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January 2012

Star Struck

Author Interview | Posted January 25, 2012 

Thirteen-year-old middle school student and Trafford-published author Udit Basu writes about his fascination with the evening sky and hopes to inspire kids his age about the wonders of nature and the universe with Star Struck. Sarah Sole of ThisWeekNews.com interviews Udit to discover more about his passion and his inspired writing.

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Take Me To The Park

Author Interview | Posted January 19, 2012 

Newly published author Michael MacPherson recently released a new children’s book about family and relationships, Take Me to the Park. The Sarnia Observer’s David Punch interviews the author together with his wife and book collaborator Patti and illustrator Tim Swales about the inspiration of the novel and the creative work the trio did to turn Patti’s publishing dream into a reality.

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Sudden Moves

Book feature and shortlist | Posted January 5, 2012 

Kelli Sue Landon, Trafford-published author of the young adult novel Sudden Moves, was honored by The Authors Show and named as one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” Kelli was chosen list through a public voting process after her appearance on the show. Kelli’s mystery novel has also received very positive professional and customer reviews through Amazon, among others.

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February 2012

3012 A.D

Author Feature | Posted February 16, 2012 

What began as a school project eventually metamorphosed into a riveting dystopian thriller and the beginning of what could be a long and fruitful creative writing career. Poet and college student Timothy D. Eckert can now add “published author” to his credentials with the release of his fiction novel, 3012 A.D. Timothy takes some time off to share his writing and publishing experience with Dan Lancellotti of The Snapper, Millersville University’s weekly student newspaper.

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Anathema! America’s War on Medicine

Author Feature | Posted February 14, 2012 

Michael Pryce MD, author of the Anathema! America’s War on Medicine, is taking his advocacy one step further, launching his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the US Senate. Logan Daily News’ Rochelle Hawk profiles Dr. Pryce and five other candidates in her 2-part Circleville Herald feature story.

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Silly Sarah

Author Feature | Posted February 14, 2012 

A family visit to the Roald Dahl Museum in Buckinghamshire ignited the spark of creativity in Victoria Agomo, and within one year, she published her first children’s book, Silly Sarah, at the age of seven. Bruce Thain of Borehamwood Times meets with Victoria and her mother, Dr. Nonye Agomo, to find out the amazing story of one of Trafford’s youngest authors.

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Full Circle

Book Feature | Posted February 3, 2012 

Living a lifetime of memories can often be erased by the painful loss of loved ones. In Full Circle: A Love Story, Rob and Stella meet each other at Harbor’s Edge, a retirement community. They find friendship, support, and sympathy in light of each other’s loss and discover a delightful surprise—falling in love with each other. Lauren Bishop of Cinncinnati.com highlights this beautifully written story of love in her book roundup feature.

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March 2012

The Avenger of Blood

Author Feature | Posted March 21, 2012 

Miguel Batista is a right-handed relief pitcher for the New York Mets. The forty-one-year-old baseball player from the Dominican Republic is also a published novelist and poet. In 2006, Batista published his first novel, The Avenger of Blood, under Trafford. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has recently written about Batista and his passion for writing in a feature article.

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Facing Demons

Author Feature | Posted March 21, 2012 

Ashley Sanders, who was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984, discovered his love for writing as a student. He has finished half a dozen manuscripts, but Facing Demons is the first novel that he has published. The author’s novel has received a favorable review from the LL Book Review, which says that “Sanders has penned a powerful story weaving five troubled lives together in a beautiful setting,” and that “Facing Demons is a worthwhile read, and one that teens will definitely connect to.”

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Fun at the Telephone Company

Author Feature | Posted March 21, 2012 

Chuck Bozue has worked for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company for thirty-two years. He began working as an entry-level employee, eventually rising up the ranks from lineman to manager. Fun at the Telephone Company is Bozue’s published book that chronicles his experiences at work, which range from happy and funny to sad and embarrassing. The author and his book have been featured in the Herald News Suntimes.

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Angel in Black A Musical Life in Letters

Author Feature | Posted March 21, 2012 

Elaine Shaffer was an American flutist and principal of the Houston Symphony Orchestra from 1948 to 1953. She went to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and was a prize student of William Kincaid, considered by many to be the “grandfather” of flutists in the United States. Elaine’s sister, Beverly Shaffer Gast, has written about the world-class musician’s life and work in a Trafford-published book, Angel in Black A Musical Life in Letters, 1925–1973. Lou Mancinelli features the book and the renowned flutist in an article that came out in the Chestnut Hill Local.

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ABlue Bonnie Butterfly

Author Feature | Posted March 21, 2012 

Mark Gregory Washer believes that “story time should be taken seriously by the parent to develop the imagination of the child” and has been dreaming of writing books for children. He realized his dream by publishing his children’s book, Blue Bonnie Butterfly, through Trafford. The Katy News features the author and his book and how he instills the virtue of “when you get knocked down, you get back up” through his children’s story.

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April 2012

Slightly Mad Scientists

Author Feature | Posted April 29, 2012 

St. Augustine artist and Trafford-published author James F. Smith has recently published his collection of short stories, Slightly Mad Scientists. Both the author and his book have been featured in St. Augustine.com. The author has been telling stories as long as he can remember and is a retired aircraft mechanic. He lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

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The Bears and the Baby

Author Feature | Posted April 27, 2012 

P. J. Mclean wrote The Bears and the Baby for a correspondence course in children’s literature. She then commissioned her sister, C. S. Jenkins, to provide illustrations for the story using colored pencils. The Medina-Gazette has recently featured the sisters and their book. The siblings said they chose Trafford Publishing because they wanted more control over the story, pictures, and layout.

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If Winter Comes

Author Feature | Posted April 27, 2012 

Dr. Satyapal Anand is an established poet in Urdu and Hindi. The author has published five poetry books with Trafford Publishing: The Dream Weaver, A Vagrant Mirror, One Hundred Buddhas, Sunset Strands, and his most recent, If Winter Comes. A professor of English and comparative literature, he has taught at the university level in India, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the USA. Dr. Anand now lives a secluded life in a suburb of Washington, DC. The author and his books have been featured in Can-India.

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May 2012

LIFE-Simply-Put

Author Feature | Posted May 27, 2012 

Trafford-published author Sheena Smith explains the idea behind her new book, Life Simply Put: 18 Simple Words for an Abundant Life. In a featured video during her book launch party, the author was interviewed after an emotional speech from a close friend. Smith shares that the occasion was inspiring and heartfelt—which are the words that others use to describe her novel.

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Ring of Fire

Author Feature | Posted May 19, 2012 

Trafford-published author Jay Thurston has recently published his fifth book, Ring of Fire, a children’s book that also aims to appeal to a broader audience. Both the author and his book have been featured in Madison.com. Thurston, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his master’s degree from North Illinois University, is also an avid trout fisherman.

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Ring of Fire

Author Feature | Posted May 18, 2012 

G. V. Chillingsworth has recently published his debut novel, Moonshaker, through Trafford Publishing. In Chillingsworth’s science fiction novel, scientists must rush to save the Earth when the Moon is shoved out of its orbit by a meteor strike. The book has been featured in Kalkion.com. The author was born in Manangatang, Victoria, Australia, in 1958, and was raised and went to school there before becoming an apprentice motor mechanic in Robinvale. After almost six years in the army, Chillingsworth went into business in the cleaning industry and, after fifteen years, finally realized that he could write.

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Momma What’s a Stranger

Author Feature | Posted May 06, 2012 

Douglas K. Harmon, who works as a Jersey City bail bondsman, has penned a children’s book, Momma What’s a Stranger, which was recently published by Trafford Publishing. A feature story in NJ.com narrates how Harmon, who hasn’t always been on the right side of the law, has turned over a new leaf. The author has served time in prison for drug crimes but has since turned his life around.

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June 2012

Songs of a Melancholy Heart

Author Feature | Posted June 16, 2012 

Eighteen-year-old Nathan Curtis is an entrepreneur and an activist writer. He has also recently published a collection of poetry through Trafford Publishing, Songs of a Melancholy Heart. “I want them [readers] to understand themselves when they finish reading the book and how to love and to cherish themselves. I want them to look at life after reading and say I can do anything,” Curtis says of his poetry collection. The young author and his book have been featured in a story published in the Freeport News.

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July 2012

Songs of a Melancholy Heart

Author Feature | Posted July 18, 2012 

Author Janet Sivier, who was inspired to write a book about her pets, turned to her sibling Gillian Thompson to illustrate the stories she wrote about her dog Charlotte and cat Jackson. The result of their collaboration is their first book, The Strange Fruits, which has been recently published by Trafford Publishing. The book is available via the Trafford bookstore, Amazon, Bargain Books, and Waterstones.

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August 2012

Faith Worth Finding

Book Feature | Posted August 14, 2012 

Trafford Publishing has reached another milestone through the release of its very first audiobook. John Adam’s Faith Worth Finding: A Discussion of Covenants Fifteen Short Stories is now available at the Trafford Bookstore for purchase.

Were Three

Book Award | Posted August 9, 2012 

Creative Child Magazine has named We’re Three: A Story about Families and the Only Child the 2012 Book of the Year for Kids Interactive Books. For the third time in a row, educators and mom Judges have bestowed this recognition to Vivian Cameron- Gallo’s book. Published in 2008, We’re Three was first awarded the 2009 Seal of Excellence award.

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September 2012

Harold the Misfit

Book Feature | Posted September 26, 2012 

Lake Elmo native Caitlin Finn drew a silly sketch of a creature composed of a mishmash of animal parts during her senior year in high school. Little did she know that the drawing would soon turn out to be the cover of her children’s book entitled Harold the Misfit. In an interview, Finn shares how her book teaches a valuable lesson about bullying using the main character Harold—an odd-looking animal that is composed of different animal parts like antlers, webbed feet, and a furry tail.

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West End Boys West End Girls: Anecdotal Evidence

Book Review  

Peter Stone’s Trafford-published book West End Boys West End Girls: Anecdotal Evidence was featured in the US Review of Books. In the review, it said that the book is “a backstage pass into the theatre world” and that “the array of characters the author presents is astounding.” Stone began his theatrical career as a child actor in Oliver and has written and directed Raggle-Taggle. He is also a member of the Montepellier Writers Group.

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Cards of Life: When All Hope is Gone, Trust Then Believe

Book Feature 

Dr. Erica Pooler shares her incredible and inspiring story in The Cards of Life: When All Hope is Gone, Trust Then Believe. In an article, Pooler talks about how the book has always been in her heart by saying, “As a professional who works with at risk youth, teachers, and administrators, they never would think that I struggled through school and life as I did.” The Cards of Life tells people to play life to the best of their ability and to never quit the game.

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Mixed Blessings

Book Award 

Trafford takes pride in one of its authors as Mixed Blessings, penned by Cabot Barden, wins the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Literary Fiction. Mixed Blessings tells the story of a young musician who plays in a pop band in the seventies. The book explores his triumphs, tragedies, heartaches, and high points in life as well as his test of faith as he tries to balance his music career with being a responsible young adult and family man living in a small Southern town.

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November 2012

Harold the Misfit

Book Feature | Posted November 17, 2012 

Caitlin Finn has always loved to doodle and decided to turn her habit into a book. The result is Harold the Misfit, a story of a critter that is part dog, zebra, turtle, bird, and lobster. Finn shares with StarTribune that she hopes Harold, her whimsical character, can help stop bullying. The main message of her book? That being different is good.

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How Music Came to the Ainchan People

Book Feature | Posted November 29, 2012 

A collector’s item has once again become available. Timothy Callender’s classic novel, How Music Came to the Ainchan People, can now be purchased on the Trafford bookstore as well as on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. The book has already been given a 5 star rating on Barnes and Noble. On Callender’s passing in 1989, a calypsonian and social commentator predicted the late author’s success saying, “To my mind, this particular work will give Timmy his rightful place on the world’s literary stage.”

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December 2012

Magic Gnomes

Book Feature | Posted December 5, 2012 

To the four young grandchildren of Kevin and Sandy Hurst Kellenbarger, the colorful garden gnomes that sit on the back porch have always been more than just whimsical yard decorations. Named Mr. Bobo, Uncle Tink, Mr. Hinkle, Sir Elrod, and Brutus, Kellenbarger was inspired to create a children’s book entitled Magic Gnomes. The book will available for purchase in libraries and bookstores such as Barnes and Noble and Books a Million in 2013.

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