Daniel Palmer spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer, helping
to build first generation Web sites for Barnes & Noble and other
popular brands. An experienced musician and songwriter, Daniel
has recorded two CDs and licensed his songs for commercial use.
Daniel's latest thriller novel,
Helpless (Kensington 2012), received a starred
review in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.
He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.
New York Times bestselling author
Heartbeat Away and
The LastSurgeon comes a
shocking new novel at the crossroads of
politics and medicine: Oath of Officeby Michael Palmer will be released
just days before Book 'Em North
is the author of sixteen novels of
medical suspense, all international
bestsellers, and an associate director
of the Massachusetts Medical Society
Physician Health Services, devoted to
helping physicians sidelined by mental
illness, physical illness, behavioral
issues, and chemical dependency.
Office troubled doctor
John Meacham goes on a shooting spree at
his workplace. The blame for this
tragedy falls on Dr. Lou Welcome, who
worked with Meacham as a counselor after
Meacham’s medical license had been
revoked for prescription drug addiction.
Welcome delves further into the crime,
the terrifying evidence he finds takes
him down a path to an unspeakable
conspiracy that seems to lead directly
to the White House and those in the
highest positions of power. Blending
science, genetic engineering, and
politics, and raising important ethical
Oath of Office is a
thriller not to be missed.
books have been translated into
thirty-five languages. He lives in
eastern Massachusetts and will be doing
only select author events. We feel very
fortunate to have him at Book 'Em North
Carolina! His website is
Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Placeis the story of a lamb born on Good Friday whose mother
abandoned her at birth. Two neighbors formed a friendship and a
determination to give this lamb the nourishment and emotional
support necessary to ensure her survival.
As Jelly Bean
grew, she began an incredible journey to find her special place
in life. With the love and support of friends she eventually
found that place on a small farm in Pfafftown, NC where she is
the official greeter to all the school children who visit.
neighbors, Jane Edwards and Renee’ Pappas, felt that Jelly
Bean’s story needed to be shared since all of us are looking for
our “special place”. Using actual photographs of Jelly Bean from
birth to her current home on Woosley Farm, they wrote and
self-published Jelly Bean Finds Her
Special Place. You can follow the lamb and the
hidden jelly beans on her search to find her place in life. Her
story is one of hope and encouragement. Her message is that
there is a special place for each of us, even a lamb.
is an award-winning author of thrillers and mainstream novels.
Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David
had a successful international career with Booz-Allen and
Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico,
Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others.
“What I learned then,” says David, “has helped me enrich my
novels with distinctive characters and exotic places.”
His latest thriller, Havana: Killing Castro,
the second in his popular Havana Series, was published by
Eternal Press in January 2010. It has won several awards,
including the Readers Favorite Award, the Lighthouse Book Award,
and the Indie Excellence Finalist Award. His previous thriller,
Havana: Top Secret,
the first in the Havana series, was published in May 2009 by
Eternal Press and continues to receive excellent reviews. He is
now hard at work on the third novel of the series, Havana: Twin Powers,
with anticipated publication in late 2012.
In February 2012, Eternal Press will also publish his
award-winning mainstream novel, However Long the Night.
The first place winner of the Lighthouse Book Award for Fiction
and the second place winner of the Royal Palm Award for Fiction,
HLTN is a contemporary tale with a romantic flair, a love
triangle, suspense, a pinch of corporate shenanigans and a
A member of MENSA, David is the regional director of Florida
Writers Association’s Western North Carolina division and
the founder of AWE (Asheville Writing Enthusiasts). He
earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California and his
bachelor degree in English literature and mathematics at the
University of South Florida. He lives with his family in
Asheville, North Carolina, and teaches creative writing and ESL
at the A-B Tech Community College.
Mirror Images is a
Romantic Suspense full of humor, suspense, and very interesting
characters. The book received two five star reviews and is sold
in print as well as e-format. Find more information on my
Sex, love and marriage are up for grabs when the
women of Anyone Whose Heart’s Been
Had attempt to take control of their destiny --
for better or worse -- and end up as dinner guests at the
legendary Valerie Hotel one fateful evening.
Growing up in Bowling Green, Virginia, Ted
Randler went on to study painting and printmaking at Virginia
Commonwealth University and later received his Masters in Fine
Art from Syracuse University. While in New York, he worked as a
cartoonist drawing licensed characters for Sesame Street and as
a showroom designer for Ethan Allen. Returning to Virginia, he
continued to paint and write while working as a waiter and
bartender for several restaurants, before becoming an art
director for magazines. After stints in public relations for
state government and then economic-development marketing,
Randler, launched Greater Richmond Grid, a
regional business, arts and entertainment publication.
"[Randler] makes his characters and his story
real and engrossing." ----Howard
Owen, author of Littlejohn and Fat Ligthning
"[Ted Randler's] absorbing first
novel is sharply observed and right on target." ----Tom
Perrotta, author of Bad Haircut and Election
Hartford, Connecticut, Andrew F. Rickis was a West Granby,
Connecticut resident for 18 years. After living in the Florida
Keys for 22 years and several years on the Treasure Coast in
Florida, the author and his wife Lucille currently reside in the
upstate of South Carolina. They have two children.
tennis player, the former printer also enjoys playing chess,
growing bonsai plants and traveling the globe gathering material
for his writing. Andrew’s writing career began at the University
of Connecticut, where he won awards for his writing. Andrew is
a member of the Florida Writers Association and the former
treasurer of the Treasure Coast Writers Guild. He is also a
member of the Spartanburg County Library, the Hub City Writers
Project and a participant in HUB-BUB events.
The Magic Oakhas been
nominated for the John Newbery Medal and endorsed by the
Riviere-Seel is the author of two poetry collections, including
The Serial Killer’s Daughterwhich won the 2009 Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry (NC
Literary and Historical Association). The poems arise from the
life and execution of Velma Barfield of Robeson County,
but are works of art and imagination. The poems were turned into
a stage performance and premiered in March 2010, at The
Warehouse Theater in Cornelius, NC.
book, No Turning Back Now
(2004) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
In 2011 her
poems were finalists in the Press 53 Open Awards. Her poems have
been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. A
graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA Program for
Writers, she teaches at UNCA and is an associate editor of
The Asheville Poetry Review. She has given readings and
conducted poetry workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina and
Pat is a
former journalist with daily newspapers, including The
Fayetteville Observer. She is a native of Shelby, NC, and
now lives in the mountains of western NC where she runs trails,
gardens, enjoys time with her husband and tending to the every
need of two spoiled house cats.
Book editor and writing instructor Chris Roerden
has edited authors published by St. Martin's, Viking, Berkley
Prime Crime, Harlequin, Rodale, Intrigue, Midnight Ink, and many
other royalty publishers. Having worked in publishing 45 years,
Chris ghosted 5 books and a game and authored 7 books, including
two books for writers about getting published.
Your Submission received 2009 Benjamin Franklin
Award for Literary Criticism, Royal Palm Best
Instructional-Educational Book Award, Royal Palm Book of the
Year, and finaled for ForeWord Magazine Writing Book of
Don’t Murder Your
Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book; finaled for the Anthony
and the Macavity International Mystery Readers awards, and
became a Writer's Digest Book Club selection.
With an MA in English and a BA summa cum laude,
Chris taught writing at UMaine-Portland, UWisconsin-Milwaukee,
and SUNY-Empire State College. She's made over 300 presentations
in 3 countries, including S. Korea for UNESCO. Her most popular
workshops are The Writer's Voice, Ten Techniques for Power
Dialogue, The Show/Tell Solution, and What Do Editors Really
Robertson has traveled from Scotland to America for every
Book 'Em event held since the first in 2004.
is a lecturer in social welfare, a professional writer and actor. His thrillers include
Highland T'ing, Bad Day For A Fat Boy, Deep Powder,
and Black, Watch and Tartan.
He is a former
Representative to Parliament for the National Body for Social
Work in the United Kingdom, and spent many years working with
delinquent adolescents. He is a former Karate international and
professional instructor and trained actor, and he taught
creative writing and drama in young offenders' institutions.
work includes some of the top stage, film and television
productions in the United Kingdom.
was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina in a
small town called Boone, NC. For 6 years he was a general
Contractor before becoming a part of Samaritan's Purse as the
International Logistics Coordinator for Operation Christmas
Child- USA. As he was reading through some scripture one day,
he kept coming to one set of verses that he felt God wanted him
to pay extra close attention to. Those verses became the
backbone for Embark.
Embark was written as
a non-fiction book which breaks the mold of typical Christian
books by taking you on an actual journey to fulfill the
victorious life God designed for you since the creation of the
world. It is meant to be a roadmap for those who do not know
God or new Christians, showing you the abundant life God has in
store for you.
born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, E. Marie Sanders claims to be a mixture of
southern hospitality with northern know-how. She taught in the
public school system for 12 years and has served as a youth
pastor for the past 10 years, observing the habits of the age
group she hoped to write for one day. The stories she told in
the classroom grabbed her reluctant readers’ attention and
guided her toward putting the stories on paper.
lines and ideas develop by combining a dash of urban real life
with great storytelling fiction and imagination. E. Marie seeks
to grab the reader, youth and adults alike, in the very
beginning and continues to build momentum throughout the story
in order to make the reading experience a joy for those who
frown upon the pastime. E. Marie is a National Board Certified
Teacher and a member of the National Education Association and
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. She and
her husband Eric reside in Lumberton, North Carolina.
To K(no)w Avail is a
fictional tale of two young people, both Christians, who
struggle with a mutual attraction to one another while striving
to do their best in all areas during their freshmen college
Betty Schiefelbein grew up in
Cumberland County, attending Cape Fear High School, St. Andrews
Presbyterian College and Appalachian State University. She now
devotes her time to her church and organizations which help
veterans. A Special Visit in the
Park tells the story of the Vietnam Veterans
Traveling Wall as it visits an eastern North Carolina community.
The story re-enforces the values of patriotism, veteran
appreciation, and community involvement.
The Shingle Nail: A Parable of Worth is a
story based on one of her father's sermons, encouraging children
of all ages to understand how important everyone's role is in a
church, regardless of size and talent. A Lasting Legacy: The Story of the Beirut Memorial
is a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice between
1982-1984. It shares the story of how the city of Jacksonville,
NC and Camp Lejeune healed and remembered in the aftermath of
the bombing of the Marine Barracks in October 1983.
Render Unto the Valley
is Rose Senehi’s sixth novel, and the third in a series that
take place in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Her fourth
novel, In the Shadows of Chimney
Rock, was nominated for the 2009 SIBA Book Award
by members of the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Alliance as
the Best in Southern Literature for the year and her fifth,
The Wind in the Woods,
was nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award.
Contemporary fiction writer Rose Senehi is noted
for weaving environmental themes into her plots. A resident of
Chimney Rock, North Carolina and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina,
she moved from Upstate New York in 1996. Her other novels
include: Pelican Watch,
Windfall, and Shadows in the Grass.
Lieutenant Rita Y. Shuler was
supervisory special agent of the South Carolina Law Enforcement
Division (SLED) for twenty-four years. She interfaced with the
attorney general’s office, solicitors and investigators,
providing photographic evidence assistance in the prosecution of
thousands of criminal cases.
Her non-fiction books include
Murder in the Midlands,
and Small-Town Slayings in South
Carolina. Some of her books have ties to
Before her career as forensic
photographer, she worked in the medical field as a radiologic
technologist for twelve years. Her interest in forensic science
evolved when she x-rayed homicide victims to assist with
Shuler received her specialized
law enforcement photography training at the South Carolina
Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina, and the
FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Shuler holds a special love for
South Carolina’s coast and is a devoted crabber and runner. She
resides in Irmo, South Carolina.
Christie Silvers is an
award-winning, internationally published writer of urban
fantasy with a touch of naughtiness. She writes what she
likes: vampires, werewolves, witches, and anything of a
supernatural origin. Aside from her acclaimed Liz Baker
series, Christie has the three book Alex & Fiona series and
the novella Dark Promises
Christie writes and lives in
north Georgia with her husband, three daughters, three dogs,
four chickens, and numerous outside cats. When Christie
isn't writing she's running her children to and from their
many school activities, refereeing shouting matches between
said children, being the best daughter, sister, wife she can
be, and making sure everyone has all the clean laundry they
insist on wearing. She likes to use her spare time wondering
when she'll have spare time to spare.
Multi-Genre Author Robin Renee
Ray calls Kill Me Next Week,
“a gripping story of confusion and doubt, webbed with a
desperate need to comprehend ones self and self-worth.”
Mind Fog Reviews said, “Ms. Silvers has outdone herself
yet again.” Bryan Curry of Hellmouth Podcast said, “I
loved Liz, she is a great character, just enough sass,
strength, and a touch of baggage.”
has focused much of her career in health education which has
included writing informational articles for a local publication.
She also completed graduate work in instructional technology.
She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and resides with her husband
and two dogs in North Carolina.
done an amazing job with Not So
Random in creating a story that is engaging,
entertaining and yet has a "teachable moment." Young and old
alike will be caught up in the story of Laina and her battle
against evil and the secrets that surround her and her friends.
She is currently working on her second novel.
is an award-winning author and speaker, best known for her 2003
alternative-history novel, Forward
to Camelot (co-authored with Kevin Finn), about
the JFK assassination, which was a #6 Amazon bestseller, took
honors in 3 literary competitions and was optioned for Hollywood
She is also
the co-author and creative force behind
Realizing You, a groundbreaking concept in
personal development – the self-help NOVEL, a new genre she has
pioneered. Her novel, Stealing Fire,
was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Amazon Breakthrough
Novel Award contests.
the East Cooper Authors Festival, a program to put professional
authors together with students at the primary through high
school levels, and the pilot effort in 2007 reached 11,000
students in one day. She has written many young-adult titles,
including biography, history, and young-adult romance. She has
also written two produced plays and several screen properties
that were optioned for film. She has appeared in WHO’S WHO IN
AMERICA, WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, and WHO’S WHO AMONG
AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN. Visit her online at www.susansloate.com.
Dave Smitherman is a partner at
Palari Publishing, a traditional, royalty-based
publisher which began in Richmond in 1998 producing regional books, and
has expanded to publishing hardcover, paperback, and
ebooks nationwide. They also produce a glossy magazine
called GRID that promotes the City of Richmond. In addition, Dave
co-authors books with celebrities and prominent
businesspeople, working with his agent to secure
publishing deals. He has a degree in journalism from RadfordUniversity and is heavily involved in
His latest book is
Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame
and Family co-authored with Bill Hudson,
entertainer, musician, actor, producer and father of actress
Kate Hudson. See
for more details.
Stephens was born in Cabarrus Co, NC in 1908. One of five
children, Mary had two older sisters, an older brother and a
younger sister. Her parents instilled in their children the love
of travel and teaching, which Mary continued most of her life.
She taught in three high schools in Mebane, Lenoir, and
Lumberton and also at Flora Macdonald College in Red Springs,
conducted both student and adult tours to Europe from 1963 until
1998. Her love of travel never faded. Mary co-authored a book,
Across the World with Mary and
Martha, with her sister, Martha Hamilton Morgan,
in 1995. The book is about their travel adventures.
surviving sibling of her family, Mary decided in 2003 (at the
age of 95) to write a book about the many, many changes she has
seen in her lifetime. She entitled the book
Living Through the Changes of the 20th
story of a girl born on a farm, who moved to Davidson (where her
father was mayor), studied at Converse College, Columbia
University in NYC, and the Sorbonne in Paris. No matter where
she traveled or where she lived, she always came back to her
beloved North Carolina. Mary will soon be 103 years young and
resides, with all her memories, at Wesley Pines Retirement
Community in Lumberton.
Do you need to
be inspired? Do you need a reason to believe? Then look no
further than the words written by Denise. Writing poetry since
grade school, she discovered at an early age how comforting
words can be in lifting people out of despair and pushing them
towards achievement. Each word she writes is carefully chosen to
bring meaning and relevance to others.
compares herself to the greeting card magnate, Helen Steiner
Rice, as she strives to capture the feeling one gets when they
find the right phrase for the right occasion! She has published
two books of inspirational poetry, My Words and Me and Do You Know Him? and
one motivational book, Seizing
Opportunities That Propel You Forward. She has
also co-produced several CD's, one titled "Words
Can't Tell." She loves to share her words of
inspiration and prides herself in being a musician, songwriter,
and inspirational speaker. Visit her website,
www.mywordsandme.com , to
view more of her work.
"If I could
take the time to write a book
That would encourage someone else to take a look
At ways in their lives that they could succeed
And become a positive change that the world needs
Then allow me now, just one more chance
The words to improve someone else's circumstance
And if not tomorrow, then maybe today
I could be the catalyst that shows another the way!"
Tom Tancin is
an acclaimed author that burst on to the scene in 2007 with The Man in the Moon
(Lindsey Scott Thrillstery #1). In 2008, Tom followed up on the
success of that book with Watched
(Lindsey Scott Thrillstery #2).
into young adult fiction, Tom released the first book he wrote,Time Warriors: Induction,
in June 2009. Shortly after the release of Induction,
Tom's father grew very ill and consequently lost his battle with
a lung disease in September 2009. Over the next two years, he
developed a young adult fantasy series and refocused his writing
on the young adult genre. Three years since his last book was
released, Tom returns with his first YA fantasy,
Hippocampus (Book One
of the Atlantis Revolution) in June 2012.
At Book ‘Em
North Carolina, Tom will be selling
The Man in the Moon, Watched,
andTime Warriors: Induction.
He will also have early copies (in eBook formats) of his new YA
(not yet available anywhere else).
Hippocampus was an editor’s choice and
semi-finalist in the 2010 Textnovel.com contest and a top 150
book on Inkpop.com in 2010.
p.m.terrell is one of the cofounders of
The Book 'Em Foundation and an award-winning, internationally
acclaimed author of six suspense novels (Vicki's
Key, The Banker's Greed, Exit 22,
The China Conspiracy
two historical suspense (the award-winning River Passage
and Songbirds are Free),
one how-to book for writers (Take
the Mystery out of Promoting Your Book)and four
non-fiction computer books.
PBS has aired four shows on her books. PBS host
Barbara Berlin heralded Ms. Terrell as the "next John Grisham."
Midwest Book Review said, “Terrell has effortlessly set
herself at the top of the ranks of suspense writers” and
Canadian syndicated reviewer Simon Barrett said about Terrell's
writing, "you are swept along on a magic carpet ride of writing
book, Vicki's Key,
will have its nationwide launch at Book 'Em North Carolina on
February 25, 2012. The book is a suspense/thriller set in
Kendra Ann Thomas has been writing stories
since she was in Mrs. Jewell’s second grade class for dyslexic
learners. She is the author of
Sorrowheart, two young adult fantasy novels.
She is also the author of the award winning
play and film, Absence with Pictures,
and is looking forward to the winter productions of two of her
plays, Gwen by the
Distillery Collective Theatre and her adaptation of
A Little Princess by
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.
Many of her short stories have been
published in literary journals, and Thomas continues to work on
series. She has spoken at dozens of schools and organizations
across the country on the topic of overcoming learning
disabilities. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Chris, and
her cat, Gelato.
grew up in Chapel Hill, NC.
New Hope, the
setting for A Hollow Cup,
is a mythical rendering of the "Southern part of Heaven" set
primarily in the 1960's. The killing of a beautiful girl, a
"race murder" from the past, is the key event of the novel. Two
men, one black, the other white, return to the iconic Southern
town of their youth to take part in the investigation and trial
of the man charged with the decades old crime. Luke Stanley, a
distinguished professor of criminal law, comes back to New Hope
intent on convicting the accused, Mike Singleton. Pete Johnson,
a successful lawyer with little respect for "the law," returns
to help with the defense only after he learns that the woman he
loves has moved back to town.
sees the characters as children in a small college town that
seems, at first, exempt from the turmoil experienced in other
places. Luke is a pioneer, the first black student to attend
New Hope's all-white schools. He and Pete become "friends" – an
unorthodox relationship that weaves the strands of the novel
together. Their childhoods end abruptly with a series of deaths
culminating in a brutal slaying, setting the stage for the
events that occur so many years later.
forty years Bill Thompson has traveled throughout the South,
especially North Carolina, as a speaker, entertainer and master
of ceremonies for hundreds of organizations. For many years his
column Front Porch Stories was a regular feature in
Our State. He is the author of the best-selling book
Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken and Lazy
Dogs as well as a collection of short stories
entitled Pearls Pork Palace and
Other Stories from Flynn’s Crossingand his most
recent book of essays, Backyards,
Bow Ties and Beauty Queens.
stories are usually humorous, a reflection of his way of looking
at the world around him. But occasionally he makes some
nostalgic odyssey that tells of a time and a place many of us
barely remember and younger folks never had the opportunity to
experience. In the process he not only entertains his audiences
but also may cause them to appreciate the great traditions and
heritage that make North Carolina and The South such a unique
aspect of American life.
He lives in
Hallsboro, NC and wears bow ties on a regular basis.
Julius Thompson grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of
Brooklyn, New York and attended Bushwick High School. The
sixties in Brooklyn was an era that had a personality, a feel,
and a life-force that changed a generation. Mr. Thompson felt
this energy and experienced these fires of social change.
high school, Mr. Thompson spent the next four years riding the
"A" train to Harlem, in upper Manhattan, to earn a Bachelor of
Arts degree from the City College of New York.
Thompson’s journey to compose a trilogy began in 1995. The
fourteen year fictional journey of character Andy Michael
Pilgrim from Brooklyn to Philadelphia and Atlanta is now
complete. In this pilgrimage, readers experience places that are
filled with hopes, dreams, challenges and fears that make us
A Brownstone in Brooklyn
was published in 2001, Philly
Style and Philly Profile
in 2007 and Ghost of Atlanta
was born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He spent
most of his career as a manager in various capacities throughout
the Southeastern United States until retiring in 2007.
Currently, he teaches
business management and economics for a local university on
a part-time basis.
Greed and Avarice, has
received the following reviews:
Should be on the desk of
every CPA and attorney who advise their clients when buying
businesses. Many an investor has walked into a bad situation
created by former owners. This book by Dr. Donald C. Turner
points out many of the pitfalls that may befall the new owner
and the areas we all should consider when going into a venture.
Follow the story and find that truth, hope, and
love can prevail through hard work and a strong faith in family
and friends. Walk with the main character, Dan, and help him
fight his Goliath: a treacherous, evil, cunning, man.
One of the best books on going
into business and the pitfalls one may encounter should the one
met has less than honorable intentions. It goes to show that
there are those in this world that will do anything to take from
others. Reading I immediately felt the pain of the main
character. Though it is fiction, it is so real and life like.
Extremely worthwhile for all ages. There is right and wrong in
this world and the main character shows what one must do to put