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Featured Author Interviews

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of wonderful authors. It has been great meeting so many authors and learn more about their work. This week, I’m featuring a few of my favorites. Do you have a project you’d like to be interviewed about? Visit the Contact […]

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Guest Post: The Cathedral Bell, a Short Story by Violetta Toth

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the July Short Story Feature Contest. The featured entry is: The Cathedral Bell by Violetta Toth About herself, Violetta says, “I consider myself a book enthusiast and budding author. i have written many short stories and other works throughout my life and career, but I have been […]

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Guest Post: Riptide, a Short Story by Rylee Alexander

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the June Short Story Feature Contest. The featured entry is: Riptide by Rylee Alexander Rylee is a thirty-something-year-old author from Central New York with big dreams to travel. She has a husband, two boys, and a dog, and spend what little free time she has reading, and […]

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Guest Post: Little Things by Doc Hajirah M, A Featured Poem

Being a part of the blogging world has introduced me to so many amazing people! It’s been a great opportunity to interact so many talented writers. I enjoy having a platform to share their work with all of you too! This week, I’m featuring a poem by Doc Hajirah M. I discovered her work through […]

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Guest Post: The Unexpected Vacation, a Short Story by John Scott

Thank you to everyone who participated in the April Short Story Contest! The winning entry is: The Unexpected Vacation by John Scott John’s entry is based on this visual writing prompt: Please Enjoy The Unexpected Vacation By John Scott Tom and Kathy had met their freshman year of high school. Tom was brilliant beyond his […]

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Book Review: Cells by Julia Cowan

By Julia Cowan Jim is a troubled teen from a difficult background having grown up without a proper role model. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law after breaking into a house one night. But his attempted petty crime is going to change his life in ways he couldn’t possibly imagine. David […]

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Featured Poem- From the Archives: Come Not Here

Greetings reader! Like many of you, I’ve been keeping busy during this period of quarantine with lots of cleaning and reorganizing projects. This weekend, looking through some tote tubs of old treasures of high school debate trophies, old photos, tchotchkes, day planners and yearbooks, I happened on some files of my old writings. As I […]

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5 New Writing Prompts

In this new world of ‘safer at home’, I’m finding keeping myself motivated to write more and more of a challenge. Apparently, my muse is also practicing social distancing! If you’re finding it difficult to get the creative juices flowing, here are five new writing prompts to help! Prompt 1 Prompt 2 Prompt 3 Prompt […]

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How to Market a Self-Published Book

You’ve slaved away for weeks, months, possibly years creating your masterpiece. You’ve edited. You’ve proofread. You’ve tweaked the formatting. You’ve agonized. You’ve probably even cried a little. Hey, we’ve all been there! But you’ve finally hit ‘publish’ and launched your book. Now comes the hard part. Marketing. I’ve often said writing a book is the […]

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Book Review: Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Countess Fiona Carnarvon

By Countess Fiona Carnarvon If you’re a fan of the PBS series, Downton Abbey then you’re likely familiar with the show’s setting, Highclere Castle. This book, one of two written by the current Countess of Carnarvon, gives the reader a look into the real history of Highclere Castle. This book focuses mainly on the 1920s […]

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