Old Idioms

I have a confession to make: I judge books by their covers I can’t help it. Some art is just awful, while others are inspiring. At times, I have purchased books solely based on the cover art. Going in blind, so to speak, about the synopsis, the hook, the genre of the work. Very rarely am […]

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Wings of Mayhem

Up on my Kindle App is the newest novel by Murder Mystery author, Sue Coletta. I’m sneaking away on my lunch breaks and picking up where I left off the day before making sure I’m in well lit areas and only reading in the middle of the day.    Why you ask?   Because Coletta […]

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The Art of Book Reviews: Where to Post Them

Now that you’ve written up your masterpiece or blurb or essay or snippet of a review you need to share it with the world! But where exactly should you post it? Although it seems rather straight forward there are things to consider when it comes to sharing your review. Things like audience size, “foot” traffic, […]

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The Art of Book Reviews: How To Write A Satisfied One

You’ve slipped the bookmark out from between the pages, closed the back cover of the book, and released a pent up sigh that’s been held in for over 50,000 words. It was good. Oh it was real good. Satisfying in every way that it needed to be. It touched all the right places and maybe […]

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The Art of Book Reviews: How To Structure One

The basics of a book review is very nearly a throwback to your elementary school days filled with book reports. Except no one is judging or grading you and you get to choose whatever you want to read and it DEFINITELY won’t be Where the Red Fern Grows because the dogs are fine, OK?   Anyway […]

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The Art of Book Reviews: Why You Should Write Them

You’ve had a great experience at the grocery store with a clerk who’s helped you locate the African Jasmine needed for your latest Pinterest recipe and they were patient, outgoing, and respectful. They went above and beyond to help you so, in turn, you’ve decided to write a little blurb on a comment card to […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

It is with exceedingly great enthusiasm that I announce, officially, to the bloggerverse that my debut novel, Dust, is now available for pre-sale on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo, Smashwords, and Apple! Order now for just $0.99 and have it delivered to your device on release day, March 9th! Release Party Join us for the […]

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Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein   My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Take to the skies in this gut reeling, high flying adventure shared by two courageous women in World War II. But beware the barrage balloons.   Two best friends fly over France on a secret mission. Two best friends fall behind […]

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March 2nd, 2016

Mark your calendars because this is a very important date. A date I have waited a few months to receive for an announcement I’ve waited since August to be able to share with you all.   March 2nd, 2016 is the official release date for Dust, my debut novel. Boom!  Last summer I received an […]

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Banned Books Week

Photo by Miranda L. Sober Photography I was a junior in high school sitting in an English class when I heard about the modern banning of books for the first time. Before class had started, our teacher had written a list of books at all angles across the blackboard that ran down the side of […]

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