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Interview with Dillon Shafer – Author of Blood Soaked Gemini

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of Reading Dillon Shafer’s debut novel “Blood Soaked Gemini”  write my own personal review and interview Dillon.

About the Author

Interview with Dillon Shafer - Author of Blood Soaked Gemini

 

(Copied from his author’s page on Amazon) A college student from Edmonton, Albert, Dillon made his first forays into professional writing by entering the “Writers Digest Writing Competition” in 2014. His debut novel “Blood Soaked Gemini” was published in 2016. Continue reading “Interview with Dillon Shafer – Author of Blood Soaked Gemini”

"Reckless Beginnings" Journey, A day in my Life

Drowning in editing – A much needed break – dealing with editing blues

Drowning in editing - A much-needed break - dealing with editing blues

My life for the past three months

If you’ve been following my blog, you’re probably aware that I received my book “Reckless Beginning” back from the editor in September. We are now in December and I honestly can’t believe I’ve been working diligently on my edits for three months. After my normal eight-hour day job, I’ve been spending the rest of my days going through the manuscript in dept. Continue reading “Drowning in editing – A much needed break – dealing with editing blues”

Everything books

All Time Favorite Classic Christmas Books for Children

All Time Favorite Classic Christmas Books for Children

  Sharing the joy of books at Christmas

My fondest memories of Christmas, are those reading Christmas books with my parents and many years later, reading the same books to my son and now today I read them to my grandsons. These timeless classics continue to be treasured by my family, generation after generation. Traditions of curling up with a cup of hot cocoa, a warm blanket and those close to our hearts, sharing the time together reading on Christmas Eve. For me, this is priceless. Continue reading “All Time Favorite Classic Christmas Books for Children”

On writing

Facebook Groups for Authors, Writers and Readers

Facebook Groups for Authors, Writers and Readers

Why I have joined some groups for Authors, Writers, and readers

While I’m currently working on the editing stages of my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings”, I have been researching groups on Facebook that I may benefit from. With Facebook being the giant of social media platforms, there are plenty to choose from. Continue reading “Facebook Groups for Authors, Writers and Readers”

Everything books

Book Review NYPD RED 1 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Book Review NYPD RED 1 by James Patterson

I’ve  read many of James Patterson’s books – this one is the latest and without fail, he delivered. Known for writing fiction murder/mystery,  this series fits the bill. This is the 1st book in the series of five. Published in 2012, this has been on my “To Read” list for some time. It seems that list keeps getting longer. Continue reading “Book Review NYPD RED 1 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp”

On writing

Your view can be your next book – tips for creating story outlines

Your view can be your next book - tips for creating story outlines

 

Look out your window – what do you see?

All the pictures in this post are views from my windows, but they are more than just magnificent views, they are inspirations for story outlines. Your view can be your next book. From these few pictures I’ve posted, there are so many possible platforms for a story.  Take a moment and look out your window – what do you see? Let your mind wander and write the story. Continue reading “Your view can be your next book – tips for creating story outlines”

Author's Corner

Interview With Michele I. Khoury – Author of “Busted”

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Michele I. Khoury – author of “Busted” and write my own personal review of the book.

I must state that I have been communicating with Michele for the past few months, sharing author to author tips and experiences. I consider her more than an acquaintance, to me she is a friend. I did not let our friendship reflect my honest reviews of her book. I remained transparent and taking into consideration, only the book. Continue reading “Interview With Michele I. Khoury – Author of “Busted””

On writing

November Is National Novel Writing Month – Are You Ready?

November Is National Novel Writing Month - Are You Ready?

Are you ready for the challenge

Around this time of year, I find myself thinking about the “National Novel Writing Month” – often referred to  “NaNoWriMo” A creative writing challenge, held during the month of November. This year will mark their eighteenth anniversary.  It is a challenge that has intrigued me for many years. One I hope to do in the near future when I am not overwhelmed with trying to get my debut novel published. Continue reading “November Is National Novel Writing Month – Are You Ready?”

Everything books

10 Best Scariest Blood-curdling Halloween Books To Read

 

It’s Hard to believe that Halloween is almost upon us once again. It’s time to decorate the house with ghosts, goblins, witches, and skeletons. Carve some pumpkins, light candles and dress up in costume. As a teenager, one of my fondest memories of Halloween was reading horror stories under the sheets with a flashlight. Always making sure I had found the scariest, blood-curdling book to read. But a question I often ask myself is – “Where did Halloween originate from?” Continue reading “10 Best Scariest Blood-curdling Halloween Books To Read”

On writing

Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL – in memory of Sue Zeidler

Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL
Sue Zeidler

In memory of a friend – Sharing her passion – Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL

I feel compelled to write this and bring awareness to a great organization Writegirl after losing a dear friend this week -Sue Zeidler, who sadly passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Continue reading “Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL – in memory of Sue Zeidler”