My friend, Literary Publicist Stephanie Barko, is kicking off her new web site with a daily book giveaway! It begins TODAY and runs through September 19.

One year ago at this time Stephanie helped me to embark upon a Virtual Book Tour. Over the course of six weeks I visited more than a dozen different websites and blogs, participated in online chats and interviews, and contributed guest blog posts and essays. I discussed my book and related issues, and also the craft of writing, the process of getting published, and the experience of traveling throughout the United States speaking at colleges and universities and other venues. I connected with lots of people who were previously unaware of Inheriting the Trade. It never would have happened without Stephanie.

Whether you are an author needing a higher profile for your book or a reader who loves books (or both), I hope you’ll take a few moments to check out Stephanie’s new website and “comment to win” at

UPDATE: I just found out that this week’s book giveaways are:

Saturday, August 21 The Glades by Clifton Campbell, pilot screenplay for the A&E drama series

Sunday, August 22 Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening by Stephan Bodian

Monday, August 23 Autographed copy of 2010 Willa Award Winner, A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick

Tuesday, August 24 No Jerks on the Job: Who They Are, the Harm They Do, and Ridding Them from Your Workplace by Ron Newton

Wednesday, August 25 Hardwired for Love: Nurturing Yourself to Vibrant Health by Helene Leonetti, MD

Thursday, August 26 The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram

Friday, August 27 Days of Grace: Meditations & Practices for Living with Illness by Mary Earle