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A Beautifully Rendered Novel that Operates on Multiple Levels: Papala Skies by Stephen Geez

I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii and I must say this book was like having a personalized grand tour. The descriptions were vivid and conjured up outstanding imagery that virtually took you there, the prose as refreshing as a frozen pina colada on a hot afternoon. 768 more words

Book Reviews

BLURB tinkering update: Draft 3! Your turn!

BLURB tinkering update: up to Draft 3! Your turn!

I need some help trimming and improving this book blurb, please! Sci-fi/romance, third in a series. 270 more words

Writing

Mentoring Our Future Gatekeepers

Written by Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, FASGE, Chair of the GIE Editorial Review Board

Early in one’s career, the more you do endoscopic procedures or publish research papers, the better and more efficient you get at it. 331 more words

GIE

July Roundtable: The Special Relationship (Author and Reviewer)

What’s sizzling? Hope it isn’t your flesh and that all of you haven’t been bored without me. It’s close to the end of the month and you know what that means? 1,763 more words

Rising Thoughts

How a dense mist cleared my thinking….

In the beginning there was combustion. The smell of tobacco filling the room, my hands, clothes and breath stunk. The aroma was almost sickly. Now the room smells of Lemon with no smell of smoke, my clothes smell like clean linen or whatever food I spilt on myself. 413 more words

Vaping

The Problem with Book Blogging on a Budget

The struggle is real.

Contrary to popular belief, not all reviewers and book bloggers accept free books. I, for one, don’t ask for free copies because there’s this a sliver of a chance that doing so might influence my review. 192 more words

Mystery

Half A King: Book Review

Glorious victories make fine songs, Yarvi, but inglorious ones are no worse when the bards are done with them. Glorious defeats, meanwhile, are just defeats.”

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