Warmer temps aren’t the only thing giving us all the feels right now. We are so excited this month to introduce you to some of our newest clients. These women are fresh and fun and these covers? #wedie.


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A big BookSparks welcome to Nora Zelevanskyauthor of Semi-Charmed Life and her newest novel, Will You Won’t You Want Me? (St. Martin’s Griffin; April 19, 2016). Nora’s incredibly relatable writing style has been featured in ELLE, T Magazine, The New York Times, Town & Country, The Los Angeles Times and her book has received praise by Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Booklist! Her book is all about learning how to grow up while you’re already in adulthood.

Kendare BlakeUntitled design (1) copy 2 joins BookSparks with her Fall book, Three Dark Crowns (HarperTeen; Sept. 20, 2016). Kendare is an extremely accomplished author with multiple books and series that have been translated into 18 different languages. She has been featured on best-of-year lists and received many regional awards. Kendare’s newest novel is a dark and inventive tale that both current and new fans will devour.

Untitled design (1) copy 3We are delighted to welcome Denise Grover Swank and her book One Paris Summer (Blink YA; June 7, 2016). A Kansas City native, Denise prides herself on her gypsy past, living in five cities, four states and ten different houses over the course of 10 years. This New York Times and USA Today bestselling author has plenty of life experiences to pull inspiration from as you’ll see in her newest novel. Focused on the travels of a young girl, One Paris Summer takes readers on an adventure through a charming city with some not so delightful people.

Untitled design (1)We are so excited to have Kendall Ryan as one of our newest clients this spring. Kendall is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books. With more than one million ebook sales, Kendall’s novels have been translated into several different languages and have achieved #1 status on Barnes and Nobles and iBooks charts around the world. Her new novel Hitched (EverAfter Platinum; July 5, 2016) is a romantic comedy that will have you franticly searching the shelves for the rest of Kendall’s incredible books.

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Dete Meserve, author of Good Sam, joins BookSparks with her novel, Perfectly Good Crime (Melrose Hill Publishing; June 28, 2016). Dete is a searcher of good and portrays that in both of her novels. While most mysteries and thrillers focus on catching the bad guy, Dete believes in finding the heroes and rescuers. Along with her writing career, Dete is also a Los Angeles film and television producer as well as a partner of Wind Dancer Films.

Untitled design (1) copy 4Please welcome Vicki Cody with her second book, the memoir Army Wife (She Writes Press; Aug. 16, 2016). Although she grew up in Burlington, Vermont, Vicki hasn’t stayed in the same place for over 33 years as she supported her husband’s career in the Army. With a degree in education and a passion to help others, Vicki has been an advocate, coach and mentor to many Army spouses and families. Her memoir focuses on the commitment she’s made to not only herself, but to her husband, two boys and the United States Army.

Peggy GarrityUntitled design (1) copy 5 joins BookSparks with In the Game (She Writes Press; Aug. 9, 2016)–an incredible retelling of her inspiring life story. Born and raised in the Midwest, Peggy was determined to make something of herself. This memoir reveals Peggy’s journey into the male-dominated world of law, all while being a single mother of four. It shares “the highs and lows of a trailblazing trial lawyer.”

Untitled design (1) copy 6We are excited to welcome Iris Waichler to BookSparks with her non-fiction book, Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents (She Writes Press; Aug. 16, 2016). With more than 40 years of experience as a professional caregiver and licensed clinical social worker, Iris brings a unique perspective to all sides of the medical and rehabilitation industries. Pulling from her own life experiences, Iris’s books have been used as teaching aides and the topics of educational workshops.

Cindi Michael Untitled design (1) copy 7 joins BookSparks with her moving memoir, The Sportscaster’s Daughter (She Writes Press; Aug. 23, 2016). Although to many, seeing your father on television may seem like an exciting life, for Cindi Michael growing up with a work-driven father led to over 20 years of silence. Constantly looking for a way to win her father’s heart back, Cindi’s memoir explores her personal struggle to find forgiveness, faith and strength within her family.

Untitled design (1) copy 8We are delighted to have Leora Krygier, author of When She Sleeps and Juvenile Court: A Judge’s Guide for Young Adults and their Parents, join BookSparks with her new young adult novel Keep Her (She Writes Press; Sept. 6, 2016). A former Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Leora comes from a world of rules, regulations and numbers. Writing has become her creative outlet and this is definitely apparent in her newest novel. In the book, Maddie and Aiden’s worlds collide and it seems as though analytics and art are the only things that will get them through a world of love and loss.

A huge BookSparks welcome to all these amazing Sparks!



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April 5, 2016: Falling Together by Donna Cardillo

April 5, 2016: Funny Little Pregnant Things by Emily Doherty 

April 5, 2016: Start with the Backbeat by Garine Isassi

April 5, 2016: Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer 

April 5, 2016: The Full Catastrophe by Karen Lee

April 5, 2016: The Egg Thief by Alane Adams

April 12, 2016: The House That Made Me by Grant Jarret

April 12, 2016: Glass Shatters by Michelle Meyers

April 19, 2016: Parting Gifts by Katrina Willis

April 19, 2016: A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox 

2017-09-07T04:52:00+00:00 April 6th, 2016|New Sparks|

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