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  • Writing a novel: How to come up with story ideas and plot twists
    Writing a novel: How to come up with story ideas and plot twists
    Writing a novel: How to come up with story ideas and plot twistsHaving an initial idea for your novel is a fantastic place to start. However, keeping the reader engaged is the whole point. A novel has to start with an initial idea, but it also...
  • If Grace is True
    If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person
    If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Personby Philip Gulley and James Mulhollandto find this book on Amazon click hereGulley and Mulholland, who first met during their seminary days, are Quaker pastors in the Indianapolis area and write as...
  • Book Review: "A Touch of Stardust" by Kate Alcott
    Book Review: "A Touch of Stardust" by Kate Alcott
    Lights, camera, action! Old Hollywood was full of glitz, glamour, romance, scandal, and a touch of stardust. Aspiring screenwriter Julie Crawford learned that when she left her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana to work in the publicity office that will...
  • Due for Discard
    Book Review - 'Due for Discard' by Sharon St. George
    Race is a complex issue. Yet in fiction when it's dealt with subtly, it can make such a strong impact. A competent writer can take readers inside the skin of a character and have them feel what it's like to go through life as a person of...
  • Michelle Tea comes to Portland, Oregon
    Michelle Tea to grace Powell's City of Books on Sunday
    “If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen." - Charles BukowskiThroughout history, drinking and...
  • 'Whatever After: Cold as Ice' is a middle grade fairy tale by Sarah Mlynowski
    'Whatever After: Cold as Ice' is a middle grade fairy tale by Sarah Mlynowski
    "Whatever After: Cold as Ice" by Sarah Mlynowski is the sixth book in the "Whatever After" series about Abby and her brother Jonah, who crash into fairy tales, changing the lives of the characters for the better, and learning a...
  • 'Heroic Measures' by J. Gregory Smith
    'Heroic Measures' by J. Gregory Smith
    I decided it was time for another short fiction review and picked up “Heroic Measures” by J. Gregory Smith hoping to find a compelling short story.Kevin Reynolds was acclaimed as a hero when he charged into a burning house and rescued...
  • 'Whatever After: Dream On' is a fairy tale chapter book by Sarah Mlynowski
    'Whatever After: Dream On' is a fairy tale chapter book by Sarah Mlynowski
    "Whatever After: Dream On" is the fourth book in the series by Sarah Mlynowski. It's an adorable middle grade series for fairy tale lovers which cleverly manages to include modern-day siblings who travel to different fairy tales.Abby...
  • Allan Leverone writes the world even darker in "After Midnight"
    Allan Leverone writes the world even darker in "After Midnight"
    “Mr. Midnight” by Allan Leverone told the story of a woman who finally tracked down her birth mother after 30 years only to find a family curse that almost claimed her life. Leverone continues that tale of terror in “After...
  • Celebrating World Book Day in the UK and Ireland
    Celebrating World Book Day in the UK and Ireland
    Today is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland, celebrating books and reading across the globe. Book lovers celebrate their favorite authors and books by dressing up as literary characters. The main goal of World Book Day is to encourage children...
  • Author, Jhumpa Lahiri
    Enjoy the many high points of 'The Lowland'
    Author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jhumpa Lahiri is best known for her exquisite short stories that take the reader across the globe, distilling the lives of her characters into a blend of cultural eddies and contrasts. Her most recent book, &ldquo...
  • Ontario Writers' Conference
    New master class for YA authors added to Ontario Writers Conference
    Known as one of Canada's premier writing and author reading events, the Ontario Writers' Conference is slated to return in April 2014.Along with face a number of seminars and events, the conference has added a new schedule of Master...
  • The Pleasantville Junior Detective Agency by James Glass will keep you guessing
    The Pleasantville Junior Detective Agency by James Glass will keep you guessing
    Book description:The Pleasantville Junior Detective Agency by James Glass will certainly keep you on your toes. The hero is a 9 year old boy named Perry Winkle who becomes the self-proclaimed neighborhood detective. Each chapter has a case to...
  • Murder in the Shade of Crimson by R. Sonja Lecotte: Secrets, lies, and deceit
    Murder in the Shade of Crimson by R. Sonja Lecotte: Secrets, lies, and deceit
    Book Description:In the midst of coping with a separation from her husband, life for art instructor Ireland Matthews is altered to an even lower low when her sister, Faye, is murdered. After finding a troubling letter from Faye days after the...
  • Mystery novels by Courtney Pierce and Pamela Cowan.
    Jan's Paperbacks Presents: Courtney Pierce and Pamela Cowan
    NW fiction writers Courtney Pierce and Pamela Cowan are scheduled to appear at Jan's Paperbacks in Aloha, Oregon. Both authors are looking forward to greeting customers, especially mystery fans, and answering questions about their latest...