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Looking for a good science fiction novel to read? In her review printed in the June 28 edition of the Pioneer Press, Mary Ann Grossman says of Ronald E. Peterson's Gardeners of the Universe, "You don't need a doctorate to enjoy this look at human potential--or human collapse."
Gardeners of the Universe is the story of three children who are given unusual attributes by an ancient alien species studying humanity. The book was just named a silver medalist in the Midwest Book Awards' sci-fi category. It also won silver in the Independnet Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Awards. Pick up your copy today at PTBBooks.com.
Inclusivi-Tee will be hosting "Artists Who Share: The Minneapolis Revitalization Auction (AWS)," from Aug. 4 to 6. The event is a collaboration with the George Floyd Family, Black Lives Matter St. Paul, 1Love 1Mission Movement, and Inclusivi-tee To Support Twin City Revitalization.
AWS was originally planned by Inclusivi-tee to support coronavirus recovery. The name Artists Who Share: An Auction Supporting Coronavirus Recovery reflected this mission. With the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, however, the focus shifted to include the support of both coronavirus recovery and the revitalization of Minneapolis following Mr. Floyd’s death.
RMA Publicity has been working to promote the event since May and so far has secured stories in The Owatana People's Press, the Maple Grove Press & News, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Bainbridge Island Review about the event.
Congratulations to Judy Stoffel, author, #LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use. Her book won the Parenting and Family category of the Midwest Book Awards the evening of June 27. Two other authors RMA works with were finalists in their categories of the 30th annual Midwest Book Awards. Ron Peterson, author, Gardeners of the Universe, won silver in the Fiction-Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal category. Elaine Koyama, author, Let Me In, is a finalist in the business category.
Due to COVID-19, rather than an in person gala, this year's was a Facebook Live watch party. During the event, a 4th author RMA Publicity works with, Marlin Bree, was honored. He and his late wife, Loris, founded the Midwest Independent Publishing Company, which overseas the Midwest Book Awards program. Bree is a former newsman who turned into a boating author and book publisher. Bree's latest book is Bold Sea Stories, which features 21 awe-inspiring adventures from the wild waters of the world.
Winners have just been announced in the 2019 FOREWORD Indies and Minnesota author Sheila O'Connor's latest novel, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Fact and Fictions, is the Editor's Choice for the Fiction Prize. Here is a link to the announcement. Earlier this year, the book also won the Novel & Short Story category of the Minnesota Book Awards.
Evidence of V was inspired by the true story of the author's maternal grandmother’s six-year incarceration as a 15-year-old girl for an unplanned pregnancy in 1935. The novel incorporates multiple genres as well as historical documents to bring to light the little-known practice of incarcerating girls for “immorality” at the Minnesota Home School for Girls in Sauk Centre, Minnesota and across the United States.
O'Connor discussed her book and the story behind it at a virtual event in partnership with The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library on June 22. The event was previewed by the Brainerd Dispatch, as well as Lakeland Public Television, and radio stations KAXE-AM and WWWI-AM in Brainerd, MInn.
A popular speaker, O’Connor has continued to raise awareness of this silenced Minnesota history despite the constraints of the virus. “Although my events have gone virtual, I remain committed to reaching out to communities across Minnesota whose families may have been affected by similar circumstances, and to raise awareness of this treatment of girls and women within the criminal justice system,” said O’Connor. Ultimately, O’Connor hopes to connect with survivors and descendants whose stories have yet to be told.
In addition to recent awards, “Evidence of V” is listed as one of the Best Criminal Justice Books of the Year by the Marshall Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. It is also a nominee for the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards.
Learn more about Sheila O'Connor's work on her author website: SheilaOconnor.com.