“Laugh-out-loud funny!” – Publishers Weekly
Midlife Cabernet by Elaine Ambrose won the 2014 Silver Medal for Humor from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) and received a 4-star review from ForeWord Reviews. Her humorous essays provide proof that there is life, love, and laughter after fifty. If you’re a feisty, robust female tumbling down the far side of middle-age, grab a glass of Cabernet – better yet, grab the whole bottle – and enjoy these witty words of wisdom that include anecdotes about irritable bowel syndrome, midlife love, and the joys of eldercare.
The book ranked #1 in sales in the Humor Category on Amazon.com.
“Elaine Ambrose offers a hilarious perspective on life. Read it and weep…from laughter!” Barb Best, Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner
“Midlife Cabernet is vintage Elaine Ambrose; tangy, full-bodied, and delightfully intoxicating. You’ll laugh yourself silly – and that’s BEFORE you open the wine!” Stacy Dymalski, comedienne and author
“Laughter makes us beautiful, so Midlife Cabernet will do more for you than any plastic surgeon. It’s also a hell of a lot less painful. If midlife means laughing as much as Elaine Ambrose, bring it on!” Amanda Turner, New York Times bestselling author
Midlife Cabernet won the 2014 Silver Medal for Humor from the Independent Publisher Book Award program (IPPY) and received a 4-Star from ForeWord Reviews. The book won First Place for Humor and First Place for eBook from the North American Book Awards. It won First Place for Cover Design and Top Idaho Author from the Idaho Book Awards.
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This award-winning collection was created to be read aloud to children. The new edition includes 38 vibrant illustrations. Celebrate the tradition of storytelling and inspire children to wonder about characters, places, and adventures. Imagine two alligators playing in a potato field, a funny birthday boy, a hungry giant, a secret reading room, a lost pet, a bad day, and a girl riding a bicycle to the moon. These seven delightful stories bubble with lyrical language, captivating scenes, and gentle messages. No batteries required.
Awards and Honors for Gators & Taters
· One of 50 Children’s Books Selected forBowker’s National Recommended Reading List
·Selectedfor Idaho Public Television “First Books” Program with Statewide distribution to underprivileged children
·Selectedfor State of Idaho “Read Out Loud Crowd” Program
·Selectedfor the Summer Reading List for the Log Cabin Literary Center in Boise, Idaho
·Selectedfor the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program in Boise, Idaho
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Drinking with Dead Women Writers (Drinking with Dead Writers Book 1)
Apr 18, 2012
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Idaho authors Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner share their talents for storytelling in a sassy new book about 16 famous dead women writers.
Most early female writers used pen names because women weren’t regarded as competent writers. Margaret Mitchell wrote only one published novel in her lifetime, but *Gone with the Wind *won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937 and sold more than 30 million copies. Emily Dickinson was so paranoid that she only spoke to people from behind a door. Carson McCullers wrote The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at age 22. Her husband wanted them to commit suicide in the French countryside, but she refused. Ambrose and Turner explore these and other intriguing facts about the most famous women in literary history.
The book won First Place for Nonfiction, First Place for Cover Design, and Top 10 Idaho Author awards from the Idaho Book Awards program.
“I was completely enthralled by DRINKING WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS, as Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner took turns in a fantastical romp through literature and drink, tossing back cocktails with some of the greatest female voices in literary history, cracking wise, prodding for answers to insightful questions, allowing us to know these writers and their minds in essays both hilarious and thoughtful. A rare mix of cleverness and intellect, and a total blast to read.”
-Alan Heathcock, award winning author of VOLT
Ambrose is the author of Menopause Sucks and an author of five other books. Her short stories and feature articles appear in several anthologies and magazines. Turner is the creator of “The Writers’ Block” on Radio Boise. She writes a humor column for the Boise City Revue and served as a Writer-in-Residence.
Drinking with Dead Women Writers is available from Mill Park Publishing, local book sellers and Amazon.com in paperback or ebook format.
By Elaine Ambrose & AK Turner
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share a drink with Ernest Hemingway or Jack London? Authors Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner take you on imaginary meetings with 16 famous – but dead – writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, John Cheever, and Willuam Faulkner. Their actual quotes are used to create clever cocktail conversations. This book is a sequel to Drinking with Dead Women Writers – a literary romp with 16 famous and equally dead women writers.
The book won First Place for Cover Design from the Idaho Book Awards program.
Both books are available for only $10 each plus shipping.
A simple message on Facebook about observing used wedding dresses at thrift shops captured the attention and creative skills of 25 women who spontaneously gathered in one day to write their stories about “The Dress.” Six weeks later, Mill Park Publishing had compiled the stories into a book.
The book won the Bronze Medal in the Women’s Issues Category in the international Independent Book Publisher’s Award program (IPPY.)
Award-winning author Alan Heathcock wrote this review for the back cover: “If I learned something about women from this awesome little book, it’s that each has her own dress, her own story; some of hopes fulfilled, some tragic, some funny, all compelling. Little White Dress holds the truths of humanity stitched into every poem and story. It sometimes made me laugh, sometimes made me somber, but always made me consider how the value of the dress has little to do with the fabric.”
The book is available for $10.00 (plus Idaho sales tax) from Mill Park Publishing, Amazon.com, and some Boise stores.
Daily Erotica: 366 Poems of Passion
This book provides a delightful romp through the adventures and growing pains of a young girl in southern Idaho during the 1960s. Set against the backdrop of a volatile potato harvest, the story tells of waiting for water, waiting for maturity, and waiting for answers to some of life’s toughest questions.
This limited edition book was written by Elaine Ambrose and originally published by Legendary Publishing of Boise, Idaho, and is available from Mill Park Publishing for $6.99. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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