Monday, November 10, 2008

Janice Haskins-Scott: A Discovered Author


Chicago, Illinois (November 11th, 2008) Chicago Janice Haskins-Scott is the real deal: real life, real ideas, real words for a real world. She was chosen to be’s November Discovered Author for her empowering and engaging work on Inspirational Everyday Poetry-Poetry That Inspires, Haskins-Scott has established herself as a literary voice to be respected.

Experience is fodder for creation, and often out of the deepest struggles come the noblest characters. Such is the stuff of Haskins-Scott’s Inspirational Everyday Poetry-Poetry that Inspires, a kaleidoscopic whirlwind of poetry and passion that scales the everyday possibilities and daily struggles with equal sensitivity, lyricism, intelligence & humor.

Staggeringly insightful and profoundly personal, Janice Haskins-Scott courageously reveals-with a poetic precision-stories and sides of herself that inspire by example and move by artfulness. From her own battle with addiction springs a well of hope, possibility & recovery-a war waged and won on the pages of this accessible and award winning book. social network for aspiring writers to engage and appraise one another’s work-considers Janice Haskins-Scott’s work exemplary of the kind of bold writing that WritingRoom Discovered Author’s series was created to celebrate and support!

Born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Chicago, Janice Haskins-Scott is the author of several poems published by the National Library of Poetry and has been awarded the “Editor’s Choice Award” for outstanding achievement in poetry. With several warranted credits, awards, and published works to her name, she has been named five times over as one of the Best Poets of the Year by the International Library of Poetry. As for her latest accomplishment, Inspirational Everyday Poetry-Poetry that Inspires…it does indeed!

INSPIRATIONAL EVERYDAY POETRY-POETRY THAT INSPIRES is published by INSPIRATIONAL EVERYDAY POETRY-POETRY THAT INSPIRES will be available in the PublishingRoom bookstore and online at Amazon and BN November 2008.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Amanda Eliasch’s latest book CLOAK & DAGGER BUTTERFLY

Here is one of our newest media releases:


Amanda Eliasch’s “Cloak & Dagger Butterfly” Strikes

Los Angeles, CA (October 20th, 2009) The Chipmunka Foundation, established and poised to become the world's most effective mental health charity, is championing a new voice in the literary world, and what a world of words there is. Amanda Eliasch’s Cloak & Dagger Butterfly-A Journey through the Madness of Passion Via Blackberry (available internationally L60.00), is a veritable kaleidoscope of emotion, seduction & intrigue, rivaled only by her arresting accompanying photography.

A collection of brilliantly scripted emails invented in the throes of longing-filled evenings, are exquisitely matched with Eliasch’s own voluptuous and breathtaking photograph’s, both revealing an eye and ear for beauty, nature and truth. These electronic “letters to lovers”, heavy loaded with imagery and humanity, easily establish Amanda Eliasch as an artist to watch for, the places she’s willing to go emotionally, and the magnitude of her smashing success.

As convincing (taken from actual emails) as it is persuasive, Cloak & Dagger Butterfly makes for an unusually arresting read. For women everywhere, Eliasch stands as a beacon of light in the dark forest of intimacy-as human as she is humorous, her authentic voice will decidedly become an inspiration for generations to come.

Born in Beirut, Amanda Eliasch is the daughter of celebrated writer and journalist Anthony Cave Brown and granddaughter of film director Sidney Gilliat (St Trinian’s, The Rake’s Progress). Always heavily engaged in the arts, she has flirted with acting, mastered photography, flourished in writing, and is widely regarded as an artist to be reckoned with. She has also recently developed a creative partnership with the respected gallery owner Enrico Navarro.

Amanda's affiliation with the Chipmunka Foundation is an obvious one, having lived through the traumatizing ordeal of her own father’s Alzheimer’s Disease, Chipmunka (set up by Jason Pegler and Andrew Latchford) has a revolutionary & visionary attitude toward mental health. (

And another revolution takes place between the startling & sensuous pages of Cloak & Dagger!

For more information and /or to interview Amanda Eliasch, please contact Eileen Koch @ Eileen Koch & Company INC or email Eileen @ Please visit &