July 19, 2014
Richard Rose recently hosted a combined author/book release party with great success, his newly released THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES receiving accolades as a "masterpiece."

Way to go Richard!  Check out this books great review in the Huffington Post at


and this other great review in Chicago's "I On The Scene" at


Author and Book Release parties are an important two of the many publicity and marketing devices Savant Books and Publications offers authors. Typically they are held separately and as many times as possible during the "newly released" first year of a publication.

Author Parties are all about meeting the author and hearing the author and book name. In that sense, they're mainly publicity. It might seem like this isn't much of a goal for all the work that can go into an author party, but in actuality, these are the two most important pieces of information a potential reader needs in order to recall, locate and purchase a book. Either author name (by that I mean pen name), or publication title will eventually lead an interested party back to an information or  sales channel, but both together will cinch it! The four salient features of an outstanding author party are (1) memorable author presence; (2) a supportive social sponsor or patron; (3) a copy of the book to look over, and (4) socially-oriented attendees. A brief scan of the article above clearly demonstrates all of these key elements at Richard Rose's party. The key word regarding sponsor/patron and attendees is "social." It's this aspect that will allow author (and hopefully title) name recognition to spread beyond the party and spread throughout the community.

Book Release Parties are all about hearing, seeing, touching the actual book and getting a teasing glimpse of what's in store for a reader. Typically, the work is available for purchase at a discount, and for signing and/or dedication. In that sense, Book Release Parties are both a publicity and a marketing event. Everything else posted above about the Author's Party is applicable to a Book Release Party.

Once again, my congratulations to Richard Rose on a wonderfully enjoyable and productive event surrounding his newly released murder-mystery thriller, THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES (Savant 2014).


June 22, 2014
If you read The Paris Review; if you listen to NPR; if Tom Robbins makes your head spin while your heart sinks because, face it, you'll never make woo-woo magic with words the way he does; if Keats, Yeats, Joyce, or maybe T.S Eliot is a favorite, you'll particularly love this year's Savant Poetry Anthology, VOLUTIONS.

Another way of saying this, is if you have ever loved anyone, anything or any place so rightly or so wrongly that it hurt, hated (yes, hated) injustice, or thought poetry ought...
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March 11, 2014
When A. G. Hayes' new action-adventure spy book, the third in the Koski and Falk series, IMMINENT DANGER (Savant 2014) was released, I for one, didn't expect it to mirror the mood of today's times and conditions quite so vividly. In the book, a rock-star/religious extremist attempts a 9/11 "comeback" by orchestrating the mass assassination of the world's religious leaders, including the Pope, at an Easter sunrise service at the Hollywood Bowl. Only Koski and Falk, two of Cerebrus' most experi...
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Author Richard Rose talks about the evolution of THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES

September 16, 2013

When I first conceived the idea for The Lazarus Conspiracies, I wrote it as a film script under the title “The Lazarus Project.” The script tells the story of a maverick Chicago cop who is so obsessed with seeing justice done that he repeatedly breaks the rules of police conduct in order to catch the bad guys. The script was a top ten finalist in the Illinois/Chicago Screenwriting 2000 Competition.

A few years later I decided to expand the script into a novel. In the process, the character...
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August 12, 2013
Hello Children's Book Lovers! 

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series, THE TURTLE DANCES. This delightful 80-page children's story with 28 black and white, pen-and-ink illustrations by celebrated artist and illustrator Ruth R. Janik of A WHALE'S TALE fame recounts the adventures of Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, resting on the beach at Waikiki, who notices a dance couple practicing a partner routine for a dance competition. Intrigued,...
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July 22, 2013
An exciting new mystery novel by author George Hudson!

In the midst of a secret love affair, passions flare and a murder is committed. The crime, however, is unsolved. Carefully constructed lies and public ignorance hide the truth, and the victim disappears into history. The lives of those behind are drastically changed, but they eventually move on, believing the truth is safely buried forever.

Thirty years later, an old skull is recovered on a dark night by several fishermen from the middle o...
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March 9, 2013
THE DESPERATE CYCLE (Savant 2012) is Tony Tame's second dramatic novel of Jamaica, but the theme is not confined to Jamaican society. It examines the ways in which succeeding generations of people in what is loosely called "third world countries" handle, with courage, humor and resilience, the mountain of odds which history stacks against them.

This book does not treat any one participant in this "cycle" of inequality with particular distemper or sympathy. All the characters, from shifty polit...
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November 13, 2012
LIGHT SURFER follows the life of an enigmatic, abused child named Tony Jess. While Tony retreats further and further into autism, fate is plotting an out-of-this-world plan for his future that, even in his wildest "psychotic" dreams, he couldn't imagine. Sometimes, one needs to remain naïve for sanity's sake. At least, until the future has sufficiently gestated and is ready to become the present.

On the other hand, the fate of Dr. Baird, Tony's psychiatrist, appears, like that of Dr. Baird's ...
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October 30, 2012
Back in the 1930s, Americans would struggle to part with twenty-five cents in order to spend part of an afternoon at the movies trying to forget the Great Depression and the uncertain times outside the theater. Screwball comedies provided the antidote to their desolation in this difficult time in our history.

In THE LOONS (Savant 2012), I've recreated the spirit of laughable chaos reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the thirties with an eccentric family of seven DeLune cousins that neighb...
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September 29, 2012
David B. Seaburn draws from over thirty five years’ experience as a minister and psychotherapist to address some of the most basic issues of the human heart: loss, uncertainty, hope, fear, love, joy, seeking, wonder, and redemption. Seaburn has written and published three novels, DARKNESS IS AS LIGHT (2005) and PUMPKIN HILL (2007), and CHARLIE NO FACE (2011), which was a Finalist for the 2011 Indie Excellence in Books Award. Seaburn continues his focus on the dilemmas of human experience wi...
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