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Shocking revelations about debut novels

Silk’s Post #99 — Maybe “shocking” is a bit strong, or maybe I’m just easily shocked. Or maybe it’s just a cheap trick of a headline. 1,248 more words

Writing Advice

Concept to Contract - Repost

Below is my first article on Avalon Authors on May 23, 2011. Avalon is no more and some of us are forming a new group blog at… 555 more words


"A man called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

In my latest reading adventure I traveled to Sweden where I met “A man called Ove“.  

Ove is a loveable curmudgeon in late middle-age.   292 more words

Book Reviews


California by Edan Lepucki. 400pp, Little, Brown and Company (CLICK HERE)

I want to be very careful not to write anything herein that would deny a reader their own journey of discovery through Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, … 950 more words

Personal Journey

The Man Booker 2014 - the Americans have arrived

What a change! The Man Booker Prize now includes American writers, is this a good thing? We shall see no doubt. In this first year out of a Long-list of thirteen titles, four are American and one more is listed as Irish/American. 267 more words

Anthem's Fall by S. L. Dunn

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I asked the author what inspired the gods and goddesses in Anthem’s Fall.  993 more words

How to alienate your secret crush in less than 10 minutes: The December Brown story


Or at least that’s the way it starts when the pop singer’s meddlesome talk show host friend tries to play cupid on live TV. The object of her affection, handsome actor Tom Elmswood didn’t know what to expect when they met, but is there still a chance at romance for these two lonely celebrities? 14 more words

Interracial Romance