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[Book Review] Dream Dancer by S. J. Schwaidelson

By S. J. Schwaidelson Leah Fine is an Anthropology student from Minnesota, recording the rituals of an ancient civilization in Peru. A year studying their culture and rites carries a deeper meaning for Leah and, on returning home to Minnesota, to continue her studies, she finds she’s left something of herself behind. Tan, a member […]

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November Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

10 Children’s Books for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is only about two weeks away! What better time to add to your child or grandchild’s library and pass along the story and traditions of the holiday? I’ve assembled a list of 10 suggestions to do just that, including one for interfaith families. Enjoy! This page contains affiliate links. This meas for any purchase […]

What to Blog About Before Your Book is Published

Congratulations on your new book! Maybe it’s complete, maybe it’s a work in progress. No matter what phase you’re in, you’re probably wondering what you should be sharing with potential readers to get them excited about reading it. Hopefully, by now, you’ve also established your writing platform. If not, what are you waiting for? An […]

The Package, a Novella by Heidi Slowinski Set for Release on December 18th

My new novella, The Package: A Novella, is set for release on December 18th. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. This new e-book is a short thriller following Noa, a travel blogger who finds herself working for an international spy agency. From the Back Cover: Abandoned by her mother in early childhood, Noa […]

Reedsy Prompts Shortlists “What Is Your Emergency”

Welcome reader! I am pleased to announce “What Is Your Emergency” was shortlisted out of 893 entries in Reedsy Prompt, Contest 67: The Great Escape. The story is based on the writing prompt: write a thriller about someone who witnesses a murder…except there’s no evidence a murder has taken place. This is my seventh entry […]

Short Story Contest – Win A Guest Post

About the Contest Each month the site hosts a short story contest. It’s a unique contest because each month, participants are challenged to craft a short story based on a visual writing prompt. Up to two selected entries receive a feature guest post here on the site. There is no fee for entry but donations […]

Book Review- Hip Set by Michael Fertik

By Michael Fertik Oscar Orleans is a refugee, living in Israel, serving as a liaison to fellow African refugees, living in a slum of Tel Aviv. Orleans is called in by his friend, Inspector Kobi Sambinsky, of the Asylum unit with the Israeli police, to assist when a young man, from South Sudan, is found […]

Book Club Questions for Nonfiction

Do you belong to a book club? If not, now is a great time to get your friends together for an hour or so to discuss your current reads. As it is currently, “Nonfiction November”, I’ve put together a list of questions, perfect for discussing nonfiction books. Download a printable copy for your next club […]


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Reader’s Favorite Gives The Package, A Novella 5 Stars Again!

Early reviews are coming in for The Package, A Novella. I am honored to receive a second five star review from Readers’ Favorite. From Readers’ Favorite The Package: A Novella by Heidi Slowinski is a short read packed with mystery and excitement. Noa, a travel blogger with plenty of initiative, purchases a jacket from a […]

Featured Short Story: What Is Your Emergency

Welcome reader! This week, I’m featuring a short story I recently submitted to Reedsy Prompt, Contest 67: The Great Escape. “What Is Your Emergency” is based on the writing prompt: write a thriller about someone who witnesses a murder…except there’s no evidence a murder has taken place. What Is Your Emergency  “911, what is your […]

Short Story Contest – Win A Guest Post

About the Contest Each month the site hosts a short story contest. It’s a unique contest because each month, participants are challenged to craft a short story based on a visual writing prompt. Up to two selected entries receive a feature guest post here on the site. There is no fee for entry but donations […]

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