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


June 2011

New releases from Pearlsong Press....

You asked for it—you got it! A new romance novel by Pat Ballard, Queen of Rubenesque Romances, has just been released by Pearlsong Press in original trade paperback & ebook formats. Look for Dangerous Love at,, & other retailers. Click on the Bookbuzzr widget above (if visible in your web browser) to read the first chapter online and share with friends.

We're also pleased to announce the early publication of the literary novel The Season of Lost Children by Karen Blomain, originally scheduled for August. The Season of Lost Children original trade paperback & ebook versions are available now from you favorite booksellers—including, of close, the Pearlsong Press online store. Read & share the first chapter via the Bookbuzzr widget.

The Pearlsong Conversations continue...

Join me (Pearlsong publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.) this coming Sunday, June 12 15, 2011 at 5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central for an hour-long chat as several Pearlsong authors continue discussing Body & Age Diversity in Literature...the topic address during last month's Pearlsong Conversation. (Click here to listen to and/or download the mp3 recording of that May 2012 Conversation.)

Pearlsong authors Lynne Murray, Lauri J Owen, Leslie Moise, Pat Ballard, Tracey Thompson & Ellen Frankel are planning to participate in this month's teleconference call. Join us live to ask questions and provide your perspective as time and technology permit.

There's no cost to participate in the 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.

Clockwise from top left: Lynne Murray, Lauri Owen, Leslie Moise, Pat Ballard, Tracey Thompson, Ellen Frankel.

Lynne Murray is the author of the romantic comedy Bride of the Living Dead & the upcoming The Falstaff Vampire Files. Lauri J Owen is the author of the paranormal romance Embers Series, with Fallen Embers (Book One) out last fall & Blowing Embers (Book Two) coming this summer. Leslie Moise is the author of the forthcoming memoir Love is the Thread. Pat Ballard, the Queen of Rubenesque Romances, is the author of Dangerous Love as well as seven other fiction & two nonfiction books.  Tracey Thompson is the author of Fatropolis, a novel planned for publication in 2012. Ellen Frankel is the author of the new novel Syd Arthur as well as the memoir Beyond Measure.

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

In case you haven't seen our other new books, here are the Bookbuzzr samples of Syd Arthur by Ellen Frankel (published in April 2011) & The Fat Lady Sings by Charlie Lovett (May 2011—our first Young Adult novel).


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