Tuesday, August 25, 2009

KLTV Spotlights Author Steven Hemphill

Author asks, "What Does Heaven Look Like?"


Bonner Springs Author Hopes to Inspire Others


Author Lynn Fox Adams Inspires Community

My singing and signing party at church went great. Wonderful singers sang, I spoke and I sold around 70 books.... The Alabama Baptist man was there taking pictures. I had to go on a stretcher by ambulance to my own party, but it made it the more sweeter and people saw how much and how hard it was on me to write the book.

Thanks, Lynn

Tate Author gives first book to former teacher

Publication:Daily American Republic; Date:Aug 24, 2009; Section:Front Page; Page Number:1A

By JOHN WILLEY Staff Writer

“When kids are successful, you’ve done your job,” Judith Potter said about one of her former students who has had his first book published.

He was “of my bright shining stars,” she said.

To thank Potter for her encouragement, Nelson presented her with a copy of one of the first editions with a thank you note written on the title page.

Nelson credits Potter for his desire to write. As a 10-year-old student, he began writing stories and gave the first copy of to Potter. When it was read in class, some students liked it and some were critical.

“Mrs. Potter believed in me and encouraged me, “ Nelson said.

It was that encouragement that led Nelson to present Potter with a copy of, “A Night with St. Nick,” which is printed by Tate Publishing and Enterprises.

The story takes place in present day and helps a boy learn about Jesus through Santa Claus. It answers questions about how Santa Claus gets all over the world in one night.

Nelson, who lives in Springfield, has five more books in progress. He said he will work on one until he gets tired of it, then he will pick up one of the others and work on it. Although his first book is borderline juvenile, his other books are adult novels.

He derives his income from working as a bank teller, but he is an author first, teller second.

Nelson said he decided about a year ago that he was going to be published. He had two rejections. Then, the “third time was a charm,” he said.

It was encouragement from his wife, Diana, and Potter that helped him with the project.

“If a child grows up to be successful then a teacher has done their job,” said Potter, who is retired after teaching for 34 1/2 years.

Nelson’s book sells for $12.99 and is available at Barnes and Noble or can be ordered on the Internet at www.tatepublishing.com/ bookstore. A trailer for the book is available on You-Tube.

Photo by- DAR/Corey Matthews Judy Potter recieves a copy of ‘A Night with St. Nick” from Adam Nelson, one of Mrs. Potter’s former students. Nelson credits his success to Mrs. Potter for her encouragement and belief in his writing ability.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Author Mayra Ron Partners With Non-Profit

From Mayra Ron's Newsletter, Mayra is the author of Can You See Me? and Diary of a Crazy Woman.

Sending out a newsletter with the latest happenings with you and your book is a great idea!

Hi, Friends...
Hope the summer treated you well! As usual, Christian Early, our artist, has been going non-stop. He had a very successful art show (see photos) sponsored by CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities). Also, he's had a book signing every weekend. The next one coming up is this Saturday, Aug 22nd at Waldenbooks in Hialeah (inside Westland Mall) at 12pm. He'll be book signing 'Can You See Me?' and 'Diary of a Crazy Woman.' On the 29th, he'll also have another book signing at CARD - Nova University (Davie campus) from 1 to 4pm.

But the most the important news is FINALLY ART POSSIBILITIES IS BEGINNING!!! Registration will begin Tuesday, August 25th from 6 to 8 apm. Art classes will begin modestly - twice a week (first class is August 31). Classes will be held every Monday from 4 to 6pm and every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the boardroom (second floor) of the Southwest Regional library... 16835 Sheridan Street. Pembroke Pines, FL 33330.

Remember, Art Possibilities is a non-profit whose purpose is to create jobs for adults with autism thru the arts. If you are a parent and want your son or daughter to participate, please call me (Mayra) at 954-682-3264 so I can schedule a time to meet on the 25th at Nova University, Card Center (Davie campus). Classes will be $30 for two hours (twice a week) including material, but all monies must be dealt with out of the library so please call me. Later on when the program becomes full time, the rate will lower to $6/an hour from 8:30 to 3:30 in SW Ranches.

This is just the beginning of thinking out of the box for our adults with autism so we can create jobs for them through animation, drawing, cartoons, illustration of books, t-shirt creation, apinting, comic strips…. There is a whole array in the vision so call me so we can talk more. As parents these adults deserve more than just cleaning and filing jobs. Let’s utilize the right side of the brain - the non-verbal side - neglected by the school system and create for them a fulfilling and different future where they may make a living and support themselves while they grow as adults. Every person deserves to keep learning after high school and fulfill their hidden talents and potential. Even if your adult does not draw or show any interest you will be surprised how art is in everything and with the method of Art Possibilities we will bring out the part of art your adult has. If we do not expect anything from our adults we will get just that. Let’s change the future of this generation of adults with autism so that the world may marvel and not neglect them as they do and pave the way for a different future not only for them but for those who come after them. Please help me and so many others who wish this positive change.

Author Dr. Louis H. Campbell Featured on Mississippi Public Radio


Mississippi Edition, August 20, 2009

Jackson mayor, Harvey Johnson has laid out his budget plan for Fiscal 2010. He’ll join us to share the figures, his thoughts and vision for Mississippi’s capital city. Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, William Faulkner...the list goes on and on of famous authors from Mississippi. We'll learn about the Mississippi Writers Guild and find out if it's just something in the water that makes our state such a fertile area for writers. And, today’s book club selection is called “WIND OF DESTINY”. Our guest is its author, Belhaven College Professor Dr. Louis H. Campbell.

Another Satisfied Tate Author!

Hi Terry,

I want to tell you how happy I am with what Tate has done for me throughout this process. I am especially impressed with the effort that has gone into the marketing program. If the book is not a success, it will certainly not be for a lack of effort on your (Tate’s) part.

Please express my appreciation to all who were involved in this. Thank you all so much for making this dream a reality. I could not have asked for a better publisher!

Blessings, Scott

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tate Author Featured in the Herald Palladium

Click on this link to read an article in the Herald Palladium spotlighting Tate Author David Kelley.

Father pens memoir about family's journey through childhood cancer


Great report from a Tate author!

Wow!! the street fair was so much fun and yep, exhausting!

I am on the mend though and reflecting back on all the blessed moments over the last couple of days. I sold 36 books and they love it!! They were all so impressed with the book- illustrations, just the wonderful quality in general and the e-live narration. I also shared with many people how wonderful all of you are at Tate publishing, thank you again!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Author Event Photos, August 2009

(ABOVE) Author Jean Archambault-White Simple Faith & Lazy Legs

The above photos feature Tate authors and their book signing displays! We love to receive event photos from our authors, please continue sending them our way!

You can see how ancillary items that follow the book's theme can help to grab the attention of customers.

Traci Jones
Marketing Representative