Bad News for Java Two months ago, I thought I had a mild but painful foot injury that happened in the gym. This morning I found out from the podiatrist that it’s much worse. One of my toes has lost all its cartilege, making it very painful to walk. Seeing the x-rays made me uncomfortable.…Details
Book Review: Words’ Worth, by Jane Riddell Independent authors often don’t realize that they need help with self-editing. While using Strunk and White’s Elements of Style is the standard for syntax and grammar, there’s more to self-editing that the nuts and bolts. The independent author, while rereading their chef d’oeuvre, may not notice things like…Details
Book Review: I Am the Ocean, Samita Sarkar After graduating from college, author Samita Sarkar couldn’t find a job. She apparently sulked for a while and then decided to go on an adventure. This practitioner of Hare Krishna from Toronto, Canada, decided to couchsurf her way through NYC; Washington, DC; and Miami, Florida, carrying only…Details
Book Review: Washing the Dead, by Michelle Brafman Michelle Brafman doesn’t need my 5-coffee-bean review because she is a multi-award-winning author, including for Washing the Dead, her debut novel. But it’s an extraordinary debut novel, several years old now, and I’d like to share a good story with you. “Washing the Dead” refers to the…Details
Book Review: The Gallery of Missing Husbands, Lawrence J. Epstein Although this story reads beautifully, it is difficult to review The Gallery of Missing Husbands, by Lawrence J. Epstein. First, it is short, so it is necessary to write delicately so as not to give anything critical away here. Second, it is dense, with many…Details
I need to give a tip of the hat to my husband and me for celebrating twenty years of married life. We haven’t killed each other, we still love each other, and we both over-indulge our pets. It’s a good life.
Book Review: Facing Cancer as a Friend, Heather Erickson Reviewed by me for the Readers’ Favorite website and copied here: Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer is Volume I of Heather Erickson’s “Facing Cancer …” series. Facing Cancer as a Friend is a simple and direct look at the…Details
Cowgirl Wins Bronze!
Cowgirl won a bronze medal from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) in their annual EVVY Awards, Fiction-Westerns category. I can’t thank CIPA enough for this honor!
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251 Things to Do in Tofino, Kait Fennell Kait Fennell’s book celebrating the town of Tofino (British Columbia, Canada) is so much more than the list of 251 things to do there. It’s an energetic and passionate paean to her adopted town. She came for the surfing and found a friendly, diverse, environmentally conscious, and…Details
Book Review: Blackbeard’s Daughter, by Diana Strenka It’s extremely difficult to give a poor review to an indie author, especially when they seem very nice, like this author, Diana Strenka. But I have an obligation to steer my readers away from a bad book, like this one written for young adults, Blackbeard’s Daughter. I wanted…Details