National GOLD MEDAL in the IPPY AWARDS
April 7, 2016
Yippie! I'm thrilled to be honored by Indepent Publisher's IPPY Awards with a national Gold Medal in their Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel Memoir category.
The IPPY Awards were launched in 1996 and are conducted each year to honor the year's best independently published books. This year's contest drew nearly 5000 entries.
ALA Booklist Spotlight:
September 1, 2015
Top 10 Sports Books: 2015, by Bill Ott
Wait -- Sports? Riding an ostrich is a sport? Or was it swimming with sharks? Read on to find out!
FEATURE: This year’s sports top 10 turns a blind eye on major sports, focusing instead on less-heralded athletic and recreational endeavors, from bowling to the circus to Monopoly. (Well, there is one basketball book, but it’s about a really bad team.) The titles selected were reviewed in Booklist from September 1, 2014, through August 2015.
"Cremonesi’s memoir will captivate readers as she embarks on this unexpected adventure. But there is also much here to think about as she reveals the sobering reality of circus life: the mistreatment of animals and workers."
Jungle Red Writers: Hallie Ephron Interviews Kathleen
April 2, 2015
The amazing Hallie Ephron interviews Kathleen on life and love for her shared blog, Jungle Red Writers:
HALLIE EPHRON: An Italian circus offers a footloose American her very own pair of ruby stilettos. She dons a rhinestone bikini, becomes an ostrich-riding, shark-taming showgirl, falls for the handsome elephant keeper, Stefano, and lives to tell the tale!
No, it’s not fiction. This is a MEMOIR! And the beauteous adventurer who lived it, Kathleen Cremonesi, is with us today on Jungle Red...
Eugene Register Guard Interview
March 15, 2015
"Former Circus Performer Writes Memoir, Defends Elephants"
RG Front Page, Sunday March 15, 2015
Reporter Mark Baker's Living Here article detailing ex-circus workers' response to Ringling Brother's announcement to phase elephants out of their traveling shows by 2018.
Book Release Date
Feb 15, 2015
Official hardcover Publication Date for Love in the Elephant Tent is May 12, 2015. Pre-Order on Amazon.com today!