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The Latest News and Events Featuring BookLogix Authors

Rolling Rock Ranch Celebrates Launch of Princess Pumpkin the Pocket Alpaca

Rolling Rock Ranch is celebrating the launch of “Princess Pumpkin the Pocket Alpaca.” Michael James and Amber Spiler authored the book to share the real-life story of a little five pound alpaca, one of the smallest born alpacas known to survive. The book touches on the topic of adoption, bullying, acceptance, and the value of a loving family unit and it is brought to life by the artwork of Kristin Llamas. Llamas is an American contemporary painter, illustrator and installation artist from Nashville, TN who’s work spans the U.S. and Europe, most recently featuring a series of paintings called “The Llama Art Show.” Spiler began writing The Blackwatch Stables series in 2012 and has recently released her third book in the series. James is a labor and employment professional, writer, animal lover and rancher.

“Princess Pumpkin” has been a fixture on social media and her story went viral when her photo showing a day in the life of a house alpaca was featured on “Weekly Fluff.” The post garnered tens of thousands of profile visits, millions of likes and well over one million comments. To learn more about the real Princess Pumpkin or to order the book go to @pumpkinthepocketalpaca or

The book launch is a project to help raise awareness of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With the book’s 2018 launch, Rolling Rock Ranch will donate $2.00 for every book sold direct from the website to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For more information about Children’s Hospital Los Angeles go to

The History Makers Named Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist

BookLogix is so proud to announce that The History Makers by Val Bodurtha is a finalist for an Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award in the "Teen: Fiction (13-18 Years)” category!

The History Makers is published under BookLogix's Lanier Press imprint. Val is a 2015 Young Writers Contest winner.

Successful Book Launch for New Children's Book Series

Author Janet Byington and illustrator Cheryl Hodge just ran an incredibly successful book launch at the Rabbit's Nest in Rome, Georgia for their new children's book, I Don't Wanna Wear a Crown!

These talented and creative ladies sold 100 hardcover books at the launch and we are sure that their guests will enjoy this adorable tale that teaches little girls that they can be whatever they set their minds to. We are excited to see what comes next for this inspiring book series!

STOP! Wins Book Excellence Award

Congratulations to Eric Parmenter for winning a Book Excellence Award for his book STOP! 21 Stops to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy in the category of Self Help. 

Selected from hundreds of entries from around the world for its high caliber of writing, design and unique market appeal, STOP! uses the latest behavioral and brain science to help readers enhance their joy, productivity, and well-being.

BookLogix Author Remembered Fondly

Our team is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our authors, Charles "Red" Remaley Jr. 

We are grateful that we had the opportunity to recently publish his memoir, One Man's Journey with a Silent Partner, where he outlined his remarkable life story filled with service, faith, and love. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. He was an absolute joy to work with.

Mystical Aria Wins Book Award

The novel Mystical Aria by has won a Literary Classics Gold Award. Congratulations Jean! 

Winning 2015 Young Writers Contest Book Making Waves

The winning book in the Age 14 to 18 category of the 2015 Young Writer’s Contest, The History Makers, released on July 24, 2017. 

Written by winner Val Bodurtha, The History Makers is a thrilling dystopian novel that presents an alternative history where the Aztec Empire never fell and a modern-day teenager must decide if she will join the theocracy’s rebels in uncovering ages of dark secrets or if she will cling to the life she’s always known. The History Makers is published under BookLogix imprint Lanier Press. 

Recently, Val has been featured in the NYPost in Mackenzie Dawson's Required Reading column and has received stellar reviews from distinguished authors including Pulitzer Prize-winning Sheryl WuDunn and prolific grammarian Geraldine Woods! 

To learn more about Val Bodurtha and her work as an author, producer, and comedian, visit her site at

BookLogix Author's Book Turned into Film

Congratulations to BiLan Liao, whose book, Diary of the Dragon's Daughter, has been made into a film! The film will premiere on June 8, 2017 at the Canton Theatre in Canton, GA.  

Author Carol Harper's Next Book Event

BookLogix author Carol Harper has a book signing at the Cartersville Library on Saturday, March 11, 2017 as part of their Author Festival. Haper is the author of three books, two of which she published with BookLogix. Mention you heard about this event from BookLogix and get a discount on any of Carol Harper's books.

Authors Festival - Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cartersville Public Library
429 W. Main Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120

A Tale of Two Owners Wins Business Book Award

BookLogix author Patrick Ungashick's latest title, A Tale of Two Owners, has won a silver award in "Business Fable" category of the Axiom Business Book Awards 2017. The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators.

Ungashick's previous book, Dance in the End Zone, is about career exit planning. 

BookLogix Author Speaks at Toastmasters Conference

Sharon Durgin, author of Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise, was a featured speaker at the Toastmasters District 58 Speakers Bureau Winter Conference on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Sharon spoke about publishing. The conference was held in Columbia, SC. Sharon's book was released in 2016 and tells the story of Marty, a little mouse who has fun with his friends as they get ready for Santa's arrival. 

Successful Library Event for Everyday Aspergers Author

Congratulations to author Samantha Craft on a successful event at a local library in Olympia, WA. Over sixty people attended and asked Samantha questions for over thirty minutes. Samantha's book, Everyday Aspergers, has 150 journal entries sharing the everyday adventures of the life of a woman with Asperger's Syndrome. 

The library had this to say about her talk: "We had a great turnout of 63 for last night's event with Samantha Craft on her book Everyday Aspergers. The presenter was engaged, informative, insightful, and honest, and held a lively and extended Q & A session. She brought her own display and gave away a copy of her book by raffle.We got a lot of positive patron feedback, verbal and written. Many people were touched, and I heard one patron say they were moved to tears. I will be recommending Samantha Craft to other TRL branches."

The Ink Penn Author Has Busy Month

BookLogix author Kathy Penn has been keeping busy with her new book The Ink Penn. She had 5 book signings in a one-month period! 

The book has also been featured in: Beaufort County Now Online, Dunwoody Crier, Highlands Newspaper, and more. Congratulations Kathy! 

Check out her book in the BookLogix BookStore.

BookLogix Author Wins Mom's Choice Award

Vincent Verrico's book, Every Ornament Has Its Place, has won a Silver Award in the Children's Picture Books category of the Mom's Choice Awards. 

The Mom's Choice Awards recognize family-friendly media, products, and services. 

Congratulations Vincent! 

Peace Behind the Wire Honored with Two Awards and Is Featured at The King Center

Congratulations to BookLogix author Kit Cummings, whose book Peace Behind the Wire tied with President Jimmy Carter for an Honorable Mention Award in the Memoir/Autobiography category of the Georgia Author of the Year Awards! 

Peace Behind the Wire was also named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree!

Peace Behind the Wire was featured on January 10, 2016 at The King Center in Atlanta. At the event Kit met several members of Dr. King's family, and spoke about his book and the work of his non-profit organization the Power of Peace Project. To see photos from the event, check out BookLogix's Facebook page

The Power of Peace Project was recently featured on Channel 3 in Cleveland. POPP was founded by BookLogix author Kit Cummings. Click here to view the video.

BookLogix Author Featured on the Steve Harvey Show

Dr. William A. Cooper, author of the new book Heart Attack, was featured on the Steve Harvey show on October 20, 2016. 

Dr. Cooper gave tips on preventing a heart attack and discussed his new book. 

You can watch part of his appearance on the show by clicking  here

Letters to Virtue Receives Award

Letters to Virtue has been honored with the Lulu Downey Cadwalader Award by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War at their National Convention in July. The award is bestowed based upon the Department or Tent contributing the most research or accomplishment involving the history of the Civil War. Author Ann K. Gunnin is a member of the Georgia Department's Clara Barton Tent #3.

Gunnin's book was also featured in the October 2014 edition of Smoke Signals, a publication covering news in North Georgia.

BookLogix Author Featured at Ohio Book Signing

Judy Keller is one of the featured authors at a book signing that will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the historic McCutchen Overland Inn Museum. Her manuscript for her novel, Returned Broken, was the winner of the 2014 BookLogix Women's Writing Contest and was published in 2016. 

Judy was also recently interviewed by The Daily Chief about the novel.

BookLogix Author Wins IndieReader Discovery Award

Corky Scranta won a 2016 IndieReader Discovery Award in the "Nature, Animal Rights" category for her book The Wild Ones

My Forgotten Self Wins Honorable Mention

My Forgotten Self, the new book from author Lynyetta G. Willis won honorable mention in the Children's Book Category of the Eric Hoffer Awards. 

Bobbie Christmas's New Book, Write in Style (2nd Edition) Wins Award

On January 6, 2016, Write In Style (2nd Edition) won First Place in the "How-To" category at the Florida Book Festival. Write In Style teaches writers how to produce captivating and compelling prose. The first edition of Write In Style won awards and set thousands of writers on the path to publication. Author Bobbie Christmas has been a writer, editor, and much-in-demand speaker for more than four decades.

BookLogix Author's Book Finalist in 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Belinda Miller's book, The Ragwort Chronicles, Along the Way: Roscoe's Story, was named a finalist in two categories: Children's Picture Books and Best Overall Design. Congratulations Belinda! 

Traveling the Two-Lane Wins Benjamin Franklin Digital Award

Traveling the Two-Lane by Marilyn Berman has been named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Nominee! The book received great praise from the judges, including: "The writing was rich and painted visceral pictures of the geography and the travel experiences, while the personal memories were illuminating and touching. It was very well written."

Author Marilyn Berman and her story are featured in Curve magazine. Marilyn shared her incredible story in the book Traveling the Two-Lane, which was released just a few months before her passing. To read the first in a two-part series in the magazine, click here. To read the second piece in the series, "Goodbye, Marilyn Berman" click here.

To read Curve Magazine's review of Traveling the Two-Lane, click here.

McAdams Author Featured in Dahlonega Nugget

The new book McAdams, and its author, Guy Middleton, were featured in the December 9, 2015 edition of the Dahlonega Nugget. The first book by Middleton, who is a former Georgia State Senator, McAdams captures the excitement and grit of the nation's western expansion. 

BookLogix Author Featured in Simply Buckhead

BookLogix author Eva Friedlander was featured in the June 2015 issue of Simply Buckhead. Eva is the author of Nine Lives of a Marriage, a volunteer, and a Holocaust survivor. She shares her incredible story in her book.

Nothing But Your Memories Author Receives Media Coverage at Fall Book Fair

H.B. Clementine, author of the Young Writers Contest winning book Nothing But Your Memories, received lots of media attention at the end of September. She did a special presentation on her writing, and a Q&A with the audience, at Avery Creek Elementary School in North Carolina. Clementine won the 2013 Young Writers Contest. She is currently a high school senior. 

Click here to read a story in Mountain Xpress. 

Click here to view video from WLOS ABC 13 TV. 

Got Proof! Wins First Place Award

Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, has received a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award. The title, by author Michael Nolden Henderson, won first place in the memoir category and received finalist in the African American literature category. 

To learn more about Henderson's research and his book click  here

Two Authors Featured in Atlanta Jewish Times

Two titles by authors who worked with BookLogix were featured recently in the Atlanta Jewish Times: Highland Avenue, by Natalie Grude Harrington, and Forever Indeed, by John J. Jedlicka. Both are Atlanta-based authors. You can read the story by clicking here

Pinnacle Lust Wins Award

Pinnacle Lust, the debut novel from author Michelle Dim-St. Pierre, has won the 2015 Beach Book Fest Awards in the Romance category. Pinnacle Lust is the first book in the Pinnacle Trilogy.

Recently the book also received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival Awards.

Big Sky Named Award Finalist

Big Sky, the first book by BookLogix author C. J. Pagano, was named a finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards.

You can view a list of finalists by clicking here.

Revolution from Within Named Finalist

Catherine Baird’s book, Revolution from Within, has been named a finalist for the Montaigne Medial from the Eric Hoffer Awards. The book was also featured at the 2015 NAYDO (North American YMCA Development Organization) conference in Atlanta on April 22, 2015. 

Young Writer's Contest winner Audrey Scheid celebrates the launch of her book Thieves of the Flame at Billings Public Library!

Audrey also interviewed with KULR8 news about her book.

Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy Featured in the AJC

The Atlanta Constitution-Journal featured BookLogix author David Nethero and his new book Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy during the week of September 8, 2014. David was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and decided to publish the book to help share with others what he had learned through his treatment and recovery process.

Congratulations to these BookLogix authors!

They have been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award: 

Catherine Baird, Edd Wheeler, Gloria Bennett, Joe Barry Carroll, John Jedlicka, and Vincent Verrico!

Elite Minds Wins Gold Medal Award and Receives More Recognition

Dr. Stan Beecham's book, Elite Minds, has been announced as a gold medal winner in the 2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, in the Psychology category. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. 

Elite Minds was nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year Award, and was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards.