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


July 2011

More new books from Pearlsong Press....and continued Conversation

Beat the heat (if you're in the southern U.S.) with a visit to the Alternate Alaska. Blowing Embers, Book Two of The Embers Series by Lauri J Owen, is now available as an original trade paperback & ebook.

The sequel to Fallen Embers opens with Kiera the Fire Mage and the shapeshifting slaves of Fairbanks struggling to integrate the remaining Skani mages. But Governor Vrishka, the Skani Water Mage of Barrow, has marched an army from the North to fracture the fragile peace. A devastating blow steals all hope for Fairbanks' victory and crushes Kiera's heart. Can she summon the strength to transcend her grief and find a way to defeat Vrishka? If so, what price is she willing to pay?

Pearlsong Press is also celebrating the return of Josephine Fuller as we reprint the first volume in the award-winning Josephine Fuller Mystery series, Larger Than Death, by Lynne Murray. Larger Than Death (now available as a trade paperback & ebook) introduces "Jo" Fuller, full-figured and full of attitude with abundant sleuthing skills. Jo takes time off from her new job checking out potential charities for an eccentric socialite and walks into a murder scene. Her best friend and early role model, Nina—a plus-sized clothing designer—lies slain in her own apartment. Was she the victim of a serial killer who targets voluptuous women? Or is the murder personal?

As Jo copes with her friend's murder, an unexpected romance and a bizarre host of neighbors, she races to find the killer before becoming the next victim.

Click on the book covers to go to the Pearlsong website pages for each book.

Pearlsong Conversation with Charlie Lovett...

Join me (Pearlsong publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.) this coming Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central for an hour-long chat with Charlie Lovett, author of the new fat-positive Young Adult novel The Fat Lady Sings. Other Pearlsong authors may be on the call as well. All participants are welcome to comment and ask questions as time and technology permit.

Sassy, irreverent Aggie Stockdale should have gotten the lead in her high school's production of Hello Dolly! It's her dream role; she's had the part memorized since she was ten; and she and Roger Morton, who's playing the male lead, definitely had chemistry in the audition. But Aggie isn't just a talented actress, writer, and athlete. She's also the fattest girl in the senior class.

What happens after she checks the cast list for the musical will hurl Aggie into an unexpected journey of tears, friendship, jealousy, revenge, Oreos, and lots and lots of theatre. She'll discover hidden talents and new friends; she'll survive a daunting audition and revel in a thrilling opening night; she'll search for love, inspiration, help with her math homework, and the perfect closing number; and her emotional ride won't be over 'til the fat lady sings.

The Fat Lady Sings is available in both original trade paperback and ebook format for age 13 & up.

You may remember Charlie as the author of the thriller The Program, published by Pearlsong Press in 2008. (Click here to listen to a half-hour Conversation with Charlie in April 2009.) He is also the author of 10 other nonfiction books, including the acclaimed memoir Love, Ruth, and is Writer-in-Residence at Summit School in Winston-Salem, NC. His plays for children have been seen in over 2500 productions in all 50 states and more than 20 foreign countries. He is the founder of the Charlie Lovett Fund for Elementary Drama, which supports theatre productions in elementary schools.

There's no cost to participate in the Pearlsong Conversation, other than any long distance toll charges that might apply. The Conversation will be recorded and available for listening/downloading afterward, but we'd love for you to join us live if possible.

To receive the teleconference call details (phone number & access code), send an email to pearlsongconversations @ The call details will be automatically emailed to you.

You can find links to previous Conversation recordings on the Pearlsong Conversations webpage. See for more info and the archived recordings. But we do hope you'll join us live on Sunday. The teleconference call line will hold up to 96 people!

In Joy,

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


"If you can't be at home in your body,
where are you supposed to go?"

Marilyn Wann
author of
Fat!So? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size


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