EXCITING NEWS!!!! Kathleen Barker, author of Ednor Scardens, has agreed to be an editor with Fantasy Island Book Publishing!
We are very excited to have her join the development team. She brings amazing experience to this role. She is a self-described Catholic school brat who attended the now-defunct Blessed Sacrament School as well as the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, MD; Attended Tulane University, holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, as well as an Able Toastmasters certification. She graduated from Towson University with a degree in English and Secondary Education. She was also awarded the State Farm Insurance Field Reporter of the Year in the late 1990's for human interest stories written for their company magazine.
We are so happy to welcome Kathleen to our editorial fold!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
For Immediate release.
Fantasy Island Book Publishing will co-sponsor #1 bestselling authors Joan Hazel and Danielle Raver at two events. The first is the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery on April 21, The second is Troyfest, on April 28 and 29. Books by other leading FIBP authors will also be available at special, reduced pricing.
The company is sponsoring a giveaway of a Top of the line color eReader and a touchscreen reader. Random drawing for the prizes will he held online on[AD1] Memorial day weekend Via Raffelcopter. Many other prizes will be given away during the event.
Authors Joan Hazel and Danielle Raver will attend two book signing events in April. The first will be on April 21 at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery. On April 28 and 29, they will be at TroyFest.
The Alabama Book Festival will be held in historic downtown Montgomery at Old Alabama Town from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the state’s premier book festival, it is free and open to the public. TroyFest is held annually on the square in downtown Troy and is the city’s Annual Arts and Crafts Festival.
Hazel and Raver will be available to sign and discuss their books, give readings and share their experiences. During the Book Festival, they will have a free drawing for exciting gifts and giveaways. There will be an area for children, complete with coloring pages based on the book characters.
Both authors have been in the top 1% of sales on Amazon.com and have been No. 1 in their subject genre on several occasions. Their books have also been in the Amazon Hot 100.
Hazel’s book, The Last Guardian, is a modern urban fantasy which tells the story of a woman who will sacrifice everything, perhaps even her life, to protect a race of shape shifters. The Last Guardian has been in the No. 1 slot for Fantasy and Futuristic Novels on Amazon.com.
Reviewers have said of The Last Guardian:
“Joan Hazel has the ability to entice you and capture your curiosity from the first chapter.”
“The heroes are sexy, funny and full of mischief.”
“Joan has written a novel that is up to par with other bestselling novels released in the last decade.”
Raver’s book, Brother, Betrayed, is a medieval fantasy weaving the tale of three brothers and their adventures through the world of Miscia. Brother, Betrayed has been in the No. 1 slot for Adventure and Family Saga on Amazon.com.
Reviewers have said:
“A thoroughly entertaining and though-provoking fantasy adventure”
“It is this detail and skill that elevates this beyond normal epic fantasy into something that would appeal to any reader, whatever their preferred genre.”
“Raver's prose is lyrical, and the tale is told as if by a bard or a chronicler.”
The Last Guardian and Brother, Betrayed were published by Fantasy Island Book Publishing, based in Indiana. Founded by J. Darroll Hall in 2006 and co-owned with Pamela Brennan, FIBP has released 64 novels, including 20 bestsellers in various genres from authors in seven different countries.
Hazel and Raver have publishing contracts through FIBP not only for their current books, but for their next books as well. Release dates will be announced soon.