Congratulations to Eaton Literary Agency’s Award Winner, Rhonda Kazmierski

Congratulations to Rhonda Kazmierski, winner of Eaton Literary Agency’s Annual Awards Program, for her novel, SHADOW OF EVIL. The novel is now available on Amazon.com. Here is Rhonda’s dedication to SHADOW OF EVIL:

 

“I would like to dedicate Shadow Of Evil to my Editor and Agent, Richard Lawrence, of Eaton Literary Agency, who was not shy in critiquing my work, and took a rough manuscript and turned it into a work I could be proud of.  Richard not only edited my manuscript, but after it was completed, he made certain it was presented to the right Publisher.  Without Richard, this book would never have come to fruition.”

 

The reviews are in, and they’re all raves. Here is one example:

 

“A vividly written and inherently riveting novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and a thoroughly reader engaging style of narrative storytelling, “Shadow of Evil” by Rhonda W. Kazamierski is unreservedly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as community library Contemporary General Fiction collections.”

 

Be sure to get your copy of Rhonda Kazmierski’s fine novel, SHADOW OF EVIL.

Synopsis: Senator Jack McKenzie had two beautiful daughters. Bella Eileen was married to David Matthew Wright, their favored son-in-law. Charity Faith had chosen, Abdul Fattah, who was a Muslim and questions remained as to who he was and where his allegiance really lay.

This Senator’s family, and other important guests, including the President of the United States, were gathering at the Wright estate for their annual Christmas festivities. David learned Abdel Fattah was plotting, with a deadly terrorist, Abdelmalik Khan, to sabotage the celebration with an attack on the family, leading to the assassination of President Toley.

Would this Christmas be their last? Or would they even live to see Christmas? It all depended on David, who stood to lose everybody he held dear to his heart. He vowed to use every weapon at his disposal, and would call on all of the training the United States government had provided him. Nobody threatened his family, or his president.

For more information about Eaton Literary Agency’s $3,000 Annual Awards Program, see their website at www.eatonliterary.com or call or write for their brochure:

Eaton Literary Agency

P. O. Box 49795

Sarasota, FL 34230

941-366-4679

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO EATON LITERARY AGENCY, A FIVE-STAR-RATED LITERARY AGENCY

Congratulations to Eaton Literary Agency, a five-star-rated Literary Agency now in their 36th year of being in business.

 

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“Let me thank the Eaton Literary Agency for choosing my novel as the winner of your Annual Awards Program. The money is wonderful and could not have come at a better time. Most of all I appreciate the recognition this prestigious award brings to nine years of my work.” John Tarlton, A WINDOW FACING WEST.

 

 

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“We’re so impressed with all the help we have gotten from you – first your prestigious award, then with the publication of our nonfiction book.   This award and publication is so appreciated, and it comes at a time when being published is more and more difficult without the right representation.” Jennifer Levasseur, Kevin Rabalais, NOVEL VOICES and THE LANDSCAPE OF DESIRE.

 

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CALLING ALL AUTHORS: EATON LITERARY AGENCY’S $3,000 AWARDS PROGRAM

One of the longest-lived and most-successful literary agencies in the United States, Eaton Literary Agency, sponsors an annual $3,000 Literary Awards Program — $2,500 for the best book manuscript they receive and $500 for the best manuscript under 10,000 words.  The deadline March 31, 2020, is approaching for the $500 award for the best manuscript, fiction or nonfiction, under 10,000 words.  Dust off your old manuscripts, write a new manuscript, or send that manuscript you’ve been circulating.

Besides the monetary award, Eaton Literary Agency will assess your manuscript for their marketing endeavors.  If you enter the program, you have a chance of winning the award money, but you also have a chance to secure the services of a dynamic literary agent who has been serving the literary profession for 36 years.  If you establish a relationship with this agency, they may well set you on the path to a new literary career — or they may enhance a career you’ve already begun.

To enter, either email your manuscript in doc, docx, or pdf format to eatonlit@aol.com, along with your contact information, or you can mail your manuscript to:

Eaton Literary Agency

P. O. Box 49795

Sarasota, FL  34230

Mail your manuscripts today!  It may well be the best step you take toward achieving that literary career you’ve been dreaming of.

EATON LITERARY AGENCY Finishes The Year As Top Literary Agency

Eaton Literary Agency had a record-breaking year in 2019, with dozens of placements of short stories and book-length works, and many of their clients’ works going into production.  Here is what one grateful author says:

“SHADOW OF EVIL is dedicated to my editor and agent, Richard Lawrence, who was not shy in critiquing my work and took a rough manuscript and turned it into a polished work I could be proud of. Richard not only edited my manuscript, but after it was completed, he made certain it was presented to the right publisher. Without Richard, this book would never have come to fruition.”  Rhonda Kazmierski.

Eaton Literary Agency sponsors their Annual Awards Program, which grants $3,000.00 per year to authors — $2,500 to the author of the best book-length work and $500 to the author for the best work under $500.00.  The next deadline for this award is March 31, 2020, so get your manuscripts to this powerhouse literary agency.

For more information, go to http://www.eatonliterary.com or request their free brochure at eatonlit@aol.com or 941-366-6589.

Eaton Literary Agency Announces 20 Titles Placed So Far In November

The powerhouse literary agency, Eaton Literary Agency, announced that they have placed 20 titles in the first week in November:

 

PHILOSOPHY by Ashot Tadevosyan

THE ANTIQUE SHOP by Ashot Tadevosyan

THE AUDIBON BOOK by Ashot Tadevosyan

THE ROCK by Ashot Tadevosyan

OSCAR THE CLOWN by Oscar Fuentes

WORM IN THE BOTTLE by Oscar Fuentes

CHIMNEY SMOKE, GUNPOINT LIZARDS, AND SEXY MAMAS by Oscar Fuentes

THE DEVIL WHO FEEDS MY EGO by Oscar Fuentes

CONTAMINATED BY ROMANACE by Oscar Fuentes

THE GRAND STAND by Margreta Klassen

LOCAL CELEBRITY by Margreta Klassen

THE LITTLE TOWN by Heather Hardy

Mr. CARVER’S DREAM by Ricardo Rodgriguez

THE LITTLE RAPPER by James Moore

A LIFE HALF REMEMBERED by Theresa Easson

THE RED RADIO FLYER WAGON by Bob Bernotus

UNDERCLASSED by Oz Greek

A FISHY TALE by Margreta Klassen

LITTLE TOKYO STORY by Michiko Tokunaya Kus

BETRAYAL FOR BEAUTY bi William Lynes, MD

 

For more information about Eaton Literary Agency and their $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program, see their website at www.eatonliterary.com. You can also request a brochure and Awards Program information at eatonlit@aol.com or by calling 941-366-6589.

 

Eaton Literary Agency awards $3,000 annually, $2,500 for a book-length work, and $500.00 for a short story or article through their Annual Awards Program.

 

COMMONWEALTH BOOKS PRESENTS SHADOW OF EVIL by Rhonda Kazmierski

Commonwealth Publishing

P.O. Box 770354 Coral Springs FL 33077

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  

For a Review Copy / Media Info:

Joseph Brient (954) 708-5264

commonwealthbooks@aol.com

 

Commonwealth Publishing presents Shadow of Evil by Rhonda W. Kazmierski, winner of Eaton Literary Agency’s Best-Book Award.

 

Coral Springs, FL October 1, 2019 –Commonwealth Publishing is proud to present the novel, SHADOW OF EVIL: A fictionalized story of political terrorism, by North Georgia author Rhonda W Kazmierski.

 

Senator Jack McKenzie had two beautiful daughters. Bella Aileen was married to David Matthew Wright, their favored son-in-law. Charity Faith had chosen Abdul Fattah, a Muslim, and questions remained as to where his allegiance really lay.

The Senator’s family, and other important guests, including the President, were gathering at the Wright estate for their annual Christmas festivities. David learned Abdel Fattha was plotting with a deadly terrorist, Abdulmalik Khan, to sabotage the celebration with an attack on their family.

Would this Christmas be their last? Or would they even live to see Christmas? It all depended on David. He vowed to use every weapon at his disposal, and all the training the United States Government had provided him. Nobody threatened his family, or his President and that included Abdulmalik Khan.

 

Rhonda Kazmierski lives in North Georgia, in the foothills of the rugged mountainous backcountry of the Cohutta Wilderness in the western Blue Ridge Mountains. She is a Christian, with a very strong faith in God, love for family and loyalty to country, which is often reflected in her writing.

 

“It has been an extreme pleasure to work with this talented and dedicated debut author,” said Public Relations Director Joseph Brient.

 

SHADOW OF EVIL is the 1st. edition of the trade paperback.

Rhonda Kazmierski offers the following comment:

*     Shadow Of Evil focuses on two opposing ideologies, Christianity and Islam. It also explores the mindset of a terrorist intent on destruction and those who seek to prevent it.

The trade paperback125 page SHADOW OF EVIL is available for (15.99 postpaid, ISBN: 978-1-892986-13-9), from Commonwealth Publishing, P.O. Box 770354 Coral Springs, FL 33077; (954-708-5264); Commonwealthbooks@aol.com.

 

Visit us online at www.commonwealthbooksinc.com

Eaton Literary Agency Book Award Winner Now Available For Purchase.

Shadow of Evil Paperback

by Rhonda Kazmierski (Author)

 

Senator Jack McKenzie had two beautiful daughters. Bella Eileen was married to David Matthew Wright, their favored son-in-law.Charity Faith had chosen, Abdul Fattah, who was a Muslim and questions remained as to who he was and where his allegiance really lay.

This Senator’s family, and other important guests, including the President of the United States, were gathering at the Wright estate for their annual Christmas festivities. David learned Abdel Fattah was plotting, with a deadly terrorist, Abdelmalik Khan, to sabotage the celebration with an attack on the family, leading to the assassination of President Toley.

Would this Christmas be their last? Or would they even live to see Christmas? It all depended on David, who stood to lose everybody he held dear to his heart. He vowed to use every weapon at his disposal, and would call on all of the training the United States government had provided him. Nobody threatened his family, or his president, and that included Abdulmalik Khan.

To order this book, follow this link:

 

http://shop.btpubservices.com/Publisher/ADA835C6-5E1B-4591-AC30-3E48E4AB4C29

 

SHADOW OF EVIL is dedicated to my editor and agent, Richard Lawrence, who was not shy in critiquing my work and took a rough manuscript and turned it into a polished work I could be proud of. Richard not only edited my manuscript, but after it was completed, he made certain it was presented to the right publisher. Without Richard, this book would never have come to fruition.

Rhonda Kazmierski, Author.

$3,000 LITERARY AWARDS PROGRAM DEADLINE AUGUST 31, 2019

The deadline for Eaton Literary Agency’s Annual $3,000 Awards Program is quickly approaching.

Eaton Literary Agency accepts manuscripts throughout the year.  They try to report on your material within three weeks of receiving it.  They have developed a system of grading the manuscripts for awards purposes, so they do not tie up submissions for the duration of the awards program.

  • A $2,500.00 (US) prize will be awarded to the winner of their book-length program, open to all unpublished fiction or nonfiction over 10,000 words.  Manuscripts must be postmarked by August 31, 2019, and the prize winner will be notified in September, 2019.
  • >       A $500.00 (US) prize will be awarded to the winner of their short story and article program, open to any unpublished short story or nonfiction work less than 10,000 words.   Manuscripts must be postmarked by March 31, 2020, and the prize winner will be notified in April, 2020.

You can submit work by emailing eatonlit@aol.com and attaching your work in doc, docx, or pdf format, or you can submit a hard copy to:

Eaton Literary Agency

  1. O. Box 49795

Sarasota, FL 34230

Free brochure available upon request.

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPAROW at FST A SMASH HIT!

Florida Studio Theatre Presents

Jannie Jones in

ETHEL WATERS

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

By Larry Parr

Larry Parr’s musical biography of Ethel Waters, HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, is a smash hit at Florida Studio Theatre and across the country.  Here is what the critics say:

“ETHEL WATERS:  HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW is one of the hottest new shows in American Theater.”  The Carolina Peacemaker.

“I’ve seen a lot of one-person shows over the years, on subjects from Diana Vreeland to Theodore Roosevelt, and this is easily one of the best.  It’s a pleasure to learn the Waters story this way:  lots of facts, lots of songs, and not least of all, a notable respect for the truth, however inconvenient or unlikely.“Parr is prolific and abundantly talented”  Mark E. Leib, Weekly Planet.

Larry Parr has movingly portrayed more obstacles than any human being should have to endure.  Playwright Parr records Ethel Waters’ rags-to-riches life with a compelling script and songs from the memorable repertoire performed by Waters throughout her career.  Each song recalls the joy and sorrow that reflected the performer’s life.  Parr does a remarkable job in taking us through the 77-year life of Ethel Waters.  Some of his dialogue is lyrical.  This is a terrific show.  See it.”  Wayne Barcomb, Pelican Press.

“Should you see it?  Don’t miss it.  Your emotions are going to run the gamut.  None of it would have been possible without the great mind of playwright Larry Parr.”  Kay Pruden, The Herald.

“It’s a stunning performance of a stunning script.  Along with songs that cut you to your heart, you get both a sense of Ethel Waters’ character and the history she lived through.  You come through that history with a sense of triumph, but there’s a lot of pain before you get there.  You feel both the pain and the triumph.  That’s a sign of how true to life the play is.”  Marty Fugate, The Observer.

“As he did in previous shows about Actress Hattie McDaniel and singer Alberta Hunter, the Sarasota playwright tells a dramatic and often painful story about a woman who triumphs over great adversity.”  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

“Playwright Larry Parr has crafted a tight narrative that follows Waters from illegitimate child and self-conscious teenager rushed into a distasteful marriage to a successful but bitter woman redeemed along the way by shining talent and indomitable will.  It illuminates while it entertains and offers some profound observations on this American life.”  Anita Donovan, The Times, Philadelphia.

“Larry Parr’s script plumbs Waters’ life more deeply than the usual stage biography and the stories it tells are more complex.”  Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer.

“The result was the best that theater can offer.  The audience entered knowing Ethel Waters as a mythic name.  They left knowing Ethel Waters, knowing her well and never forgetting her and her tale of woe and triumph.”  Burt Saidel, The Oakwood Register, Dayton, Ohio.

“Larry Parr’s one-woman play with music, ETHEL WATERS:  HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, a funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary singer/actress, is an emotionally stirring experience not to be missed.  Parr’s brave, earthy text fluidly chronicles Waters’ harsh upbringing in Philadelphia, her rocky love life, frequent bouts with racism and depression, Oscar-nominated acclaim, and signature performances at Harlem’s Cotton Club and on Broadway.”  Russell Florence, Jr., Dayton City Paper, Dayton, Ohio.

“Texas Family Musicals presents a very intense performance by Jen Percival in HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW — THE ETHEL WATERS STORY. It sold to near-capacity houses and received quick and long standing ovations at each performance. It was written by one of the finest American playwrights, Larry Parr.” Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie,TX.

 

Featuring the songs of a lifetime:

 

 

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW.

 

MASCULINE WOMEN, FEMININE MEN

 

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

 

I DON’T DIG YOU, JACK.

 

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN

 

THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN’

 

LITTLE BLACK BOY

 

OLD MAN HARLEM

 

DINAH

 

TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE

 

AM I BLUE?

 

STORMY WEATHER.

 

HEAT WAVE

 

CABIN IN THE SKY

 

BLACK AND BLUE

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW BY LARRY PARR, A TOUR DE FORCE

Torie Wiggins, the star of HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, a one-woman musical about the life of Ethel Waters is sensational in this production.  When I learned she wasn’t planning to appear on stage this season apart from this production, I was disappointed.  She’s one of my favorite actors; I even took an acting class from her last summer.  She’s a mainstay in Cincinnati theatre ever since she moved back here several years ago.

And while I’ve missed her this season, she more than makes up for her absence by putting everything she has into this production.  She sings with a powerful, unique voice that’s full of soul.  The physicality of her performance – transforming Waters from a traumatized little to a confident, powerful superstar girl as she details the biographical events of this music legend.

But it’s not Wiggins alone that makes this production great.  Director D. Lynn Meyers takes the script by Larry Parr (which is based on Waters own autobiography) and together with Wiggins finds all the right beats.  Simply staged, Wiggins effectively moves about the set, an old-school revival tent designed by Brian c. Mehring.  And do not discount the tremendous accompaniment by Scot Woolley.  He seamlessly (in conjunction with Jeremy Lee’s proficient sound design) creates a sound scape with a piano that allows the actress to pace herself – grabbing sips of water as needed.  It looks effortless, though it’s definitely not easy.

The songs are classics in the American canon of blues and jazz, as well as the gospel tones of the titular song.  They’re toe-tapping, head-bobbing, and at times, they are heart-wrenching.  The recounting of Water’s upbringing is sad; the anger she projects about the racism she continued to suffer even as a star is honest.  And best of all, her faith journey is the focus of her arc. It’s inspiring and I enjoyed seeing a person of faith portrayed with such honesty. Wiggin’s version of Waters is flawed.  Authentic. She’s funny.  And tough.  And she’s raw.  Just like all of us.

I cannot stress enough how much everyone needs to see this tour de force performance.  It’s a wonderful production.  I’m thinking about going back to see it again.  Do not wait to get your tickets.  This one should never see an empty seat.  HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW is a triumph.