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The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce that its 3rd annual induction ceremony will be held Nov. 30 at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater as part of the city’s 150th Birthday Celebration.

In anticipation to this event, you are invited this saturday at the CLHOF silent auction and cocktail party, hosted by SNL comedian and actress Nora Dunn, at the Hilton/Asmus contemporary 716 N. Wells in Chicago.

A limited amount of tickets is still available for purchase. Details for the party can be found here.

 

Attached is an article about Delphine Pontvieux, who will also be in attendance at the event, written by Donald G. Evans, founder and executive director of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

 

Does she juggle too?

“You might know Delphine Pontvieux as the author of the thriller ETA and the publisher of Miss Nyet Publishing. Or you might know her as a tri-athlete, scuba instructor, waterboarder or rock climber. Maybe you’re aware of her work as an actress in LOL, where she played Joan of Arc’s mother. You could have bumped into her in her travels as an international saleswoman and promoter in the music and entertainment industries. Perhaps you just know her as the really tall and attractive French woman.
Now, in a kick to the face to all of us trying to get one thing right, she designs jewelry.” Read the rest of the article here.



It’s been a long time coming, but LOL-Laughing Out Loud is out!

Featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane, Marlo Thomas and…Chicago author Delphine Pontvieux, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

You are invited to Beauty Bar on Wednesday, August 8, to watch the movie with Pontvieux and friends.

drinks 5 to 7 pm
screening of the movie at 7 pm

As always, at Beauty Bar, 10 dollars get you a cocktail and a manicure!

For more information:

1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

What is LOL about:
In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne, “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Check out Pontvieux’s page on imdb: http://pro.imdb.coM/name/nm4041746/


Jessica Cage, freelance journalist and writer for the examiner, wrote this article for CBS CHICAGO NEWS website.

What makes it even better for us at Miss Nyet Publishing is, we had no idea it was coming out until the article popped up in a google alert message! So thank you, Jessica Cage, for enjoying Delphine Pontvieux’s first effort so much you put it on top of your top five list of independent Chicago authors and publishers to watch out for!

Read the full article here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/top-lists/5-indie-chicago-authors-and-publishers-to-watch-out-for/ 

Please share, RT, call, email or talk to your friends about it. We need your input to support your local indie authors and publishers!


ETA-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARREST has been chosen as a top 20 pick for Father’s day gift books.

With 40 reviews and 4.8 stars on Amazon, and a story packed with action and adventure, this is one book that will grab and keep their attention!

Check the full article on : http://digitalbooktoday.com/

Buy or download ETA-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARREST in hardcover or digital format (for 2.99!) on Amazon today: 

http://www.amazon.com/ETA-Estimated-Arrest-Delphine-Pontvieux/dp/0984217606/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1339793834&sr=8-10&keywords=eta


This year proved to be another successful lit fest in beautiful, hot and sunny Chicago.

Who says people don’t buy books anymore? Judging from the never ending crowd of Chicagoans strolling among the booths, listening to readings and chatting with authors at their tables, it looked like the written word has a future, and a bright one at that.

It is such a pleasure for an author to meet face to face with fans and prospective readers alike. Some who bought Pontvieux’s novel ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest last year came back to the booth to talk, give their feedback and impressions about the story. The only thing they seemed disappointed about was that the sequel to ETA was not for sale yet! Do not despair, Delphine Pontvieux is hard at work and we are confident the sequel will be there for them to buy well before next Printers Row!

Another first at the fair was the very first public presentation of her jewelry collection, Anchor Bracelets.

Many visitors at the fair left with their own one-of-a-kind bracelet, hand-made by Delphine Pontvieux. We will be showcasing her latest work online here soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, should you want to hear more about the collection, and how to order your custom made piece of jewelry, you can contact her at anchorbracelets@gmail.com to receive a pdf file that explains step-by-step how to design and order your own bracelets from her. (or to order a specific model from her existing collection.)

Check out the photo gallery of the Miss Nyet booth, which we, like the previous years, shared with our good friends at Avendia Publishing.

If you missed the event, order your hardcopy of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest on our site and Pontvieux will be glad to personalize it for you!

keep on reading, always,

The Miss Nyet Crew



If you happen to be in Chicago this Saturday, be sure not to  miss PRINTERS ROW. Now a long-standing perennial event organized by the Chicago Tribune, Printers Row regroups hundreds of Authors, publishers and book sellers in the historic printers row neighborhood in downtown Chicago.

For the complete schedule of events taking place on Saturday (and it is a packed one!), please visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2012-05/70194169.pdf

This year again, Miss Nyet Publishing will be in attendance, along with Delphine Pontvieux who will be present all day Saturday at the booth to sign copies of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, and to talk about ETA’s sequel, which we are planning to release in early 2013.

We will also be selling copies of Pintxatu, the super excentric Basque tapas cookbook which comes with a full cd compilation of Basque bands. In lieu of wine pairings, we link each recipe to a song!

You will also get the opportunity to take a peek at Delphine’s brand new unisex jewelry line, the Anchor pin collection, or Points d’Ancrage, for the first time.

We are looking forward to seeing you all to chat a while and enjoy the weather, which promises to be warm and sunny.

Miss Nyet will be located on Polk street -under a tent booth, this year-, alongside Avendia Publishing.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


The special Euskal Herria edition in the shackle collection 2012 is available now!

Order your custom-made bracelet today. $25 US as shown (medium size), also available in large size for $30US +$6 US for shipping and handling in the US, Canada and EEC.

Email anchorbracelets@gmail.com for details how to order and pay with paypal

Love the bracelet but have other colors in mind?

Email us and we will send you our step-by-step pdf file which contains all the details to help you create your one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry


http://www.freado.com/QuickQuiz/429/the-eiffel-tower-in-paris


As much as we hope to think this is an exaggeration, this statement could, some day, become a reality.

Regardless, we invite you to watch this video which explains step-by-step how a book is traditionally made. We wanted to share this video, which shows the incredible amount of hard work it takes to create a book, and the love that goes into making it.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/38681202″>Birth of a Book</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/glenmilner”>Glen Milner</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

If you have not checked out Delphine Pontvieux’s new short story yet, titled ‘Vertical Horizons,’ click here to read more about it and to order it (0.99$)



While she is hard at work on her second novel, Delphine Pontvieux also penned a short story titled “Vertical Horizons.”

“It takes a long time to write a book, especially when the writer’s me,” says Pontvieux. “As a reader myself, I also understand how frustrating it can be to wait for a favorite author’s next book to come out. This is, in part, the reason why I decided to release a few original short stories over the course of the year to help shorten the wait until my second novel is published, and to thank my readers for their patience and dedication.”

“Vertical Horizons” tells the story of Costi, a young Romanian, who comes to Paris to find the job that will pay for the bills back home. He had to overcome his fear of heights to get the coveted position. 

From his vantage point, the city of Paris is sprawled at his feet. Yet, Costi refuses to see its true beauty. He left his heart behind in Transylvania, but is it where it really belongs?

“Vertical Horizons” is a tale of heartbreak, but also of resilience and hope, which shows beyond doubt that for everyone, there is a better tomorrow.

“Vertical Horizons” is available here in digital format on Amazon.

DID YOU KNOW?

FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA ABOUT THE EIFFEL TOWER

Why is the Eiffel Tower called the Eiffel Tower?
It was named after one the most influential people in its construction, a contractor,enginner,architect and showman by the name of Gustave Eiffel.

When was the Eiffel Tower built and completed? 
The Eiffel tower was finished March 31,1889. It took around two years and two months to build.

How old is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower is 123 years old in 2012.

What are the uses of the Eiffel Tower?
It is used as a radio broadcasting tower and observation tower.

What is the Eiffel Tower made of?
It is made of 2.5 million rivets, 15,000 pieces of iron and 40 tons of paint. The main component of the Eiffel tower is iron.

What color is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower is coated with different shades of brown paint.

How tall/high is the eiffel tower?
The Eiffel tower height is approximately 984-990 feet tall/high (depending on temperature) or 324 meters tall/high

How many stairs steps are in the Eiffel Tower?
There are 1665 stairs steps in the Eiffel Tower.

How many visitors visit the Eiffel Tower every year?
Approximately 6.8 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. It is estimated that over a quarter of a billion people have view the Eiffel Tower in its long history.

How much does the Eiffel Tower weigh? How heavy is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel tower weighs approximately 10,000 tons, 7.3 thousand of them being the metal.

Does the Eiffel Tower have paint? How many times is it applied?
The Eiffel Tower does have paint. It is is repainted every 7 years by a team of high-altitude painters, who only use brushes, never spray paint or guns. So far, it’s been painted 19 times. Watch these extraordinary men and women at work by clicking on  this youtube video.

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