Carol Hoenig is a fulltime freelance writer and publishing consultant. Her novel, WITHOUT GRACE, (Star iUniverse) was awarded the Silver Medal for Book of the Year 2005 by ForeWord Magazine and given First Place for Fiction by the DIY Book Festival. Jada Press and the New York Book Festival also gave her novel honorable mention. Her book THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO PLANNING BOOK EVENTS (Star iUniverse) was given the Gold medal by ForeWord Magazine for Book of the Year in the category of writing and named finalist by USA Book and Reader Views. Carol’s essays, articles, book reviews and short stories appear in a wide number of publications. Carol likes to stir things up by blogging for The Huffington Post covering politics, culture, the publishing industry and the writing life.