Black Authors : October E-News From Marguerite Press

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  1. Delores


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    Welcome to the Marguerite Press October E-news. Bringing those items of
    concern in the literary world! We skipped our monthly newsletter last month
    so this one is a little weighty!

    To subscribe send an email to:
    [email protected]

    Inside this edition:
    Old News:
    Current News:
    Good News:

    Old News:
    The Third Annual Marguerite Press Fall Writers Workshop was a
    smashing success! The attendees were given instruction from Delores Thornton, the self-proclaimed, Queen of Promotion. There were also presentations by ASISTA, a local group of African-American businesswomen. This is an outstanding group and they were very informative. And Bob Coalson, of Broadripple Laser, talked about editing and design. His portion of the program was thought-provoking as well as entertaining. Please look for great books from Indy authors soon!

    Older News:
    Delores Thornton interviewed the cast of the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Friday October 4, 2002. The Sky Show was in town as part of the celebration of the 19th Annual Circle City Classic. Her article appeared in the Indiana Herald Newspaper on October 11, 2002.

    Oldest News:
    Thornton also shares the fact that she is now a columnist with POWER Magazine. Her column is titled "Book Marks." The hard copy Christian magazine is perched to go national soon!

    AND...please read the article on
    Thornton discusses the rising popularity of talk radio shows, and how they help authors and other entrepreneurs.
    Current News:
    A Round 2 It, Hosts The First Annual Indy Essay Contest
    Sponsored by the Brightwood Readers Book Club, Friendgurlz Book Club, Thierry Baptiste, Elevations Book & Coffee Shop, and Marguerite Press. This contest is open to area schoolchildren in grades 2 through 12. There will be 4 age categories: 2nd and 3rd grade; 4th and 5th grade; Middle School (6--8), and High School. Area book clubs will judge the contest. Students may submit essays to: A Round 2 It, c/o Marguerite Press PO Box 53941 Indianapolis, IN 46253.
    Trophies and other prizes will be awarded. And the top two
    winners in each category will read their essay live on, A Round 2 It, 1310 AM The Light. The top two winners in each category will also be interviewed for a local newspaper. And there will be an awards ceremony at the Brightwood Library. Entry forms will be available at Indianapolis Marion County Public libraries, bookstores and area businesses.
    After much thought, we here at Marguerite Press have decided
    to offer radio spots to authors, at a very low price. If you'd like
    to be scheduled please contact: [email protected]. The cost for a five minute interview is $30.00 and a 60 second book announcement is $20.00. Please include an additional $5.00 for a copy of the tape to be mailed to you!
    Good News:
    Members of the Marguerite Press Yahoogroup are now able to
    participate in all areas. YES! You can now post annoucements, use the calendar for your signings and vote in upcoming polls. You will also find information about upcoming guests of, A Round 2 It. The interaction is going to be great fun while also being very
    informative. Please join this group now. If you already belong then visit now and list some of your dates on the calendar!
    Related News:
    The Friendgurlz Book (Lena Williams/President) read "The Last Days Murder List" by Alice Holman in September. Their selection for October is "If Walls Could Talk" by Vincent Alexandria.

    African American Authors Helping Authors, Inc/Delores Thornton--

    The fall authors' catalog is going to press in a few days and will
    ship to bookstores, book clubs, libraries and literary events around the nation. Filled with vibrant color and exciting books, this catalog will be a must-have!
    Finally, the book "Anybody Seen Junebug?" by Delores Thornton will be
    released in February of 2003!

    Until next month,
    Delores Thornton, group owner, author of Ida Mae, Babe and Anybody Seen