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Is self publishing the future? Science says yes

Dear readers, today I want to a broach a subject with you which I know will provoke many reactions.

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this blog I would like to pre qualify it by saying the following. 1,063 more words

Surviving the Joplin Tornado Book Excerpt

I recently wrote a book about surviving a natural disaster. I was living in Joplin, Missouri when an EF5 tornado tore a path right through the city in May of 2011. 402 more words


'Blood Orchid' Review

Blood Orchid is a YA fantasy novel by Claire Warner. It’s the second in the Night Flower series (read my review of The Black Lotus… 268 more words

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Self-Published Books - to review or not to review?

I do consider self-published books for review (see my review guidelines), but some bloggers and magazines don’t. I treat self-published books the same as traditionally published books: what I’m looking for in a review is quality of writing, poetic craft and whether the book would appeal to readers. 635 more words

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'Black Lotus' Review

The Black Lotus by Claire Warner is a YA fantasy novel following protagonists Justin and Melissa as they uncover secrets in the English court of 1752. 304 more words

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Signal Boost: Second Life as a Bear by Josette Reuel

Hey all, Dani here.

Look at that, two posts in two days. I’m feeling awesome. Actually, I have an author friend with an upcoming book release, and since I like to support my fellow writers, I agreed to spread the word. 1,339 more words