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Book Review & Interview with Laura Heffernan – Author of REALITY WEDDING

 

Book Review & Interview with Laura Heffernan - Author of REALITY WEDDING
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Reality Wedding is the third book in a reality series by Laura Heffernan. I have not read book one –  America’s Next Reality Star or book two Sweet RealityHowever, after reading the last book in the series I plan on reading the others so I have a full scope of the story.

After reading the novel I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Heffernan and write an honest review of her book. All her answers are in her own words.

About the Author

Book Review & Interview with Laura Heffernan - Author of REALITY WEDDING
Laura Heffernan – Author

(Copied from author’s page) Laura Heffernan is living proof that watching too much TV can pay off. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys board games, travel, board games, baking, and board games. She lives in the Northeast with her husband and two furry beasts.

Laura loves connecting with readers. Find her on her website mentioned at the end of the interview. You can also find her on twitter (Also mentioned at the end of the interview)  where she spends far too much time tweeting about reality TV and Canadian chocolate. Continue reading “Book Review & Interview with Laura Heffernan – Author of REALITY WEDDING”

On writing

Improve Your Writing Skills by Adopting These Habits

What is the definition of Habit?

Quoted from the Merriam-webster Dictionary  “Habit –  an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary .” Another way of saying this is: We do things from the force of habit. 

In order to improve your writing skills, you need to be adopting certain habits that over time become natural and a part of your everyday routine. Continue reading “Improve Your Writing Skills by Adopting These Habits”

Author's Corner

Book Review and Interview with Sally Crosiar – Author of Come Back

Interview with Sally Crosiar - Author of COME BACK
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Come Back is the debut novel of Sally Crosiar which I’ve had the pleasure of reading over the last couple of weeks and what a joy it has been. After reading the book I was able to interview Sally and write an honest review of her book which you will find at the end of this post. All answers are in her own words.

About the Author

Interview with Sally Crosiar - Author of COME BACK

 

( Copied from About Author  page)  Sally Crosiar lives in the Finger Lakes of New York State where she reads incessantly, enjoys time in and on the water, savors dark chocolate with red wine at every opportunity, and teaches about health and play for Empire State College. She is the author of  Find the Love of Your Life, based on her own true story, My Uncle Dave, a children’s book with an adult message, and co-author with Dr. Sidney B. Simon of Love Builders Tools to Build Every Relationship. Come Back is her debut novel.  Continue reading “Book Review and Interview with Sally Crosiar – Author of Come Back”

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Join my Pinterest Group Board for authors, readers and everything books

Join my Pinterest Group Board for authors, readers and everything books

 

An Open Invitation to Join my Pinterest Group Board for authors, readers and everything books

Recently I started a Pinterest Group Board  – a community board for authors, writers, readers, books for children and adults and basically anything related to books. I’m dedicating this week’s blog to an open invitation for my readers to join my Pinterest Group Board. Follow the instructions at the end of this page on how to receive a personal invite from me to become a collaborator.

What is a Group Board?

If you are familiar with Pinterest you already know it’s a place where you can browse thousands of pins on an endless list of topics and save them to your categorized boards that you have created. Only you can pin to your own boards. Click on a pin and it takes you to the site where you can read about the topic of the pin.

A group board is basically like a categorized board but has been opened and allows other collaborators to add their pins to the board too. When you become a member of the group, Continue reading “Join my Pinterest Group Board for authors, readers and everything books”

Author's Corner

Interview and Review DJ Park Author – The Mystery of the Weeping Friar

Interview and Review DJ Park Author - The Mystery of the Weeping Friar
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I just finished reading the novel The Mystery of the Weeping Friar, written by DJ Parks-a husband and wife team also know as Doug Parker and Jan Parker. I had the pleasure of interviewing the pleasant couple and write an honest review. All answers are in their own words.

About the Authors

Interview and Review DJ Park Author - The Mystery of the Weeping Friar

Copied from the back of the book –  Doug and Jan Parker (Writing under the pen name DJ Park) enjoy outdoor activities, cooking, and music. They live in southwest Colorado.

The Synopsis of The Mystery of the Weeping Friar

All is not as it appears in the art world of New Mexico – mystery surrounds the art dealers, the buyers and even the pieces of art themselves, especially the legendary religious figurine known as the Weeping Friar. In this sequel to GoneAwary Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent David Harroswen and his wife Althia “Tee” get swept up in the mysteries while visiting Tee’s sister. As more and more deadly chaos erupts Continue reading “Interview and Review DJ Park Author – The Mystery of the Weeping Friar”

Author's Corner

Interview – Antoinette Truglio Martin – Author of Hug Everyone You Know

Interview with Antoinette Truglio Martin - Author of - Hug Everyone You Know

For the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed reading Hug Everyone You Know by Antoinette Truglio Martin and write an honest review.  I also had the pleasure of interviewing Martin and talk about her works. Nothing has been altered in her answers, everything is in her own words.

About the Author

Interview with Antoinette Truglio Martin - Author of - Hug Everyone You Know

(Copied from Martin’s author’s page) Antoinette Truglio Martin is a speech therapist and special education teacher by training but really wants to be a writer when she grows up. She has been collecting writing and fashioning stories forever. Over the years, Antoinette had been a regular columnist in local periodicals and had several essays featured in newsletters and literary reviews. Her children’s picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup was published in 1993 (Albert Whitman Co.) She proudly holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook/Southampton University (2016)  Continue reading “Interview – Antoinette Truglio Martin – Author of Hug Everyone You Know”

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New York Times Adult Fiction Best Sellers of 2017 – Part 2

 

The List part 2

As mentioned in last weeks post, there are thirty books on the New York Times Adult Fiction Best Seller List. This week I have posted the remaining fifteen that held the number one spot for one week or more.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

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A gripping psychological suspense thriller. A single mother is found dead at the bottom of a river. Earlier in the summer, a teenage girl was found dead in the same river. The daughter left behind is placed in the care of her aunt, who is now dragged back to the place she vowed she’d never return to. Continue reading “New York Times Adult Fiction Best Sellers of 2017 – Part 2”

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New York Times Adult Fiction Best Sellers of 2017 – Part 1

New York Times Adult Fiction Best Sellers of 2017 - Part 1

 

Being #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List

For most authors and readers the most prestigious list for book sales is the New York Times Best Sellers, established in 1931. If your book makes it on the list, a vast array of opportunities will probably flock your way. Recognition will sure to follow along with possible movie deals, TV shows, interviews and new contracts. You will be able to splash New York Times Best Seller across your cover. Continue reading “New York Times Adult Fiction Best Sellers of 2017 – Part 1”

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Book Review – KILLER SMILE by Lisa Scottoline

 

book review killer smile by Lisa Scottoline

I’ve been a fan of Lisa Scottoline’s books for many years. This is book 9 of 11 in the Rosato & DiNunzio series. Like the other books in the series, I enjoyed Killer Smile immensely. A murder mystery thriller with history and some humor added to the mix.

About the Author

Copied from the author’s page of the book – Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and a former trial lawyer. She has won the highest prize in crime fiction, Continue reading “Book Review – KILLER SMILE by Lisa Scottoline”

A day in my Life

Finding myself stranded and unprepared

Finding myself stranded and unprepared

I’ll get around to doing it

How many times have we said this to ourselves? Things we know we should do, but constantly put it off.  I have lived on Frazier Mountain for over fifteen years. Our elevation is 5,000ft and in the past, we’ve had some pretty harsh winters. There were times when I was snowed in for days. My car, buried in five feet of snow. It’s during these times, I remind myself that I need to stock my car with emergency supplies, in case I find myself stranded.  Years later, I still haven’t done this and last week I wish I had. My fears became a reality when I actually found myself stranded and unprepared.

Finding myself stranded and unprepared

The weather was not a concern

That morning I had plans drive to Pine Mountain Club – another small mountain community, less than nine miles away. I had plans to help a friend get ready for the holidays. The skies were blue, there were no winds but it was rather chilly – fifty degrees. I dressed in jeans, a t-shirt, sweatshirt and leather knee-high dress boots with a low heel. The thought to bring a jacket crossed my mind but that’s as far as it went and I left without one.  There was speculation of a light dusting of snow by late afternoon and  I planned to be home before then. Continue reading “Finding myself stranded and unprepared”