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HarperCollins launches Hamilton, Thomas novels; Judith Regan doesn’t
Author Masha Hamilton launched
the third book of her career in April, a "wonderfully touching novel"
about an American librarian who leaves Brooklyn to work for a relief
organization in Africa that sends books on the backs of camels to
forgotten villages, HarperCollins announced. Meanwhile, onetime
television heart throb Heather Thomas
has reinvented herself as a novelist, and you’ll never guess who’s
helping promote her debut.
protagonist in her novel "The Camel Bookmobile" starts a traveling
library with hopes of bringing the words of Homer, Hemingway, and Dr. Seuss to far-flung tiny
communities where people live daily with drought, hunger and disease.
But in the impoverished small community of Mididima, she finds herself
caught in the middle of a volatile struggle involving local tribesmen.
Hamilton is a journalist who has worked for NBC Mutual Radio, the Los
Angeles Times and the Associated Press. Check out her website
for more information.
Like many Gen X males, we grew up leering at Heather Thomas on '80s
television show "The Fall Guy," in which she played the role of Jody.
We were surprised to find two decades later she’s now a screenwriter
who just launched her debut novel "Trophies" with HarperCollins.
Less surprising is the subject of Trophies: contemporary Hollywood,
where inside information is king, smiles hide jealousy, jackals lure
husbands away, housekeepers have the power to destroy, and everyone has
devastating secrets -- including her protagonist Marion Zane.
In what should make good radio, Thomas will make a promotional
appearance on The Judith Regan Show Tuesday, April 29 at 12:20 pm on
Sirius Satellite Radio.
It’s interesting that Judith Regan
is helping promote HarperCollins titles. She’s apparently not holding a
grudge after she was
terminated by her former employer, which also killed the
profitable ReganBooks division -- once among HarperCollins’ most
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