Monday, August 22, 2005

Launching TKA’s Chats… Beverly Brandt!

Be sure to save this date: August 25th from 9-10 PM EDT, cause you REALLY don’t want to miss out on this! We are proud to announce Beverly Brandt as our launch author for the TKA chats. To continue the excitement, following Beverly, TKA chats will honor the presence of Kerri Buckley from Bantam Dell.If you haven’t already, make sure to join our yahoo group so you can involved with all this fun! Click here to get all the info to sign up.

Now, if you don’t already know, Beverly Brandt is a former financial analyst who had big dreams of becoming a published author someday. Those dreams became a reality back in 2000 when she wrote her first book in under three months and sold it just six months later. Beverly has gone on to sell more than a dozen novels and novellas to two different publishers since that first sale. In addition, her May 2003 release, ROOM SERVICE, has been optioned for the big screen with hot young actress Jessica Simpson signed on to play the lead. 2005 has been a busy year for Beverly and her kickass alter ego Jacey Ford, with five releases this year . . . and another six already scheduled for 2006! Her latest release, THE TIARA CLUB, was an RT BOOKClub top pick, and KICK ASS, her upcoming anthology with Maggie Shayne, MaryJanice Davidson, and Angela Knight, was awarded 4 1/2 stars. As you can see, she has tons of experience, so get your questions ready for an expert.

Along with her publishing successes, Beverly's novels also have been finalists in numerous contests, including the Daphne du Maurier contest for best romantic suspense (2005), the National Readers' Choice award (2005), Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie award (2004), the Madcap award for best romantic comedy (2003 & 2005), and the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers' Readers & Bookbuyers Best (2004 & 2005). Way to go Beverly! She continues to write and hopes that she'll actually win one of these awards someday (we know she will). . . but she'd settle for a spot on the USA Today bestseller list, instead! Be sure to get all the latest updates and sign up for Beverly’s newsletter.

Close on Beverly’s heels, the TKA chat room will host another stellar chance for you to get the inside scoop and your burning questions answered! Kerri Buckley from Bantam Dell, “a young editor who is already building a dynamic list,” will be live in the TKA chat room on Sunday night, August 28th from 9-10 pm EDT. Although still defining her primary areas of interest, Kerri is thrilled to currently be working with Diana Peterfreund on CONFESSIONS OF A (SECRET) SOCIETY GIRL, which she bought at auction from The Knight Agency in late April (YAY!). Beverly Brandt and Kerri Buckley. Here’s your chance to ask the experts, so don’t miss these awesome opportunities. Be sure to mark your calendars. We have lots in store for the TKA yahoo group so stay tuned…


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Deidre, great line-up. Way to go, Knight Agency! I'll try to make one, if not both chats. Dependant on the 3-hour time difference, yadda, yadda.

taking a break from helping son get ready for camp

Monday, August 22, 2005 at 4:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...

I'm so excited about both of these. Beverly's an old writing friend and kerri -- well, I htink I might have spoken to her once or twice. ::vbg::

Now I just have to make sure I've got all my "homework" done so I can attend!

Monday, August 22, 2005 at 8:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I want hair like Diana! So cute! Can't wait to read her book!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 11:02:00 PM EDT  

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