Welcome to our Grand Opening Issue!
By Mary Martinez
I'm excited to be a part of this new great adventure. Canyonland Press A Readers Magazine for the Inquiring Mind. It's a bi-monthly FREE, yes you heard right, free readers magazine—on the 1st and the 15th of each month.
Our goal is to be the word of mouth of readers. If you love to read, here will be a place to come to research your next book to read. Find out what is hot to read....
You may wonder why I look strangely like a Kindle--would you believe it's because I read too much? Didn't think so. For our Grand Opening Month we are having a Kindle Giveaway. All you need to do to be in the drawing is help us Spread the word! To find out how, check out the rules. Good luck to all!
I want to tell you a little bit about our vision for Canyonland Press. If you want to know all about me, I'm on the 'about us' page. It's worth a peek, you may find out something surprising.
Our mission is to have entertaining and important information to enlighten readers of all ages and different genres preferences. Each month we will have a book recommendation by a librarian, after all they are in the know, in addition we will have a highlight of the author. We also want to hear your thoughts, readers, if you want to read about something let Anna know.
If you check out the side of our page (to the right), you'll see links to our Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads pages, please join us at any or all. You can follow us so you won't miss anything fun (or important). Thank you for joining us. It's our 1st issue, cause for celebration. Next issue the meaty stuff!
By Anna Sugg
To the side is a picture of Mary Martinez and Anna Sugg
January 2, 2012 - Planning meeting for Canyonland Press eMagazine.
When Mary Martinez first contacted me about an emagazine for readers, I thought it a good idea. Not until we met (picture above) on that first day to discuss all the ins and outs, with Marie Higgins on speaker phone, did I get really get excited about Canyonland Press eMagazine. The one thing I know for sure is that without you, the reader, who would read our stories?
I’m not only an author of contemporary and historical romances, but like you, I’m also a reader. A couple of years ago, my hubby bought me a Kindle and I couldn’t put it down. I read more books in one month than I had in years. It stays in my purse and goes everywhere with me. I’m sure many of you are the same, no matter what reader you carry. I love being able to purchase books from authors that have decided to go with ebooks. This has given me the opportunity to read so many good stories by unknown authors.
Thank you so much for being part of our eReaders, and please, stop by our eMagazine often and don’t hesitate to let us know what you would like to see in this emagazine. We’ll listen. We are here for you, the Reader.
By Marie Higgins
I'll start out by saying I'm not a stranger to writing. When I was in junior high, I loved writing poems - as long as they were in a story format. In high school, I wrote skits for my church, which everyone loved because they were funny. After I married and started having children, I continued to write skits for my church and the community which were performed and judged. I received awards for "Best Written" and "Funniest". It took only a few years later when I realized I wanted to write a novel, and one book lead into two, which evolved into many. I'm a published author with several books out in several different genres. I love writing historical romance, but I've also tried my hand at romantic comedy, Inspirational, and paranormal. A few years back I was the President for a writing group here in Utah (Romance Writers of America), and I wrote monthly articles for our newsletter.
I love to entertain (just ask my family and my co-workers), and I also love to help other struggling writers. I don't claim to know everything, but I'll definitely share what I have learned over the years. I'm constantly thinking of ways to be funny, so beware.
On a personal note, I'm married with three daughters and three grandchildren. I work full time for the State of Utah. Aside from my family and my church, I don't have a life because I can't wait to emerge myself in my stories which always takes me to different lands and eras.
I can't wait to share my knowledge and research with our magazine readers! I have talked to many readers about what kind of articles they would like to see on Canyonland Press' emagazine. I'm excited to put these suggestions to use. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please let us know!
Next Issue will be February 15th chock full of fun stuff for readers! Mark your calendars