Yearly Archives: 2017

Kelly’s Christmas–Short Story

Kelly rested her head on her paws and groaned. Her hips hurt, and she missed her pack mate. She hadn’t seen Toby for over a week. Her people wept and spoke of Toby in hushed tones. Why was he gone?

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Holiday Movie–A Christmas Short Story

Max picked up one of his two Christmas cards and shook his head. One was from his dentist, and the other was from his tax guy. The mantel used to be covered with these things. Why had everybody stopped sending

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Twelve Tales of Christmas by Cathleen Townsend: Book Review

Originally posted on Read Write Live:
Title: Twelve Tales of Christmas Author: Cathleen Townsend Genre: Short stories, Fiction Synopsis Christmas isn’t always Jingle Bells and “Ho, ho, ho.” In these Twelve Tales of Christmas, even Santa has to deal with…

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Twelve Tales of Christmas

Christmas isn’t always “Jingle Bells” and “Ho, ho, ho.” In these Twelve Tales of Christmas, even Santa has to deal with unexpected German Shepherds and reindeer who suddenly want to learn the tango. A dryad works feverishly with a teenage

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Giving Double the Value When Posting Amazon Reviews

Many of us are avid readers, and what’s more, we even warm the cockles of writers’ hearts by leaving reviews for their books. And if you don’t yet, please allow me to put in my plug for book reviewing in

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Goodreads–Reading Rounds

Reviews. Authors all need them, especially in the early days of our book launch. But what to do? We’ve already covered the ground we have control over–we’ve put out the best book we can. So, what are our options? You

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Emerging from Shadows, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Emerging from Shadows is no callow compilation of a lovestruck young adult’s first sonnets. Rather, it’s the reflections of an emotionally mature writer who has faced life’s stings with a determination to grow from them in an honest and healthy

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Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney–Book Review and Author Interview

Watching Glass Shatter is one of the best literary books I’ve read. I often get impatient with lit fic–I typically find it long on character and short on plot. This book fits into that mold, but in this case the

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Stolen Legacy: The Story Behind the Story

A disembodied horse head—one that still speaks. A princess who doesn’t lift a finger to stop her identity being stolen, and then never tries to end the nightmare and go back home. A queen who sends her daughter away for

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Stolen Legacy

Being different can be dangerous. Falada is a kelpie, hated and feared because she can change shape. Only Jentelle has looked past Falada’s outward appearance to see the person within. And now Jentelle must marry the prince of the neighboring

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