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Black Friday Sale!

It's #BlackFriday, and do I have a deal for you, book-lovers! All the ebooks in the Laurelhurst series are 99 cents each, AND the paperbacks are 25% off regular price! Yep, you read that right! I rarely place my paperbacks on sale, but for this weekend only,  all three books are on sale, exclusively on … Continue reading Black Friday Sale!

Book Review: Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest by Jennifer S. Alderson

Today's blog review features the first cozy mystery debut on the blog and it comes from award-winning author Jennifer S. Alderson.   Death on the Danube: A New Years Murder in Budapest (Travel can be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book One) by Jennifer S. Alderson (Traveling Life Press, Nov 2019) Rating: Five Star This is … Continue reading Book Review: Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest by Jennifer S. Alderson

Ball of Confusion: A Musical Playlist

I see a lot of discussion on Twitter and in Facebook Groups about writing to music. Some authors prefer to write in complete silence, while others are motivated by music. I always have a playlist while writing a novel, because some form of music in the background helps me to concentrate or can inspire a … Continue reading Ball of Confusion: A Musical Playlist

Book Review: The Poseidon Network by Kathryn Guaci

Today on the blog, I'm pleased to share my review of USA Today Bestselling Author Kathryn Guaci's latest spy thriller, The Poseidon Network (Ebony Publishing, 2019). I first fell in love with Kathryn's work when I read Code Name Camille, her novella that was part of The Darkest Hour Anthology. Her background in textiles and … Continue reading Book Review: The Poseidon Network by Kathryn Guaci

Book Review: Auschwitz Syndrome by Ellie Midwood

Auschwitz Syndrome Review Ellie Midwood, Released Oct 11, 2019 5 stars   There are books you devour, and then there are books you chew on for a while. Auschwitz Syndrome, the latest book by Ellie Midwood, is one you chew on. From the courtroom and backroom drama of a Denazification court, we’re asked a few … Continue reading Book Review: Auschwitz Syndrome by Ellie Midwood

WWII and Art in Fiction

I'm thrilled to be part of this esteemed group of authors in WWII and Art in Fiction. My heroine Lydie is a young artist who uses her craft to cope with the horrors of war, grief, and abuse. It becomes a pivotal method in expressing what she cannot say, and helps guide her towards freedom. … Continue reading WWII and Art in Fiction

Book Excerpt: Letters from Lebanon

Letters from Lebanon: A memoir of life and love during a time of conflict by Caroline Karkoutli with Sue Kelso Ryan, Published Sept 9, 2019 Not long ago, I received a call for help from another writer, Sue Kelso Ryan, asking for someone to help her get the word about a memoir she wrote with … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Letters from Lebanon

Upcoming Event! Book Signing for The Broken Tree at Gulf South Art Gallery!

I'm thrilled to share the news that I'll be at Gulf South Art Gallery for my first book signing for The Broken Tree on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. This illustrious gallery has a been in the area for as long as I can remember, and prominently features local and regional artists and … Continue reading Upcoming Event! Book Signing for The Broken Tree at Gulf South Art Gallery!