Authors are plagued with self-doubt and worry over silly things. Harper Lee, for one, threw her whole manuscript for To Kill a Mockingbird out her NYC window while editing. Fortunately, her publisher made her retrieve and finish the book. See, Fling Manuscript From the Window. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, Rose, stated in a diary entry the … More Self-doubt: An Authors Worst Enemy
Super Emily loves to make everything right! With the help of her magical stuffed kitten, Buttermilk, Emily goes on adventures to help those in need. When the heart on Buttermilk’s collar flashes, Emily knows her friend’s puppy is missing. But Emily hasn’t finished her green beans yet, and Momma wants her plate. After explaining … More The Lost Puppy (A Super Emily and Buttermilk Adventure)
Happy Left-Handers Day! There are people who care about our needs. I found this store on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco when I visited in June. I was awed by the wonderful treasures and wanted several items. Unfortunately, the prices were beyond my vacation budget. I really wanted this notebook though. I purposely flip … More Happy Left-Handers Day
The Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written novels Five-Star Review Fleeing the Shadows is … More Literary Titan Gold Medal Winner!
“History is boring.” This attitude prevailed in me until my junior year in high school. The first thing I saw upon entering Mr. Eklund’s American History class—a Mickey Mouse club poster hanging above his disk. Okay, he’s different. He stood in front of the class wearing Mickey Mouse ears, instructing us to take out paper and … More Do Students Love Your History Class?
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Intriguing and Inspirational In this Historical fiction novel, two strong-willed women form a strong friendship in high school. Their lives twist and turn in different directions for several years, then their bond is tested by an unexpected event. The point of view switches between Blanche and Miriam in separate chapters, making their stories easy to … More Review of Not Bound by Blood
Enjoyable Cozy Mystery Sister-in-laws, Edna and Klara Pidgeon arrive in the small cabin-rental community of Maggie Valley to work on their pastry recipe. They expect a peaceful retreat… The writing team of Kasandra Elaine have created believable characters readers will relate to while the murder mystery unfolds and mayhem ensues. I totally sympathized with Klara … More Review: Murder in Maggie Valley (A KEPS Cozy Mystery)
Enjoyable Science Fiction for Teens I enjoyed this fast-paced story and made an immediate emotional connection to Bria and her Autistic brother Dylan who are dealing with the loss of their mother. Bria doesn’t believe her mother is dead. Acting on her gut feeling, Bria enlists friends from her science club to help her figure … More Review of Time Sniffers by C. S. Lakin
Coming Soon! Subscribers to The Newsletter will receive the first chapter (PDF file) of Fleeing the Shadows (Dangerous Loyalties Book Two) for FREE. I promise not to bombard your mailbox. Didn’t read the first book in the series? No problem. I’m writing the books as standalone. (My goal) Thank you for your support. If you want to … More She Blames Herself for the Bounty on Papa’s Head