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All the Light There Was: A New Novel by Nancy Kricorian


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2013

Nancy Kricorians All the Light There Was is a stunning novel about an Armenian familys struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940s. Meticulously researched and lyrically told, All the Light There Was is an unforgettable story of loyalty, love, and the many faces of resistance.

Against the fascinating backdrop of World War II-era France, All the Light There Was explores the Armenian immigrant experience through the eyes of a precocious young heroine. At the start of the Nazi occupation, fourteen-year-old Maral Pegorian is living with her family in Paris; like many others who survived the genocide in their homeland, theyve come here to build a new life. As the Nazis march down the Rue de Belleville, the adults brace for the suffering and oppression they know all too well, but to the children, its a new, bewildering experience. The story follows Maral, her brother Missak, and her beloved Zaven as they learn to fight and try to survive over seven harrowing years.

All the Light There Was shows us occupied Paris as weve never seen it before a would-be safe haven from persecution and genocide, tragically undermined by the Nazi occupation. Inspired by the life of resistance leader and Armenian Genocide survivor Missak Manouchian, Kricorian delved into the Armenian experience in Paris during World War II, interviewing survivors, including the last living member of Manouchians team. With a light hand and a poetic sensibility, Kricorian weaves her exhaustive historical research, her own Armenian heritage, and her lifelong commitment to human rights causes into this beautiful and haunting tale.

Solid and touching. Readers are instantly drawn into this world, full of hardships of wartime occupation and references to the Armenian genocide of the previous generation. Thanks to multifaceted characters, Kricorians treatment of family dynamics and love under extreme circumstances creates an emotional read.

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All the Light There Was

A novel by Nancy Kricorian

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 978-0-547-93994-0, hardcover, 279 pp., $ 24.00; also available as an e-book

Nancy Kricorian, author of the novels Zabelle and Dreams of Bread and Fire, is a widely published essayist and activist. After graduating from Dartmouth, Nancy studied and worked in Paris before earning an MFA in writing at Columbia University. As an activist, she is involved with CODEPINK: Women for Peace and the Occupy Wall Street Global Justice Working Group. She lives in New York City.

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A Conversation with Nancy Kricorian????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

*What inspired you to write All the Light There Was?

I came across a 1984 French documentary entitled Terrorists in Retirement (original title Des terroristes ? la retraite) that told the story of a French Communist Resistance network made up of immigrant workers. The networks leader was an Armenian poet named Missak Manouchian. In late 1943, the Germans arrested Manouchian and twenty-two members of his group, which was comprised of Eastern European Jews, Armenians, and Italian and Spanish refugees. The men were executed by firing squad at Mont Val?rien in February 1944. The sole woman was executed by beheading in Germany some months later.

After reading a little more about Missak Manouchian, an Armenian Genocide survivor who immigrated to France in 1925 when he was nineteen years old, I realized I had so many questions: How did the Armenian community of Paris live the four years of the Nazi occupation? What had it felt like for Genocide survivors who had rebuilt their lives in France to look out the window on German troops marching down the Rue de Belleville? All the Light There Was grew out of these questions.

*How did you come to meet these Armenians still living in Paris?

While researching the novel, I read voluminously about Paris during World War IImemoirs, histories, collections of letters, and novels written during the war and immediately afterwards. (I have the advantage of being able to read French.) Then I made several research trips to Paris during which I walked the streets of Belleville, and met with Armenians who had lived through the Occupation.

During my research trips, an Armenian friend named Hagop was my fixer, for which I am forever indebted. He located for me an Armenian woman who was seven years old when the German troops had marched down the Rue de Belleville. She told me how her family had briefly hidden one of her schoolmates whose family had been taken during the infamous Vel dHiv roundup of Jews in July 1942.

Hagop and I went to visit an Armenian nonagenarian who had been an amateur actor in the Parisian Armenian community theater and a member of the Hunchak (Communist) resistance. He repeated several times the story of an Allied bomb that had gone astray in his Paris neighborhood, upending a rabbit hutch and killing his wife. He repeated, almost in wonder, My wife was dead, but all the rabbits were still alive.

Hagop also arranged a meeting with Ars?ne Tchakarian, one of the last surviving members of the Manouchian Group, the Communist resistance network of immigrant workers immortalized in LAffiche Rouge. Tchakarian has devoted his life to documenting the work and the lives of his friend Missak Manouchian and other members of the Resistance who were executed by the Nazis at Mont Val?rien. These stories and many others were in my head as I sat down to write in the voice of Maral Pegorian.

*Are the characters based on real people?

In order to create the characters in my novels, I collect stories. Its like being a collage artist, or maybe more like a bird building a nest with twigs, grasses, old feathers, bits of twine, and other scraps. The principal characters in the novels are not direct representations of real peoplethey are composite and fictional characters.

*Was there anything that you learned in doing the research that surprised you?

Several things surprised me: one was hearing about Soviet Armenians who had ended up in the German Army; another was learning about the role that French entertainer Charles Aznavour and his family had played in the Resistance; and the third was how these two things were related.

Late in the Occupation, some Soviet Armenians appeared in Paris in German uniform. They were Soviet soldiers who had been captured on the battlefield and then held in P.O.W. camps in Poland under terrible conditions. They were pressed into the German Army, choosing the Wehrmacht over probable starvation. The Germans didnt trust them on the Eastern Front, so they were sent to France to work on the Atlantic wall. When these Armenians were given leave, they often came to Paris where the local community held cultural evenings to welcome them.

The Aznavour familys contribution to the Resistance was inviting these soldiers to their home and trying to convince them to desert the German Army. If they agreed, the Aznavours would give them civilian clothes and help them to go underground. Charles Aznavour, who was nineteen at the time, was responsible for the nighttime task of dumping the deserters boots and uniforms into the sewers of Paris.







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Age of Eve: Return of the Nephilim Is a New Romance Novel from BroadLit with a Paranormal Twist


Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Fallen angels, voodoo magic, and intense passion combine in the first paranormal romance novel from Quantum Leap co-creator D. M. Pratt. BroadLit, a company introducing a new slant on romance, is publishing today, February 26, 2013, the first novel in award-winning D. M. Pratts new romantic thriller series Age of Eve: Return of the Nephilim. The series introduces readers to a passion of mythological proportions that will captivate the readers body, mind and soul. At BroadLits online romance hub TruLOVEstories.com a downloadable free chapter is available.

The first book in Ms. Pratts paranormal series introduces the heroine. Eve Dowling, a talented writer for a successful magazine that covers New Orleans society events, is leading an exciting life filled with friends, family and workuntil it is turned upside down by a fateful encounter with a stunningly handsome mystery man who ignites her most sensual fantasies. When Eve awakes naked, sexually ravaged and alone in the garden of one of New Orleans most historic homes, she begins her search to uncover who this mystery man really is. She tracks him through the dark side of Old Algiers with the aid of one of its most famous Voodoo priestesses to an abandoned sanitarium in the heart of the swamplands surrounding New Orleans. It is there she first confronts two creatures, first described in ancient Hebrew and Christian texts as the Nephilim or fallen sons of God, who vie to possess her body and soul and keep her from true love with her mystery man. Is Eves battle with the Nephilim to save her mystery loverand her own lifereal or imagined? Does Eve really hold a key to saving humanity from a loveless existence? Or is it all simply a nightmare dream? And Book One in this series is only the beginning.

Nancy Cushing-Jones, BroadLits Chief Publishing Officer, is pleased to announce this latest romance series acquisition. I had never heard of Nephilim until I read Ms. Pratts novel and now I hope to never meet a Nephilim in real lifemeeting two of them on the printed page is enough excitement for me!

According to Ms. Pratt, Female empowerment has been my battle cry since I started writing as a teen, and has continued throughout my professional writing career. I wrote several books and screenplays in the early 90s and was told that a female protagonist who didnt get saved by a man would never happen in reality, much less in a movie. I actually remember being asked when a guy was going to save her. Now much has changed thanks to the huge success of female driven, strong, heroine-based stories in literature and films today. Im thrilled by these changes because I believe women are the salvation of the planet.

Take the Nephilim pop quiz and read an interview with the author of Age of Eve on TruLOVEstories.com.

Ms. Pratt is a five-time Emmy nominee, a Golden Globe nominee and short listed for the Academy Awards for her live action short film Girl Friends. She has received the Lillian Gish Award from Women in Film, The Angel Award, The Golden Block Award, and six B.E.N. Awards. As Co-Executive Producer and Head Writer for the ground-breaking series Quantum Leap television series Ms. Pratt wrote 25 episodes and co-wrote an additional 15 episodes. She made her directorial debut on Cora Unashamed for the BBCs Masterpiece Theatres The American Collection, which aired on both PBS and the BBC.

Age of Eve: Return of the Nephilim is now available for pre-order (at $ 8.99 ebook, $ 14.99 paperback) on all major e-retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, as well as on AllRomance.com and on BroadLits own branded romance hub TruLOVEstories.com. All BroadLit books are distributed by Perseus Books Constellation Services.

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In addition to bringing back to life the assets of True Romance and True Love Magazines in the TruLOVE Collection series, BroadLit is also publishing original contemporary romance novels and mobile games for women. BroadLit is a Los Angeles based company launched by the owners of Broadthink, a boutique branding and new business development media company.

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Sci-fi Mystery Novel Takes Readers into the Secrets and Conspiracies Surrounding the Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon


TIFFIN, Ohio (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

It was late in autumn in nineteen-hundred and ninety. Flying saucer mania was rampant. The American public was very curious about such mysterious things as, the paranormal, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the Bermuda Triangle. For the most part, the public was unaware of the low profile studies into these phenomena conducted by the government. These secret studies were assigned to various branches of the military complex. The U.S. Navys part in this on-going research was Project Houdini. Its mission was to determine the cause of how over 500 ships and planes, as well as their attending personnel, had vanished into the area better known as the Bermuda Triangle and were never seen again.

Project Houdini, a sci-fi mystery novel written by Thom Fillinger tells the story of Admiral Nathan Summerfield and the entire Project Houdini exploration team that had undergone into the Bermuda Triangle but never comes out. Project Houdini was designed to discover the reason for the disappearance of ships, planes and personnel in that area. However, as Summerfields team went there, all contact had been broken and the Navy couldnt find a way to recover them. All nine members and their plane vanished without any communication for over a year. It went into a a place known as Xenos, a twin of Atlantis, created within another dimension. But one day over the Atlantic, the plane reappeared. It had a partial collision with a commercial flight. The Navy planes tail shredded and went down, off the coast of Florida. A fishing boat found Alan Maxwell, a veteran journalist who was with the team and he is floating in an inflatable vest. His legs were badly mangled and he is unconscious while a US Navy helicopter attempts to make a rescue.

In an effort to keep the lid on this former naval officer, Alan Maxwells account of the terrible secret that the Project Houdini team had discovered, the projects new director, egocentric Admiral Scott and his henchman Captain Sadowski, had the reporter subjected to a high-tech brainwashing technique. They then, in order to maintain anonymity, had him moved from one hospital to another. Only newspaper editor Harry Konenbergs stubborn belief in his veteran reporter defied the odds and kept Alan Maxwells remarkable story from being systematically sucked into an all-consuming National Security vacuum.

Project Houdini is a highly entertaining read that will take readers into a fascinating story that presents a very interesting plot about strange, mysterious secrets and disappearances occurring in the Bermuda Triangle and government conspiracies to hide the truth from the public under the guise of national security. Author Thom Fillinger has masterfully crafted an intriguing novel that will sure to catch the interest and stir the curiosity of most sci-fi readers who are into the secrets and mysteries genre.

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About the Author

Thomas William Fillinger was born on the eastside of Cleveland, Ohio and still lives there with his wife Patricia. They have four grown children. Timothy, Elizabeth, Carolyn, and Christina. He attended John Carroll University, The Automation Institute of Ohio and Adult Education courses in writing. Over the years, he has had a wide variety of jobs, anywhere from driving delivery trucks, to managing restaurants, to selling computer peripheral devices. Ever the story teller, now that he has retired, he has finally found the time to craft some intriguing books.

Project Houdini * by Thom Fillinger

Publication Date: December 26, 2012

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Hollywood Insider Melissa Jo Peltier Lifts Lid on Reality TV in Darkly Funny Novel


London, England (PRWEB UK) 12 February 2013

New York Times bestseller Melissa Jo Peltier turns her attention to the brilliant, back-stabbing world of prime-time television in a wickedly funny new novel, which goes on sale on Tuesday, February 12.

Peltier has worked in entertainment for more than 20 years, making the darkly funny Reality Boulevard a true insiders view of Hollywood and some of Americas biggest shows.

In it, we see Oscar-winning producer Marty Maltzman and his staff out of a job and out on the streets when long-running docu-series Lights and Sirens is unexpectedly axed. But the Hollywood the team now faces is full of Kardashians and Real Housewives, and they need to survive in a world where its very hard to tell whats true and what isnt both on and off screen.

Oscar and Emmy winning documentarian and veteran reality producer (Big Brother, Rescue 911) Arnold Shapiro called the novel the best satirical look behind the scenes of reality television ever written, adding: It contains more truth than you would believe.

Todd Milliner, producer of Grimm and Hot in Cleveland, said: During her 20-plus years in the business, Melissa Jo Peltier has had a front-row seat, watching it all unfold. In this novel, she puts her dry wit and storytelling ability to good use, pulling back the curtain to reveal what really goes on.

Peltier is a double Emmy Award-winning writer and producer behind international hits such as TVs Dog Whisperer, recent multi-festival indie feature White Irish Drinkers, and co-author of seven non-fiction books including five NYT bestsellers. In 1992, her multi-network simulcast Scared Silent hosted by Oprah Winfrey was hailed as televisions most watched documentary ever, and earned Ms. Peltier the coveted Humanitas Prize.

Reality Boulevard: writer Melissa Jo Peltier reads an excerpt: http://youtu.be/D48X7p6KaKo?a via @YouTube

Reality Boulevard: writer Melissa Jo Peltier takes us on a Hollywood tour: http://youtu.be/ZGW564wEExU?a via @YouTube

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Reality Boulevard has been produced by the innovative London e-publisher ApostropheBooks.com.

It goes on sale this week to owners of every major device, including the Kindle, iPad and Nook, as well as being available to download from more than 1,000 retailers around the world.

For more details about the e-book, visit http://www.apostrophebooks.com/realityboulevard.

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Apostrophe Books was launched in February 2012, and has since published 27 books, from award-winning fiction to bestselling factual titles. Visit http://www.apostrophebooks.com for more information.

Under Apostrophe Books groundbreakingly generous terms, income for all its e-books is split 50/50 with the author.

Melissa Jo Peltier has been honored for her film and television writing, producing and directing with two Emmys, a Peabody, Humanitas and more than fifty other awards and nominations. An executive producer of the thrice Emmy-nominated and Peoples Choice winning reality series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, she co-authored five New York Times best-selling books with its star, along with two more non-fiction titles. Melissa is a co-founder of Burbank-based MPH Entertainment, Inc, which has created over 350 hours of original non-fiction and reality programming. Her dramatic work includes writing the Lifetime movie Nightwaves and The Collector, for the hit CBS series, Ghost Whisperer. Most recently, she produced the festival-winning indie feature, White Irish Drinkers, for New York-based Ovington Avenue Productions, of which she is also a principal with her husband, film/TV writer/director John Gray. She is represented by Scott Miller at the Trident Media Group.

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Denver Private Detective-Author Pens Mystery Novel Featuring Colorado Criminal Attorneys


Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 06, 2012

“Move over Sam Spade, Nick and Nora; make room for a Denver who-dun-it, Colleen Collinss The Zen Man. Brilliant and fast-paced writing. I couldnt put it down.”

~ Donnell Ann Bell, Award-Winning Author of The Past Came Hunting

When multi-published romance and mystery author Colleen Collins became a Denver private investigator, then eloped with her detective-lawyer partner, it was inevitable she’d write a suspense novel featuring private eyes, a dead lawyer, enough attorney-suspects to fill a shark tank, and a fast-paced murder investigation that careens from the mountains of Colorado to the streets of Denver — all laced with humor and romance.

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Just as washed-up criminal defense attorney, life-long Deadhead (nickname The Zen Man), and current PI Rick Levine decides to get relicensed as a lawyer, hes charged with killing one and ends up in the slammer with a half-mil bail.

Released on bond, Rick and his girlfriend Laura have 30 days to find the real killer. In the course of their investigations, they dig for dirt among Denvers shady legal backrooms to its tony corporate centers. Dodging bullets, a kidnapping, trumped-up charges and the FBI’s unwanted intervention, Rick and Laura continue tracking key suspects who have motive…eventually learning that true redemption begins at home.

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The following nonfiction books by Colleen Collins offer tips, techniques and resources about the world of private investigations:

How Do Private Eyes Do That? available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. “If you’re looking for the low-down on private investigations, this is it. Packed with details and insights. A must-have for anybody writing private-eye fiction and for anybody who’s curious about what being a private-eye is really like.” – Bill Crider, author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series and many other novels in multiple genres

How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths, co-authored with Shaun Kaufman, available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. “If you’re an armchair sleuth or a writer of mysteries, this book is a wonderful resource; full of helpful insights, tips, and entertaining anecdotes.” – Mario Acevedo, best-selling author





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Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 12, 2012

When arts journalist Susan Dormady Eisenberg was growing up in Cohoes, New York, she yearned to sing on Broadway like Julie Andrews, the Sixties’ reigning musical diva. But a funny thing happened on the way to Eisenbergs goal. Though she studied with several voice teachers and snagged Andrewss role of Guenevere in a Syracuse, NY, production of Camelot, the soprano realized she wanted to write about performing rather than perform. She presently quit singing and began jotting notes for THE VOICE I JUST HEARD, her first novel, newly published as an ebook via Amazon. The paperback will be available on April 10.

As part of her research, Eisenberg posed a question: If you have a gift, should you automatically build your life around it? Or suppose you have two talents: which one should take center stage in your career? Having consulted vocational books by experts from Thomas Merton to Po Bronson, she concluded that people pay a high emotional price when they settle for safe, predictable careers instead of listening to their hearts and taking professional risks.

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