Lillian’s List is a stunningly honest, bittersweet, and unapologetic look at the life of a wife and mother who leaves a gap in the lives of friends and family after she passes away from cancer. Her husband of thirty years, Jerry, is the primary griever. Lillian prepares for his grief by creating lists so he can manage life after her passing, including candidates for his remarriage! Additionally, the lives that Lillian has touched are examined, including the far-reaching aftereffects that her death has caused.
Author Salters explores love and grief from the angle of one who has experienced it. He creates the understanding that life must go on and that families and communities exist in order to pull together in times of ......
In And So It Happened, B. Kent takes the reader into a modern-day Alice in Wonderland-esque world of strange events when protagonist Reese claims “I’m never going to read more than I have to”. I was hooked by this tween to teen chapter novel by the first reference: my favorite childhood book, The Phantom Tollbooth. The author makes a number of references throughout the book to other fictional favorites for youth: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are, andEmma. The reader’s appetite is whetted and the book reads like a Who’s Who of fictional characters every kid should know--a literary treasure hunt from beginning to end.
Author Kent does not overwhelm with details and her .........
Jeff Bennington's The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe sat in my ipad for a couple of weeks before I pulled it up to see if what I was doing was correct. After all, I wrote my "bestsellers", posted them up on Amazon, and started waiting. Nothing happened. I then started "tweeting". A little success. I interacted a bit. I studied. I became pushy. I did some free promos. Helped a few folks out by reviewing on my blog. My sales nudged. Jeff goes way beyond what I have done in the last month and I know what he advises is CORRECT because I have spent HOURS immersed in the indie environment watching, learning, reading, reviewing, and talking. I have not even scratched the surface of what I could be doing to write, format, promote, network, ...
Lightmasters: Number 13 is a magical, mystical journey into the mind of Jessica Wyrd. Jessica is a fiesty teen who has been orphaned the year before and uprooted from her home to live with two gassy grandparents. On her thirteenth birthday, Jessica is introduced to the mystifying world of the Lightmasters, of which she is one. MG Wells delivers the reader into an awe-inspiring psychedelic world of light and imagery. Her dialogue is realistic as are her depictions of teenaged interaction. Teens will be able to easily relate to Jessica's perceptions of life in school and will wish that they too had the powers of a Lightmaster!
Reggie and Sally are eleven year olds who live in rural Georgia. They are completely normal preteens who are suddenly given golden tickets to attend summer camp. At last, they will have a chance at some adventure!
As an educator, I feel this enchanting story about the test of courage, leadership, and critical thinking skills is appropriate for nine to eleven year-olds and provides a welcome change from the usual teen angst and drama. Light, entertaining, and enjoyable, with a little mystery for the kids to figure out!
Camp Timber View is available on Amazon Kindle.
I do not usually read autobiographies; I certainly have never written a review for one. Chris’ book C’mon ended up on my blog after I requested free titles on Twitter and enticed me to Amazon Kindle as a free download.
I found when thinking about what I thought that I had a difficult time separating what Chris wrote and how he wrote. I had to keep in mind that all these icons that he interacted with, much like Forrest Gump’s fictional journey, were very real people—so do I believe him or not? Of course, he had me running for Google... I have no choice but to believe that what he wrote was true (this is my problem, being ...
I’ve been tagged by Peggy A. Edelheit from http://samanthajamison.com So when an author is tagged for Lucky 7′s, they go to page 77 of their latest release or work-in-progress and count 7 lines down. Then they post the next 7 sentences from that point.
From the soon-to-be-released Bi-polar Mama by BZ Hercules:
"I felt it was from the stress of working so hard, but Danny told me if it happened again, I was history.
One of my big fears was losing Danny; he was all I had and I was very dependent upon him.
I was still on Eddie’s insurance, since we were still legally married, so I went to see a doctor, who referred me to a psychiatrist, who ...