The Pearlsong Letter April 2005: News & Updates About Pearlsong Press Books & Authors


July 2010

What's new? A Pearlsong Conversation about Summer Fiction—
and free shipping on advance sales of
Fallen Embers!

Pat BallardOur next free teleconference call with Pearlsong authors (and me—publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.) will take place this coming Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central. Authors Pat Ballard, Lynne Murray & Judy Bagshaw will join me in discussing summer fiction. Call in if you can—or if you're not able to participate "live," email or Facebook me with YOUR faves and raves.

Lynne MurrayWe can define "summer fiction" any way we wish. For me, it's anything that helps me escape this summer heat via engaging characters, a good sense of place, and a snapping storyline—preferably with a diverse "life-sized" or at least size-neutral population. For example, any of the works by the authors featured on this call. But we're game to discuss other books and authors as well—even (gasp!) ones not published by Pearlsong Press.

Email pearlsongconversations @ (without the spaces) for the details (teleconference phone number & access code) and call the teleconference line at noon Eastern (11 a.m. Central) to listen and/or participate in the hour-long Conversation. The teleconference line will handle up to 96 participants―first come, first served. There is no cost for the call other than your usual long distance charges, if any.

Judy BagshawPat Ballard is the Queen of Rubenesque Romances and author of 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are), as well as the free ebook Something to Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances.

Lynne Murray is author of the award-winning Josephine Fuller, sleuth of size, mystery novels. Her newest book is the romantic comedy Bride of the Living Dead.

Judy Bagshaw is the author of At Long Last, Love: A Collection, as well as several other books.

We'd love to hear from you during the call! If you don't feel comfortable speaking up during the July 14 teleconference, then email your questions or comments to me at peggyelam @

We are recording these Pearlsong Conversations and making them available for listening online or downloading after the calls. You can find links to the previous Conversation recordings on the Pearlsong Conversations webpage. See for more info and the archived recordings.

Fallen Embers by Lauri J OwenAbout that free shippingwe're nearing the September 2010 publication of our newest offering, Lauri J Owen's paranormal romance Fallen Embers (Book One of The Embers Series). We're offering free shipping within the U.S. on advance sales of the trade paperback of Fallen Embers through the retail store on our website ( The books will be shipped on or slightly before the September 1 publication date.

Add any other books to your Fallen Embers advance order and those books will be included in your Fallen Embers shipment along with a check refunding you the $5-per-order shipping charge for those books. So you'll get free shipping for those books, too! (Check out the special offer for a free autographed first edition of Lynne Murray's 1988 novel, Termination Interview, if you buy a copy of Bride of the Living Dead along with a paperback copy of Fallen Embers or any other Pearlsong Press trade paperback.)

And mark your calendar for a Sunday, September 12, 2010 (5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central) Pearlsong Conversation with Lauri J Owen, author of Fallen Embers.

Talk to you Wednesday!

In Joy,

Peggy Elam, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Editor & Publisher
Pearlsong Press


"The Cinderella myth
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My advice is to live today
as if you will be fat forever
because in the real world
there are few Cinderellas."

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