#Read about Guest #Author Geoffrey C Saign–#Vote for him to receive a CHASE #Grant!

Adobe Photoshop PDFI’d contacted author Geoffrey C. Saign shortly after the results of the International Book Award contest were announced at the end of May, 2015.

He’s an interesting and incredibly kind person whose work in special education and concern for the environment is impressive. I was delighted to discover that he also supports other self-published authors by writing reviews, etc.

To continue his writing and work, he’s applied for a CHASE Grant. (Read the Program Rules HERE.)

Having had some communication with him, and currently reading WhipEye (review to be posted soon), I not-so-humbly believe he certainly deserves this Grant.

Please be so kind as to read his guest author post on The Story Reading Ape’s site, shared below, to learn more about Geoff and to vote for him to receive this Grant. Share it with those you know who support such good endeavours!

Thank you! 😀 😀 😀

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Geoffrey C SaignI’m a lover of stories, and my own story is a great one. I’ve had 6 NY agents over 25 years, some of the biggest, and in many genres, including picture books, adult novels, adult non-fiction, and children’s novels. I sold non-fiction, but I could never sell fiction. The Methuselah Parrot went out to hundreds of agents and as many publishers as I could submit to.

No interest.

I took it to editors at conferences too.

No interest.

My sister, Connie, said I needed a one-word snappy title. I didn’t have one, but thought about it for two weeks. I was watching a video, and the word, WhipEye, came into my head. I thought it was weird, but the more I thought about it, I liked it. But it didn’t have anything to do with the book, characters, or setting. So I called the staff in the book WhipEye

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#Author Nicholas C. Rossis: #Award-Winning Finalist for #International #Book #Award

Nicholas C. RossisCongratulations to author Nicholas C. Rossis! His first children’s book, The Runaway Smile is officially an Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Fiction” category of the 2015 International Book Awards! (If you haven’t read it yet, access it for free here.)

I was quite taken with The Runaway Smile myself and featured it as a “Connie’s Pick” in my review of it.


Cover to Runaway Smile-horz


More recently, children’s author Renee Hand interviewed Nicholas for her Podcast at Blog Talk Radio, Stories From Unknown Authors. Listen to the interview here!

Congratulations again, Nicholas, and to your illustrator Dimitris Fousekis.

Nicholas and wifeFrom the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books