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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Brooklyn, New York - Joan Robertson featured in Black Star News New

Brooklyn, New York - Joan Robertson featured in Black Star News New York's leading investigative newspaper

Brooklyn, New York - Joan Robertson featured in Black Star News, Entertainment Section Vol. 10 No. 1 November 10 - November 16, 2005. Black Star News (Blackstarnews.com) is New York leading investigative newspaper, article title Joan Robertson In The Winter of Her Season, page 24. Joan Robertson is a first-time and Author of In The Winter of Her Season writes about triumph and hope. Every year, publishers receive hundreds of thousands of manuscripts from would be authors, hoping for a chance at their first bestseller. Joan Robertson was no different. As a self-proclaimed conqueror of life's storms, Joan Robertson believes she was destined to write her first novel, In The Winter Of Her Season http://www.publishamerica.com/ , June 2005, soft cover/$19.95). After years of work, Robertson's book is finally available.

The book chronicles the life of Sandra Hamilton, a young businesswoman, who travels to Massachusetts to help care for her cancer-stricken father. Upon arriving, Sandra is haunted by the ghosts of her childhood, and suffers many painful losses, causing her to spiral into deep-rooted despair. Through inspiration and the insight of a trusted confidant, Sandra comes to believe that she can transcend her challenges, cultivating a connection with her own inner voice and finally revealing her family's secrets. In the end, Sandra learns the lesson of forgiveness, and rediscovers faith, love, God, and herself.

Robertson believes her message is a timely one. Today, women suffer depression in far greater numbers than men, the result of stress, strain, pressure, and even abuse. "Sandra's journey is laced with heartache, but also humor and probing realism," says Robertson. "The story invites women to evaluate the trials of their lives, gaining wisdom, meaning, and strength from them."

Joan Robertson has twenty years of experience as a technical writer, but her love for creative writing as a tool for healing goes much farther. In addition to In the Winter of Her Season, Robertson is also a published poet.

Joan Robertson has participated in workshops by the international organization Voices in Action (Voices In Action is an internationaal organization providing assistance to adult and adolescent victums of child sexual abuse and other sexual trauma, including rape. They help victums become survivors and create accurate public awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse and other sexual trauma, its impact, and ways in which it can be prevented or stopped through educational programs), located in Cincinnati, Ohio,

Women’s Health Expo and Film Festival at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, and other events around the country.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of In the Winter of Her Season, visit http://www.joanrobertsonnovelist.com. Joan Robertson’s is also available at http://www.cushcity.com, Hue-man’s Bookstore, http://www.cbbooksdistribution.com, and Sister’s Uptown Bookstore which are located in Harlem, New York.

Phil Andrews


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New York, New York - Author Renee Daniel Flagler featured in Black Star News

New York, New York - Author Renee Daniel Flagler featured in Black Star News. Black Star News is New York’s leading investigative newspaper. Renee’s was profiled in the Business News Section (Business Column: The Andrews Report), Vol. 10. No. 1, page 1, November 10 – November 16, 2005.

Renee Daniel Flagler is a writer who has served in marketing, promotions and events for over ten years. Professionally, her writing has been featured in business and consumer newsletters, magazines, ads, brochures, websites and sales & media kits nationwide.

Flagler has always treasured the art of writing since she was a young girl and expressed her delight in the form of short stories, poetry, lyrics and screen plays. Her first published work was a poem featured in her high school year book.

In 2004 she took her love of creative writing seriously and self-published her first novel, Mountain High, Valley Low, under her company, Aspicomm Media. The book has been featured in Ebony Magazine, The New York Amsterdam News and the Columbus Post, to name a few.

Under the divisions of Aspicomm Media, Flagler has been able to marry the things she enjoys the most, marketing, events and writing, into one fulfilling personal career. She continues to consult clients with innovative marketing support, produce and coordinate captivating events and plans to publish several more titles of her own as well as the works of other aspiring authors.

In addition to being President and CEO of Aspicomm Media, Flagler is currently pursuing the launch of Futures by Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring at risk teenage girls by helping them build confidence and realize their potential in an effort to orchestrate the promise of brighter futures.

Flagler is a graduate of New School University with a Masters in Media Arts as well as a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association, National Association of Female Executives and Publishers Marketing Association. Currently, she resides in Long Island, NY with her husband and children.

To purchase a copy of Renee Flagler’s national best selling book Mountain High, Valley Low log on to www.aspicomm.com

Renee Flagler’s will be hosting the Self-Published Authors: Strategies for Success on March 12, 2005 at the Schomberg Center. For Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities or more registration information log on to www.aspicomm.com and click on event link.

Phil Andrews
PA Public Relations Company

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Author Renee Flagler set to sign at Houston Black Film and Book to Film Festival

Author Renee Flagler has been selected as a featured author to sign, Mountain High, Valley Low at the Houston Black Film and Book to Film Festival

Author Renee Flagler has been selected as a featured author to sign, Mountain High, Valley Low at the Houston Black Film and Book to Film Festival in Houston Texas, February 23-26, 2006. The Houston Black Film and Festival was founded in June of 2004.

Houston Black Film and Book Film Festival aims to harness proactive ways in which to bring authors to the big screen. Houston Black Film and and Book Film Festival will feature published titles that readers insist plays like a movie.

Book to Film is a new online nesting place for authors set apart from other literary sites. Book to Film focuses on book adaptations to film. Book to Film differs from screenwriting sites, in that they only accept screenplays that are derived from books. They also differ in that their panelist are comprised of a world where avid readers work directly with a panel of producers to bring the right property to fruition. Their book reviewers, book clubs and the actors themselves are included in the process of our selection in securing the rights of future film projects by being panel members.

The book to film screenplay contest is an innovative way to bring greenlighters together with authors who have already told their stories; been published or have self published, and built a fan base, of loyal readers that think their works will make a great film.

About featured author Renee Flagler

Ebony Magazine featured author Renee Flagler
Author Renee Flagler is a native New Yorker and Marketing professional, currently residing in Long Island. Professionally, she has written several articles and ads which have appeared in a number of B2B publications and consumer magazines. Marketing professional and freelance writer, Renee Flagler, enters the literary scene with her debut novel, MOUNTAIN HIGH, VALLEY LOW. (Aspicomm Books $14.95, ISBN 0-9760466-0-1) This invigorating tale takes readers on an entertaining journey in a story about meeting the right person—only the timing is not quite right. How can they make it work when their exes won’t let go.

What happens when Mr. Right shows up at the wrong time?

Book Reviews

“A riveting tale about meeting the right person!” – The New York Amsterdam News

“Renee Flagler's writing is fresh, vivid and passionate. She weaves a suspenseful tale taking readers on a journey into the complexities of relationships between men and women.”

-Takesha D. Powell, author of The African American Writer’s Guide to Successful Self-Publishing

Aspicomm Media will be hosting a self-published authors symposium on March 7, 2006 at the Schomberg Center in Harlem. Log on to www.aspicomm and click on events links for more informations or email rflagler@aspicomm.com

To purchase a copy of National Best Selling Author Renee Flagler's book MOUNTAIN HIGH, VALLEY LOW, log on to web site at www.aspicomm.com