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With over 5,000 published authors, Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA) is proud to highlight our many success stories. SBPRA is a progressive publisher which uses the latest technology, advanced logistics, and the world’s largest distribution channels to help authors reach the widest global audience possible.

If you are an aspiring or accomplished author, you are invited to “pitch us now” with your completed, in-progress, or proposed book details.

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Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s Book Reviewed in ‘Awareness’ Magazine

The Day an Angel Ran Into My RoomWe’re thrilled to announce that Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s book, The Day An Angel Ran Into My Room, was reviewed in the November/December issue of Awareness Magazine. The review by Lyda Whiting notes that this book “opens up opportunities to discuss big ideas with children in a loving and gentle way.”

To read the full review, click here and scroll to page 34.

Congratulations, Anabelle!

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Author Julie L. Kessler Wins a Place in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” Contest

Fifty-Fifty - The Clarity of HindsightJulie L. Kessler, author of Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight, will appear in the 2013-2014 edition of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading,” a publication of TheAuthorShow.com

Julie L. Kessler has moved from finalist to the status of winner in the contest sponsored and created by The Author Show. Ms. Kessler was chosen as a result of a public voting process. Her work, entitled Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight offers a warm, moving and at times tearfully funny account of growing up in Hawaii and California as the child of a single mother, acquired a love for travel at a very early age, and struck out on her own after her mother’s death when Julie was 21, largely alone in the world. The book follows her through her exploration of family ties in Israel and Europe (including those with her elusive father), her discovery of the language, food, and magic of France, reflects on her time living in Japan, her encounters with Hill Tribe women in the mountainous countryside of Vietnam – and her chance encounter with the son of a conman whose path she’d unwittingly crossed before.

The winners were announced on The Author Show website on December 5, 2013.

Congratulations, Julie!!

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Julie L. Kessler Makes Finalists’ List in Authors’ Show Competition

FinalistJulie L. Kessler, author of Fifty-Fifty: The Clarity of Hindsight, is among the finalists in The Authors’ Show‘s ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ competition.

Her book offers a warm, moving, and at times tearfully funny account of how Kessler grew up as the child of a single mother in Hawaii, acquired a love for travel at a very early age, and struck out on her own after her mother’s death when Julie was 21, largely alone in the world. It also offers some solid, considered advice on navigating the waters of mid-life.

Congratulations, Julie!

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Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s Book Chosen as Publisher’s Favorite by Kiddos Magazine

The Day an Angel Ran Into My RoomWe’re proud to announce that SBPRA author Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s The Day An Angel Ran Into My Room was chosen as the Publisher’s Favorite by Kiddos Magazine.

The magazine’s publisher, Veronica Lepere, calls the children’s book a “very inspirational story” and notes that she recommends it to anyone who believes.

The uplifting tale teaches kids that they are never alone because their guardian angels are always looking out for them, and that children have the power to change their world through their thoughts and deeds.

See the entire article here.

Congratulations, Anabelle!

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Author Kent R. Buckner to Participate in Las Vegas’ ‘Town Scary’ Event

The Great Safari AdventureAuthor Kent R. Buckner will interact with thousands of parents and their little goblins as they descend at sunset upon one of the most popular shopping destinations in Las Vegas for CBS Radio and Town Square’s “Town Scary.” The safe Halloween trick-or-treat event for 98.5 KLUC station listeners and their children runs on Halloween from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

As families and shoppers trick-or-treat their way through Town Square, there will be candy distribution, gifts, prizes, vendor booths, and entertainment.

Among the performers is Buckner, the author of The Great Safari Adventure, published by Strategic Book Group. He will perform a song and dance titled “Just Do It” to encourage children to get out, exercise, and live their dreams. He will also host a thriller dance competition for little kids to win prizes.

Town Square is located at 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., near the I-15 and I-215 interchange.

In his book The Great Safari Adventure, 10-year-old Coleman gets separated from his family in the jungle. The little boy is afraid, but soon makes new friends as he gains confidence and courage. The author hopes his story will motivate kids to be active, and learn the world around them through exploration and physical activity.

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Author Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon Reviewed on Examiner.com

The Day an Angel Ran Into My RoomWe’re proud to announce that Examiner.com has posted a wonderful review of SBPRA author, Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s The Day an Angel Ran Into My Room. You can view the review here.

The Day an Angel Ran Into My Room is an uplifting children’s book that tells the story of Alessandra, a 6-year-old who meets and angel and then discovers her own magical inner world.

Congratulations, Anabelle!

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SBPRA Author, Sherrill Cannon, Featured in New Novella

Christmas on Main StreetSBPRA author Sherrill S. Cannon and her daughter Kerry E. Gallagher have written a play that is featured in JoAnn Ross’ new release, Christmas on Main Street.

Their play, ABC December, is the holiday play that is performed in the Christmas in Shelter Bay novella that is part of the collection that includes four holiday romances.

Sherrill is the author of several award-winning children’s book, including Santa’s Birthday Gift, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, The Magic Word, Gimme-Jimmy, and Manner-Man.

Congratulations!!

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Author Hoa Minh Truong Nominated for the Australian Arts in Asia Awards

From Laborer to AuthorWe’re proud to announce that author Hoa Ming Truong has been nominated for this year’s inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards.

Hoa was one of only 120 nominees for this award which honors artists who contribute to stronger cultural links within the Asian region.

The work he was nominated for was his book, From Laborer to Author: The Flowers in Heaven are Rooted in Hell, which tells his own true story of survival in Vietnam.

To read more about his nomination, click here.

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Author Dan Rodgers Featured on Bennett Site

Call Me Sergeant RockSBPRA author Dan Rodgers is currently featured on the site of his former company, Bennett, where he worked as a driver until just one year ago.

The piece talks about his time at the company and what led him to write his book, Call Me Sergeant Rock. Click here to read the full article.

Call Me Sergeant Rock is Rodgers’ own story of his experiences in the Vietnam War. It tells how “Sergeant Rock” evolved from a naïve, baseball-playing, church-going Christian and skinny little college kid to a hardcore, well-trained killing machine in Vietnam, and how he held fast to his beliefs even as is approach to life and death was forced to change.

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L.A. Book Launch for Author Ripon Haque to Feature Mayor Eric Garcetti

Nowhere ManLos Angeles, CA – The Writers Association of Bangladesh in Los Angeles is proud to host a book launch for author Ripon Haque’s new work, Nowhere Man. The event will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1130 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to attend.

The culture shock of emigrating from Bangladesh to America is told in this powerful new novel which features true stories told by several immigrant families who came to Los Angeles to start a new life.

One such immigrant was a Bangladeshi student who came to America in the 1980s to study. He had a strong desire to go back after completing his education, but never managed to return. He got a job, married someone picked by his family, and raised three children in the land where he never wanted to settle down forever. The children grew up with their own American ways, forgetting their roots. The story is a sad tale of a man who in his old age feels like a Nowhere Man.

The book offers an observation of a transplanted Bangladesh community, and the psychological misery experienced due to their children’s newfound identity.

Meet author Ripon Haque and learn more about the story and his own life as an immigrant. grew up in a large family in Bangladesh. “My father was a civil lawyer and my mother was a homemaker. It’s a totally different world from America. The bond among the family members is so strong that it keeps a person emotionally very strong.” The author runs an apparel manufacturing plant in Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.

Publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/RiponHaque

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