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Recommended Read For Writers: Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I recently finished reading, well actually listening to Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of  the Craft.  Highly recommended for all writers! There’s a lot of conflicting advice about craft books for writers—some think you can’t learn from them, or that the best way to improve your writing is just by more writing. And I agree […]

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Truth in Illusions: Book Review of The Magician’s Lie

Truth in Illusions ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister is described as a cross between Water for Elephants and The Night Circus. Unfortunately, I have yet to read Water for Elephants so I can’t comment on that. But I can say this book does have the same sort of feeling and a […]

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Is there love in publicity?

★ ★ ★ ★☆ Is there love in publicity? This is the question Climax: Book Three of The Publicist seems to ask. Or, a slew of questions: Can a publicist love another? Can a publicist love herself? And, is she loved by her authors? By far, this book is the best of The Publicist series. […]

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Book Review: Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

Is your first love worth a second chance…? Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or […]

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Quick Tip to Boost Your Best Book Reviews on Amazon.com

As an author in today’s world, you need to take advantage of everything out there to get attention to your book. One of the best things an author can get is an honest review! But after you receive a review, what can you do? Besides putting snippets of the review on your website and the […]

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Book review: The Healing Heart by Jennifer Howard

I just finished reading The Healing Heart by Jennifer Howard and I enjoyed the sweet, fun, and energetic writing Howard brings us. It was romantic and fun, although a bit over-the-top but I know that was the author’s intentions. It’s definitely written with flare for passion and excitement and optimism. It’s a sweet tale of […]

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