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Book Review: ‘B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal’ by J.C. Hallman

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Adding depth beyond literary criticism of Baker, the sense of playfulness reveals Hallman may perhaps have a serious obsession about Baker. Through it all he teaches the reader to be a better reader, to seek an understanding of an author’s awareness of his own strength and weakness. Read More »

Interview with David J Rodger, author of ‘Oakfield’

"Drop the romance about being a writer – it’s a job."

Drop the romance about being a writer – it’s a job, one you should enjoy but ultimately one you’ll have to make sacrifices to succeed in. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Nothing to Kill or Die For

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A young girl meets a masked boy at a political rally in Manhattan and agrees to go home with him to hang out, only to be surprised that he lives in a luxurious apartment overlooking Central Park (Title comes from a line in Lennon's song "Imagine." This is part of the first chapter of an in-progress YA novel). Read More »

Book Review: Mike Poulton’s Stage Adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’

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You may want to read these stage versions, but you don’t want to miss out on the novels themselves. Read More »

Interview: Dr. Mark J. Rogers, Author of ‘The Art and Science of Healing – with Light’

"My target audience is anyone who is, or has a loved one who is, in chronic pain. "

Be very careful of the advice you seek. The book is full of experiences of patients who went to specialists and became even sicker. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London’ by Maureen Johnson

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Rory and her group, known as the ghost squad find their own time running out as they search for their friend, and contain the damage that is engendered by Jane and her own group as they try to unleash a nightmare on the city. Can they stop the damage and still find Stephen before it is too late? Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Bookseller’ by Cynthia Swanson

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The bookshop is no longer as successful and Kitty and her friend Frieda must make a decision to move forward. Yet her dreams begin to seem more real than her life at the bookshop, and make her wonder. Does she have a choice in what she wants in life? Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Reunion of Ghosts’, The Portrait of a Complicated Family by Judith Claire Mitchell

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The Alter sisters, Lady, Vee and Delph are truly and eclectic mix of strange, interesting and absurd. They live together now in their families apartment. Bad luck seems to follow them the same as that of their lineage, and yet they know that no matter what happens they have each other. Their sense of humor is intact and they use it to keep themselves and each other entertained. Read More »

Interview with Joni Parker, Author of ‘Blood Mission’

I think staring at a blank piece of paper without any idea of what to say is intimidating and leads me directly into writer’s block.

A native of Chicago, Joni Parker joined the U.S. Navy during college, going on to earn a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree. Now retired, she devotes her time to writing. Her books include the fantasy/adventure trilogy, The Seaward Isle Saga: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle, Tangled Omens, and her latest, Blood Mission, where the fate of kings and the safety of ... Read More »

Book Review: ‘Dying For The Past’– a ‘Gumshoe Ghost Mystery’ by T. J. O’Connor

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The second in T.J. O’Connor's 'Gumshoe Ghost Mystery' series, is an overly complicated tale of gangsters and murder over four generations. Read More »