As the anniversary of Iwo Jima approaches, spare a moment to remember Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden.
General Snowden was twice wounded on Iwo. His warrior heart later realized that both sides were fighting for the honor of their countries. He founded the Reunion of Honor to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice on both sides. At high Noon on February 18, 2017, General Snowden rejoined his Marine brothers. It was 2AM on February 19 in Iwo, the anniversary of this historic battle.
New Authors in the House!
Welcome, Susan G. Koehler! A published author with several teaching texts under her belt, Susan comes to Turtle Cove Press with her debut novel, Dahlia in Bloom. This story won a Rising Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. We are so honored that Susan found her home with Turtle Cove!
Turtle Cove Press welcomes author Taylor Phillips.
Look for his fascinating account of Jerrie Mock’s record-setting flight around the world, ETA Fall2019. Taylor interviewed both Jerrie Mock and Capt. Jack Smith and spent years combing through newspaper archives and other materials to capture the thrilling tale of the first woman to fly solo around the world.
His manuscript is a page-turner! More details and a cover reveal will follow.
Attack of ZomBacon took two silver medals at the
2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association Awards!
SNOWDEN'S STORY received a Bronze Medal in the 2017 Military Writers Society of America awards!
Read M.R. Street's Review of Zelle Andrews' novel, Dancing with Dandelions (Southern Yellow Pine Publishing) here.
The Werewolf's Daughter wins gold medal from Florida Authors & Publishers Assn.
Author M.R. Street was thrilled to accept the gold medal from FAPA President Chris Angermann and board member Mark Wayne Adams. The Werewolf's Daughter won in the Young Adult Fiction category. FAPA judges are librarians, which "Stack Rat" Street found especially gratifying. "These are the people who know what readers of all ages want to read. They are also meticulous about quality. The fact that librarians chose The Werewolf's Daughter means a lot to me."
Book review of THE WEREWOLF'S DAUGHTER
This review by Judi Rundel was posted in the Community Blogs section of the Tallahassee Democrat online: http://blogs.tallahassee.com/community/2013/04/20/tallahassee-writers-association-book-review-of-the-werewolfs-daughter-by-m-r-street-reviewed-by-judi-rundel/. Judi is the branch manager at the Eastside Branch Library, Leon County Public Library System.
Book Review of THE HUNTER'S MOON
This review by Peggy Kassees was posted in the Community Blogs section of the Tallahassee Democrat online: http://blogs.tallahassee.com/
community/2014/10/01/tallahassee-writers-association-review-of-m-r-streets-the-harvest-moon-reviewed-by-peggy-kassees/. Peggy is past president of the Tallahassee Writers Association.
Writer's Digest Judge's Review*
Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference; it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5
What Lani hoped was that all of her problems with werewolves were over. But the family curse might live on, and Lisa’s father has been turned—which Lani believes is her fault. The book has a nice three-moon structure, the chapters are good lengths, and the text is well-laid out. The story is an easy read, as the paragraph logic and sentence structures are almost always working to move the reader through the story. The character development is extremely well-done. Some of my favorite moments are the scene when Lani wonders if other people are ever as normal as they look, and the moment when Lisa folds another straw-paper star, and the two girls talk about losing your belief in magic as you grow up, and how magic has now become the science/folk medicine research problem that they’re desperately trying to solve in time. Tasha makes an excellent complex villain, with her family history of helping and her own resentment and anger. And even Lisa’s father touches the reader’s heart with his appreciative, “That’s why I had a daughter.”
*Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
Bringing Home the Gold from the Royal Palm Literary Awards
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The Newest Release from TCP
The Health Is Power League in ATTACK OF ZOMBACON, a superhero comic book with a health education message, launched at My Favorite Books on 13 January 2018! Thanks to Jenny Jeffers and the crew at MFB for supporting local authors.
Cat Powers ("Puma") and her team of teenage superheroes (The HIP League) use healthy behaviors to defeat ZOMBACON.
Written by award-winning author M.R. Street, MPH, MSI, who has more than 30 years of public health experience, this comic book:
M.R. Street wearing the two silver medals for ATTACK OF ZOMBACON at the FAPA President's Awards banquet, 04 August 2018
Turtle Cove Press
Turtle Cove Press is an independent publisher of high-quality paperbacks and Kindle eBooks for children, teenagers, and families. Turtle Cove's flagship novel, Blue Rock Rescue, won First Place in the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Awards. In a March 2012 free-download promotion, the title went to #3 on Amazon's list of free action-adventure downloads. Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Rock-Rescue-M-Street/dp/1438214448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335110085=8-1.
We have just published our first non-fiction title, SNOWDEN'S STORY. With no crude language or suggestive situations, this is a perfect book to:
Turtle Cove Press owner and children's author M.R. Street