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The Troubleseeker-A Guide to the Characters

Narrated by the ancient Roman Emperor and demigod Hadriano, The Troubleseeker  weaves Cuban-Santería traditions with classical Greek mythology to depict the hero Antinio and his quest  for freedom, identity, and love. 645 more words

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

I expected lots of melodrama and tear-jerkery from this story about a woman who loses her entire family overnight in a house fire — the night before a wedding, no less.  617 more words

Highly Recommended


Most genres of fiction interest me from mysteries to historical fiction. There are many categories to relish as I have found from Book Page, a magazine provided by the Friends of the Library in my vacation spot.  342 more words

Children's Books

Don't waste your valuable time while you wait

You finished, you edited, you polished, you submitted your first manuscript. Now all your eggs are in a big basket while you wait weeks or months to hear from an agent. 308 more words


the next writer in the series: april 1, 2016

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

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How We Spend Our Days

A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden

Readers of Anne Perry will enjoy this mystery set in Victorian England.  It’s a mystery that concentrates more on social and historical issues of the time, in this case railroad safety.  484 more words

New To Me Author

How to keep writing? Skip the boring parts

If you haven’t heard, I’ve been on a writing bender. Every night for a week my work hours (8pm when the kids go to bed until later than I should stay up because I have to get up with the kids in the morning) have been filled with the tap of my keyboard as I churn out chapter after chapter. 532 more words