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Book Review: The Unforgiven King by L. M. Affrossman

By: L. M. Affrossman The Unforgiven King is a work of Jewish historical fiction, centered around King Herod. The story begins with Herod as a young man, follows his rise to the throne, and his cruelty. The story is told through an unnamed narrator, who provides the reader with in-depth context around Roman occupied Jerusalem, […]

Book Review: Simon’s Wife by L. M. Affrossman

By: L. M. Affrossman Simon’s Wife is a work of Jewish historical fiction, set in 70AD Jerusalem. following the destruction of the city and the second temple. Shelamzion bat Judah has been captured and is facing execution. But could an unlikely friendship with her Roman jailer change her fate? This book really held my attention […]

September Short Story Contest

Your Assignment Hurry! The deadline for entry closes tonight. Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of September. Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ rated […]

Book Review: Reflections from a Glass House

By: Carol Sveilich Reflections from a Glass House, A Memoir of Mid-Century Modern Mayhem is an intimate and detailed story of growing up in the Silicon Valley, in the 1960s. Sveilich shares her story in incredible detail, making her very easy to connect with. In many ways, this felt like sitting down with a friend, […]

September Short Story Contest

Your Assignment It’s time for the September Short Story Contest! Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of September. Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ […]

Book Review: Mighty Mary

By: Max Davine Mighty Mary is the story of an Indian elephant who was captured and transported to American to be trained as a performer. After disaster struck in Erwin, Tennessee, just after the turn of the century, her case would become one of the most famous surrounding animal cruelty. This story is the emotional […]

September Short Story Contest

Your Assignment It’s time for the September Short Story Contest! Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of September. Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ […]

Book Review: Black Hole Town

By: Henry Hinder Black Hole Town, a dark comedy novelette is the story of two friends, Scots, who decide to hit the road for the ultimate drug fueled roadtrip. An escape, if you will, from their every day lives of drugs, booze, gambling, and even women. Because everyone needs to get away from it all […]

An Interview with Alexs Thompson

Carol Novis has worked for publications including Winnipeg Free Press, Cape Times and The Jerusalem Post. She has more recently started working in fiction, including a children’s book, entitled The Adventures of Mary Fairy. Today she joins me to talk about her cozy mystery series, Tension on a Pension. Q: Can you sum up the […]

An Interview with AJ Sidransky

AJ Sidransky is joining my blog today to tell us about his newest novel, The Interpreter. We’re also getting insight into the third installment in his Forgiving series, Forgiving Stephen Redmond, set for release early next year. Q: Can you sum up the The Interpreter book series in 20 words or less? The Interpreter is […]


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