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Book Review: Cells

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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Short Story Contest

We’re in the final hours to submit your short story! Your Assignment Create a short story inspired by this image: Your story should be 1,500 to 3,000 words. You retain full rights to the story and are free to republish. Please reference this site in republications, with a link back. Your story may be of […]

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From the Archives

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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Book Review: Scottish Alliance

By Jennifer Sheppard Lara McLeish is a New York based vampire hunter, in a werewolf clan when her boss sends her off to Scotland to assist with forming a new alliance. In this offering, Jennifer Sheppard presents the first three chapters of what is shaping up to be a captivating read for anyone who enjoys […]

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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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Ninety-nine Cent Novellas

After taking a break from writing, I’m seeing my ninety-nine cent novellas with fresh eyes. Which means reworking, lots and lots of reworking! This past weekend, I spent some time working on Signs, including writing and editing a full chapter of the story. Which led to a full reworking of the outline. I don’t work […]

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Ruth Long, Age 88

I’m enjoying revisiting Ruth Long, Age 88 after a bit of a break. The story is drafted and is in the process of being edited. As that process is coming to an end, I’m looking ahead at continuing the series. When I started mapping out this series, I was inspired by series, like Modern Love […]

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99 Cent Novellas

Welcome back readers! I decided to take a little hiatus for some self-care time recently but I am happy to be back at the keyboard working again. Taking a break means release of the ninety-nine cent novella double feature is going to be pushed back just a little. I will update when I have a […]

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The House on Maple Street

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for the cover art for The House on Maple Street. The art was one of ten books participating in the February 2020 contest on Alternative-Read.com. The contest included a collection of 10 amazing book covers. Voting took place throughout the month of March […]

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Book Review: Hiding in Plain Sight

By Betty Lauer Hiding in Plain Sight is the true story of one young woman’s survival in Nazi-occupied Poland. While waiting for their visas to America, in order to rejoin her father, Betty, along with her mother and sister, were rounded up and expelled from Germany, to Poland. This began a six-year ordeal of living […]

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