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Dragon Theatre Closes Out 2016 With The Twisty Story Fiction
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The final show of 2016 runs for the next three weeks! (more...)

New Suspense Fiction THE FIXER is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Katerina Mills, intrepid college student and professional 'fixer' is back in an all new adventure, The Fixer: The Killing Kind, just released in e-book and paperback formats. (more...)

Cast Announced for Shirley Jackson's THE SUNDIAL at City Lit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

City Lit's 2016-17 season will continue in January with Paul Edwards' original adaptation of Shirley Jackson's eerie and suspenseful 1958 novel The Sundial. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - A&E's NIGHTWATCH Returns for Third Season 12/1
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

A&E Network's critically-acclaimed original non-Fiction crime series NIGHTWATCH from executive producer Dick Wolf, returns Thursday, December 1 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

THE PRINCIPAL'S DAUGHTER Wins Dog Ear Publishing Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

When Russ Katz heard the story a hair stylist in his building was telling about her life in Vietnam and how she came to the United States, it stuck with him. Eventually he decided the world needed to hear her story, and the result is 'The Principal's Daughter,' based on Tran Lê Kim Tuyen's life. Katz's book has earned the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence - and has led to at least one unexpected reunion. Katz couldn't be more thrilled. 'I was excited to hear about the award of excellence,' he said. 'I immediately told everyone around me at the time. To think that something I wrote could even be considered - it made my day.' Dog Ear Publishing's editorial team determines award winners, with the managing editor, editorial services manager and the publisher reviewing its recommendations. Winning books include the award logo on their covers. Although Katz is happy about the award, it's a reunion that took place as a result of his research that makes him most proud. 'While telling me the story, Kim had remembered the soldier's name her family was friendly with (in Vietnam). It wasn't a common name, so later that day I did a little research and found him living just two hours away.' Nearly a year later, Kim and her sister Joanna met for dinner with that soldier, Robert Toporek. 'I learned the soldier had spent considerable time looking for Kim's sister (who had moved to America before the war ended) and she for him as well,' Katz said. 'The looks on their faces when they saw each other after 40 years was priceless.' 'The Principal's Daughter: Based on the True Story of Tran Lê Kim Tuyen' describes Kim's life starting as a happy 10-year-old playing among trees. When the Viet Cong marched just 100 meters from her home near Saigon and began attacking the nearby U.S. Army base, her life changed forever. She and her family spent that night in 1968 huddled in a makeshift cellar, fearing for their lives when their home was caught in the crossfire. 'While Kim was cutting my hair, she started telling me about where she was from and how she came to the United States. Her daring boat escape, being fired upon and thrown in jail. This story rang through my head in so many different scenarios I couldn't stop thinking about it,' Katz said. 'Although the Vietnam War has been a source of controversy for many decades, I don't think people really understand why the war began in the first place. Although I didn't go into this in much detail, I hope people could see the beautiful place Vietnam was before the war and the impact it had on them after it ended. Hollywood only tells the stories of the soldiers, but what about the people the soldiers went to try to protect, what happened to all of them?' Dog Ear editor Leslie Wilhelm Hatch writes that the book gives a view of Vietnam that probably few people have thought about. 'Russ Katz's story telling style is very approachable - it's very emotional, but not overly so - he lets the facts and the people tell their story without bias or political overtones. The fact that the story is true makes it even stronger. Katz is able to share a lot about Vietnamese culture, growing up in Vietnam, the war itself (how it affected the characters), the country's customs, and the workings of Communism. He shares all this in the context of the story - so not only was I entertained and enthralled, but I learned a lot as well.' 'This manuscript tells an extraordinary story, a story that deserves to be told to as many people as want to know about it,' writes Terry Hummer, editor and publishing consultant with Kevin Anderson & Associates. 'The material is rich, the characters are vivid, and the narrative itself is riveting and moving. I don't think I've ever read a piece of prose that so galvanized my attention. Whatever you do with this, keep Kim's spirit alive. She is a Personage. You are lucky to know her. I am lucky to know something about her now.' Kirkus Reviews describe the book as 'an absorbing taste of the everyday in a place that that was the victim of superpower geopolitics. ... An important contribution to primary-source oral histories of Vietnamese people.' The author finds it funny he would choose to write a book, much less a second book. (His first was 'Evolution,' a science Fiction novel published in 2012.) 'I was never good at reading or writing in school; it was my weakest subject,' he said. 'I never found joy in reading until just recently, really just the past year or two. It is somewhat a love-hate relationship. I love the finished product and just how the accomplishment makes me feel.' Katz has set up monthly promotions for 'The Principal's Daughter' through BookDaily.com and plans to do more marketing. Katz, who grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., lives in Fairfax, Va. For additional information, please visit www.RussKatz.com The Principal's Daughter: Based on the True Story of Tran Lê Kim Tuyen Russ Katz Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4892-5 304 pages $15.95 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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Jerrick Announces the Launch of Vocal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

American Masters -- Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Death by Audio with GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This week at the Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn takes center stage with the release of Matthew Conboy's documentary GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN: THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO, following the last weeks of legendary Brooklyn venue Death by Audio. Founded by Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber, and director Matthew Conboy in 2005, Death by Audio served as an incubator for underground music, art, and a non-traditional living environment until Vice Media took over the space in 2014. To celebrate the film's release, Matthew Conboy will appear in person for Q&As on 12/2 and 12/3. Following the screening on 12/2, join Conboy and the Alamo in celebrating the life of Death by Audio with an afterparty in the House of Wax featuring a live performance by Drawing Boards. (more...)

BWW Review: THEBES LAND, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an innovative and thought-provoking play from South America that has plenty to say about fathers, and about theatre too. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Spring 2017 performance and residency series, which runs January 7 through June 17. Tickets for BAC Presents performances in theater, music, and dance can be purchased now at bacnyc.org and 866 811 4111. Throughout the season, BAC Residencies will provide critical support to eleven artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

James Saito Takes on One Night Only Reading of Award-Winning Bulgarian Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and The New Literature from Europe Festival present Madam Mishima by Elena Alexieva - one man show inspired by the death of one of Japan's great post-war novelists Yukio Mishima. (more...)

'Rock, Scissors, Paper: The Clifford Olson Murders' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

In the early 1980's, serial killer Clifford Olson rampaged through the lower mainland of British Columbia, raping and murdering eleven victims. His heinous cash-for-bodies deal foreshortened his trial, and resulted in the law currently on Canadian books that forbids criminals from benefiting financially from their crimes. Olson was just the pimple on the hide of a misogynist culture, as this long poem sequence attests. Sometimes a book project chooses its author, as this one did when Stevenson recognized one of the victims from her photograph. This collection pays tribute to these victims and delves into the workings of a murderer in True Crime fashion. Warning: Graphic language/violence. Due to the nature of the contents, all readers/reviewers must be 18 years or older and prepared for the difficult subject matter and language. 'Rock, Scissors, Paper' is available now from Amazon with a price of just $2.99 (e-book) or $10.00 (paperback). Please contact Kristi at dreamingbigpublications@outlook.com to request review copies or to receive exclusive author interviews, notice of new releases, and cover reveals. Dreaming Big Publications is a publishing company on a mission to reach more people on a global level by publishing books that educate and advocate for mental health and social justice issues. Our main focus is nonFiction-self-help, memoirs, and books written for professional mental health providers-but we publish Fiction as well and enjoy anything that is a good, fun read, including fantasy and sci-fi. Richard Stevenson was born in Victoria, B.C., in 1952 and has lived in western Canada and Nigeria. A college English teacher by profession, he taught English, Canadian and African literature, Business Communication, Creative and Technical Writing, E.S.L., and humanities courses in high schools and colleges. A former Editor-in-Chief of Prism international, he served in various editorial, jury, and writing/arts group executive capacities. His own reviews and poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, anthologies, e-zines, and journals published in Canada, the United States, and overseas. He performed with the jazz/ poetry group Naked Ear and rock music/YA verse troupe Sasquatch, and occasionally puts other ensembles together for book launches and performances and reviews books. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Masters Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

AMC to Ring In the New Year with BREAKING BAD Marathon & More!
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

AMC is celebrating the holiday season and ringing in the New Year with marathon events of the award-winning series 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead' beginning Monday, December 26th. (more...)

New Thriller by Best-Selling Author Bernard F. Conners is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

LATHAM, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Bernard F. Conners, former publisher of the Paris Review and past FBI agent, has authored a new work of literary Fiction released today entitled Upper East Side Girl. Published by British American Publishing, Upper East Side Girl is a captivating novella of love and literary intrigue set in Manhattan's high society. (more...)

New World Symphony to Launch Project 305
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will begin crowdsourcing audio and video content for Project 305, an initiative to create a collaborative symphonic work that reflects the city of Miami through the eyes and ears of its residents. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE Announces January Lineup for Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE has announced  the January lineup for its venues the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Donald M. Ephraim PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL to Showcase 30 Movies from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The upcoming 27th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with ON THE MAP, the true story of Israel's 1977 basketball team, the first to ever bring the coveted European Cup to Israel. Film director Dani Menkin and basketball legend Tal Brody will attend and participate in a post-film discussion at the January 19 screening at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. (more...)

'La La Land' Music to the Ears of D.C. Film Critics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'La La Land' was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016 this morning. Sparkling musical love story 'La La Land' was the big winner, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Damien Chazelle). (more...)

BWW Review: O'Neill's A TOUCH OF THE POET Reveals Volcanic Forces Stewing in an Irish Tavern in 1828
by Shari Barrett - Dec 5, 2016

Eugene O'Neill is the only American playwright ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and he is a four-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1920 and 1943, he completed 20 long plays, with several of them double and triple length. And unfortunately, the current Pacific Resident production comes in at over 3 hours, a trying time for a play with such dramatic verbiage that it is necessary to pay full attention throughout since O'Neill's brilliant writing is both incredibly introspective yet often very repetitive. So be sure not to eat a huge meal before attending so the urge to fall asleep does not overtake you. (more...)

First Book and Penguin Random House Partner to Launch Red Mitten Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 150 million books to kids in need, and Penguin Random House, a global leader in children's publishing, are partnering to bring 5,000 brand-new books and pairs of warm red mittens to children in low-income communities this winter. The Red Mitten Campaign, supported by award-winning children's author Andrea Davis Pinkney and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, marks the release of Pinkney's 'A Poem for Peter,' which tells the inspiring story of Keats, author of 'The Snowy Day,' and creator of Peter, the book's red-suited main character. (more...)

ArcLight Cinemas and the Chicago Architecture Foundation Presents - ArcLight Presents...Architecture Afternoons with CAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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Investigation Discovery Greenlights Scripted True-Crime Movie FINAL VISION Starring Scott Foley & Dave Annable
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the greenlight of a new scripted movie, FINAL VISION from Lincoln Square Productions. (more...)

'Acorn Gert and BrotherBert' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Meet Acorn Gert, a delightful, energetic acorn who loves her brother Bert and their life under a great oak tree. Gert and Bert are happy frolicking in the leaves until their friend, the wise owl, lets them in on a secret. They have more potential and will offer more in life than just two sweet little acorns playing in the dirt. 'Acorn Gert and Brother Bert' remind us that, just like acorns, we all have seeds of potential, our God-given gifts that are meant to grow into something amazing. 'As the mother of eight wonderful children, each one uniquely their own, I wanted to create a children's story that would celebrate the individual potential of each child and encourage readers to cherish and nurture their own unique value,' said author Elizabeth Duncan Stretar. 'I am hoping parents will be able to use the message of Acorn Gert as a starting point for conversations about potential with their children.' 'Acorn Gert and Brother Bert' is told in rhyme, with a joyful rhythm that children will enjoy and ask to have read repeatedly. The colorful characters, drawn by illustrator Rosemarie Gillen help bring the story to life. At the end of the story Stretar has included additional information to help parents and educators use the story with intention to help discover the untapped talents of children. 'It is important that we talk about the seeds that have been planted in our children from a young age,' said Stretar. 'My hope is that the characters will make the story memorable and the importance of discovering each child's inner purpose becomes a regular conversation with parents and educators.' Stretar aims help parents nurture their children's potential and help them grow to become all they were meant to be. To that end, 'Acorn Gert and Brother Bert' is meant to be tool to stimulate fun, meaningful conversation between adults and children. It is the first in a series of delightful children's stories featuring the main acorn characters. In the next edition, 'Acorn Gert - Gets a Brand New Skirt,' which will highlight the simple pleasures of playing dress-up and igniting imaginative paly in the lives of children. 'I have so enjoyed working with Elizabeth on this project,' said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. 'Acorn Gert and Brother Bert' is such an important book for parents to read to their children. It is never too soon to encourage our youth to be the best they can be.' 'Acorn Gert and Brother Bert' is now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in paperback for $12.95 and e-book version for $6.95. - Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/acorn-gert-and-brother-bert-elizabeth-duncan-stretar/1125157561?ean=9781612445038 - Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Acorn-Brother-Elizabeth-Duncan-Stretar/dp/1612445039/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479839105&sr=8-1&keywords=Elizabeth+Duncan+Stretar About Elizabeth Duncan Stretar: Elizabeth Duncan Stretar, graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, is a wife, mother of eight and grandmother of sixteen (by mid-2017). She is also a flight attendant who writes on the fly and blogs on a wide range of topics. The author spent the majority of her professional career in the non-profit sector working primarily with teenage mothers through YoungLives; an outreach program of Young Life. She was the first YoungLives National Director responsible for laying the groundwork for the teen mom initiative that today, reaches teen moms world-wide. In 2008, she and husband Frank co-founded the non-profit organization LeaderWithin. 'Acorn Gert and Brother Bert' is her first published book. Proceeds from this book will be used to support the ongoing work of LeaderWithin, which exists to help others discover more of who they are, where they are and what they can become. www.leaderwithin.org. www.betsystretar.com About Halo Publishing International: Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult Fiction and non-Fiction, children's literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176 San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA +1 877-705-9647 contact@halopublishing.com http://www.halopublishing.com (more...)

Halo Publishing International Launches 'Mindfulness of Nature'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In the first in a series of books supporting the benefits of affirmation, author Jo Ann Petrucci Andrews offers a collection of beautiful landscape images combined with words of positive support. 'Mindfulness of Nature' uses the alphabet as a foundation for presenting encouraging words to help readers focus on the positive rather than the negative in life. 'Sometimes we just need to be reminded that no matter how dark our day is or how negative a relationship may be, there is a ray of positivity if we look for it,' said author Jo Ann Petrucci Andrews. 'I wanted to create a book that would help readers remember their strengths, their value and the parts of their life for which they should be most thankful.' 'Mindfulness of Nature' statements of affirmation from A to Z can be used as a daily reminder, an as-needed dose of positivity or even as a family activity to promote a habit of thinking on the bright side of life. Each beautiful image was taken by the author depicting some of her favorite restful spots from the woodlands of New England to the beaches of Mexico. 'I wanted to combine the beauty of nature with encouraging words to help the reader be in the moment,' said Andrews. 'There is a gift to be had by focusing on the positive in our life right this moment rather than bemoaning what might have been or worrying about the 'what ifs' of the future. Being in the moment is a great way to change the direction of our thoughts which can help us as we view life, relationships, work and every aspect of our day.' 'I keep a copy of Jo Ann's book within easy reach,' said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. 'I thoroughly enjoyed the positive messages during the first read through and now I flip through at random and pick a page to help focus my mind during the day. It is a great way to remind me of the blessings in my life.' Andrews is working on a series of books to follow 'Mindfulness of Nature' based on her professional counseling sessions that will inspire, motivate and encourage readers to live in the moment and surround themselves with positive thoughts, positive people and positive experiences. 'Mindfulness of Nature' is available from: - Halo Publishing - http://halopublishing.com/1a-c/jo-ann-petrucci-andrews.html - Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Nature-Jo-Ann-Andrews/dp/1612445128/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1479315461&sr=8-3&keywords=andrews+halo+publishing - Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mindfulness-of-nature-jo-ann-petrucci-andrews/1125149851?ean=2940156965397 Purchase your copy as an e-book for $7.99 or hardcover for $15.95. About Jo Ann Petrucci Andrews: Dr. Jo-Ann Petrucci Andrews is a marriage and family therapist who helps children and their families recover from grief and loss. She is a licensed mental health counselor, and she holds a Doctor of Education degree. Jo-Ann specializes in trauma-focused treatment for a wide range of issues, including bereavement, divorce, adoption and foster care, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, co-parenting, and mood disorders. She currently lives on a farm in New England with her husband, children, and animals. About Halo Publishing International: Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult Fiction and non-Fiction, children's literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176 San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA +1 877-705-9647 contact@halopublishing.com http://www.halopublishing.com (more...)

Alex Bernstein Releases Memoir, PIRKNIB
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In his new memoir 'Plrknib' (www.amazon.com/Plrknib/dp/B01N3RD9E2) Alex Bernstein takes the I'm with the Band notion from 'Almost Famous' and flips it into I'm with the Comics. At 16, Bernstein was the youngest regular at Cincinnati's legendary comedy club, d.w. eye, desperately trying to balance high school with writing and performing at night. As the pressure to keep up with the older comics grew, he looked for something - some edge - to help him compete. And then he found one: Plrknib - the perfect joke. But using the joke came with a terrible, terrible price. Set against the bohemian, downtown comedy boom of the early '80s, 'Plrknib' is a breezy, bittersweet, and compelling story about love, friendship, and finding your own punchlines. Early reviews say: 'Hysterical, edge-of-your-seat drama.' 'The Power of Jokes permeates this book...in a way rarely seen in Fiction.' 'I felt as though I was on stage with him 30 years ago.' About the Book: 'Plrknib' is published by Prom on Mars and is available for sale at Amazon and other online retailers, as well as to order from most bookstores. The paperback (ISBN 978-0-9913135-4-9) retails for U.S. $6.99. The ebook (ISBN 978-0-9913135-3-2) retails for U.S. $1.99. Book website: www.plrknib.com Publisher website: www.promonmars.com About the Author: Alex Bernstein is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer and the author of 'Miserable Holiday Stories'. His work appears at McSweeney's, NewPopLit, The Big Jewel, Litro, The Rumpus, MonkeyBicycle, Corvus, BluePrintReview, Yankee Pot Roast, Swink, Hobo Pancakes, Gi60, The Legendary, Back Hair Advocate, and PopImage, among others. Contact: Alex Bernstein alexb0917@gmail.com (more...)

MOONLIGHT Among Winners of 2016 LA Film Critics Awards; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MOONLIGHT won for Best Picture of the Year, it was announced by Claudia Puig, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). (more...)

New Children's Book, 'Mak the Kraken' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'Mak the Kraken,' one of the most inspiring children's stories of the decade, was released today by Lulu Publishing. The book is available in electronic and print versions on Lulu.com and will soon be available through other major publishing outlets. Inspired by science and research showing that 95% of the ocean's creatures are still undiscovered, the story takes children on a journey with this young Kraken. It is a legend of persistence, diversity and achieving goals, woven through a tale ultimately focused upon conservation of the ocean's resources. 'Mak the Kraken is an imaginative story with brilliant illustrations by Nick McCarthy that bring the tale to life,' Indicated London J. Maddison, author, 'The book offers multiple levels of opportunity to meet learning objectives and for teaching about the undiscovered wonders of the ocean, conservation, accepting those who are different and following dreams.' Five percent of the profits from the book will be dedicated to ocean education institutions. The book includes a unique glossary and to answer to many of the questions children might ask for a deeper level of education. The book provides both Fiction and non-Fiction elements for ultimate learning. To order the book visit: eBook: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/mak-the-kraken-illustrated-by-nick-mccarthy/19918712 Softcover: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/mak-the-kraken-illustrated-by-nick-mccarthy/19882445 About the Author, London J. Maddison A certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a LEED Accredited Professional, the author has written about the environment for over 30 years with over 300 published articles, documents and stories. London J. Maddison is a pseudonym used to separate professional and writing careers. A first generation American of British heritage, London works and resides in California and Hawaii. Additional publications by London J. Maddison are in various stages of the publishing process. https://sites.google.com/site/londonjmaddison/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011412121704 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/london-j-maddison-5616a0114 twitter: @londonjmaddison, @makthekraken About the Artist, Nick McCarthy Nicholas (Nick) McCarthy is a San Francisco, California Bay Area local, living in Concord, CA. Nick attended California State University, Monterey Bay where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mixed Media Design. Nick specializes in illustration, focusing on pointillism and realism. He is involved in exhibitions all around Northern California and across the country, having illustrations at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. Some of these book illustrations have been featured in past and will be featured in future exhibitions. Nick can be contacted at nick5036@gmail.com or through his website: https://nicholasmccarthy@allyounet/4975584 (more...)

Halo Publishing International Publishes 'Racing the Flame'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy/cowgirl on a Montana ranch, 'Racing the Flame' will transport you out west and take you for the ride of your life. Set during a drought-stricken summer in Montana on a cattle ranch, readers will meet the Landers family, a tightknit Christian family who have their faith in God in the forefront of their lives. When tragedy strikes, in the form of a raging fire that is eating up thousands of acres of prairie land, their faith is put to the test. 'I wrote this story based on a real life experience we had on our horse ranch,' said author Lisa Phipps. 'Just like Jay's father, my husband was out with the other ranchers fighting the fire day and night. I wanted to create a story that featured our ranch life and the realities we experience while also depicting a family unit that is based on their love for each other and their love and trust in God.' Even before the fire strikes, the older Landers' children, Jay and his sister Katy, are introduced to readers as hard working, responsible teens who love their family and enjoy the unique life of herding cattle, riding horses and working in the barn. Readers gain a true understanding of ranch life and how different it is from the typical teen life of walking the mall and hanging out at the local burger joint. 'Lisa has created a wholesome, entertaining story that will capture readers of all ages,' said Lisa Umina, founder and President of Publishing International. 'The Landers family is a wonderful example of how family life can be if we live as God wants us to; understanding that relationships are far more important than materials things.' 'Racing the Flame' is beautifully illustrated on the cover and throughout the book by Katie Busch. Katie has a passion for art, especially pencil and clay, but all media are fun for her. She lives in northeastern Montana with her husband and their dog, chickens, and emus. This is her first book to illustrate, however Lisa Phipps and Katie are continuing to collaborate on a series of picture books that will be coming out soon. 'Racing the Flame' is available from Halo Publishing as well as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Get your copy in paperback for $11.95 or as a e-book for $3.99. About Lisa Phipps: Lisa Phipps grew up in west-central Minnesota. She earned her degree in elementary education at the University of Minnesota, Morris and moved to Montana to begin her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse. She is a runner, a writer, and a Sunday school teacher, but her favorite thing to do is ride horses with her husband and their three children on their Montana cattle ranch. About Halo Publishing International: Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult Fiction and non-Fiction, children's literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. It continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176 San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA +1 877-705-9647 contact@halopublishing.com http://www.halopublishing.com (more...)

J.E. Strong Releases LEOJ'S WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'Leoj's Wrath' is an imaginative science Fiction story with unique and fascinating characters on a righteous quest against an evil and ancient being. 'Leoj's Wrath' is the creation of published author, J.E. Strong, an outdoor enthusiast with a B.A. in speech-language pathology. (more...)

L. A. Ferrara Pens COLUMN ASYLUM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

L. A. Ferrara, a creative artist, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Column Asylum': a gripping and potent work that details the mayhem and enigma of deceit, mental illness and corruption. (more...)

Edward Fuller Releases 'Caldera: Notes From the Pit - Venting a Sarcastic Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Edward Fuller, an artist, father, adventurer, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Caldera: Notes From the Pit - Venting a Sarcastic Soul': a gripping and potent work that illuminates the author's inner-most emotions and depicts his dark sensational creativity. (more...)

Lawrence BoarerPitchford Releases HARROW'S GATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The novel Harrow's Gate is a wonderful science Fiction action adventure story that takes place on another world. The characters are incredibly relatable and the plot is filled with longing, angst, love and passion. The author, Lawrence BoarerPitchford, has provided an excerpt from his book Harrow's Gate, Chapter 3: (more...)

Top Tumblr Trends Of 2016 Revealed In Platform's Annual 'Year in Review'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

fruitlessmoon theatreworks Presents BREADCRUMBS by Jennifer Haley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

San Diego's fruitlessmoon theatreworks is honored to make an early announcement about their next production - the San Diego premiere of Jennifer Haley's powerful two-women dramatic play Breadcrumbs, February 24th through March 12th, 2017 at The La Jolla Commons Theatre. Aimee Greenberg, the Artistic Producing Director of fruitlessmoon theatreworks, will produce, direct and perform the role of Alida with Julia Giolzetti as Beth/Mother. (more...)

Paul Bettany Cast in Discovery Channel's Highly-Anticipated New Series MANIFESTO
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Discovery Channel announced that Paul Bettany ('Gangster No. 1,' 'Captain America: Civil War') has been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANIFESTO, set to air next year. (more...)

Curve Announces First Cohort of the New Bame Curve Leadership Programme
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Curve are delighted to announce the appointment of Black and Minority Ethnicity cultural managers, artists and early career leaders in Leicester and Leicestershire as part of a new cultural leadership programme. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

James Patterson to Host MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. (more...)

GIRL ON THE TRAIN Author to Release New Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.   The book is set for release on May 2.   (more...)

J.E. Strong Releases 'Vengeance Of Valdorian'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'Vengeance Of Valdorian': a superb fantasy Fiction novel based on the adventures of a powerful wizard and mercenary. 'Vengeance Of Valdorian' is the creation of published author, J.E. Strong, who received his BA in Speech-Language Pathology. He lives in California and enjoys the outdoors, war-gaming, weight lifting, sign language, and writing, but most importantly, loves his family and God more than anything in the world. Growing up in a deeply Christian and fantasy-loving family, J. E. Strong was familiar with biblical history as well as fantasy folklore. When he began to find Christian parallels in his fantasy books, he saw a potential mode of bringing the essence of his beliefs to a greater audience. (more...)

Robert Whitfield Releases THE LIGHTS AND THE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Robert Whitfield, a former corporate lawyer, investment banker, and management consultant, has completed his new book 'The Lights and the Music': a gripping and potent work of romantic Fiction. (more...)

Amy Impellizzeri Pens SECRETS OF WORRY DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the worry dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you-therefore, it follows that worry dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets. From the award-winning author of 'Lemongrass Hope' comes a new story of unbearable love, loss, and redemption, with a thread of magical realism and a twist readers will never see coming-'Secrets of Worry Dolls' brings us to the end of the world, and back. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Romantic Comedy LOVE BY THE 10TH DATE, 1/28
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Love By The 10th Date follows Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland) who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Does It Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Dec 1, 2016

Because Britney Spears grew up in the spotlight, we've seen her as a singer, an actress, a girl, a woman, and everything in between. One thing we haven't seen is Britney the Broadway star, but since that seems about as likely as the second coming of Britney and Justin, it's a damn good thing BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY exists. On November 16, a group of Broadway performers came together at Feinstein's/54 Below for exactly what the name suggests---a deep dive into Britney's oeuvre---and, as far as Britney homages go, the show hit all quadrants, running the gamut from playful impersonations to cleverly reworked gems. (more...)

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