Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kondazian's The Whip on Cover of Publishers Weekly

Karen Kondazian’s novel THE WHIP is on the front cover of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (March 26, 2012). Based on the life of the renowned nineteenth century stagecoach driver, or whip, Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst, THE WHIP has been getting around.


Most recently Karen Kondazian toured San Francisco bookstores and did a program at the Wells Fargo Museum to a sold out crowd. In Los Angeles, Kondazian’s home town, she had a book signing at Book Soup. THE WHIP was number one on the Book Soup’s Bestseller list for two weeks in a row following her appearance.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Whip Stays at #1 on Book Soup

The Whip by Karen Kondazian stays at #1 on Book Soup for second week in a row. Check out the latest on her new release.

*Video interview of Karen discussing The Whip w NPR Radio Book Critic Peter Robinson
"Join author Karen Kondazian and NPR radio book critic Peter Robinson, (in an old Wells Fargo Stagecoach) as they talk about her critically acclaimed novel "The Whip".

*Images from Karen's Event at Book Soup on February 11th + #1 spot on book soup best-seller list

*The Whip still #1 at Book Soup for a 2nd week in a row

*Event: The Book Radio Show Interview
Saturday March 24th, 2012
Join Karen Kondazian, author of THE WHIP for a live interview, reading, signing, drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

This live appearance will kick off the Premiere of The BookRadio Show with Host Kari Moran at The Writers Junction in Santa Monica. It'll be a cool evening of camaraderie and scintillating conversations with a trio of today's best-selling authors!

Also, hear the Blues-Rock sounds of “Runaway Truck Ramp”, featuring Blues-Harp virtuoso, Tim Carter and HitCiti guitarist, Curt Harpel.
Where: The Writers Junction
Address: 1001 Colorado Ave. (Corner of 10th St.)
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7pm-8pm Reception
8:30pm-9:30pm Showtime!
9:30-10pm Book Sales and Signing 

Tickets $25 - Get your tickets here:

*Event: Soquel Pioneer Picnic Reading and Signing
Saturday July 28th 2012
Soquel Pioneers, 5270 Pringle Lane, Soquel, CA 95073
*More info on times coming soon.

March New Releases

Swim the River
By Stephy Smith

Since Amelia ‘Falcon Woman’ Tucker was a small child, she heard the stories of how her mother was Rescued from the River by her father. All she wanted was a man who loved her with all his heart. Rising Wolf held her heart captive for years before he asked for her hand in marriage. The tall handsome man brought happiness to her life until the unforgettable day of the bear attack. Although the river had always called to her, she never knew how much she loved the stalwart Indian until she had to Swim the River to save him.

Swim the River by Stephy Smith is a short sweet historical romance. 

Published by  Astraea Press

You can find Swim the River at and

 Boomer Blues Book:
Staying Alive and Sane in the Modern American West
By Alethea Williams

This revealing collection of columns was first published in the Green River Star at the turn of the new century. Some things have changed for boomers over the years (most obviously, our hairlines and waistlines), and some things have become even more like they were! Back in the 90s most of us were still working, and these columns reflect those concerns as well as timeless topics such as valuing children, raising children with values, and the value of living in a healthy environment. Some have been edited a bit. I have indicated the exact or approximate date each was published, and added a few comments. The one thing I learned about myself in going back over these columns is that I was never at a loss for words! I enjoyed re-visiting the self I was then and finding out how relevant the insights still are today. I invite you to participate in this penetrating look back at what was important — and still is! — to me and to the people who live in the modern American West.

Self-published by Alethea Williams.
Boomer Blues Book is available only as a Kindle e-book at