SkipJack Publishing Announces Upcoming Release of Debut Author, Marcy McKay
Texas – Award-winning author Marcy McKay and SkipJack Publishing announce the January 21, 2016, release of McKay’s literary suspense novel, Pennies from Burger Heaven (ISBN 978-1-939889-33-1).
About Pennies from Burger Heaven: Eleven-year-old Copper Daniels is homeless and alone. She spends her nights sleeping beneath the cemetery’s Warrior Angel statue for protection, and her days battling the mean streets of Remington, Texas, hell-bent on discovering what happened the night her Mama disappeared. While Copper and her rag-tag group of friends find danger at every corner, two painful truths are clear – her Mama’s really missing and someone’s truly trying to kill Copper.
In the tradition of The Lovely Bones and Room, Pennies from Burger Heaven tells a dark story through the eyes of a child. With wit and wisdom, Copper Daniels will steal your heart, then break it in two.
Awards for Pennies from Burger Heaven:
*2010 First Place – Writers’ League of Texas, Best Mainstream Novel Competition
*2010 First Place – Frontiers in Writing, Best Mainstream Novel Contest
*2010 Winner – Frontiers in Writing, Overall Best of Show
Praise for Pennies from Burger Heaven:
“Against the gritty backdrop of an inner-city ghetto rises the unforgettable voice of eleven-year-old Copper ‘Penny’ Daniels, offering poignant and heartbreaking insights into the horrors and trials of homeless life on the streets, finding heaven where you least expect it, and help in those you never thought to ask.”
– A.G. Howard, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Splintered Series
“Debut novelist McKay infuses Pennies from Burger Heaven with wit, charm and moxie, so much so that the achingly beautifulness of Copper Daniels’ life sneaks up on you. All of this wrapped around a mystery that is fast-paced and rife with tension, with a satisfying series of twists. Can’t wait for the next Burger Heaven novel.”
— Pamela Fagan Hutchins, author of the Kate & Annalise mystery series
Marcy McKay knew she wanted to write stories the moment she read about Oompa Loompas in fourth grade. She’s an award-winning short-story author and copywriter, as well as a freelance journalist and creator of Mudpie Writing blog. Her work has appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Write Practice, Write to Done, Positive Writer and Jane Friedman.com. Marcy lives in Texas with her husband and two teens, who all still like her…most of the time. McKay is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas and the Texas High Plains Writers. To connect with her, please visit www.marcymckay.com, Facebook, or Twitter.
Newest Release from best-selling, award-winning SkipJack Author, Ken Oder:
Need help? SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins now offers manuscript critiques in addition to her writers retreats. To see how to get your pages in front of her, visit http://pamelahutchins.com/speaking/manuscript-critiques/.
April 2, 2015, Houston, TX
We are thrilled to announce the release of the latest mystery by SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins: Heaven to Betsy (Emily #1).
Heaven to Betsy features Emily, Katie’s stateside best friend from the Katie & Annalise series, in her own hilarious adventures.
When a dead body swan-dives from a balcony into the pool at a wedding, gossip comes to a halt about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily—whose husband left her for a woman who turns out to be a man. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian. She refuses to work for him, until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client Sofia, the wedding shooter, who is also an illegal immigrant. Emily feels a strange affinity with the girl and launches a desperate search for her. Bodies pile up in her wake across Texas and New Mexico as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble, and the authorities question whether the child is anything but a figment of her imagination.
See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.
2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist
2014 USA Best Book Award Winner (Fiction: Cross Genre: Finalist)
2012 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest
2011 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Mainstream Novel Contest
2010 Winner of the Writers League of Texas Romance Contest
Once Upon A Romance Calls Hutchins an “up and coming powerhouse writer.”
If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you’re going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan from Amarillo who spent ten years in the Caribbean, Pamela splits her time between Houston and a little place called Nowheresville.
The reviews for Heaven to Betsy are in, and they’re good. Very, very good.
“Grabs you by the throat from the get-go for a suspenseful, rollicking ride.” — Ken Oder, author of The Closing
“Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” – Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business
“Hutchins is a master of tension.” – R.L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme
“Intriguing mystery . . . captivating romance.” – Patricia Flaherty Pagan, author of Trail Ways Pilgrims
“In my book . . . the makings of a great novel: cheating husbands, murder, and hot cowboys.” — Melissa Algood, contributing author, Eclectically Criminal
Don’t forget to catch the other mysteries by Hutchins!
Get the Katie & Annalise ebook box set (best price), or download Book 1, Saving Grace (permafree), Book 2, Leaving Annalise, and Book 3, Finding Harmony. Then catch more appearances by Katie, Emily, and friends in Going for Kona (Michele, #1) and watch for Earth to Emily (Emily #2) in the Fall of 2015 and Hell to Pay (Emily #3) in late 2015. E-book and audio versions also available.
You can buy a Heaven to Betsy e-book or paperback anywhere online and in all bookstores, which can order it for you if they don’t have it in stock.
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THE CLOSING named Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
Houston, Texas—Today, SkipJack Publishing is pleased to announce THE CLOSING has been recognized as a finalist in the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Here is the complete list: https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2014/
Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd.
In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.
“After 17 years, our awards program has become synonymous with quality because our editors set such a high bar on the finalist round, which makes it especially tough for the judges who select the winners,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “In every genre, our judges will find an interesting, high-quality selection of books culled from this year’s entries.”
“We’re elated that The Closing is getting this recognition. It’s a wonderful book, and the first of many from Ken Oder,” said Eric Hutchins of SkipJack Publishing.
Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pop Top Stage in the exhibit hall. Everyone is welcome. The Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award will also be announced during the presentation.
About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is media company featuring a FOLIO: award winning quarterly print magazine Foreword Reviews and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 160 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription.
Going for Kona by Pamela Fagan Hutchins win USA Best Book Award in Fiction: Cross Genre!
Going for Kona by Pamela Fagan Hutchins available for ebook pre-order, everywhere.
June 12, 2014, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing author Pamela Fagan Hutchins named to the Top 10 Authors in Houston list for 2014 by The Houston Press.
June 11, 2014, Houston, TX
SkipJack launches its first pre-order/Kickstarter campaign for Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Going for Kona. A back of this project directly benefits indie publishing, and you get more than the value of your pledge in awards, at each level. Check it out by clicking on the image below.
June 6, 2014, Houston, TX
SkipJack moves the price of Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins to perms-free, everywhere. Watch for a blog on going permafree soon!
June 1, 2014, Houston, TX
Finding Harmony hits bestseller status on Amazon.
Congratulations to Pamela Fagan Hutchins whose novel Finding Harmony has reached the Quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, in the Romance category. Pamela likes to say her novel should be classified as Multiple Personality Disorder since it is multi-genre, but admits Romance works as well as Mystery, General Fiction, or anything else. The winner will be announced July 21, 2014. Good luck Pamela, and Finding Harmony!
March 24, 2014, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing is excited to announce the kickoff of the KickStarter fundraising project for its joint venture with Houston Writers Guild, the nonprofit SciFi anthology TIDES OF POSSIBILITIES. To date, we’ve received over 125 submissions, and there are so many pieces deserving of inclusion.
Would you like to pre-buy your copies? For only $5 you can support the project and get an ebook. For larger donations, you get more in return. In fact, you have to check it out to believe all that we are giving away: signed books, books by KJ Russell and Pamela Fagan Hutchins, as well as some of the other authors. Prominent sponsor opportunities in the book itself.
Please, help us help authors and the wonderful nonprofit Houston Writers Guild by supporting this initiative AND help us ensure that we are thus able to create the same opportunity for Fantasy writers this fall. If we exceed our fundraising goals, we may be able to add additional authors from the submissions as well, which would make a lot of writers very happy.
CLICK HERE to see the KickStarter Campaign.
Watch for exciting announcements about the selected authors. We’ll let KickStarter announce them first, but we’ll follow up here.
Many thanks to KJ Russell for editing and spearheading the project. An awesome writer, a devotee of the arts.
Eric Hutchins, Owner
February 22, 2014, Houston, TX
Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery Series
Finding Harmony takes you on a high stakes race through the islands, with suspense, a little voodoo, and laughs.
Katie’s already on edge when a dead guy shows up at Estate Annalise and shady locals claim there are slave remains in the foundation, but when Nick doesn’t come home to her and the kids one day after work, she’s ready to lose it. A frantic Katie launches a Caribbean-wide manhunt, calling on Kurt, her stoic, steady father-in-law, and Collin, her badass big brother, to help her search air, land, and sea for her husband, who may be in very big trouble indeed.
˃˃˃ See why this series won contest after contest and is up for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
- 2011 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Mainstream Novel Contest
- 2010 Winner of the Writers League of Texas Romance Contest
- 2012 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest
˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance Calls Hutchins an “up and coming powerhouse writer.”
If you like Josie Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.
˃˃˃ The reviews are in, and they’re good. Very, very good, with 27+ 5-stars on Amazon in the two weeks month alone!
“A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel.” Kirkus Reviews
“A riveting drama with plenty of twists and turns for an exciting read, highly recommended.” Small Press Bookwatch
“An exciting tale that combines twisting investigative and legal subplots with a character seeking redemption. An exhilarating mystery with a touch of voodoo.” Midwest Book Review MBR Bookwatch
˃˃˃ Don’t worry–there’s more Katie & Annalise where Finding Harmony came from!
Catch Katie’s first two adventures in Book 1, Saving Grace, and Book 2, Leaving Annalise. Paperback and audio versions also available.
February 2, 2014, Houston, TX
Leaving Annalise, #2 in Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Katie & Annalise romantic mystery series, hits bestseller status on Amazon.
November 30, 2013, Houston, TX
SkipJack Author Pamela Fagan Hutchins reaches #7 on Nook and #34 on Kindle with her bestselling, award-winning romantic mystery, Saving Grace(/em>(Katie & Annalise Series), the first book in the Katie & Annalise mystery series, with #1 and #2 rankings across romance and mystery on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. She also reached an author rank of #127 overall on Amazon.
November 22, 2013, Houston, TX
New SkipJack author! Rebecca Nolen just released her debut novel. a suspenseful middle grade historical fantasy called The Dry. It’s an Amazon KDP Select book, so you can pick up the Kindle ebook for free on loan if you are a Prime member who owns a Kindle device. Welcome to SkipJack, Rebecca! We are excited to have you join us.
November 12, 2013, Houston, TX
WINNER! What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? is one of the USA Best Book Award winners. Category? Business: Writing & Publishing (2013). Congratulations, Pamela!
November 12, 2013, Houston, TX
Sale!! Book 1 of the Katie & Annalise series, Saving Grace, is on sale for 99 cents, now through November 15, 2013. Hurry! Don’t miss this incredible deal!
November 10, 2013
SkipJack is proud to announce the release of its latest audiobook, Leaving Annalise, the 2nd book in the Katie & Annalise series by Pamela Fagan Hutchins, narrated by Ashley Ulery. Pick up your copy at Audible, Amazon, or iTunes/iBooks.
November 10, 2013
SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins reached her all time high on the Amazon bestseller charts at #692 overall and #3 in romantic mystery on Kindle, with Book 1 in the Katie & Annalise series, Saving Grace. Congratulations, Pamela. Meanwhile, her How to Screw Up Your Kids remains a perennial Amazon bestseller in parenting.
October 7, 2013, Houston TX
September 6, 2013, Houston, TX
Listen to Chapter One of the Audio Versions of SkipJack Publishing Books, HERE.
August 30, 2013, Houston, TX
Author of Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans appears on Great Day Houston (KHOU) talking about the natural women’s health alternatives that led to writing the book.
August 20, 2013, Houston, TX
This Saturday August 24th, Pamela Fagan Hutchins will be teaching Indie Publishing, Soup to Nuts, from 10-4 at the Sugarland Marriott, on behalf of the Houston Writers Guild. Register at http://houstonwritersguild.org.
Pamela Fagan Hutchins and SkipJack Publishing released What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? Who knew indie publishing could be this much fun? Pamela makes an overwhelming field manageable by presenting tried and true how-tos and a myriad of resources, including the marketing plan that got her debut novel national distribution – all with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek. Get your copy anywhere online.
July 16, 2013, Houston, TX
Video Book Trailer released for Leaving Annalise:
July 8, 2013, Houston, TX
Check out the just-released audio version of My Dream of Freedom, narrated by the talented Hanna Dettman and written by Helen Colin. You will be inspired!
July 1st, Houston, TX
Release day! Pamela Fagan Hutchins and SkipJack Publishing are pleased to announce the release of Leaving Annalise, the 2nd book in the bestselling, critically-lauded, and award-winning Katie & Annalise series. You can get your ebook on Amazon, Kobo, Apple iTunes or iBookstore, or Barnes and Noble. Pick up your paperback online at Amazon, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, Hastings Entertainment, or Barnes and Noble. You can also pick up a paperback at any brick and mortar bookstore — if they don’t have it in stock, as them to order it for you.
June 30th, Houston, TX
Just out: Audiobook of How to Screw Up Your Marriage, by Pamela Fagan Hutchins, narrated by Sandy Weaver-Carman. Watch for Saving Grace, The Clark Kent Chronicles, and Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans, coming soon.
June 17th, Houston, TX
2000 miles, 7 events, and 4 states later, SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins completed the first week of her “Sixty Cities in Sixty Days” Nationwide RV Book Tour. She’s blogging the experience, which you can catch HERE.
June 14, 2013, Houston, TX
And it’s a wrap! Puppalicious and Beyond is now available as an audiobook (How to Screw Up Your Kids is already available). Next up: How to Screw Up Your Marriage, which is in the final stages of production. Saving Grace will follow by July 1st, and before August 1st, watch for The Clark Kent Chronicles and Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans.
June 6, 2013 Houston, TX
Want to win one of the 50 advance copies we’re giving away of Leaving Annalise, book 2 in the Katie & Annalise series, by Pamela Fagan Hutchins?
May 22, 2013 Houston, TX
Audiobooks! SkipJack has 8 in production, and the first one is available now through Audible.com. Check out Sandy Weaver Carman’s narration of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ How to Screw Up Your Kids today!
May 21, 2013, Houston, TX
Award –Winning Author Pamela Fagan Hutchins Sets Off on 60-City Nationwide RV Book TourHouston, TX – Award-winning author Pamela Fagan Hutchins sets off on a 60-city RV book tour this summer promoting her debut romantic thriller, the Amazon-bestseller Saving Grace, as well as the mid-summer release of the second novel in the Katie & Annalise series, Leaving Annalise. With a revolving lineup of offspring driving the RV and her one-eyed Boston terrier in tow, Hutchins will be traveling around the country hosting author events at bookstores, meeting with book clubs and writers groups, and presenting on topics ranging from “Deliberate Creativity” to “What kind of idiot indie publishes, and how can I be one too?” “How lucky am I to get to meet readers and see so many great spots in the US while spending one-on-one time with my kids?” Hutchins said. “I can’t wait to get started!” The Katie & Annalise series kicks off with Saving Grace, which sweeps readers away to fall in love with a rainforest jumbie house named Annalise and Texas attorney Katie Connell who is as much a danger to herself as the island bad guys. Small Press Bookwatch raved, “A riveting drama with plenty of twists and turns for an exciting read, highly recommended.” Kirkus Reviews praised Saving Grace as “A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel.” Leaving Annalise is the next stop in the series, where an unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and the vandalism of her jumbie home teeter Katie between her beloved Annalise and the love of her life. “Could not put it down and did not want it to end!” advance reader Rebecca Weiss said. “As much as I loved Saving Grace, I love Leaving Annalise even more,” claimed Rhonda Erb, an editor and early reader. The Katie & Annalise series is packed with mystery, romance, and a touch of magical realism, andprovides readers with an experience that is zany, tropical, intense, and eerie, all at once. The books combine an exotic setting with vivid characterization, authentic-sounding dialogue, and real emotion, all balanced with page-turning doses of action and suspense. Hutchins captures the spirit of the Caribbean islands with captivating and imaginative stories that readers will find fun, witty, exciting, and difficult to put down. Hutchins writes award-winning mysterious women’s fiction and relationship humor nonfiction. She has authored seven books, including Leaving Annalise, Saving Grace, Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans, How To Screw Up Your Kids, How to Screw Up Your Marriage, Puppalicious and Beyond, and The Clark Kent Chronicles. She is also a contributing author to Easy to Love But Hard to Raise and the upcoming Easy to Love But Hard to Teach from DRT Press, Ghosts and OMG – That Woman! from Aakenbaaken & Kent, and Prevent Workplace Harassment from Prentice Hall. Hutchins is the winner of the Parenting/Divorce category of USA Best Books in 2012 (with award winners in Narrative Nonfiction and Women’s Health too). She won the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Contemporary Fiction awards from the Houston Writers Guild, and their 2012 Nonfiction award. She also won the 2010 Writers League of Texas Romance award, and the 2012 Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story award. A workplace investigator, employment attorney, and former human resources executive, Hutchins lives with her husband and several of their young adult offspring plus 200 pounds of pets in Houston, but their hearts remain in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. For more information on the author or the locations and events on her 60-city RV book tour, please visit www.pamelahutchins.com. If you would like to schedule an event, speech or book club meeting during the tour, please contact: Nicole Hutchins 5215 Queensloch Dr. Houston, TX 77096 T: 713-721-4773 nicole@SkipJackPublishing.com www.SkipJackPublishing.com
April 16, 2013, Houston, TX
My Dream of Freedom: From Holocaust to My Beloved America.
April 15, 2013, Houston, TX
April 12-13, 2013, Houston, TX
SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins appeared on Daybreak Amarillo (KVII TV) before her signing at Hastings Entertainment’s flagship store.
April 5-6, 2013, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing author Pamela Fagan Hutchins delivered the keynote speech — What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, And Should I Be One Too? — for the Spring Houston Writers Guild Conference, and followed up with two more sessions: From “the end” to “buy now”; The Whether Where How and How Much of Ebook, Print and Audio in Indie Publishing.
April 2, 2013, Houston, TX
Puppalicious and Beyondgoes nationwide at Hastings Entertainment stores!
March 14, 2013, Houston, TX
Dockside Bookshop on St. Thomas Now Carrying Books of Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Formerly of St. Croix
SkipJack Publishing is excited to announce that Dockside Bookshop in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas will now carry SkipJack’s books from Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Pamela — whowrites award-winning, bestselling mysterious women’s fiction and relationship humor — has special ties to the Virgin Islands. She is married to a Cruzan and lived on St. Croix for nearly 10 years, where she was the VP of Legal and HR for a large refining company. You can read more about Pamela at http://pamelahutchins.com.
You can also buy her books at Undercover Books on St. Croix.
Here are the books Dockside will carry: Saving Grace: A voodoo house in the islands distracts Texas attorney Katie from heartbreak and Bloody Marys when she’s there investigating her parents’ shady deaths. (Winner of 2010 Writers League of Texas Manuscript Award and 2012 Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest)
How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style helps the blended families everyone predicts will fail prove all the naysayers wrong. Through the use of practical human relations principles, readers will learn to envision and instill a unique set of family values and culture into their new household, and by God, have fun doing it. (Winner of 2012 USA Best Books in Parenting/Divorce)
Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans: Middle-aged Endurance Athletics Meets The Hormonally Challenged. Part “how to” for wannabe athletes and part tongue-in-cheek manual of peri-menopause, Hot Flashes is a “been there, done that” anthem for the no-longer-so-young of us. (Award winner in 2012 USA Best Books in Women’s Health)
The Clark Kent Chronicles: A Mother’s Tale of Life With Her ADHD and Asperger’s Son. Pamela takes readers on a real-life heart-wrenching and hilarious road trip from toddler to adulthood with Clark Kent and his family, sharing their collective wisdom and empathy along the way.
How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First-Time Failures is a no-nonsense formula for couplehood success told through the delightful voice and stories of a human relations expert who is herself in a wonderfully nauseating second marriage with a passel of his and hers kids. (2nd place in the 2012 Houston Writers Guild Narrative Nonfiction Contest.)
Puppalicious And Beyond: Life Outside The Center Of The Universe: Weaving in and out of fiction and nonfiction, Pamela shares a collection of interrelated stories of the wonderful “others” that delight and frighten her, from pups to poltergeists and everything in between. (Award winner in 2012 USA Best Books in Narrative Nonfiction)
March 1, 2013, Houston, TX
SkipJack has undertaken its first two audiobook projects. We are utilizing ACX.com. We expect to have two titles available for purchase by the summer of 2013.
February 24, 2013, Houston TX
SkipJack Publishing has taken on a new author, with a very, very special project. Helen Colin is a 90-year old Holocaust survivor who has spent her entire adult life dedicated to sharing her story so that others can find hope in despair and fight hate and bigotry. She’s entrusted her memoir to us, and we can’t wait to share it to the world, with publication slated for May 2013. Watch for My Dream of Freedom: From Holocaust to My Beloved America. You won’t want to miss it.
February 18, 2013, Houston, TX
Midwest Book Review’s MBR Bookwatch features a fantastic review of Saving Grace in its February 2013 issue: “…an exciting tale that combines twisting investigative and legal subplots with a character seeking redemption…an exhilarating mystery with a touch of voodoo.”
February 16, 2013, Houston, TX
Pamela Fagan Hutchins is featured in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
January 23, 2013, Houston TX
SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins featured in Bryan-College Station Eagle.
January 17, 2013, Houston, TX
SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins featured in the Houston Chronicle.
January 16, 2013, Houston, TX
SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins featured in Midland Reporter.
January 11, 2013, Houston, TX
Barnes & Noble picks up Saving Grace through its “Small Press Division.” If your local B&N doesn’t stock it, ask them to order it for you.
January 8, 2013, Houston TX
SkipJack author Pamela Fagan Hutchins launches three-month book tour in Houston. Get the details at http://pamelahutchins.com.
January 4, 2013 Houston, TX
January 3, 2013 Houston, TX
Barnes & Noble notified us that they have ordered 200 copies of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Saving Grace, which they will now stock for their stores nationwide. If it is not on the shelves at your B&N, ask for it and they guarantee us they will order it for you from their own warehouse. One small step for SkipJack Publishing, one giant leap for indie publishing! *** December 17, 2012 Houston, TX How could we not love a REAL Bookstore, when they introduce our books to their customers like this? We can’t wait to visit their 20,000-square foot location north of Dallas, Texas in the McKinney-Fairview area. Stay tuned for upcoming event announcements there. *** December 13, 2012 Houston, TX Giveaways on Goodreads, through December 17th! Enter to win a copy of any of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ books, here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/created_by/3937110, including… Saving Grace How to Screw Up Your Kids How to Screw Up Your Marriage Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans Puppalicious and Beyond The Clark Kent Chronicles *** December 12, 2012 Houston TX We’re giving away two gift certificates for $25 each to Hastings Entertainment, because books make great gifts. The gift cards can be used online or at one of their 140 stores. Enter and share! a Rafflecopter giveaway*** December 11, 2012 Houston, TX Check out the fantastic Kirkus review of Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins! We are completely thrilled. *** December 4, 2012 Houston, TX Murder by the Books is hosting a book signing of local authors in Houston including Pamela Fagan Hutchins, author of Saving Grace, on Sunday December 9th from 3-4 p.m. Join Pamela at 2342 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005 and let the holiday shopping begin. *** November 19, 2012 Houston, TX Vroman’s! We’re in Vroman’s Bookstore, the jewel of Southern California indie bookstores, in business since 1894 and located in Pasadena. And we couldn’t be happier about it. Stop by Vroman’s and tell them SkipJack sent you, and pick up a copy of Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins. And if you can’t drop by, please note that they sell gift cards and ship. *** November 16, 2012 Houston, TX We are delighted to announce that How to Screw Up Your Kids, by Pamela Fagan Hutchins, was named Award-Winner in the ‘Parenting/Family: Divorce’ category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. In the same contest, her Puppalicious and Beyond was a finalist in Narrative Nonfiction and Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans finalled in Women’s Health. For complete results, visit the USA Best Book Awards 2012 Results page. *** November 15, 2012 Houston, TX Pamela Fagan Hutchins has signed on for a blog tour from January through March with Dorothy Thompson. She also signed on with publicist Paula Margulies. Ms. Marguiles announced press releases as follows: Briefing Wire PRLog Hastings Entertainment added three stores to Pamela’s roster. Please tell them we sent you in College Station, TX, Conroe, TX, and Lubbock, TX. *** November 14, 2012 Houston, TX
Goodreads Book Giveaway
Enter to win *** November 6, 2012 Houston, TX We are thrilled that Murder by the Book of Houston now carries Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Saving Grace and the anthology Ghosts! Thanks, you guys! *** October 28, 2012 Houston, TX Book Release Party Get swept away to the islands at a LAUNCH PARTY for Saving Grace, where you’ll fall in love with a rainforest jumbie house and a Texas attorney who is as much a danger to herself as the bad guys. We’ll be the ones jamming to the steel pan band with our island munchies and pina coladas in front of River Oaks Bookstore at 3270 Westheimer in Houston, Saturday November 3rd from 4-6 p.m. Saving Grace recently hit #1 on both the Best Kindle Books and Kindle Free Downloads lists and is the debut novel of award-winning Houston writer Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Come see what the buzz is about, or just come for the giveaway swag and libations. This event is open to the public. *** October 27, 2012 Houston, TX NUMBER ONE ON AMAZON!!!!! Saving Grace (Katie and Annalise Series) hit the top spot — the big numer uno — in the list of most downloaded free Kindle books on Amazon! Congratulations to author Pamela Fagan Hutchins! *** October 25, 2012 Houston, TX
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*** October 24, 2012 Houston, TX New blog post with big news! To KDP Select or Not to KDP Select? As of 10-24-12 and running through midnight on 10-28-12, the Kindle ebook version of Saving Grace is free on Amazon.com. You can download a free Kindle app to use on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device while you’re there. If you take advantage of this opportunity to read Saving Grace completely free of charge, we hope you will also be so kind as to leave a review about the book on Amazon, too! *** Pre-launch of Saving Grace “Monday Madness in October” promotion/giveaway continues! Enter to win from a limitless supply of great prizes. Winners of SkipJack ebooks so far include Vidya Sury and Kjersti Bohrer. For all the details, CLICK HERE. To enter, use the Rafflecopter, below: a Rafflecopter giveaway*** October 18, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack has given River Oaks Bookstore the in-store exclusive on Saving Grace for the first two weeks. Swing by and pick up your copy in the coolest indie bookstore and get personalized reading recommendations from 37-year owner Jeanne. 3270 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098. *** October 16, 2012, Houston, TX You absolutely have to check this out! Novel Announcement. *** October 15 2012, Houston, TX Pre-launch of Saving Grace “Monday Madness in October” promotion/giveaway continues! Enter to win from a limitless supply of great prizes. Winners of SkipJack ebooks so far include Vidya Sury and Kjersti Bohrer. For all the details, CLICK HERE. To enter, use the Rafflecopter, below. a Rafflecopter giveaway *** October 10, 2012, Houston, TX A huge thanks goes out to the Midland County Library, who ordered all six of the books by Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Libraries and bookstores can order all of our book straight from Ingram Book Company at fantastic prices. You can search for them using Ingram’s ipage feature, or by contacting us for the ISBNs. Best of all, SkipJack guarantees “returns” on all books purchased through Ingram. *** October 8, 2012, Houston, TX SALE! SALE! We have reduced the price of The Clark Kent Chronicles ebook on Amazon during October 2012, down to $2.99 (from $3.99). Did you know you can download Kindle apps for free to read Amazon’s ebooks, for almost any device (smart phones, tablets, computers)? You can, so no matter what your technology, you can get a free Kindle App and enjoy these books while they’re marked down! Pick up the also-reduced-to-$2.99 How to Screw Up Your Kids while you’re there. All of this awesomeness is in honor of the fantastic review of Clark Kent by Kay Marner in ADDitude Magazine. Thanks, Kay! *** October 7, 2012, Houston, TX Pre-launch of Saving Grace “Monday Madness in October” promotion/giveaway continues! Enter to win from a limitless supply of great prizes. For all the details, CLICK HERE. To enter, use the Rafflecopter, below. Last week’s winner won an e-copy of Ghosts! a Rafflecopter giveaway ***October 4, 2012, Houston, TX Reorders from bookstores! We love them: Yankee Bookshop, Katy Budget Books, Blue Willow Bookshop. Saving Grace orders, we love them, too: Katy Budget Books, Blue Willow Bookshop, River Oaks Bookstore. Thanks for supporting indie publishing! *** October 1, 2012, Houston, TX Announcing Monday Madness in October! Win tons of cool SkipJack books and merchandises. For more information, read “Monday Madness.” Or, get started right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway
September 27, 2012, Houston, TX
A big WOOT! and Thanks! to Hastings Enterainments’ corporate flagship, the 2020 S. Georgia location in Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo is also the home of Hastings’ corporate offices. The Georgia Street store joins the S.W.45th store in stocking the books of Pamela Fagan Hutchins.
September 24, 2012, Houston, TX
September 10, 2012, Houston, TX
Thanks Lisa Schmidt and ProNews 7 (KVII TV) of Amarillo! Lisa is one of the news personalities for the ABC station for the area, also known as the Panhandle Spirit. She interviewed Pamela Fagan Hutchins for the Practicing Parent, Lisa’s own bi-weekly news feature. She talked to Pamela about blended families and stepparenting and featured Pamela’s book, How to Screw Up Your Kids. You can read the associated article and see the interview and footage of the Hastings Entertainment book signing, by CLICKING HERE.
And thank you Hastings for a fantastic book signing event. We can’t wait to come back!
September 6, 2012, Houston, TX
We couldn’t be more excited for a book signing than we are about the event for Pamela Fagan Hutchins in Amarillo, TX at the Hastings Books located at 4301 S.W. 45th. Amarillo is the corporate headquarters of Hastings, and the Stephenville, TX location was the site of one of Pamela’s record-setting signing events. Oh yeah, and Amarillo just happens to be her home town. Thanks, Hastings! Amarillo, here we come! Join us from 2-4 pm on Saturday September 8th! Friends, hang around after the signing for a get together in the coffee shop. In fact, if you show up a little before 2:00 p.m., say about 1:45, you might even see yourself on KVII TV (ProNews 7 of Amarillo) Monday night at 6:00 p.m. on Lisa Schmidt’s The Practicing Parent show, which will feature an interview with Pamela and other footage shot at Hastings.
September 4, 2012, Houston, TX
We are thrilled to have our books in the Gretna Public Library in Omaha, Nebraska! Thanks for your order!
August 29, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing heads to New England! Thanks to The Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, Vermont for carrying our books. We are thrilled to have the books of Pamela Fagan Hutchins as part of the offerings to your customers!
August 23, 2012, Houston, TX
Katy Budget Books stocked their shelves today with SkipJack publications by Pamela Fagan Hutchins! KBB, located in western Houston in the city of Katy, is a long time supporter of indie publishing, carrying such indie authors as Christopher Paolini (Eragon, of the Inheritance Cycle series) “back when.” KBB is a one of a kind community bookstore that’s been open for over 25 years. They have a huge selection of new and used books and they do sales at the store, and online. Stop by and support this venerable independent, and tell them we sent you. Thanks, KBB!
August 21, 2012, Houston, TX
We are excited to announce that How to Screw Up Your Kids is a featured book this month at Book People in Austin. This is a fantastic independent bookstore in Austin, TX, located in the heart of the action on Lamar Street. They’re carrying all of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ books. Stop by and check out all they have to offer, and support your local, indepdent store.
August 13, 2012, Houston, TX
August 9, 2012, Houston, TX
Nothing better than getting the call that one of our favorite stores is not only sold out, they’re doubling their next order for their four stores. Thanks Southwest Cyclery, for carrying Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans, and placing it by the cash register 🙂
August 4, 2012, Houston, TX
Wow! SkipJack’s sales in it’s second full month of business — July, traditionally the slowest month of the year — doubled it’s June sales. And it’s sales were up 250% from that in the first four days of August. Our top seller so far? Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans. Our highest ranked book “in category” on Amazon? How to Screw Up Your Kids. Our up-and-comer? The Clark Kent Chroncicles? And our most astoundingly positive reader reactions? Love Gone Viral. Check them out online (just about anywhere online that books are sold) or at one of the rockstar brick-and-mortar stores that carry them.
July 26, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing will be making an appearance at the Happy Mama Conference & Retreat (yes, only Pamela is the happy mama, but Eric will tag along) in Conover, NC Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29. This Conference is a weekend away for Moms of special needs kids, created by other Moms of special needs kids. All of Pamela’s books will be available at the conference. She (and Eric) are looking forward to a great weekend.
July 24, 2012, Houston, TX
BookPeople has been Texas’ leading independent bookstore since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 15 years. The rest of the country has caught on too; BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 35 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, BookPeople is the destination bookstore in Texas.
July 19, 2012, Houston, TX
Books, Lines and Thinkers is the only full-service bookstore in Rangeley featuring solid collections of new and used national bestsellers, Maine and New England titles, children’s and classic & contemporary literature, as well as an eclectic music selection of CDs and cassettes, tasteful notecards and postcards. They have chosen to carry all five of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ current releases.
July 17, 2012, Houston, TX
Houston Cycling Centres is family owned and operated for 35 years. They are home of Southwest Cyclery, Northwest Cyclery, and Spring Valley Bicycles. And they now carry Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans by Pamela Fagan Hutchins in their stores. Stop by for their great selection of all things bicycling, and while you’re there, pick up a great book on women’s health and triathlon!
July 12, 2012, from Chicago, IL
Great media coverage continues for SkipJack Publishing author Pamela Fagan Hutchins. She followed up a radio appearance and an article in the Amarillo Globe News by her inclusion in The Village-Southwest Houston News’ “Women of Southwest Houston” annual feature. CLICK HERE to read the whole article, starting on page 4.
July 10, 2012, Houston, TX
The Rangeley Public Library in idyllic Rangeley, Maine in the popular Rangeley Lakes Region is carrying all five of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ current books. One of the books, How to Screw Up Your Kids, features a recurring appearance by neighboring Lake Mooselookmeguntic.
July 6, 2012, Houston, TX
The River Oaks Bookstore in central Houston requested a book signing by Pamela Fagan Hutchins, and they will get one: September 20, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served. Houstonites, mark your calendars! Meet Pamela and owner Jeanne Jard, who can make personal recommendations for your reading list.
July 3, 2012, Houston, TX
Owner Jeanne Jard of River Oaks Bookstore — independent and under her ownership for 37 years — in Houston, TX will carry all five of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ current books from SkipJack. She has requested to host a signing for Pamela, and we will announce a date soon. You can find RiverOaks Bookstore on Westheimer across from Lamar High School between Buffalo Springs and Kirby.
June 27, 2012, Houston, TX
First European sale booked (Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans)! First “Expanded Distribution” sale by an unknown store/unknown ordering buyer (How To Screw Up Your Kids)! Month two sales of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ books exceed first month sales by end of 3rd week! Record setting book signing at Hastings in Stephenville, TX! Second book signing scheduled for Thursday June 28th at 6:00 p.m. in Kingwood, TX at Dirt Road Divas, and you can get more info by clicking here.
June 25, 2012, Manchester, NH
SkipJack Publishing author Pamela Fagan Hutchins and husband Eric Hutchins have pledged personally to drive attentively, and are asking others to join in the vow. The Amarillo Globe News ran this column on the initiative:
June 18-24, 2012, Houston TX
SkipJack Publishing is closed for the week as its principals are on vacation. Have a great week, a safe week, and stay safe!
June 14, 2012, Houston, TX
We are thrilled to announce that Half Price Books of Houston at the Rice Village and Westheimer/Montrose locations will now carry the books of Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Half Price Books is committed to promoting literacy and being kind to the environment, goals we also believe in at SkipJack. We are excited about the possibility of expanding this new relationship into more Half Price Book Stores in the coming months.
June 12, 2012, Houston, TX
June 8, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing author Pamela Fagan Hutchins will appear on the “Health and Wellness Solutions” radio show with Dr. Stephen Hotze on Wednesday June 13 at 12:30 p.m. She will talk about her book Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans. Tune in to KSEV 700 AM in Houston from 12-1 p.m. CST, or live online at http://ksevradio.com/ to catch the whole show.
May 31, 2012, Houston, TX
From the Stepheville, Texas Empire-Tribune:
May 29, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing thanks the Central Houston location of Learning Rx for stocking The Clark Kent Chronicles by Pamela Fagan Hutchins. They are a fantastic establishment who bring tutors and kids together to “Train the Brain.”
May 24, 2012, Houston, TX
The Book Nook in Brenham, Texas now carries all five of Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ current books. Brenham is in the heart of Texas, located halfway between Houston and Austin. It’s famous for bluebonnets and Blue Bell Ice Cream.
May 22, 2012, Houston, TX
A big thank you to Crystal Children & Teacher Supply of Houston & Sugarland, TX for signing up to carry The Clark Kent Chronicles by Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Houston-area shoppers, not only do they have great taste in books, they carry wonderful educational supplies for teachers, homeschoolers, or parents looking to supplement their children’s educational resources. Check them out, and pick up a copy of The Clark Kent Chronicles while you’re there. Don’t forget to tell them Eric at SkipJack sent you.
May 15, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing sent its first shipment of books to Hastings Books for one of their brick-and-mortar stores. The books shipped were The Clark Kent Chronicles, Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans, How To Screw Up Your Kids, Love Gone Viral, and Puppalicious And Beyond*, all by Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Ms. Hutchins will appear at Hastings Books in Stephenville, TX on Saturday June 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a Q&A and Book Signing.
* Print books of these titles are not yet available through Ingram for store ordering, but will be soon. The print books of the titles are currently available for retail and wholesale purchase via Amazon, CreateSpace, and SkipJack.
May 15, 2012, Houston TX
Signed Kindle edition ebooks are now available of Pamela Fagan Hutchins‘ five new releases. They are available through Kindlegraph, at no charge to the reader. The link for the Kindlegraphs will remain in SkipJack’s sidebar, or you can search for Pamela by name in Kindlegraph as well.
Note that you do not need to own a Kindle to enjoy a Kindlegraph, nor even have purchased one of the books. The reader, below, used a free Kindle App on her iPad to buy Pamela’s book. You can download a free Kindle app from our right sidebar.
You can get signed print books through SkipJack. Pamela also signs book plates, if you purchased the book somewhere else. And for the serious collector, she signs full size, full color covers of her books.
May 8, 2012, Houston, TX
Beyond Limits Magazine published a feature by SkipJack Publishing author Pamela Fagan Hutchins: Cliff Diving, Falling in Love, and Other Extreme Sports.
May 3, 2012, Houston, TX
Pamela Fagan Hutchins released five books today: The Clark Kent Chronicles, Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans, How To Screw Up Your Kids, Love Gone Viral, and Puppalicous And Beyond. Ms. Hutchins chose to release her ebooks through Amazon’s Kindle Direct, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Through Smashwords, she has chosen the premium distribution and will soon receive distribution to Apple, Sony, Kobo and others. Ms. Hutchins is selling her print books through SkipJack and through Amazon. She will begin selling print books directly to individual retailers immediately; please contact SkipJack for terms if you wish to carry her books. In July of 2012, her books will be available for catalog ordering to retailers nationwide.
To schedule Ms. Hutchins for a signing or virtual book club appearance, or to review one of her books, email info@SkipJackPublishing.com.
May 1, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack congratulates Pamela Fagan Hutchins, whose ghost story, “The Jumbie House,” took first place in a ghost story contest thrown by the Houston Writers Guild. Ms. Hutchins’ winning story will appear in an upcoming anthology of ghost stories. Her story is an adapted excerpt from her upcoming novels, Saving Grace (November 2012) and Leaving Annalise (April 2013).
April 14, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing is proud to announce that Pamela Fagan Hutchins took home two of the top manuscript contest awards at the 2012 Houston Writers Guild Conference. Her Missing Harmony (fka Conceding Grace) won Mainstream Novel honors, while How To Screw Up Your Kids received the Narrative Nonfiction prize. SkipJack Publishing will release How To Screw Up Your Kids in May 2012, and Missing Harmony in November 2013.
Congratulations to Ms. Hutchins!
April 7, 2012, Houston, TX
SkipJack Publishing is excited to launch itself into existence with the announcement of the upcoming release of five new books from award-winning author Pamela Fagan Hutchins, in time for your beach and poolside summer enjoyment.
These books will be available in print and e-book formats May 21, 2012, from SkipJack, with audio to follow.
In addition, SkipJack will have sales rights on two more of Ms. Hutchins’ books:
Prevent Workplace Harassment (collaboration), published by the former Prentice Hall, with the Employment Practices Solutions attorneys
Ms. Hutchins will publish four novels with SkipJack in 2012-2014 — Saving Grace, Leaving Annalise, Missing Harmony, and Going for Kona. Watch for more information about additional products, books, and authors as this business expands.