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How to Write a Good Bad Review

March 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews, Marketing, Writing Business

“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Mama’s advice serves well to keep us kind, but people don’t always need kind. We don’t even need polite all the time. Sometimes we need truth. Gina birthed the question on facebook: “Why do people post negative reviews?” Ron responded with a post about […]

Digging Up Death is FREE on Kindle!

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews, Books

I knew it would happen, I just didn’t know when! But Digging Up Death is FREE on Kindle, so help me spread the word and help my “baby” reach #1 in free downloads! Don’t forget to tweet, Facebook, PIN & SHARE!! 😉

“Whatever” Teen Devotional for Girls Giveaway

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Author Interviews, Blog, Book Reviews, Family

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of over 170 children’s and adult trade titles with close to three million books in print. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats, and include such varied titles as Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book, The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, and The Worrywart’s […]

A Sound Among the Trees Book Giveaway!

November 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews

I love the way Susan Meissner weaves history with present day in an engaging tale relevant to both time periods! If you would like to win this book, tell me what is your favorite time period OR who you’d most like to BE in history! Contest open to US residents only! It is time for […]

Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer

October 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews, Craft

Rebekah plans on leaving the farm life for the big city with Arthur once the Great War ended. In the meantime, she heads to Texas to take care of her aunt, who’s been struck with the Spanish flu. It doesn’t hurt that Arthur is in Dallas training to fly planes. When she arrives in Prater […]

Wendy and the Lost Boys by Julie Salamon

September 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews, Craft

Julie Salamon undertakes a daunting task: writing a biography on Wendy Wasserstein, Pulitzer-Prize and Tony-award winning playwright. In fact, Wasserstein was the first woman to receive a Tony award, making her somewhat of a standard in theater studies. Through her plays, Wasserstein reflected the issues of the Baby Boomer woman: career, birth control, love, marriage, […]

A Stand-Up Guy by Michael Snyder

September 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews, Craft

Once again, I’ve fallen for the cast of characters created by Michael Snyder: a lovable, quirky, and most definitely messed-up cast. First, there’s Oliver Miles, a comedian who starts to get some notice when he decides to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in his acts. The thing is, this […]

Pattern of Wounds by J. Mark Bertrand

August 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, Craft

Roland March, Houston homicide detective, responds to a call about a stab victim. The victim lies face down, half in a pool, killed by a knife through the heart. Something about the scene strikes March as odd: it mimics a crime scene photo of a case he closed ten years ago. The only difference is […]

Ape House by Sara Gruen

July 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Reviews

In Ape House, Sara Gruen’s follow-up novel to Water for Elephants, Gruen again finds a unique setting: a lab where scientists work with bonobo apes on interspecies communication. The scientists, led by Isabel Duncan, teach the bonobos English and sign language so that the apes can understand English and respond with sign language. John Thigpen, […]

Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce

June 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, Books, Industry

Amy gave up her mundane job to go back to school, get her MFA, and become a published writer. Except she’s not getting published, and she’s struggling with writer’s block. In another dead-end job and disillusionment, Amy worries that she won’t live the meaningful life she’s expected herself to. Cue twenty-something identity crisis. Add to […]

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