Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Atlanta Author Releases Prize-winning Book

Atlanta Author Releases Prize-winning Book
Anne Marie Stoddard, Winner of the 2012 BookLogix & AJC Decatur Book Festival
Writers Contest, Releases Murder at Castle Rock

April 15, 2013 (Atlanta) - The winning book in the 2012 BookLogix & AJC Decatur Book Festival Writers Contest has been released. Murder at Castle Rock, by Atlanta author Anne Marie Stoddard, is a suspenseful murder mystery inspired by the Atlanta music scene.
Stoddard’s Murder at Castle Rock was selected by a panel of judges from among hundreds of entries. The prize was a $5,000 publishing package from BookLogix. "This whole experience has been surreal and enlightening,” Stoddard said. “Becoming an author has been a lifelong goal of mine, and I have very much enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the publishing business from the staff at BookLogix.”

“In offering the contest as part of our sponsorship of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, we wanted to give talented writers such as Anne Marie a way to showcase their work to the public,” said Ahmad Meradji, President & CEO of BookLogix. 
Stoddard will sign copies of her book at BookLogix’s booth at this year’s AJC Decatur Book Festival on August 31, 2013. “Through this experience, I've also learned so much about myself and what I am capable of through passion and dedication,” Stoddard said. “I am truly honored to have been given this opportunity.”

"One of the things we take a lot of pride in at the DBF is watching the careers of authors that have come to the festival blossom. We are thrilled to have played a part in helping Anne Marie Stoddard take this next big step, and thankful for the hard work from the team at BookLogix," said Daren Wang, Executive Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival.
Murder at Castle Rock, set at a fictional concert venue in Atlanta, follows Amelia “Ame” Grace, the manager and booking agent for Castle Rock, who is having the most exciting week of her career. An eighties pop rock star has booked tour dates at the venue, but before the first performance is over, Castle Rock’s owner is killed, and all signs point to two of Castle Rock’s own employees. Can Ame clear the names of her friends and uncover the truth before the killer comes after her?

Murder at Castle Rock is now available at Shop.booklogix.comamstoddardbooks.com, and Amazon.com.

About the AJC Decatur Book Festival
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical (AJC DBF) is the largest independent book festival in the country, and the fourth largest overall. Over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 1), tens of thousands from Metro Atlanta and beyond will share the historic downtown Decatur Square with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and booksellers for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, and fun. For more information, visit www.decaturbookfestival.com, “like” Decatur Book Festival on Facebook, or follow @DBookFestival on Twitter.
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