Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #6 Got someone who loves fantasy and adventure in their life? Book Summary: Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone...

Heart to Beat by Brian Lima MD

Heart to Beat by Brian Lima MD

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #4 Book Summary: Success is not reserved for the smartest or most talented—it’s earned by those who want it the most. Heart conquers all and the triumphant always go all in, never settling for anything less than their best effort. As a...

Rosa by Barbara de la Cuesta

Rosa by Barbara de la Cuesta

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #3 Book Summary “There were little sins and big sins, and if you committed too many little sins you were more likely to go on to the big ones. Some sins you did in your mind and then, sometimes, you went on to let yourself fall into them.”...

The Baseball by James Flerlage

The Baseball by James Flerlage

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #2 Know a baseball or sports fan in your life? The Baseball by James Flerlage might be the prefect gift. Book Summary: Landon Myers is a retired pediatric oncologist who spends his days diagnosing the ills of his young grandchildren’s...

Adjustments: A Novel by Will Willingham

Adjustments: A Novel by Will Willingham

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #1 Book Summary: By turns thoughtful and hilarious (even, inexplicably, both at the same time), this deeply Midwestern book quietly unfolds a vision for how to navigate in a world where we can’t always resolve things. It begins with an old...

Meet the City Book Review

Meet the City Book Review

At a time when book review sections of newspapers were declining, Ross Rojek and Heidi Komlofske-Rojek decided to start a new book review, distributed free around Sacramento CA. Their first issue of the Sacramento Book Review (SBR) had about 100 book reviews in 24...

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Blog Questions for Author Anne Devereux-Mills

Blog Questions for Author Anne Devereux-Mills

1. How did you balance writing your story your way and giving readers what they want? Not to be defensive (ok, maybe I am being defensive) but I actually didn’t think about writing my book in terms of “giving people what they want” and I definitely wasn’t aware of...

Indie Corner Questions for Cordelia Lee

Indie Corner Questions for Cordelia Lee

1. Have you ever gotten "reader's block" and how did you get through that? Whenever I have reader's block, and depending on the story time and subject-matter, I would either give myself a break and return to reading later, or I would just stop reading it completely....

Indie Corner Questions for Alice Berman

Indie Corner Questions for Alice Berman

1. Have you ever gotten "reader's block" and how did you get through that? I definitely pause sometimes when I'm reading a book if I don't feel incredibly drawn in. I'll return to it, but if it happens again, I honestly usually put a book aside in favor of another...

Indie Corner questions for Zach Maldonado

1. Have you ever gotten "reader's block" and how did you get through that?Yes, I have. I take a break from writing, stop for the day, or go read a book.2. How did you balance writing your story your way and giving readers what they want?I don’t balance it....

Indie Corner Questions for Hostile Takeover

Have you ever gotten "reader's block" and how did you get through that? Earlier in my career, yes. I have since discovered that careful planning really helps avoiding that stage. I outline everything ahead, including the ending. The more detailed the outline is, the...