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Author interviews with Gabby Olczak, president of the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD.
Announced every spring, IPA recognizes the best independent press books globally.
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In the fall, the NYC Big Book Award, nycBigBookAward.com, takes book submissions from all publishers and authors, including those published by the Big 5 publishing houses, and awards the best books and audiobooks in over 100 categories.
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Author interviews with Gabby Olczak, president of the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD.
Announced every spring, IPA recognizes the best independent press books globally.
independentPressAward.com
In the fall, the NYC Big Book Award, nycBigBookAward.com, takes book submissions from all publishers and authors, including those published by the Big 5 publishing houses, and awards the best books and audiobooks in over 100 categories.
To find out more, visit the websites, or email gabby@independentpressaward.com

    GAB TALKS with Lee Woodman, author of the SCAPES poetry series

    GAB TALKS with Lee Woodman, author of the SCAPES poetry series

    For 45 years, Lee Woodman successfully helped bring the world of art and literary arts to America. Her award-winning television and radio production work with the Smithsonian Institution and The Library of Congress – and her collaboration with Hollywood studios DreamWorks, Showtime, and Columbia Pictures -- has reached millions of people.


    Lee is a poet and arts lover. Known as the SCAPES poet, her published collections open up different kinds of “landscapes,” of the mind, heart, and senses. She revels in topics about the human condition—longing and love, dreams and secrets, notions of home.

    Lee speaks with Gabby Olczak, president of the Independent Press Award, about how she came to poetry, her life and art, reads key passages of her poetry, and speaks about her upcoming title SOULSCAPES.
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    GAB TALKS with Alan Sidransky, author of Incident at San Miguel

    GAB TALKS with Alan Sidransky, author of Incident at San Miguel

    Incident at San Miguel: release date: May 19thHavana, Cuba. December 1958. Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides of Castro’s revolution. One dark night, after rescuing a leader of the revolt under house arrest, one brother finds himself hunted. The other, an influential attorney, must make a choice. Help his brother, placing the whole family at risk, or let Batista’s forces capture him. His decision will haunt them both for the rest of their lives. How far will we go to protect those we love? Based on a true story, Incident at San Miguel takes us there.---Alan has penned numerous articles, short stories, and historical fiction novels including his debut, Forgiving Maximo Rothman, which is Book One in the Forgiving Series, and The Interpreter, Book One in the Justice Series.Alan is fluent in Spanish and considers the Dominican Republic his second home and an inspiration for many of his stories. A Bronx native, Alan is a longtime resident of Washington Heights where he lives with his wife, a digital advertising consultant.Incident At San Miguel is set in 1959 Havana Cuba, during the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. The story focuses on a Jewish Cuban family. Specifically, we follow two brothers Aaron and Moises Cohan who are on diametrically opposed sides of the political spectrum. The Cohan brothers have little in common other than a shared Jewish heritage.For this impressive historical fiction piece, Alan collaborated with Miriam Bradman Abrahams, a storyteller and Cuban born daughter of Cuban Jewish refugees. The Cohan brothers were inspired by the true story of her father Juan Bradman and her uncle Soloman Bradman.The main theme of the story is love, loyalty, and responsibility to family. Alan likes to write stories that focus on ordinary people who face real struggles “I hope to bring to light the stories of those who have triumphed over oppression”.“I focus on the personal experience of everyday people faced with extraordinary circumstances. What does one do when faced with events beyond their control? As a member of a family ravaged by the Holocaust, I am determined to tell the stories of refugees and survivors I’ve known.” An avid reader and history buff, Alan was inspired and influenced by many writers including Boris Paternak (Doctor Zhivago) and Hemingway.Unlike a memoir or a nonfiction book, Alan appreciates how broad a fiction work can be. A work of fiction allows the reader to get very close to the character, feel their emotions, and understand their circumstances, according to Alan.To learn more about Alan, his current work, and purchase his books visit ajsidransky.com.

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    GAB TALKS with Stephen P. Fish, author of A Call to Reform, who shares his thoughts on immigration reform.

    GAB TALKS with Stephen P. Fish, author of A Call to Reform, who shares his thoughts on immigration reform.

    Is Title 42 going to end? With the end of the national emergency that the U.S. government declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, May 11 is set to be the final day for the so-called “Title 42” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Stephen P. Fish, author of A Call to Reform, shares his thoughts on immigration reform, and believes it's time to discuss a solution.

    A Call To Reform: Sustaining America's Unique Culture by Stephen P. Fish is a story about the need to modernize the federal government in an effort to save America’s unique political, social, and economic culture. It is a story about what makes us uniquely American, with an emphasis on a brief history of human rights and civil liberties. 

    It is a call for help now so that future generations will be able to enjoy the human rights and civil liberties all Americans cherish.  Intelligent and engaging, A Call to Reform is a call-to-action for anyone who feels powerless amidst the current political climate.  

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    GAB TALKS with M. Timothy Murray, author of the Thumar Saga

    GAB TALKS with M. Timothy Murray, author of the Thumar Saga

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    GAB TALKS with Steve Procko, author of Rebel Correspondent

    GAB TALKS with Steve Procko, author of Rebel Correspondent

    Independent Press Award: GAB TALKS with Steve Procko, author of Rebel Correspondent
    Rebel Correspondent by Steve Procko is the true story of a young man who joined the Confederate army just days after his eighteenth birthday and served bravely for over two-and-a-half years until the war ended. Wounded twice, he emerged a changed person. But he wasn’t just a returning veteran; he was also a writer. Thirty-six years later, he would tell the world about his experiences.

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    GAB TALKS with Shelly Frome, author of Shadow of the Gypsy

    GAB TALKS with Shelly Frome, author of Shadow of the Gypsy

    A member of Mystery Writers of America. Shelly has had an illustrious career. He speaks about his book "Shadow of a Gypsy," and shares insight into his writing craft.


    About the Author
    Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America.
    In addition to numerous works of Fiction and Nonfiction, Shelly is a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor and has penned more than twenty-five plays. Shelly is a film columnist for Southern Writers Magazine. He is a frequent contributor of articles, writers' blogs and websites both in the U.S. and U.K. and writes about all facets of acting and creative writing. His non fiction books include The Actors Studio and texts on The Art and Craft of Screenwriting Playwriting: A complete Guide to Creating Theatre.
    His fiction includes The Secluded Village Murders, Miranda and the D-Day Caper, Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, and Tinseltown Riff. Among his works of nonfiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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    Shadow of the Gypsy

    Shelly Frome

    Josh Bartlett had figured all the angles, changed his name, holed up as a small-town features writer in the seclusion of the Blue Ridge. Only a few weeks more and he'd begin anew, return to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and Molly (if she'd have him) and, at long last, live a normal life. After all, it was a matter of record that Zharko had been deported well over a year ago. The shadowy form Josh had glimpsed yesterday at the lake was only that --- a hazy shadow under the eaves of the activities building. It stood to reason his old nemesis was still ensconced overseas in Bucharest or thereabouts well out of the way. And no matter where he was, he wouldn't travel thousands of miles to track Josh down. Surely that couldn't be, not now, not after all this.

    AMZ book: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Gypsy-Shelly-Frome/dp/1952782570/

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