With dreams of one day becoming a published author, I am thrilled to count as my friends those who have made it. Authors who are self or indie published, those who are traditionally published, some who are New York Times best sellers or Amazon best sellers. I am a fan and these guys are my rock stars. When I read a new author, especially someone … Continue reading In the company of writers
I am PROUD to be an American, though there are some things that make me go really? We live in a country that is free. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of choices…not everyone is going to agree. True freedom means you have to allow your neighbor to say I hate you and all you stand for and not feel the need to censor … Continue reading Happy Independence Day!
I am unfamiliar with this author, I bought this book because of the title. Anyone who doesn’t think a title matters has no concept of marketing. Because I loved the movie How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, I decided to give a try. I was not disappointed! The prologue is almost poetic. In the chant of the natives to the memories of England, … Continue reading How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke
I am struggling to get word count on my WIP (work in progress). I write the story then go back and fill in details: scenery, emotions and backstory. I want to write faster, get this done quicker but I want it to be good, no I want it to be great! I have sent other work out: novels, short stories and articles I thought were … Continue reading Procrastination why wait?
My first love has always been historical romance, Ms. James deliverers the story with characters who are fabulously flawed and real. Not what I expected when I bought the book but so much better. The Duke is a man’s man. He is blunt and ineloquent. Like many newlyweds, they blunder their way. Add in all the extra baggage and this marriage is doomed from the … Continue reading Eloisa James Four Nights with a Duke
Spring is in the air Life has been renewed Christ arose from the tomb Giving hope to all Not the bunny trail Nor the baskets of eggs The joy of truth The promise of his return The true celebration of Easter Continue reading Happy Easter
Jill Sorenson’s 2013 novel Aftershock is an intense adventure into human nature. What makes some people heroic and others villains? When faced with the destruction and danger of a major earthquake, Garrett and Lauren unite to save a small group of survivors trapped in a collapsed freeway. Fighting dangerous conditions and a gang of convicts, as well as the attraction that pulls them together like … Continue reading Aftershock by Jill Sorenson
I purchased this book at the 2015 Pamlico Writers Conference after hearing Katharine Ashe speak. If you have never had that chance you must look for the opportunity, not only is Katharine a talented writer, she is also a magnificent speaker. After listening to her speak of her books I knew I had to purchase one, I ended up with three. As a member of … Continue reading My Lady, My Lord by Katharine Ashe
As we put the last dashes and dots on the 2015 Pamlico Writers Conference I explore my role within the group. I read several books written by the writers presenting at the conference, taking time to write reviews and give words of encouragement. On Twitter, Facebook and Amazon I cheered for my fellow authors, taking great joy from being a member of the team. This … Continue reading Confessions of a Perpetual Cheerleader