[caption id="" align="alignright" width="217"] Princess April Morning Glory[/caption]About Princess April Morning-Glory:At long last, Princess April Morning-Glory emerges as a lost treasure from the golden age of Hollywood.Written and illustrated in 1941 by Letitia Fairbanks, the niece of silent film stars Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford, the seemingly traditional children’s book is transformed into a modern-day fairy tale that will captivate child and adult readers alike.Letitia was inspired to create portraiture for the characters of Princess April Morning-Glory from film stars of the day. John Barrymore, and Letitia's cousin Douglas Fairbanks Jr., provided glamorous inspiration through their then-current films. The Wicked King's (Barrymore) costume was sparked by his role as Louis XV in Irving Thalberg's 1938 Marie Antoinette, while the hairstyle resembles his eponymous role in Archie Mayo's 1931 Svengali. Prince Chivalry was inspired by her cousin's (Fairbanks) sword-fighting role in David O. Selznick's 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda.Viewed as
Born in Philadelphia, Mark Connelly completed a masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he received a Ph.D in English. His books include The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, Orwell and Gissing, Deadly Closets: The Fiction of Charles Jackson, and several college textbooks. He currently teaches literature and film in Milwaukee, where he is the Vice-President of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin. His latest book is The IRA on Film and Television. You can visit his website at www.theiraonfilmandtelevision.com. To get your paperback copy of THE IRA ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Mark Connelly, visit Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/The-IRA-Film-Television-History/dp/0786447362/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340018217&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ira+on+film+and+television. To get your ebook copy of THE IRA ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Mark Connelly, visit Amazon Kindle Store at http://www.amazon.com/The-IRA-Film-Television-ebook/dp/B0084FA030/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340018217&sr=8-3&keywords=the+ira+on+film+and+television. Pick up your copy of THE IRA ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Mark Connelly at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-ira-on-film-and-television-mark-connelly/1110783855?ean=9780786447367 Q: Thank
[caption id="attachment_2125" align="alignright" width="214"] Author Sara Kay Jordan[/caption] About Sara Kay Jordan Sarah Jordan Bio author of Love and Genius: Book 2 of The Moore Family Series Sara Kay Jordan holds a BA in English, and is a lifelong daydreamer, a combination that prepared her in equal measure to pursue her dream to be a writer. Her first novel, Snatching Genius, was released in 2011 to warm praise. Her family includes two grown children and one cranky old dog. Sara lives in Springfield, MO. Follow her online at sarakayjordan.com and on Twitter @sarakayjordan About Love and Genius: Book 2 of the Moore Family Series Synopsis The Moore family is a unique group, full of special talent, blinding intelligence, and a love so strong they can survive every challenge, no matter how dangerous. But, how did they get there? Take a look back and see how it all began. This is
[caption id="attachment_2026" align="aligncenter" width="173" caption="Traegonia Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] About Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy Do you believe in Fairies, Sprites, Elves or Gnomes? Just because we cannot see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist…. Welcome to The World of Traegonia where mystical things really do happen. Close your eyes hold out your hand and allow the spirit of the Sunbow Prophecy to draw you into a place you have never been before. Meet a community of unknown creatures who are the protectors of the Earth. See how they bring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation, a home to those who are at risk of losing theirs and a voice to creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Watch as three young friends work together to bring about change. No matter how big or how small one is, belief and passion can change the world. Choose to see the beauty in that
Do you like Hollywood? Do you want to read about all the entertaining stories about the stars and legends of the movies from past and present? Join us for a giveaway at Hollywood Daze. Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Hollywood Stories; Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and the Legends of the Movies! The giveaway winner will be picked on Dec 15. About Hollywood Stories Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book -- a special blend of biography, history and lore. Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been a part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry!
[caption id="attachment_1918" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Secret Lives Book Tour"][/caption] Barbara Ardinger, Local Long Beach resident and author of Secret Lives based her book in Long Beach. She will be on a Virtual Book Tour this month with Pump Up Your Book and her press release appears in the Long Beach Post online edition. Visit her tour page at Pump Up Your Book. Follow her on facebook Find Barbara Ardinger at her website where you can enjoy more book excerpts. Purchase her book at Amazon. Secret Lives Excerpt Now the four spoke in chorus, their voices growing with the force that was moving around the circle. Watchers above, we summon you to our work. From the starry paths upon which you dance, lend us your far-seeing wisdom. Quicken our magic tonight. Watchers below, we summon you to our work. From the dark and hidden worlds that wait beneath,
[caption id="attachment_1904" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Quenn's Gamble Book Tour"][/caption] Join Barbara Kyle, author of the historical novel, The Queen’s Gamble (Kensington Books, August 30, 2011) as she virtually tours the blogosphere in September on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Barbara Kyle Barbara Kyle is the author of the Tudor-era “Thornleigh” series of novels, which have been published internationally: The Queen’s Captive, The Queen’s Lady, and The King’s Daughter, praised by Publishers Weekly as “a complex and fast-paced plot, mixing history with vibrant characters.” Her new novel, The Queen’s Gamble, will be released on 30 August 2011. Barbara previously won acclaim for her contemporary novels under pen name ‘Stephen Kyle’, including Beyond Recall (a Literary Guild Selection), After Shock and The Experiment. Over 400,000 copies of her books have been sold. Barbara has taught courses for writers at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies,
[caption id="attachment_1780" align="alignright" width="187" caption="Goddess Mother Speaks Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] The Goddess Mother is speaking to us in a way she has never done so before! The Omega aspect of the GodHead shares with us vital information about the changing times we are living in, the future creation, the Children of the Light, Sacred Relationships and so many other vital areas of our lives. In this incredible and divine dialogue from the Goddess Mother, she reaches out to all the children of the world with a spark of hope, of healing and renewal. In this epic time of change and transformation, our beloved Goddess provides vital insight, guidance and love that will assist each of us to heal our spirit and to become part of the collective whole that will lead the new ascension of earth! About Blanca Beyar Blanca , also known as (Lavanya) wears many hats. She is
WE'RE HAVING A PARTY!!!! Pump Up Your Book will be hosting the June 2011 Authors on Tour at a chat/book giveaway party on Thursday June 30, 2011 starting at 8 p.m. eastern (7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain and 5 p.m. Pacific) and ending at 11 p.m. (eastern time) at their new chat room at Pump Up Your Book! Tell your book friends that not only will this give them an opportunity to chat with their favorite authors there will be a huge giveaway at the end of the chat! For more details, visit http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2011/06/26/pump-up-your-book-live-june-2011-authors-on-tour-chatbook-giveaway-party/.
[caption id="attachment_1742" align="alignright" width="194" caption="Sentiments of Blue Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] About Sentiments of Blue Set in a Michigan factory, the title story takes readers inside a workplace dominated by a ruthless bully and his cronies. While explaining the actions taking place around him, it becomes clear that the narrator yearns to escape the blue-collar life handed down to him from his father. “Perfect Game” unfolds during a minor league baseball game with Chi-Chi Gomez on the mound, a fearless pitcher who never fails to brush a few batters back from the plate–a space he considers his personal property. Along with other stories, the book also features original poems including “Uncle Nardo’s Store,” “My Father’s Foot,” and “The Malediction of Miss Holstein.” Read an Excerpt! The Careers of My Mother When I was a boy she was a secretary. Her nights were filled with filing groceries, taking phone calls, posting notes