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Finnish publisher Sitruuna Kustannus has picked up the international rights to translate and publish Heikki Hietala's wartime drama/romance Tulagi Hotel in Finnish. This has been an ambition of Heikki's for many years, and we're thrilled that publication of his book in his native language is finally happening.

Michelle Bellon talks to Wise Bear BooksMichelle Bellon, author of Embracing You, Embracing Me (available in paperback and ebook from Fingerpress) talks to Wise Bear Books, in their 'Up to Speed with Digital Media' show on Blog Talk Radio. Michelle has some wise words on the subjects of digital publishing, working with small presses, and the allure and inherent difficulties of self-publishing.

Catch this interview with Fredrik Nath, author of several World War II books and the Roman 'Galdir' series.

Fred was interviewed on Friday, but if you missed it you can catch up via the BBC iPlayer - BBC Tees, the John Foster show. Fred talks candidly about writing and neurosurgery, and how one provides a release for the other. But which way round..??

Paranormal publisher Write More Publications interviews Michelle Bellon, author of YA novel Embracing You, Embracing Me.

From the interview:

How did you come up with your book idea?

Finnish author Heikki Hietala joins Fingerpress with his riproaring World War II novel Tulagi Hotel, set in the Pacific Solomon Islands.

The War is over, but for Marine pilot Jack McGuire, it's only just begun. Unable to adjust to post-war life, he buys a surplus Navy seaplane and heads for the South Pacific, where he sets up a colonial-style hotel on the island he used to fight over.

Fingerpress author Michelle Bellon will be signing books, and chatting about her coming-of-age romance novel Embracing You, Embracing Me, at Autumn in the Country, an annual event in Cedarville. Michelle will be there on Saturday September 29th.

Embracing You, Embracing Me is steeped in Nineties culture. Roshell, a girl from an Oregon trailer park, dances into a bright future despite life throwing a series of curveballs her way.

Book Club Reading List today announced that Embracing You, Embracing Me has been included in its expanding list of tomes from which book clubs can schedule the author to attend their meetings.

Embracing You, Embracing Me won the Pinnacle Book Achievement award for Best Young Adult Fiction (Summer 2012), and with its combination of lively voice and hard-hitting subject, is the perfect choice for Book Clubs.

Fingerpress author Nancy DeRosa will be appearing on WVOX/WVIP radio 1460 AM this Friday, on Matt O'Shaughnessy's hugely popular Metal Mayhem show.

Nancy will be reading from her lively new novel A Penny's Worth, and chatting about the positive messages that can be drawn from the book, for example finding self worth from within despite all the obstacles life and people put in your way.

An Amazon reviewer summed the book up very nicely:

Michelle Bellon's YA page turner Embracing You, Embracing Me just won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for best Young Adult fiction. Congratulations Michelle!

'Embracing' also just received this very interesting review by Robert Devenuti at the HaveUHeard celebrity news site.

From the review:

Saturday, July 14th, 1:00pm - Meet & Greet with Novelist Michelle Bellon

509 E. 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501

Come by this Saturday afternoon and meet Olympia author Michelle Bellon as she signs copies of her books, including her newest title, Embracing You, Embracing Me a Young Adult novel available from Fingerpress.

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