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December 7, 2012
Company News
 
Linda had the pleasure of spending time with her close friend and client, children's author, Charlotte Kandel. Charlotte was visiting from the west coast this past November.  She is the author of the middle grade book, The Enchanted Riddle (Strident Publishing 2012), which will make a wonderful Christmas gift this year for children 9-13 years old.


Spotlight On Our Authors
 
Welcome Maureen Murdock, Ph. D.
 
We'd like to welcome best-selling author Maureen Murdock, whose newest Hooked on Hope: A Mother's Tale, presents a heart-wrenching first-person account of what it's like for a parent to accompany her child through bipolar illness and drug addiction. 

Murdock is also a family therapist , psychology professor, and teacher of international memoir workshops.  Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, and her blog on mental illness and addiction increases by 1,000 hits per week. Her blog is live at Hooked On Hope.
  

Happy Birthday to Avi Shilon's Menachem Begin: A Life
 
Langton's International Agency is pleased to announce client Avi Shilon's Israeli bestseller, Menachem Begin: A Life, published last Thursday by Yale University Press is already receiving rave reviews.
"It is the most detailed narrative yet of the man who became the sixth prime minister of Israel and led the Jewish state onto the road that is causing such consternation among the desiccated Left today."--Seth Lipsky (Former Wall Street Journalist).Full Review
 
5 Guidelines in Writing a Good Story

1) Powerful Stories connect with the soul.
2) Powerful Stories illustrate the dynamic between good and evil.
3) Powerful Stories aim to make a difference in life.
4) Powerful Stories inspire growth and change.
5) Powerful Stories make us think and reassess our goals.
Industry News 

Foyles and The Bookseller to Crowdsource a "21st Century" Bookstore

UK bookstore is teaming up with trade magazine, The Bookseller, to redesign a prominent bookstore, and they're reaching out to readers for ideas. More Information

 

2012 Pen Literary Award goes to Sarah Dooley, Free Verse

Sarah Dooley's, Free Verse will be published in 2014 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. More Information

 

Upcoming Events 
The Classical Saxophone Project at Ana Tsarev Gallery @ 6:30, December 13th
Close friend and composer Byron Bellows debuts his newest composition with Jean-Pierre Schmitt leading Orchestra 54, featuring Javier Oviedo as saxophone soloist. Join Us! Full Information

Book Signing for Food Network Star Ina Garten at Barnes and Noble (Union Square) @ 7:00pm December 11th
Bestselling CookBook author Ina Garten will speak and sign her newest book, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. Full Information
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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