Sunday, May 31, 2009


James Patterson Sets World Record for Best Sellers

James Patterson set a world record for the "Most Entries on The New York Times Best-Seller List." The Guinness Book of World Records awarded Patterson yesterday at Book Expo America (BEA) for having 31 hardcover novels reaching number one, and 45 total books on the list.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007


Annette Fix Showcases "The Break-Up Diet" at BEA

One of WOW!'s contributing writers, Annette Fix, launches promotion of her forthcoming book The Break-Up Diet at Book Expo America (May 31 - June 3, 2007) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.


"In this delectable memoir, Annette Fix serves up a fresh, funny, honest, and insightful dish of sex and the single mom." - Colleen Sell, editor of The Cup of Comfort series

The Break-Up Diet

a memoir
by Annette Fix

...if you've ever loved and lost
and eaten fudge topping out of the jar...

Annette Fix always believed in happily-ever-after and was busy working her Five Year Plan: marry her golf-pro boyfriend, homeschool her preteen son, become a famous writer, and retire to Fiji. When her live-in boyfriend calls it quits, Annette finds herself on the break-up diet, consuming vast amounts of chocolate and exercising poor judgment by diving blindly into the shallow end of the dating pool.

Working as an exotic dancer to bankroll her aspiring writing career and support her son alone, Annette uses her blue-collar instinct to survive in the plastic jungle of The OC.

Annette's adventures take her on a wild ride as she attempts to find the perfect balance between her dreams and her day-to-day life as Supermom.


Annette's book will be available in stores October 20, 2007, so stay tuned for a unique WOW! interview with the author!

To find out more about The Break-Up Diet, visit Annette's profile on myspace:

Read Annette's articles on WOW:

How to Capture an Agent

Annette Fix Reviews Kathleen Gage's Marketing Mentoring Program

Inspiration is a Spoiled Brat

Annette Fix Interviews Radio Personality, Author, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

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Thursday, March 22, 2007


Award-Winning Author Center Ring at Book Expo America!

Who's going to BEA? I'll tell you who!

Our friend and Award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be at the Biblio Booth at Javits Center in New York City at 1 pm Friday, June 1, signing her new Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success.

The Frugal Editor is the second in the author's HowToDoItFrugally series after The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't. She has a new website to support the launch of this new book. The site features the author, her literary work and how-to books, but it is also designed to give both readers and writers information they want and need.

The Frugal Editor was written, Howard-Johnson says, because "there are gremlins out there determined to keep authors' work from being published, our books from being promoted. They resolve to embarrass us before gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for us. They lurk in out subconscious and the depths of our computer programs." The Frugal Editor will help writers of every ilk present whistle-clean copy (whether it's a one-page cover letter or an entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say "Yea" or "Nay."

Howard-Johnson was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the 43rd and 44th District of the California Legislature. Her first novel, This is the Place, and her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, are both multiple award winners. She speaks frequently, is an instructor for UCLA Extension Writers' Program and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide.

The author's first book in the HowToDoItFrugally series was named USA Book News' Best Professional Book and given the Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award.

At the famous Book Expo America where the publishing industry convenes at different cities throughout the nation in different years, Howard-Johnson will sign and give her copies of her new release to publishing professionals.

Howard-Johnson is the founder of Authors' Coalition

She has also been featured on WOW! in our Inspiration Column - a perfect place for Carolyn Howard-Johnson to be!

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Sunday, March 11, 2007


Who's Going to BEA?

Jacob Javits Convention Center, NY, NY

Book Expo America is HUGE, and the WOW! Women On Writing Editors and the WOW! Alumni (contributors, writers, agents, authors, editors, publishers, readers) will be there. Want to meet up with us? We'd love to get to know you! If you're attending, drop us an E-MAIL and we'll do lunch, brunch, or schedule a special Girl's Night Out! We will be covering events, awards, showcases, conferences etc. Join in on the fun!

Some of the WOW! Alumni will have booths that we urge you to check out. What better way to network with your peers? We'll be posting them in the following weeks, so please check back often and schedule your *hit list* of fabulous women you'd like to meet and connect with at this outstanding event.

Note: If you're a WOW! reader/contributor and want us to write about your booth or your attendance at BEA, please e-mail us and we'll be sure and post it. It's going to be a literary bash!

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