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Review of Becoming Valley Forge, Historical Novel Society, May 2016

Becoming Valley Forge Press Release

Becoming Valley Forge Midwest Book Review Press Release

Becoming Valley Forge Regional Fiction Award Release

Review, Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest, April 2016

10/5/15 Philadelphia Inquirer article on author Marion Lane and new grave marker for Hannah Till, former slave who was General George Washington's cook at Valley Forge

The DivaGirl's Guide in the Media!

Cheryl Ann Wadlington interview, Good Day Philadelphia, Fox29 TV

Philadelphia Tribune article, DivaGirl's Guide Preaches Style, Self-Respect

See more of Cheryl Ann Wadlington's media appearances

President Obama recently sent a letter to John Presta, author of Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots:  How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners and 300 Volunteers Did It, saying he was “highly qualified” and “uniquely positioned” to write about Obama’s emergence on the national political scene, adding, “Your story demonstrates the value of civic involvement upon which our country was founded.”

Read about the letter in 2/2/12 Publisher's Weekly by clicking

Click here to read an article about the letter in 2/2/12 Publisher's Weekly

E-newsletter announcing our Black Expressions Book Club January 2012 features

Black Expressions Book Club

Essence Magazine November 2011 issue features the article, Bound for Better, by O. J. Toks, author of Rejected for a Purpose.  For more information about Toks, his article, and his book, click on the link below.

O. J. Toks website

Rejected for a Purpose

Sheilah Vance's first novel, Chasing the 400, is listed in the Top 20 Bestseller's in this month's Black Expressions Book Club magazine! To order and for more information, click the link below.

Chasing the 400 at Black Expressions Book Club

The Elevator Group is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) will continue to host booksignings for Treasures at the Museum by Deborra Richardson, Chair and Chief Archivist at the NMAH, through the end of the year.  Check the museum website for details.  The book remains available in the museum bookstore.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Treasures at the Museum page

National Book Clubs Select Chasing the 400 by Sheilah Vance

May 10, 2011--The Elevator Group is pleased to announce that Chasing the 400 by Sheilah Vance is now available in a special hardcover edition as a featured selection on Black Expressions Book Club, www.BlackExpressions.com, and as a selection of Book of the Month Club, www.bomcclub.com and BOMC2 (powered by Book of the Month Club) www.BOMC2.com.
Black Expressions is the book club when it comes to books for and by African Americans. From new urban fiction to black romance novels and African American Christian fiction, Black Expressions truly has something for everyone. See Chasing the 400 in the "Now Featuring" column on the Black Expressions home page

BlackExpressions.com has an exclusive offer. .Get 4 books for $2 plus a FREE gift with a new membership. You can purchase Chasing the 400 for just $0.50 (normally $15.95 retail). If you're already a member of this popular book club, then please go right ahead and order Chasing the 400 this month.
Book of the Month Club and BOMC2, premier direct to consumer book clubs, also have great exclusive no-cost or low cost offers for Chasing the 400 for their members--old and new!
"I am so thrilled to be a part of the Black Expressions and Book of the Month Club families," said author Sheilah Vance. "This is truly a dream come true."
Chasing the 400 was a popular and critical success when Vance first self-published the book in 2006. It has gone on to become the first selection of the African American Museum of Philadelphia Book Club, a top-seller of Vance's publishing company, The Elevator Group, and a favorite of readers everywhere.

Press release: Elevator Group Winners and Finalists in 2010 National Best Books Awards

See the Dining with the Dollar Diva interview on CBS 3 TV, Philadelphia, Talk Philly news segment, 1/13/2011

Read Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall's column, A timely book on eating cheaply and healthily from Philadelphia's "Dollar Diva".

Dining with the Dollar Diva 54,000 Dollar Tree Purchase Press Release with Gift Basket Ideas


For more information about The Elevator Group and its authors: 

"Good food is not synonymous with expensive food. "Dining with the Dollar Diva: Divalicious Menus with Ingredients Costing $1 or Less" is a guide for the cook on a budget who doesn't want to spend a lot on their food but still wants to eat like a queen. Elizabeth Fisher gives guides to how you can be a dollar store gourmet without making the term ironic, with plenty of tips and tricks to making exquisitely cheap exquisite cuisine. "Dining with the Dollar Diva" is a must for the cook on a budget."  Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, May 2010, www.midwestbookreview.com

Press Release A Student's Guide to Argentina wins 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award

See the American Bookseller's Association's Bookselling This Week "Headlines" article on John Presta and Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers Did It

Click on the link below to hear John Presta's interview about his book "Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers Did It", politics, and grassroots organizing on Radio Chicagoland, Ray Hanania's show, WJJG, Chicago, 2/9/10.

John Presta interview w/Ray Hanania

Chicago Alderwoman Toni Prenwinkle won the primary for Cook County Board President on Feb. 2, 2010.  The next day, a campaign website mentions John Presta's book, "Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots:  How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers Did It" this way:  "What Toni Preckwinkle shows is that old fashion grassroots campaigning is still the best political strategy to have. To gain more insight on that, you should read John Presta’s book, Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore owners, and 300 Volunteers Did It."

Click on full article here.

See article "New book highlights Obama's early political career, showing rise of grassroots and netroots"; The Villager, Beverly Area Planning Association

Read John Presta's article in the Daily Kos, titled, "Obama book is a celebration of books and bookselling."

Hear P. J. McCalla discuss her novel, Heads Deacon, Tails Devil with Carolyn Firestone, Women's Watch, WBZ-Boston.

Press Release from The Elevator Group announcing its 2009 National Best Books Awards

Click here to see article "Book Offers Early Look into Obama's Political Rise", The Chicago Southtown Star, 9/27/09

Publishers Weekly.com, 6/16/09, announces that The Elevator Group has signed Chicago bookseller John Presta for the January 2010 release, "Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers Did It".

Author John Presta, his wife Michelle, and Barack Obama during his 2004 Senate campaign

Interview with Melodye Van Putten, Royal Gazette, Bermuda, 9/23/09, on launch of her books, Soul Poems: Life as Fertile Ground, and Obamatyme: Election Poetry

Sheilah Vance named a "Difference Maker" in Main Line Today magazine, Sept. 23, 2009

USA Weekend, 9/6/09, Sheilah Vance answers a question on divorcing a reluctant ex in Dennie Hughes' relationship tips column

News Release Announcement for Journaling Through the Land Mines

Book Expo America 2009 Press Release

The Elevator Group Catalog/Book Expo 2009 Announcements

Land Mines Book Press Release

Sheilah Vance author interview release

Land Mines/Sheilah Vance information sheet

A Christian Woman's Journal to Weight Loss/Patricia Thomas press release and author Q & A

Five Steps to Help Children Cope During a Divorce, article by Sheilah Vance, Arizona Foothills Magazine, July 2009

The Washington Post, Sheilah Vance's article, "Scriptures to Read During a Divorce"

5 Steps to Help Children Cope During a Divorce, by Sheilah Vance, Columbus Parent Magazine, July 2009

Interview with Sheilah Vance, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Woman finds Bible helped her understand divorce", 6/27/09.

Interview with Patricia Thomas, 6/12/09, Dayton (OH) Daily News, "Author Approached Weight Loss Through Christianity."

Link to Land Mines review in the Library Journal, 11/1/08.

Review of Land Mines in Main Line Today magazine "Things We Like", May 2009.

South Carolina Woman Magazine, "Ten Things Every Woman Should Know", April 2009 (Nos. 1 - 3), pg. 40

South Carolina Woman, "Ten Things Every Married Woman Should Know," May 2009, (Nos. 7 - 10), pg. 40

Comments in Philadelphia Daily News 2/5/09 on President Obama as relationship role model

Review, Land Mines, News Herald, Willoughby, Ohio, 2/4/09

Review of Land Mines, TCM Reviews

Review of Land Mines at Armchair Interviews website

Patricia Thomas' interview about "A Christian Woman's Journal to Weight Loss" in Frost Illustrated, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Washington Post listing about Sheilah Vance's workshop, "Reframing April Fool's Day: Writing (and Rewriting) Relationship Stories and Moving On"

Follow Sheilah Vance on Twitter

Sheilah Vance Broadcast Media Interviews: 

Interview on navigating divorce, with a focus on helping children cope, on OC Family Radio.com with Kim Porrazzo on 6/2/09.


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