EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT THE BARBARA CASEY AGENCY

This has been an extremely busy year, and as we approach the end of 2014, I wanted to give you an update on what books have been published over the past several months and represented by the Barbara Casey Agency. All of these books were published by traditional, royalty-paying publishers, either highly rated independents or major houses. You will see that the subjects are many and varied. These books are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or by ordering at your favorite bookstore.

In addition to representing established authors, one of the things I especially enjoy as a literary agent is successfully representing new authors. My new authors this year have really made me proud.

 

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Never Try to Drink a Chinese Woman under the Table: Plus Other Fun and Practical Tips for Doing Business in China and at Home, written by Richard Bradspies and JD Fox. This was released in early March and has already gone to its second printing. Rich and Jim are marketing dynamos; they think outside the box and have managed to come up with a new idea to add to their marketing each week since their book’s release.

 

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Troubled Water, the third book in the Lark Chadwick Mystery Series written by John DeDakis, a former White House Correspondent and copy editor for CNNs Wolf Blitzer, was released in June of this year and is doing exceptionally well in sales. This is a thrilling mystery series told from a female’s perspective.

 

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Patriot Priest: The Story of Monsignor WIlliam A. Hemmick, The Vatican’s First American Canon written by Patricia Daly-Lipe, came out in February of this year. A biography of Patricia’s famous great uncle, this is a well researched, fascinating read of one man’s personal experience over several epochs and periods of history and his close connection to royalty, Hollywood, and politicians.

 

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Tarnished Heels: How Unethical Actions and Deliberate Deceit at the University of North Carolina Ended The Carolina Way, written by Rob J. Anderson, was released in June of this year and is already in its second printing. Ranked among the 100 top sports books on Amazon since its release, this is a comprehensive insider’s report of what has taken place over the past few decades leading up to the scandal UNC now faces.

 

In addition to my new authors, I represent over 100 additional authors who have had successful careers in publishing with several titles. Three of these titles released in the recent months are below.

 

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Among my established authors, Hawk Mackinney’s The Missing Planets, the second book in his science fiction series The Cairns of Sanctuarie, was just released and is currently on an international book review tour.

 

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Hunting the President: Threats, Plots, and Assassination Attempts from FDR to Obama, by British author Mel Ayton, just recently came out and will be followed next year by a sequel that will cover the period between President George Washington to the Depression. This is an exceptional book which reveals information about presidential assassination attempts never before reported.

 

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt, also by Mel Ayton, brilliantly addresses the Warren Commission’s report on the John F. Kennedy assassination as well as new information about the assassination.

 

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On a more personal note, two of my own novels, The Coach’s Wife and The House of Kane, were re-released in trade paperback in July. They are now available in hard cover, trade paperback, and ebook. My young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, will be re-released with a new cover in hard cover, trade paperback, ebook, and audio book in 2015. The sequel to it is under contract. There is also a third book in this series underway. Finally, for all of you who like scary stories, my short story, Late in the Tenth Month, was published in CATACOMBS ANTHOLOGY.  This collection of short stories is available in hard cover, paperback, and e-book through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your favorite local bookshop.  The audio version will be ready next month.

Thanks for stopping by. Next time I will talk about writing romance novels, the most popular genre in the publishing world. I will cover such things as what makes a good romance novel, what is required to make it a romance, who is publishing romance, and what are the different types of romance novels.
See you soon!
Barbara

ONE NATION WITHOUT GOD? by David Aikman

One Nation without God?: The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief

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Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Christianity in America is under siege. From litigation over coaches starting games with prayer to expulsion from college for refusing to endorse beliefs at odds with the Christian faith, hardly a week goes by without news of the declining influence that Christianity has in the public square. Can Christianity in this country survive the advances of secularists and remain influential in our culture? And if a new spiritual awakening is possible, what form will it take?Supported by an astonishing parade of concrete examples and direct quotes from reporters, judges, bloggers, and influencers, David Aikman turns his journalist’s eye on the rise of hostility toward Christian expression in America and the alarming decline of orthodox belief among those who call themselves Christians. He explores the inspiring history of Christianity in America, the powerful cultural influences that have weakened the church, and the bright spots of hope he sees across the country, suggesting possible ways Christian influence in America might be refined and revived.

Pastors, culture-watchers, and anyone concerned about the state of the church in America will find this a fascinating and eye-opening read.

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE BARBARA CASEY AGENCY

This has been an exciting year so far for the Barbara Casey Literary Agency, and I wanted to share some of my news.

BLOOD AND GOLD, the third book in the Craige Ingram Mystery Series written by my client Hawk MacKinney, was released at the beginning of 2012. The next book in the series, LADY OF CORPSEWOOD MANOR, is scheduled for release early 2013. In addition, Hawk’s science fiction series was picked up by Sage Words Publishing. The first book in that series, THE CAIRNS OF SAINCTUARIE: THE BLEIKOVAT EVENT, will be released this fall. The cover has just been finalized, and it is spectacular!

For those of you who haven’t read any of Hawk’s books yet, you are in for a treat. Raised in the coal mining Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Welsh and Scottish blooded Hawk MacKinney served in the US Navy for over 20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned two postgraduate degrees with additional studies in foreign languages and history. He has taught postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to his science fiction and mystery series, Hawk has authored several other works of fiction, including the award-winning historical novel MOCCASIN TRACE.

Client and nonfiction author David Aikman was offered a five figure advance for his work, ONE NATION WITHOUT GOD by Baker Books, the largest religious publisher in the world. Scheduled for release in September, this thought-provoking work will be distributed internationally.

In addition, the Barbara Casey Agency placed David’s latest work of fiction with Strategic Media Books. KIDNAPPED IN GAZA, a political suspense novel, was released this spring and is already in line for a second printing.

Most recently, the Barbara Casey Agency finalized the contract offered by Tyndale Publishing and negotiated a five-figure advance for David’s memoirs.

Some of you might remember David’s much-acclaimed biography on President George W Bush, among other things. An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, a best-selling author, and a foreign affairs commentator, David is based in the Washington, DC area. His wide-ranging professional achievements include a 23-year career at TIME Magazine with reporting spanning the globe of nearly all the major historical events of the time. Since leaving TIME, he has authored over a dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction, with several publishers including Tyndale House, Baker Books, and B&H Publishing Group. With special expertise in China, Russia, the Middle East, Mongolia and religious freedom issues worldwide, David is frequently invited to deliver expert testimony at Congressional hearings and is a popular speaker at conferences, seminars, panels, as well as academic, church and professional groups all over the world. David’s broadcast career includes a two-hour documentary on the Middle East peace process that was aired worldwide on the BBC, and a six-part documentary based on his book GREAT SOULS: Six Who Changed a Century. In addition, David has been a commentator on NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC and has also been a guest on C-Span, CBN and local television and radio stations around the country.

In March, the Barbara Casey Agency was thrilled to sign award-winning author p. m. terrell. Known internationally for her “Black Swamp Mystery Series,” I will be representing her new mystery/suspense series and other future works, as well as the foreign, film, and television rights for all of her works.

Finally, on a personal note, my latest adult novel, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PRISSY, was put under contract by Strategic Media Books at the beginning of the year. It is scheduled for release in March 2013 and will be distributed nationally. The art department at Strategic Media Books is finalizing the cover now, and I must say, they have really captured the essence of my novel. It is beautiful!

Also, Gauthier Publications, the publisher of my young adult novel THE CADENCE OF GYPSIES which was published last spring, contracted two of my short stories for their anthology of horror stories which will be released next month. They also have plans to release THE CADENCE OF GYPSIES early this fall in e-book format for those of you who want to read it in Kindle, Nook, or other electronic readers.

Please visit again soon. I will be telling you about some of my other clients, pending contracts, and new projects the Barbara Casey Agency is working on.

Barbara