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  1. Schaffner Press November Newsletter

    Schaffner Press November Newsletter

    This month, we celebrate Thanksgiving and all the bounteous, good things that have been bestowed upon us over the year, and give thanks to all the wonderful people who have shown their support these past months! We have also been fortunate to have received some wonderful press and review attention …
  2. Schaffner Press October 2017 Newsletter

    Schaffner Press October 2017 Newsletter

    The past month has proved to be extremely tumultuous for many here in the US and around the world, and we at Schaffner Press would like to offer our thoughts and condolences for all those who have lost loved ones, homes, lands and valuables in the hurricanes, storms, earthquakes, and acts of violen…
  3. Schaffner Press Summer 2017 Newsletter

    Schaffner Press Summer 2017 Newsletter

    Author Emil DeAndreis sitting in on drums with a jazz combo at Club U Maleho Gleni in Prague last month. Emil will be continuing to “sit in” on several upcoming radio talk show interviews in the coming weeks across the country to discuss his book HARD TO GRIP: A Memoir of Youth, Baseball and Ch…
  4. Schaffner Press Newsletter – April-May, 2017

    Schaffner Press Newsletter – April-May, 2017

    Budding prospects for this spring and summer! These past two months have been lively and successful for Schaffner Press and our authors. See below for some of the recent highlights: AWARD RECIPIENTS. Héctor Aguilar Camín, author of Death in Vercruz, became a recipient of the Medalla…
  5. Schaffner Press Newsletter – March-April

    Schaffner Press Newsletter – March-April

    While a third of this country’s populace are battling a late winter blizzard, here in Tucson we’re being treated to a sneak preview of warmer weather to come with record-breaking temps in the mid 90’s! This clement weather certainly was welcome at the Tucson Book Festival, which drew large cro…
  6. In Memory of Stanley Bard

    In Memory of Stanley Bard

    Last month, American art lost a great benefactor. Stanley Bard was the manager and part-owner of New York’s Chelsea Hotel, the most productive artist’s colony that never called itself one. Stanley was 82. Over the years, the Chelsea hosted scores of famous writers, musicians, visual artists, and…
  7. Year of the Rooster: Schaffner Press March 2017

    Year of the Rooster: Schaffner Press March 2017

    Welcome to the Year of the Rooster, albeit a couple of weeks in…we celebrate this august occasion with the image above of this hallowed bird in light and shadow—a yin and yang rooster at the start of this somewhat yin and yang-y year! While there is much turmoil in the world at large, we here a…
  8. Cuba: “the Imagined” vs. “the Real”

    Cuba: “the Imagined” vs. “the Real”

    Cuba has long been an “imagined” placed for me. I grew up with stories of a fair revolution that toppled Batista, U.S.A.-supported corrupt and repressive dictator. Stories of a society built on education and healthcare. A culture steeped in literary traditions, where the importance of words and …
  9. Schaffner Press December 2016 Newsletter

    As we find ourselves already halfway through December with only two weeks left in the year, it’s appropriate to start this newsletter off with a photograph of a sunset to mark the passing of the year 2016, which, while tumultuous in many respects, was for this little house in the desert a very exc…
  10. FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE by Alida Brill

    FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE by Alida Brill

    After a speaking engagement at the Susan B. Anthony House and Museum in Rochester, NY, Alida Brill, author of Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of a Romantic Feminist reflects on recent events and makes a promise in memory of the great feminist crusader. by Alida Brill It was almost a mon…