Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
Today nine literary fiction and thriller authors announced that they will be offering their ebooks free on Amazon.com during a two-day promotion. The two-day free ebook promotion named 4th of July Literary and Thriller Fireworks will take place on July 3, and July 4, 2012.
In the spirit of writers helping writers and as such making ebooks more easily accessible to readers, the authors who are all members of Backspace (http://www.bksp.org), an online writers organization, include Karen Dionne, Eileen Cruz Coleman, J.H. Bográn, Danielle Younge-Ullman, Rachel Elizabeth Cole, Loretta Giacoletto, Mary Beth Daniels, Daniel A. Smith and Nora Carroll.
The ebooks included in the free promotion are:
“The 4th of July Literary and Thriller Fireworks promotion is a unique opportunity to pick up some exciting thrillers and gorgeous literary novels from several talented members of the Backspace Writers' Organization -- for free!” said Darcie Chan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the literary novel, The Mill River Recluse (http://www.amazon.com/The-Mill-River-Recluse-ebook/dp/B0051PRFLQ/)
According to the Pew Research Center, findings from a survey ending in December 2011 showed some 43% of Americans age sixteen and older have either read an e-book in the past year or have read other long-form content such as magazines, journals, and news articles in digital format on an e-book reader, tablet computer, regular computer, or cell phone.
“Authors who make their books available in digital format are poised to garner a wider readership in the months and years to come,” said a spokesperson for the Kindle Fire Department, a website devoted to showcasing ebooks, apps and games.
Readers may easily download all ten free ebooks from Amazon.com on July 3rd and July 4th by going here: http://amzn.com/lm/R2WOWYEBBT2Q8E
About Eileen Cruz Coleman:
Eileen Cruz Coleman was born in Washington, D.C. to an immigrant El Salvadoran mother and a Puerto Rican father. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in History. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals both online and in print. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.
About Rachel Elizabeth Cole:
Rachel Elizabeth Cole is a novelist and short-story writer whose work has appeared, among other places, in Cahoots, Literary Mama, Gator Springs Gazette, and Flashquake. Even though she hates rain, she lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, their two sons, and one very spoiled house rabbit.
About J.H. Bográn:
J. H. Bográn, born and raised in Honduras, is the son of a journalist. He ironically prefers to write fiction rather than fact. José’s genre of choice is thrillers, but he likes to throw in a twist of romance into the mix. His works include novels and short stories in both English and Spanish. He’s a member of the International Thriller Writers where he also serves as the Thriller Roundtable Coordinator.
About Danielle Younge-Ullman:Danielle Younge-Ullman is a novelist, playwright, freelance writer and recovering actor, with a BA in English from McGill University. Danielle's short story, Reconciliation, will be published in a McGraw-Hill Anthology for young adults in 2012 and her play, 7 Acts of Intercourse, debuted at the SummerWorks Festival. Danielle lives in Toronto with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. Falling Under is her debut novel.
About Loretta Giacoletto:
St. Louis area resident Loretta Giacoletto writes Italian/American sagas, contemporary novels about dysfunctional families, and a blog Loretta on Life. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Literary Mama, which nominated her story "Tom" for Dzanc's 2010 Best of The Web. She has visited countries in Europe and Asia but Italy remains her favorite.
About Karen Dionne:
Detroit native Karen Dionne is the internationally published author of Freezing Point, nominated by RT Book Reviews as Best First Mystery of 2008. Her short story, Calling the Shots, appears in the anthology First Thrills edited by Lee Child.
Karen is cofounder of the online writers community Backspace and a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the International Thriller Writers. She blogs at The Huffington Post and also reviews for The New York Journal of Books.
About Mary Beth Daniels:
Mary Beth Daniels is a writer and wedding photographer in Texas. During her divorce, she was adopted by an amazing community of softball-playing lesbians who changed her life. After the passage of California's Prop 8 halted her trip to photograph several same-sex weddings, she wrote Heteroflexibility to highlight the challenges facing these couples who want nothing more than to marry.
About Daniel A. Smith:
Daniel A. Smith is currently working on his second novel of a series set in a little-known but important period of America’s earliest history. Daniel has traveled across all 48 continental states and five provinces of Canada as a sound engineer, working behind the scenes to entertain, inform, and observe all manner of audiences, but he prefers to live, roam, and write in Arkansas with his life-long friend and wife.
About Nora Carroll:
Nora Carroll spends every summer in the hundred year old house built by her great-grandfather on the shores of a clear blue lake in Northern Michigan. She loves cookouts on the beach, the scent of suntan oil, and playing catch with her golden retriever. This is her first novel.
Download all ten free ebooks from Amazon.com on July 3rd and July 4th by going here: http://amzn.com/lm/R2WOWYEBBT2Q8E
*Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman will be free only on July 3, 2012.