Read about author media appearances by clicking here to go to the Author page.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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