(PRWEB) May 12, 2005
When Frank Sobo first came to Nightengale Press to publish Crumpet Strumpet, he brought with him a lifetime career in advertising as art director for major firms in New York, Boston, London and Chicago. Over the years, he had produced everything from simple print ads to cutting-edge television commercials. The originality of thought that it takes to succeed in that arena supported his writing of fiction in strange and wonderful ways.
Just read the comments from the front of his book to get a sense of his genius:
ÂWhether itÂs as an English toff or a bucket representing beans of every known denomination and persuasion, Frank has a way with words, and midgets. He can make a trip to the zoo alternately terse and run on, provocative and descriptive, all in all a lot more interesting than it ever really was.Â
Â Todd Possehl, Published Poet
ÂOh, Geez. It finally dawned on me what youÂre doing here. Brilliant use of voice. Good shit, Frank.Â
Â Bruce Steinberg Award winning author of The Widow's Son
ÂPure magic! Frank has an original way with language. His sideways, off kilter look at everyday occurrences energize his stories.Â
Â Frank Rutledge
ÂIf I were still alive IÂd give him a good read.Â
Â Thaddeus Kosciuszko
ÂIÂm speechless! What great snapshotsÂitÂs wonderful that you share these snipits with others.Â
Â Kitty Jarman
ÂFrank has a way with intense surrealism. He does take us on some wild rides. Great narrative voice and wonderful character studies with sarcastic, flip style.Â
Â Susan Kraykowski
ÂFrank, Frank, FrankÂwill you ever cease to amaze me? No subject is off limits!
Â Kim Dechert
ÂAlways readable thought provoking stream of consciousness.Â
Â Jeremy Paschke
ÂI have actually felt the greatness of his word choices Â I too love to swear when I drive.Â
Â Denise Dahms
ÂGood God Frank, your mind goes places that I didnÂt know existed.Â
Â Bonnie Harm-Pechous
Nightengale Press publisher Valerie Connelly puts it this way: ÂWhen I first read his manuscript, I was riding on the ÂLÂ train heading into Chicago. I kept laughing out loud, truly embarrassing myself as I read. The other passengers must have thought I was nuts! But, I decided right then to publish this wonderful book. WeÂre looking forward to FrankÂs second collection in the near future.Â
The pride that comes to the author and the publisher from such fine recognition is invigorating. ForeWord Magazine publishes ÂReviews of Good Books Independently PublishedÂ in their monthly periodical, focusing on the work of the many talented authors who find a place with independent publishers like Nightengale Press. The Book of the Year Awards draw submissions of over 1500 books, in 50 categories, with 555 finalists chosen for 2004 titles.
Frank Sobo is in good company, in his category: Humor. As a finalist, he will be attending the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Program hosted in conjunction with Book Expo America, Javitz Convention Center, Room 1E15, 3 - 4:30pm in New York City on June 3, 2005 along with his publisher, Valerie Connelly.
ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award was established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. A jury of librarians, booksellers and reviewers are selected to judge the categories for entry, and they select winners and finalists based on editorial excellence and professional production as well as the originality of the narrative and the value the book adds to its genre.
ÂWeÂre very excited for Frank, and hope he wins one of the top awards at the ceremony. As a native New Yorker, Frank is in a way, coming home to attend this event. I know his work rings true with every reader, and I hope he has the joy of being a winner in New York this year,Â said Ms. Connelly. Frank Sobo will be signing Crumpet Strumpet at the BEA in the BookSurge Booth #2460 on Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 to 10:30am.
Visit FrankÂs book Crumpet Strumpet (ISBN 0-9743348-3-9 $13.95) at Nightengale Press at http://www.nightengalepress.biz/ or see the entire Nightengale Press website at http://www.nightengalemedia.com
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