October & November Best Reads!

October & November Best Reads!

These are all books by people I (kinda) know!

During the past two months I’ve read a number of books by authors who I have either met in person or online. I’ve had the privilege of reading a few of these books as a beta reader—giving advice (sometimes minimal/sometimes more than that) for possible changes before the book was published. I feel it’s an important disclaimer to give you before I review these books and recommend them to you.  

9 Reading Lists for a Haunting Halloween

9 Reading Lists for a Haunting Halloween

It’s that time again . . . it’s almost Halloween. Or for those who follow a slightly different calendar, Samhain, is nearly upon us. This is when the veil between the worlds thins and makes it easier for us to commune with the spirit world. (Are you feeling the spooky vibe yet?)

Are you looking for ghostly, eerie, witchy, creepy, spine-tingling reads this year?

Or even just a little non-frightening Halloween fun in book form?

I have some excellent book lists for all ages and fright levels. Nine lists . . . because nine is a magical number.

Tall Poppy Readers Fav Books of 2018

Tall Poppy Readers Fav Books of 2018

This past week, I was invited to the cool kids’ lunch table . . . The Tall Poppy Writers invited me to take part in their Book Blogger Appreciation Week on their reader site: Bloom: A Group for Tall Poppy Readers.

Book Reviews – August and September Favorites

Book Reviews – August and September Favorites

I have been immersed in dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction during the past two months. What’s new? Everyone knows I love that sort of story!! However, the truly outstanding reads were a memoir and two works of contemporary fiction.

Interview with Author Janet Kay

Interview with Author Janet Kay

I do love a good paranormal story, and recently picked up The Sisters by Wisconsin author Janet Kay. This story is an interesting tale set on historical Galveston Island, Texas that weaves in an ample supply of ghostly entities and reincarnated souls.

Book Reviews - June & July Favorite

Book Reviews - June & July Favorite

I have not had time to read much in the past few weeks! This makes me sad, but that means I’m getting a lot of other things done. (Or maybe it means I’m watching too much TV? More about that below!)

Book Reviews - April & May Favorites

Book Reviews - April & May Favorites

There are four outstanding writers who entertained me during the months of April and May, Beth Flynn, Theresa Shaver, Nora Roberts, and Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Living the Sutras - Review & Author Interview

Living the Sutras - Review & Author Interview

A few years ago, I met Kelly DiNardo at a writing conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Kelly was an instructor that year, and we struck up a conversation where I learned that she had recently relocated to Madison from the East Coast. I have to admit I was fascinated by her freelance writing career, which included publication in well-Kelly DiNardo - co-author of Living the Sutras - a yoga book for EVERYONE!known national magazines.

Preview of “Accounting for it All” by R.R. Campbell

Preview of “Accounting for it All” by R.R. Campbell

Preview of "Accounting for it All" by R.R. CampbellI’m so glad to talk with author R.R. Campbell about his upcoming 2018 release “Accounting for it All”. Campbell is a Wisconsin author and editor as well as the host of Writescast, a podcast for writers, by writers.

Ryan, tell us a little bit about how you got started writing. Have you always been a storyteller?

Writing Book Reviews (Just Do It!)

Writing Book Reviews (Just Do It!)

Amanda Zieba -- On writing book reviews - Just Do It!Welcome back to author Amanda Zieba, who I first introduced you to in the kick-off post for 2018 on Forging (Real Person-to Person) ConnectionsI appreciated very much Amanda's post about writing book reviews--so much so that I'm giving the whole thing to you here.

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