciting news! Jerilyn Winstead just signed a publishing deal with Line by Lion Publishers, a publisher who specializes in unusual books. Her debut novel, ENCYCLOPEDIA MAGICA: VOLUME 1–ALCHEMY, releases fall of 2023. ABOUT THE BOOK: Part real potions textbook, part interactive novel and puzzle workbook, ENCYCLOPAEDIA MAGICA probably escaped the Restricted […]

Sweet Success for Patricia Gable!

Congratulations to Patricia Gable on the release of her contemporary Middle-Grade novel, THE RIGHT ADDRESS (Booklocker). ABOUT THE BOOK: Annie and Willie, two foster siblings, run away from their foster home and hide in a small town. Adventure follows as they try to survive and find their forever home. Will they […]

Sweet Success for Kim Olgren!

Three cheers for Kim Olgren. Her book, FLIPPED –A JILLIAN MCELROY FLIPPING MYSTERY, recently won second place at The BookFest Awards. ABOUT THE BOOK: Flipping houses can be murder. Laid off, recently bereft of her mother, and richer by a hefty sum, Jillian decides to follow her life-long dream of flipping […]

Sweet Success for Andrew Ceroni!

Congratulation to Andrew Ceroni on the release of his seventh book, FIRST BULLET (Outskirts Press, March 2023). The multi-awarding-winning author is at his very best with this white- knuckle thriller with three intermingling plots that will keep you glued to its pages! ABOUT THE BOOK: Facing the grave dangers of a […]

Sweet Success for Pikes Peak Writers

Pikes Peak Writers is pleased to announce the release of their third anthology, JOURNEYS INTO POSSIBILITY. Congratulations to these remarkable authors! ABOUT THE BOOK: Are you ready to go on a journey to a place you have never been before? What would you like to do? Maybe a swim with […]

Sweet Success for Josh Clark

Three cheers for Josh Clark! Once again, he has designed another fantastic cover for Pikes Peak Writers’ third anthology, Journeys into Possibility (Spring 2023). The entire anthology team is so proud of the work Josh has done for them. His eye for detail and design made this a fantastic cover. ABOUT […]

Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley

Hooray for Fleur Bradley! Her Alcatraz-inspired mystery for kids, DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND, is nominated for The Agatha Award in the Best Juvenile/YA category. ABOUT THE BOOK: Tori, Marvin, and Noah would rather be anywhere else than on the seventh-grade class field trip to Raven Island prison. Tori would rather be on […]

Sweet Success for Bowen Gillings

Congratulations to Bowen Gillings. His Zebulon Award-Winning short story, 3 Ring Circus, has become the novel EXCEPTIONALS. The release date is April 2023, just in time for Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2023! ABOUT THE BOOK: Federal protection agent Larry Lawson keeps Exceptionals secret, safe, and living ordinary, tax-paying lives out […]

Sweet Success for Terry Robinson

Terry Robinson is pleased to announce the recent release of PRIEST LAKE LOVERS: POEMS AND PROSE INSPIRED BY A LIFETIME OF SUMMERS IN NORTH IDAHO (Bitterroot Mountain Publishing House, January 2023). ABOUT THE BOOK: Terry Robinson, Idaho Writers League 2017 Poet of the Year, tells the story of his half-century […]

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is pleased to announce the upcoming release of STANDING DEAD, her eighth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery (Crooked Lane Books, March 2023) ABOUT THE BOOK: In this episode, the case becomes personal for Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo when Mattie’s mother vanishes without a trace. After […]

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. 

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