Rise of the Branded by Scott Keen

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Page count: 278
Dimensions: 6″x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-81-9

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Pursued into the wild by the soldiers of Ungstah, former slave Crik and the other freed Downers encounter the magical and terrifying nature of their world. They face spectral Shepherds, man-eating Rukmush, and the ancient giants of the earth. When two of their group are captured, Crik is distraught and powerless.

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Another Persephone Smith novel by J.L. Delozier Coming Soon from WiDo Publishing™

SALT LAKE CITY, UT October 25, 2016

jldelozier-jpegJen Delozier’s first novel Type and Cross (WiDo Publishing, 2016) came out strong at the first of the year and is still selling well in both print and ebook. “It’s fantastic that Jen was able to follow up so quickly with a sequel, to take advantage of the momentum she has with her first book,” states WiDo managing editor Karen Gowen.

Since the author is Dr. Delozier in her day job, how she manages a career as a busy general practitioner as well as a producing novelist is the top question that comes to mind.

“I make time. Pure and simple. I’m used to rolling out of bed and being OTD (out the door) in 15 minutes, so I’m not one of those who can get up early and write in the morning,” Delozier explains. “Blame it on beeper training from my old days of being on call. I write in the evenings and on weekends. My husband is a TV watcher, and I’m not, so I can usually find guilt-free time to write in the evenings.”

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Journalist turned Novelist Ellen Valladares Signs with WiDo™ for YA Novel

SALT LAKE CITY, UT September 1, 2016

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WiDo Publishing™ submissions team was impressed not only with the manuscript but with the author, Ellen Valladares. This was a strong factor in the decision to offer a contract for her YA ghost story.

Ellen Valladares self-published her first novel, Jonathan’s Journey to Mount Miapu, in 2008. The book received several awards, including a Mom’s Choice Gold Award and the 2009 Coalition of Visionary Resources Visionary Awards Book of the Year.

“Clearly Ellen is the kind of author we are looking for right now,” WiDo’s managing editor Karen Gowen says. “She not only sent us a polished, well-written manuscript but an excellent marketing plan. The fact that she’s done this much with her self-published book is a sign of someone committed to her career.”

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Fire of the Word by Carol Pratt Bradley

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Genre: Historical Fiction

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Page count: 256
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ISBN: 978-1-937178-78-9


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Young English noblewoman, Anne Ayscough, lived during the turbulent times of Henry VIII, when Protestant reformist ideas clashed violently against entrenched Catholicism.

Yet many, especially the wealthy, owned William Tyndale’s New Testament, including the household of Sir William Ayscough in Lincolnshire. In her family home, Anne grew in an atmosphere of openness, gleaning new ideas from her brothers who were educated at Cambridge, a hotbed of Protestant ideals.

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Elizabeth Fournier, “The Green Reaper”, Accepts Contract With WiDo™

SALT LAKE CITY, UT August 5, 2016
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Elizabeth Fournier’s memoir begins as the charming story of a precocious child obsessed with death. It continues to tell the tale of how this little girl grows up to enter the field of mortuary, a career largely dominated by men, and to become one of the first women to solely own a funeral home.

When not working at her repurposed goat barn mortuary, Fournier uses her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism to write a monthly column for the literary magazine, Black Lamb. She has also been published in other magazines, as well as having been featured widely in the national press for her innovative work with green burials. She is fondly known as the “Green Reaper,” the working title of her memoir, now under contract with WiDo Publishing.™

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WiDo™ Acquires Timely Political Thriller by Journalist Stephen Clark

SALT LAKE CITY, UT August 3, 2016

clark_stephenStephen Clark got the idea for his political thriller shortly after then-Attorney General Eric Holder declared in 2012 that it was constitutional for the government to kill U.S. citizens overseas without any judicial review if they were deemed a terrorist threat.

Holder’s remarks came after a U.S. drone attack killed an American-born Muslim cleric in the Arabian Peninsula. Given the author’s experience covering national politics at FoxNews.com, he thought it would be fascinating to write a story that takes that policy to its logical conclusion.

“Stephen Clark’s novel is an excellent story on a contemporary subject, very thought-provoking, a complex and thrilling read,” WiDo Publishing™ managing editor Karen Gowen says about the book. “We are excited to be working with a writer of his caliber and background.”

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Medical Memoir by First Time Writer Picked up by WiDo Publishing™

SALT LAKE CITY UT July 5, 2016

image1“It is extremely difficult for a non-writing individual to put together an effective memoir,” says WiDo Publishing™ submission editor Allie Maldonado. “There’s so much more to it than just giving details. One must be able to turn the experience into a story that others can relate to. This is exactly what Ali Barton does with her medical memoir.”

Once Maldonado opened the manuscript, she was immediately drawn into it and quick to request a full. “It’s not just the compelling circumstances but it’s the people. You really care about them and have just got to know what happens next.”

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Dawn of the Mages by Charity Bradford

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Page count: 275
Dimensions: 6″x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-77-2

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The Dragumon have been defeated, but the planet Sendek will never be the same.

In order to save their world, Talia and Landry Sutton had to wake the forgotten magic on Sendek. But instead of restoring peace, it creates chaos on the city streets, with those unable to work magic turning against those who can.

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N. Tolman Rudolph Sequel Under Contract

SALT LAKE CITY UT June 22, 2016

IMG_2893-EditWhen WiDo Publishing’s submissions editor, Allie Maldonado, read the manuscript from Norma Rudolph, pen name N. Tolman Rudolph, she found it just as fresh and intriguing as the first one, now in editing with WiDo.

“This seamlessly connects with the first in the series without being repetitive,” states Maldonado. “It’s often difficult to write a good sequel but Norma pulls it off with great skill.”

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“How My Essay Squeaked into The New York Times” / David Kalish

DavidAuthor 043David Kalish writes essays, novels, and plays. He is the author of The Opposite of Everything (WiDo Publishing, 2014), a romantic comedy and cancer story rolled into one. This post originally appeared in the Times Union blog where Kalish contributes regularly.

For several years now, my wife has urged me—in no uncertain terms—to submit an essay to “Modern Love,” a column in The New York Times that explores the complexities of modern relationships.

I hemmed and hawed. Despite having a compelling story to tell—how my cancer derailed our dreams and brought us unexpectedly closer — I knew my chances of acceptance by The Times were miniscule. Moreover, I was reluctant to revisit painful real-life material.

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