Is Capitalism Forever? #WriterWednesday

For this week's #WriterWednesday, I want to share with you the book "Is Capitalism Forever?" by author Nelson Gist. Nelson Gist has been an activist organizer since the 1970s through today's Occupy movement. The timeliness of this book could not be more apt. When I had the opportunity to sit down with Nelson, it was … Continue reading Is Capitalism Forever? #WriterWednesday

Stalking the Demon – Ciara Ballintyne #WriterWednesday

I waited for this sequel, as did my teenager. We have now both finished it, ooh'ed and aah'ed over it and I have come up with a very short review. WHEN WILL THE NEXT BOOK BE OUT?! We met Alloran, Dek, and Gisayne in "Confronting the Demon." In "Stalking the Demon," we learn how romance … Continue reading Stalking the Demon – Ciara Ballintyne #WriterWednesday

Writer Wednesday – Lori Schafer

This week's Writer Wednesday is all about Lori Schafer's memoir, "On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness." I couldn't put it down. I'm usually early to bed around here, and up before dawn, but this one had me seeing midnight. I like to think of … Continue reading Writer Wednesday – Lori Schafer

Writer Wednesday…An Excerpt

In the midst of editing "Darkness," which has a planned release for the first week of September (eek!), it occurred to me that I hadn't really run any countdown deals, or shared any excerpts here on this blog from "Damnation." After pondering, debating, and much discussion around the dinner table here (yes, titles are a … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…An Excerpt

Writer Wednesday…Jason Selk

Okay, it's not my usual review, I admit it. I read "10 Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program For Winning Before the Game Begins." I'm not going to give an in-depth analysis this time. I'm going to explain it a bit differently: I find running on the treadmill BORING. I do. I come up with … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…Jason Selk

#WriterWednesday…Calling All Writers!

This is the day I like to set aside to review the work of other writers. If you are an independent author of ANY kind - fiction, non-fiction, poetry, you name it - and you'd like your work to receive a review here (and on Amazon) please comment on this blog post with your book … Continue reading #WriterWednesday…Calling All Writers!

Writer Wednesday…Ciara Ballintyne

Today's Writer Wednesday subject is the Fantasy author Ciara Ballintyne. I "met" Ciara on Twitter, and just read her novel "Confronting the Demon." Her main character, Alloran, is a wizard on the run. As he pushes through the very unique challenges and dangers facing him, he manages to still be a "regular" man, someone we … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…Ciara Ballintyne

What Does It Mean to Be an Overnight Success? #MondayBlogs

We've all heard phrases that approximate "overnight success." We have "breakout writers," a phrase that - to me, anyway - implies that this new writer popped up and made it BIG! Actors talk about their early years all the time: "I was convinced I would be a star within (fill in timeframe here) of moving … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be an Overnight Success? #MondayBlogs

Writer Wednesday…Eric B. Thomasma

I am not what's commonly thought of as a "visual" person. If you are describing something (anything, really) that I have not seen or experienced before, you need to be very detailed in order for me to "see" the picture you are painting with your words. Enter Eric B. Thomasma. Eric already has published 9 … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…Eric B. Thomasma

Book Trailers…#MondayBlogs

Instead of a post about my experiences with creating a book trailer, I'd like to open this post up to conversation and tips tonight, if possible. Here's the thing: I have not created any book trailers, thus far. I watch other people's book trailers, I'm curious and intrigued by the idea, and absolutely clueless about … Continue reading Book Trailers…#MondayBlogs