Monday, November 19, 2018

For Children's Book Authors

Because we hear from so many children's book authors. we wanted to share this upcoming event.

Standard (and worthwhile) advice for any writer is to read widely and read as much as possible. 
Know your market; know what books are being published in your genre; be an active member of the community.

The same is true for those who write books for children. What if there was a person who read untold numbers of children's books a year and could help you focus your project for a specific market and write a great book?

On Thursday, December 13, at 7:00 pm, longtime writer and book critic Susie Wilde will lead the online class "Good Book or Bad Book? A Workshop for Children’s Book Writers."  Registration is now open.

This course is capped at forty (40) registrants, first-come, first-served. There is a $30 fee to register.

Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for The News & Observer in Raleigh, reads thousands of books a year. These have helped guide her teaching those who write children's books. So what makes the books she reads worthy of review? Why do books fail? Workshop participants are invited to join her in examining picture books and determining what makes good children’s book writing succeed. Participants are encouraged to share their favorites and the books they've discovered that don't work for them. Together registrants will compose a list of recommendations to consider when writing children's books.

Susie is passionate about igniting readers and writers. She’s been a member of NCWN for more than five years and a writer for much longer. She currently writes reviews for The News & Observer in Raleigh and AudioFile Magazine and writes with children. She teaches adults how to write children’s books and works on her memoir when she can find the time. Find out more on her website:
"Good Book or Bad Book? A Workshop for Children’s Book Writers" is the North Carolina Writers' Network's first offering in their 2018-2019 Winter Series of online classes.
"This program is a great way for writers from all over North Carolina to connect without having the hassle of driving somewhere and finding parking," said NCWN communications director Charles Fiore. "Online classes offer top-shelf instruction for a fraction of the cost, and the software itself is very intuitive and easy to use."
The online class ""Good Book or Bad Book? A Workshop for Children’s Book Writers" is available to anyone with an internet connection, or who even owns just a telephone. Instructions for accessing the online class on Thursday, December 13, will be sent to registrants no less than twenty-four hours prior to the start of class.
Registration will be capped at 40.
Register here.
The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit

Friday, May 11, 2018

Keeping Up With Geza Tatrallyay

Geza Tatrallyay shares in this new interview with Write Way Cafe.

Geza is an author of  mystery, thriller novels, children's books and poetry.

Geza has updated his website Check it out.

On Twitter With Lynn Crandall

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kendare Blake In New Collection

Congratulations to Kendare Blake, author of Sleep Walk Society has just signed up for new collaboration. See announcement in Publisher's Weekly.

His Hideous Heart, a collection of Edgar Allan Poe short stories reimagined by various authors, was acquired by Sarah Barley at Flatiron Books. The collection, which is being edited by Dahlia Adler, was sold in a world rights deal by Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency. The fall 2019–slated collection will feature new stories by, among others, Kendare Blake, Rin Chupeco, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Tiffany Jackson, Stephanie Kuehn, and Amanda Lovelace. (The book will also feature the Poe stories being riffed upon.)

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Update Geza Tatrallyay

Geza Tatrallyay has been gradually growing his visibility in the literary world. To date he has released a series of thrillers, his most recent, Twisted Traffick. He travels the world sharing his poetry and fiction titles. For more on Geza visit  Geza Tatrallyay

Friday, October 20, 2017

Kendare Blake Need I Say More

PRA Publishing met author Kendare Blake early, if not at the start of her writing career. After publishing her first YA novel Sleepwalk Society back in 2002. She picked up a literary agent and has not looked back. She is currently on tour for her new release and is now a New York Times bestselling author. To see where she will be next check listings below or visit her website. Looking Good Kendare!

P.R.A. Publishing has a goal to add as many diverse new voices to the literary landscape as possible.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Twin Cities Book Festival This Weekend!

Rachel our partner in all things PR will be in Minnesota! She describes weekend activities. If you are in the area stop by!

   The most important literary gathering in the Midwest takes place on Sat., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. The Twin Cities Book Festival, sponsored by Rain Taxi, is a free all-day festival the showcases “rock-star” authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines and booksellers.

  Dozens of authors from throughout the Midwest will either be presenting, or have tables at the event. Among them, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, author of Giant of the Senate. He will be joined at the festival by several authors and literary professionals, many of whom will appear at the RMA Publicity table, which is located in Row 100 at table #121.

   From 10 a.m. – Noon, Karen Melvin, publisher of Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka and Christine Conlin, author, Who Sees Your Scrunchy Face? will be at the table signing books. From Noon – 2:30 p.m., Jim Kosmo, author, Monsters in the Hallway, and Christine Fournier, who author of the Broadway Gypsy series of books, based on her days on Broadway, will appear. Joan Moses, author, Breaking the Cycle: Writings by Women in Prison and Doug Cornelius, author, The Baker’s Daughter, will sign books from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

   All day long at the RMA Publicity table, poetry titles offered by PRA Publishing will be available for purchase. They include Growing Flames by Emmanuel Kane and Seven Valleys of Love by Sheema Kalbasi. 

   Meantime, at the next table over, table #119, Daniel D. Maurer, author of Endure: The Power of Spiritual Assets for Resilience to Trauma and Stress, Papa Luther, Faraway: A Suburban Boy’s Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking, and Sobriety: A Graphic Novel, will be splitting a table with the teen authors from Sigma’s Bookshelf, what is believed to be the first publishing company exclusively for teenage authors.

   All five of the company’s published authors are planning to appear at the festival to sign and sell books. The teen authors featured include Justin M. Anderson, author, Nothing But Trouble and Saving Stripes: A Kitty’s Story, Ruby Schwieger, author, The Murder at Emerson’s, Kody B. Nelson, author, A Rabbit’s Journey, Kayla Klanreungsang, author, Guardian Angel and Lily Van Alen, author, Lost & Found: Five People. Three Stories. New Beginnings.

    If you visit the festival on Oct. 14, be sure to stop by to say hello, and of course buy a book or two… or three.

Rachel M. Anderson
Marketing & PR Consultant/Publicist

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

P.R.A. Publishing Presents Yong Ho Nam

My Love for You Before I Met You                                                                

 ISBN: 978-1-941416-02-0 e-book                                                                         

ISBN: 978-1-941416-01-3 print                                                                      

   Price: $13.95

About the Book

What happens when you yearn for a love so strong, so life altering that you dream of it night and day? What happens when the woman or man of your dreams is so intense in your imaginings that you see him or her in full form before you meet them? The answer to these questions can be found in the soul stirring love poems written by Yong Ho Nam before he met his wife, Minjung,The power of these poems move the reader beyond time and space. They take the reader to a place few of us get to go in a lifetime. The book consist of one hundred poems, that express in one hundred ways how one man pays tribute to love.

About the Author

Yong Ho Nam was born in GoYang City, Korea. He moved to the United States for a period of time and received his education at Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia and Ames Christian University in Ft. Meyers, Fl. Young Ho Nam is the author of two suspense novels Lived One Life to Save One Life and The Unknown Known Secrets. He is currently working on his next book, The God of Science is the God of Religion, which he claims he will prove the existence of God using science and logics.

In addition to writing, Nam enjoys fishing and sports. He competed in powerlifting, bodybuilding  As an actor he has starred as the lead in the film, “The Knight Squad.”

Yong Ho Nam currently resides in Korea with his wife and two sons. My Love for You Before I Met You is his first book of poetry published by a US press.

Praise for My Love For You

Straight From the Author

How did you come up with the title for your book?  

              It is what I wrote about in terms of my wife.  If you could add a subtitle what would it be? 너를  만나기전 내사랑은  

                                  List five words that you feel best describes your book? 

            Love, Quest, Compassion, Pure,  Passion

     What is the most fascinating component of the book?

 It is 100 love poems that I wrote from my heart to my wife before I even knew who she was.  

  What are the main ideas of your book? 

That I loved my wife before I met her, I was always seeking her, always thinking about her, always there for her in my heart.  

 That is very powerful Young Ho.

Did you know what she would look like or did you just know she was the one when you met her? I had know clue what she would look like. I figured when that time comes, I would know she is the one.

     Who or what has influenced the writing?

          Love and my wife before I even knew who she was. 

Anything else? In the U.S. there is always something else. What would you say for example to a someone who is having a hard time believing.

I would tell that person if he or she thinks feelings and thoughts are real like the clothes that they are wearing, then they should believe in love too.  These are real genuine poems to my wife before I have met or even knew who she was. No one has written a 100 poems like I have for their future wife or husband for that matter. The poems are touching, inspiring and everyone has related to these poems at least once in their lives before they got married.