Teen Releases Award-Winning Novel with Atlanta Publisher
Science Fiction Debut Captures the Imagination with Vision of a Future Society
Atlanta, GA (November 24, 2014) — BookLogix is pleased to announce the release of Nothing But Your Memories, the award-winning debut novel from teen author H. B. Clementine. The novel was selected as the winner of the 2013 BookLogix Young Writers Contest.
H. B. Clementine was just fourteen years old when she wrote Nothing But Your Memories. She is currently a junior at the nationally recognized North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and is from Asheville, North Carolina. "I have been writing since I was nine years old, and BookLogix gave me the opportunity to pursue a dream," said Clementine.
In Nothing But Your Memories, future overpopulation forces the emergence of The Alternation of Generation society in which bodies and time are shared. This cutting-edge lifestyle was ingenious, but it shielded wicked secrets from its citizens, now forced to trade continuous life for an eternity of scattered years. A young woman named Mira finds herself trapped in the endless cycle with a desperate wish to be free. But with her fight to escape, Mira only grabs the attention of far more powerful and ruthless foes.
The BookLogix Young Writers Contest is an annual contest that recognizes the talents of young writers ages 10 through 18 and includes a $5,000 publishing prize. Nothing But Your Memories was selected by a panel of judges that includes publishers, editors, teachers, and more, out of entries submitted from all across the United States. “It’s a true privilege for us to help discover inspiring talent like H. B. Clementine’s and to help her fulfill her dream of becoming a published author,” said Angela DeCaires, Publishing Director, BookLogix. “We see a very bright and successful literary career for this talented young woman.”
Nothing But Your Memories is available in paperback now on Amazon.com, shop.booklogix.com, and NothingButYourMemories.com. An eBook edition is coming soon.
UGA Grad Wins Publishing Contest
Atlanta Native’s Fantasy Novel Will Be Published in 2015
Alpharetta, GA (October 7, 2014) — University of Georgia graduate and Atlanta native Caroline Edwards has been selected as the winner of the 2014 BookLogix/AJC Decatur Book Festival Writers Contest. Edwards’s story, Master of Storms, will be published by Alpharetta publisher BookLogix.
Caroline is a Social Media Specialist by day and an avid fantasy fiction reader/writer by night. She received her BA in Public Relations at UGA’s Grady School of Journalism, where she would write stories about the people around her, never to be shared until now. Born and raised in Atlanta, Caroline resides there currently with a wild rescue golden retriever named Amos and belongs to a great number of fandoms.
“I’m so excited to have this opportunity to write all my ideas down and to be able to see my book get published,” Caroline said about her win. “This is such an honor, and I am looking forward to working with BookLogix on this project!”
Master of Storms tells the story of a time after a great fleeing of elves from the Earth, where hybrid children of humans and elves find themselves in possession of both natural power and human frailty. Thus, the Age of Mages was born.
“Our team at BookLogix is excited to publish Master of Storms and help Caroline to finally share this story with the world. Our judges had a difficult time choosing a winner, but in the end, Caroline’s tale stood out above the rest,” said Ahmad Meradji, President and CEO of BookLogix.
The 2014 BookLogix/AJC Decatur Book Festival Writers Contest accepted submissions from all genres, from writers ages 18 and up. The contest is part of the annual AJC Decatur Book Festival, held this year from August 29–31, 2014, in downtown Decatur.
“Who doesn’t love a great fantasy story? Caroline has tapped into one of the least explored aspects of our fantasy mythology, and I’m really looking forward to reading the final book. Congrats to Caroline, and congrats to the BookLogix team for finding a home run title,” said AJC Decatur Book Festival Executive Director Daren Wang.
Master of Storms will be Caroline’s first published book and is slated for release in Fall 2015.
Renowned Performance Psychologist Wins Prestigious Book Award
Elite Minds recognized as best psychology book of the year in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
Alpharetta, GA (June 4, 2014) – The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has announced performance psychologist Dr. Stan Beecham’s first book, Elite Minds, as a gold medal winner in the 2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. Recognized in the category of psychology, Elite Minds explores the relationship of the mind to physical performance in order to help readers reach their full potential.
Elite Minds was selected by a panel of judges for excellence in book editorial and design. “I am honored to be an IBPA award winner,” Dr. Beecham said. “I strive to encourage and empower individuals to reach their full potential every day of my career. Elite Minds has been an extension of that goal, and I am appreciative that others recognize its value.”
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. “We’re extremely impressed by the caliber of books submitted to this year's program,” said IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole. “The 154 titles selected for Gold and Silver awards create a strong and diverse catalog of award-winning books to consider for the upcoming buying season.”
Dr. Stan Beecham is an Atlanta-based performance psychologist and leadership consultant committed to advancing the science of leadership development. Legendary Coach Vince Dooley gave Beecham his start as an undergraduate student at UGA allowing him to work with Kevin Butler, the great college and professional kicker for the Chicago Bears. Dr. Beecham was later hired by Dooley to start the Sport Psychology Program for the Athletic Department. He was instrumental in helping UGA win numerous individual and team championships during his tenure. His work with collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes from many sports has afforded him an insight into the minds of great competitors that only few have had the ability to gain.
With Elite Minds, Dr. Stan Beecham transforms the way that readers think, train, and behave in order to unlock and reach their full potential. For those who are struggling to reach performance goals and objectives, are distracted by mental or physical hurdles, or are wanting to take their career to the next level, Elite Minds is the motivational push that they need.
Published by BookLogix, Elite Minds is now available at Shop.booklogix.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Apple iBooks, and Amazon.com.
Note to Media: For more information about Dr. Stan Beecham, visit www.DrStanBeecham.com.
Family of Bacterial Meningitis Survivor Returns to Hospital
that Saved His Life
Children’s Hospital of Atlanta Scottish Rite to host book launch
Alpharetta, GA (May 9, 2014) – For three and a half years, Tom Zarzaca passionately recorded every step of his son Tomi’s battle with bacterial meningitis and its devastating aftereffects. Now, four years after his diagnosis, Tomi and his family are returning to Scottish Rite to celebrate the release of Tomi’s Time. A powerful story of love, loss, and rebirth, Tomi’s Time explores the emotionally delicate journey of negotiating life and parenthood in the wake of a child’s terrifying brush with death.
The book launch event for Tomi’s Time will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in The Zone at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta Scottish Rite. Copies of Tomi’s Time will be available for sale for $9.95. All profits from book sales will be placed in Tomi’s trust with thirty percent of profits from the event donated to the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.
On March 4, 2010, what started as flu-like symptoms of high fever, decreased appetite, and increased sleeping in nine-month-old Tomi Zarzaca quickly progressed to the onset of bacterial meningitis, with symptoms such as high fever, projectile vomiting, lethargic behavior, and infections in the ears and eyes. Through the care of the skilled staff at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta Scottish Rite, Tomi survived his devastating battle against bacterial meningitis.
Though Tomi will never return to “normal,” his story celebrates the point where his end met new life, and recovery began for Tomi and his family. An emotionally captivating story, Tomi’s Time will touch the hearts of every reader, no matter their circumstance.
For updates on Tomi’s journey, visit www.Tomi-Chan.org, or follow his story on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ReachingTomi and on Twitter @ReachingTomi.