Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author of Sacajawea, Anna Lee Waldo, signs with boutique publishing firm, ZOVA Books
Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 2011 - Anna Lee Waldo, bestselling author of Sacajawea, has signed with ZOVA Books, an independent publishing house in Southern California, to release her upcoming novel, Watch the Face of the Sky. Ms. Waldo is the author of multiple works of historical fiction. Her first novel, Sacajawea, was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight months following its release in 1979. The novel was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and is widely acknowledged as the primary reason the historical figure of Sacajawea is a recognized national figure today.
Anna Lee Waldo joins ZOVA Books to launch a new historical novel based on the Welsh legend of Madoc, original European explorer to the Americas. In her upcoming release, Ms. Waldo tells the story of Madoc following the establishment of a colony in the new world. Ranging from the medieval Welsh countryside to adventure on the high seas, finally landing amidst an ancient Mayan tribe in the Yucatan, Watch the Face of the Sky is an epic exploration of the uncharted Americas prior to Columbus.
Ms. Waldo has long been considered a world renowned expert in the Madoc legend, beginning her research with two earlier novels on the same subject, Circle of Stars and Circle of Stones, released through Macmillan in 1999 and 2001 respectively.
ZOVA's CEO, Matthew Pizzo, says, ”The opportunity to release the next epic novel from the celebrated writer and historian, Anna Lee Waldo, is an absolute honor. Having developed one of the most iconic characters in American literary history, Mrs. Waldo established herself as a legend in her own right. But to do all that as woman in the 1970s was in itself an epic feat. Anna Lee Waldo is one of the most successful female American novelist in the history of American literature.”
The release of Watch the Face of the Sky follows a number of significant releases from the Los Angeles based publishing firm, including the launch of Academy Award winning and bestselling author Michael Blake's newest novel, Into the Stars, along with the digital release of his most well-loved work, Dances With Wolves, and the reissue of its sequel, The Holy Road.
Watch the Face of the Sky will be available in July of 2011, at book retailers across the country and on all digital platforms, as well as through Baker & Taylor Distributors.
About ZOVA Books:
ZOVA Books is an independent publisher of genre and literary fiction based in Los Angeles, California. Established in 2010, they are one of the fastest growing small publishers in the nation, representing such notable authors as #1 New York Times Bestseller Michael Blake, author of Dances With Wolves, #1 New York Times Bestseller Anna Lee Waldo, author of Sacajawea, and acclaimed bestseller Michele Scott.
ZOVA Books has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Hollywood production and management company Circle of Confusion to represent its catalog for film, television and foreign rights.
Established as a creative organization focused on the success of individual authors and the development of multi-platform creative projects, ZOVA has developed the next generation publishing company that reconciles the best practices of traditional publishing firms with the innovations of small and specialized firms, embracing the opportunities of both print and digital distribution in its commitment to providing the best possible literary works to readers around the world.
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