Category Archives: authors

Out of His Element

Charlie Smithers on his own… in the wild Reviewed by Jeff Salter The Adventures of Charlie SmithersBook 1 in The Charlie Smithers SeriesC.W. Lovatt[his debut novel… 2012] Tagline: Harry Flashman, step aside, old son. Make way for Charlie Smithers. Book … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project

With all that has been going on in the world, (and I watch a lot of different news sources), with what is going on with the family, (it changes by hour), and with what is going on with my new … Continue reading

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Couldn’t She Make Up Her Mind?

Couldn’t She Make Up Her Mind? Once again, I listened to an audiobook to get my intellectual needs met while I worked around the house. It may be tenacity that I stayed with it even when I started getting disappointed … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kay Springsteen and “Arachne’s Tapestry” from Gateways to the Paranormal

About a month ago, our resident hound and I celebrated a new anthology release from Dingbat Publishing called Gateways to the Paranormal. We were among the fourteen contributing to this anthology of sweet paranormal stories. Also among this group is … Continue reading

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Keep it Short and Sweet, Please

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes?” My answer is yes, to an extent. I don’t enjoy reading long bios — three paragraphs is about all I’ll read before I lose … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Josie Riviera and A Summer to Cherish

My guest today is a fellow member of one of my author support groups, and when she recently announced her new sweet romance, I asked her to share the book and its inspiration with us. A Summer to Cherish is … Continue reading

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Looking Back

    THIS WEEK:  At some point in your past, was there a year – or a significant period of time – that you consider your “favorite” time (or, at least, one of your favorites)? What was going on? I put … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Guest Author: Britney M. Mills and the Love, Austen Series

 By day, Britney M. Mills is the wife to a builder and mom to five, but by night, she turns into an author, writing YA & contemporary romance stories.  A book lover, former college athlete, and Jane Austen fan, she … Continue reading

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Up My Alleyn

(I wrote a view and it was good, but I when I cut, it did not paste, so now I must do this work in haste.) If you log into YouTube, they make many suggestions based on your watch history. … Continue reading

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