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About dawn

A professional marketing consultant for more than 30 years, Dawn Stuart has been shaping the careers of new and emerging authors since 1990. With a focus on fiction and creative non-fiction, her unique approach to “branding” authors has led many of her clients to national—even international—success.

Lisa See’s SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN Heads to the Big Screen this Summer

Bestselling author, Lisa See, will soon see her award winning 2005 novel, SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, wonderfully translated to film come July 2011. See, herself a Chinese-American living in Los Angeles, is known for her meticulously researched, lovingly … Continue reading

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Best Northwest Books of 2010 – Heidi Durrow and Sarahlee Lawrence Make the List

The Oregonian’s Best Books of 2010, split into a Northwest list and a National list, included two Terra Communications authors with the likes of Mark Twain and Karl Marlantes. Taking third place in the list is Central Oregon native Sarahlee … Continue reading

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Garth Stein: Marquees, Community Reads, and Boise

When author Garth Stein arrived in Boise, Idaho, for Boise’s 2011 Big Read program, he found his name in large letters on the marquee for Boise’s Egyptian Theater, where he was scheduled to give a talk. This year’s selection for … Continue reading

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Garth Stein: Too Much To Celebrate!

At what point does a NYT-bestselling author get tired of celebrating bestseller status? Garth Stein, the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, marks 88 weeks near the top of the New York Times bestseller list for Trade … Continue reading

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Terracom’s NYT Bestseller Club Grows

Who will be the next New York Times bestseller? Terra Agency authors Tatjana Soli, Garth Stein, Heidi Durrow, Jamie Ford, and Dolen Perkins-Valdez have each claimed spots on the Trade Paperback fiction bestseller list over the past year. The prestige … Continue reading

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Tatjana Soli joins the Terra Agency

War comes into view through the unflinching lens of a camera. In Tatjana Soli’s THE LOTUS EATERS, Helen observes the final days of the Vietnam War from Saigon as Americans desperately try to escape the impending North Vietnamese occupation of … Continue reading

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Dolen Perkins-Valdez joins the NYT bestseller list.

WENCH, the debut novel of Dolen Perkins-Valdez, joins the New York Times bestseller list at #16 for trade paperback fiction. Based on a real-life resort in free state Ohio, where Southern slave owners brought their enslaved mistresses for summer retreats, … Continue reading

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Heidi Durrow Joins Other TC Authors on NYT List

Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, has joined the NYT bestseller club at Terra Communications. THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY makes its bestseller debut at #18, right behind Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the … Continue reading

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Two Terra Com authors nominated for 2011 NAACP Image Awards

Terra Com authors Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell from the Sky) and Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Wench) were nominated for the 2011 NAACP Image Awards. Perkins-Valdez graces the list in both categories of Outstanding Literary Work-Fiction and Outstanding Literary Work-Debut Author, … Continue reading

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Sarahlee Lawrence Wins 2011 PNBA Award

River House: A Memoir by Terra Com debut author Sarahlee Lawrence has been given a prestigious 2011 PNBA Award. “The storyline is intriguing and you find yourself caring about the people you meet, but it is this young author’s ability … Continue reading

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