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New Book Fuses Spirituality and Science in Key Answers to Finding Purpose, Empowerment, and the Afterlife

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Inspired by two life-changing transcendental experiences, Paul Corson made it his mission to explore the deepest mysteries of life and the afterlife. Now he’s fusing both spirituality and rational science in a groundbreaking examination of who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going at life’s end […]

16 books we’re reading in summer 2020

Summer is in full swing, and that means summer reading is too! Whether you’re searching for a hot new release (may we suggest a few of our fantastic Books Forward authors below!), or you’re craving a fresh dip into a hit from summers-past, we’ve got you covered! Here’s what we’re reading in summer 2020:  Ellen […]

Whirlwind literary adventure colors one woman’s journey to Spain in romantic comedy “Finding Hemingway”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Superb… Dortzbach spins a charming fictional tale in ‘Finding Hemingway’ that is equal parts travelogue and self-discovery memoir, with just enough fantasy to make the story sparkle” – Readers’ Favorite (5-star review) MILWAUKEE, WI – A romantic comedy with a touch of magical realism, Ken Dortzbach’s debut novel Finding Hemingway (Cloister Inn […]

Author pulls from family history, challenges gender norms, and explores inherited trauma in noir historical fiction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sacramento, CA – In Copy Boy (June 23, 2020, She Writes Press), a story of escape, disguise, and coming of age, lecturer and author Shelley Blanton-Stroud follows Jane, a desperate girl seeking work in the Great Depression. Repeatedly turned away from employment, she disguises herself as a boy to get hired, raising […]

Backyard or battleground? From the piles of mysterious recluse comes an adventure so epic, no dwarf, fairy, nor dragon can take it on alone

For Arty to miss a day of school, either he is very, very sick or a fairytale-character turf-war has begun in his backyard — such as what begins this particular Wednesday. First, he finds an ax-swinging, bearded, sweaty warrior Dwarf scaring his dogs. Soon enough, Emma, Cry and other middle-school friends also find fairy creatures […]

Mother’s memoir charts a path of hope and self-discovery through personal trauma and a child’s chronic illness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA — Anna Penenberg was a dancer, single mother, and therapist dedicated to healing trauma. But when her 16-year-old daughter, Dana, begins showing symptoms of a mysterious illness, Anna becomes engulfed in a trauma more astonishing than she had ever imagined. “Dancing In The Narrows” (July 7, 2020, She Writes […]

What to expect leading up to your book launch

The day a book launches is one of the most exciting of an author’s career, but the weeks leading up to it can be nerve-wracking. Knowing what to expect can help give you a sense of calm as you move into “launch month.” I like to describe the publicity leading up to your publication date […]

Literary PR Company Books Forward Makes Three New Hires

Company celebrates 20-year anniversary with staff expansion & new services  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – Literary publicity company Books Forward (part of the veteran JKS Communications brand) has hired three new staff members for its growing team. Rhodes Murphy has joined the Books Forward team as a publicist. He holds both undergraduate and Master’s degrees in […]

What can authors do to make the most of their time stuck at home?

We at Books Forward know how important this time is for our authors and readers alike. People are going back to basics and reading more than ever (let’s take that good news where we can!).  Sitting at home, readers are wondering “What can I read today?” while Authors are wondering “How can these readers get […]

Book recommendations for every dad this Father’s Day

We’re the kind of people who buy books for every occasion, and Father’s Day is no exception. We’ve compiled a list of book recommendations based on the type of dad you have in case you aren’t sure where to start looking! For the dad who loves police procedurals: Missions by Marc McGuire, Long Bright River […]