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Six-sentence Sunday: The Bones of the Earth

Once upon a time, when blogging was still young and the World Wide Web was comparatively innocent, there was a thing called Six Sentence Sunday. During this epoch, authors would publish six-sentence samples of their books, either published or works-in-progress, onto their blogs on Sunday morning, along with a link to a central site called […]

You have nothing to fear but ... yourself

This is a guest post that originally appeared on my former Blogspot blog. It was written by Scott Morgan, who at the time owned the Write Hook: Writing for the jugular blog and was the author of Character Development From the Inside Out and Short Stack.  It seems that Scott has since quit the writing […]

A well deserved review: A Silent Prayer

Independent review of the book By Samreen Ahsan A Silent Prayer is a book that deserves all the attention, including the many awards it has received. In just over a year since its publication, A Silent Prayer won first prizes at book fairs in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Paris, first prize in the Readers’ Favorite […]

The best and the worst of D.G. Torrens

This post originally appeared a number of years ago when I hosted my blog on Blogger, and I’m delighted to re-present it to you here today. Bestselling author and blogger DG Torrens. Her blog, My Books and I, covers the writer’s experience as well as book reviews and previews of her own book (kind of […]

Undrastormur: An independent book review

The best children’s books are those that also appeal to adults, and they do that by presenting characters with elements that readers of all ages can recognize in themselves. Undrastormur: A Viking Tale of Troublesome Trolls by Roger Eschbacher is one of those books. It continues the author’s oeuvre of middle-grade books based on ancient […]

Friday Nights Don’t Last Forever: Independent book review

Caleb Pirtle III has proven that he’s an original writer. His books do not follow the usual tropes and stereotypical genre tales, whether he’s writing mysteries, sports stories or anything else. He’s not a genre writer — he’s writing modern American literature disguised as genre books. Friday Nights Don’t Last Forever, his latest release, is an […]

A book for mystery fans and anyone who likes a well-written story

Independent review of The Peacekeeper’s Photograph By ML Doyle The Peacekeeper’s Photograph is an excellent book — easily one of the best I’ve read this year. It’s more solid proof that independent writers are publishing some of the best, and most important books today. The Peacekeeper’s Photograph shows up in Amazon’s Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, […]