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New Titles from Savvy Comm Clients

Savvy Communication editors work on many different kinds of manuscripts. Here are a few recently released titles to check out. 


From our client, Butler Books (www.ButlerBooks.com):

· Now What? A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Parenting Excellence, by Steve Adams

· Sneakin’ Deacon: From Secret Service to Sacred Service, by Greg Gitschier

· Transforming Healthcare: Healing You, Me, and Our Broken Disease Care System, by Kim Evans

· The Word of God . . . with a Twist, by Lexington’s Father Larry Hehman


From our client, Burns & Lea Media (available on Amazon):

· Frozen, by Jay Bonansinga

· Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Undead Client, by M. J. Downing


And from Ed Middleton, Riverboat Bill 1961 (available on Amazon).

News for Writers & Readers

It's Official: I Have a Publisher

After almost six years of research and writing, I am thrilled to announce that University Press of Kentucky will be publishing my historical nonfiction book, Under the Vine and Fig Tree: Slavery, Freedom, and Ties That Bind.

Sixteen thousand black people—freeborn or freed from slavery—left the United States in the 1800s and sailed for Liberia, Africa. They were escaping America’s oppression and bigotry and seeking freedom, peace, and security in a new land. It was the largest out-migration in American history. The so-called colonization movement was highly controversial. Some black people supported it; others vehemently opposed it. Some white people, including slave owners, supported it; others opposed it. The land where these colonists settled was home to numerous indigenous groups, some of whom welcomed the newcomers and others who battled with them.

On the day after Independence Day 1836, two families from Kentucky, the Majors and Harlans, set sail aboard the Luna. They landed in Bassa Cove, Liberia, several weeks later. Though of African descent, they were not African and were ill-prepared for the disease, dangers, and disasters that awaited them. Their former owner had taught them to read and write, and for fifteen years, they maintained a correspondence with him. Their surviving letters form the heart of Under the Vine and Fig Tree.

The book will be in the University Press of Kentucky spring 2020 catalog.

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