All Press Releases for March 12, 2014

Kick OFF Spring Extravaganza

Bringing authors to local area: Barnes & Noble event.

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is an innovative publisher founded by authors. We believe a network of authors working together is more effective than working alone.

    ARLINGTON, TX, March 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bringing authors to local writing groups, people interested in writing, and the community. Raising funds for the Mansfield Library: a wonderful opportunity to assist.

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press announces the names of the authors that will speak, sign and answer questions during the Kick Off Spring Writers Extravaganza. Location: Barnes and Noble, The Parks at Arlington. 3881 S. Cooper St. Arlington TX, 76015 - March 15th. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Writers often learn the most from other writers and authors; however, time or distance can often be an issue. The Kick Off Spring Writers Extravaganza has overcome that issue, bringing the authors to the writers. Have a writing question? Ask. Panels include mystery, romance, thriller, western, paranormal and YA. Children's author, Amanda M. Thrasher, will be on hand to discuss, characters, sign copies of her books, and answer questions.

Authors will share their genre; sign autographed copies of their work, answer audience questions, recommend their favorite tools, and share their personal insights with the audience. This event is open to the community, including local writers group. Bring a friend, group, or family member. A portion of all Barnes and Noble sales during this event will go toward the Mansfield Library.


Diane Kelly: Diane's manuscript for Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure won the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart award. Her manuscripts have received more than two dozen RWA chapter awards. Her fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writer's Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine, and various other publications.

Melissa Bourbon: Melissa gave up teaching to write full time. She's devoted to her family, and can't believe she's lucky enough to be living her dreams. She's the marketing director with Entangled Publishing, author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with Thomas Dunne books/St. Martin's Press and Entangled, and A Magical Dressmaking mystery series with NAL.

Amanda M. Thrasher: Children's author of four novels, one picture book, and one reader's theater which was written for the Texas Municipal Education Center D.R.S.R (driving on the right side of the road) program. She's the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, and continues to write, speak, and work with other authors. Member of S.C.B.W.I.

Dr. David Ciambrone: Retired scientist, professor, oceanographer, U.S. Treasury Commissioner, forensics consultant (Coroner's and police), multiple award-winning author. Fifteen published works, six non-fiction and nine fiction. He continues to write newspaper and business journal columns.

Dr. David A. Bedford: Received a BA and MA from Texas Tech University and the PhD in foreign language education at The University of Texas at Austin. Began his career preparing new missionaries for language study and consulting for the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board. Later he became Language Lab Director and Adjunct Professor of Spanish at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He took his current position as Instructor of Spanish at TCU in 1996, and is the author of two novels, one book of Spanish short stories (third novel in the works), and numerous published articles.

C.L. Stegall: Co-Founder and President of Dark Red Press, publisher of Dark Fiction and Thrillers. Published his first poem at the age of 20 and hasn't stopped writing since. He writes Young Adult Fantasy and Urban Fictions. Currently working on a quasi-autobiographical thriller set for 2015. Loves Doctor Who, Rock and Roll, and carrot cake. Lives in Plano with his beautiful wife and two dogs that think they own the joint.

Brandy Herr: Co-Founder of the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour and the co-host of the annual Granbury Paranormal Expo. She is also a member of Research and investigation of the Paranormal and has attended ghost hunt investigation at several locations on Grandbury's historic downtown square. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in public relations and a minor in theater.

Anna Albergucci: Even as a child, Anna had a strong imagination, indulging her mother, and anyone who would listen, with the telling of her obscure dreams from the night before. These days, she puts her dreams to paper, weaving them into well thought-out stories with deeply passionate characters; characters that live lives the rest of us only dream about. Though her first release, Anna has been writing for years. The Phoenix Degree is the first book of a nine book series. Anna is the member of several of writers groups and organizations.

JoAnna Grace: From the time JoAnna started holding crayons she began to create magical worlds. Her first book was a series of pictures about a puppy princess, the story changed each time she told it, but there was always a happy ending. She lives in East Texas with her husband and three children. She enjoys camping, boating, and shopping. JoAnna is active in her church and is a member of the East Texas, North Texas, FFP, & PRO chapters of RWA, Texas Association of Authors. She's the author of two novels and one novella. JoAnna continues to write.

Buck Steinke: Captain-Fighter Pilot- United States Air Force, extensive background in military aviation and weaponry. After leaving the Air force he flew for Delta for over twenty-five years. He's the owner of Lone Star Shooting Supply, located in Gainesville, TX. He was the executive producer for the award winning film, Rockabilly Baby. Has compiled eight novels with writing partner Ken Farmer.

Ken Farmer: US Marine. Attended Stephen F. Austin State University on a full football scholarship. Received his degree in Business, Speech and Drama. Raised registered Beefmaster cattle and Quarter Horses for over thirty years. Was a professional Team Penner, going to the National finals. Discovered his love for acting, with memorable roles: Silverado, Friday Night Lights and the Newton Boys. He was the OC and VO spokesman for the Wolf Brand Chili, and lives near Gainsville. He continues to write with Buck. They have over eight novels completed.

Liz Lipperman: She was raised in a small town in Ohio, graduated from nursing school and worked as a registered nurse for many years. She went back to school and got a professional arts degree and then started her first novel. Represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary, LLC. She has written several pieces now, resides in Dallas, and calls Texas home.

Jonathon Black: Writes as John J. Smith, is an award-winning author of paranormal suspense and romance. He has written five novels and ten screenplays. His most recent paranormal novel, Jester, received an Honorable Mention during the 2008, 77th Annual Writer's Digest Magazine contest. He also received a Writer's Digest award for his romance, Delayed Flight during the 2007, 76th Annual Writers Digest Magazine contest, and awards for 2003, 72nd and 2004, 73rd Annual Writer's Digest contests.

Ken Aldridge: Retired part time writer. Author of two novels: additional information to come.

Angie Morgan: Nominated for the Booksellers Best First & Best Series Romantic Suspense, Romantic Times Best First Series Romance, Gayle Wilson of Excellence, and the Daphne du Maurier. She's an 11th generation Texan and continues to write. She's the author of several novels including The Marine's Last Defense.

Emma Gingerich: Author of Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape, a memoir. Left her Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri seven years ago at the age of eighteen. She went to south Texas, close to South Padre Island, where she lived for almost 4 years. She received her associates at a community college and transferred to Tarleton State University located in Stephenville, Texas, to continue her Bachelor's degree. Continuing her education, she's pursing her master's in business administration.

Jeanette Vaughan: Will sign at 10:00 a.m. Published in the periodicals and professional journals of nursing. Written several novels and scripts. Her screenplay "Angel of Mercy" won the outstanding nursing research award from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She was named Distinguished Alumni for the school of nursing in 2001 for her written work and volunteerism for the Sydney Olympic Games. Her debut novel FLYING SOLO won fourth place in the 2013 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards for southern fiction. FLYING SOLO also was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Her second novel, SOLO VIETNAM was just awarded the silver medal for historical fiction by the Military Writer's Society.


10:00 - 11:00 = David Ciambrone & David Bedford Murder Mystery - Poisons & Fiction
11:00 - 12:00 = Brandy Herr & Ken Aldridge - Paranormal & Fiction
12:00 - 01:00 = C.l. , John Black, JoAnn Grace Dark Fiction / Thriller
01.00 - 02.00 = Emma Gingerich, Anna Albergucci, JoAnna Grace / Writing Fiction
02:00 - 03:00 = Diane Kelly, Angie Morgan, Melissa Bourbon, Liz Lippperman / Romance Mystery
03:00- 04:00 = Ken Farmer & Buck Steinke - Western

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is an innovative publisher founded by authors. We believe a network of authors working together is more effective than working alone. Our mission is to succeed through promotion, creative cross-marketing and original content. We believe authors have choices in all aspects, including production, of their work. We're a non-traditional publisher; our program is based on choice. Our program is not a fit for every author and every author is not a fit for Phoenix. For this reason we do not solicit authors but do accept submissions.

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