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  • Setterfield's second novel tells a dark story rather bleakly
    Setterfield’s second not as memorable as first
    When a writer publishes an amazing debut novel, the pressure is instantly on when it comes to writing a second novel. Many writers have proven successful with the following novels such as Neil Gaiman’s career taking off after his first...
  • “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
    Top five bestselling hardcover fiction books of the week: March 2015
    As of today these are the top five bestselling hardcover fiction books according to The New York Times.1. “The Girl on the Train” – Paula HawkinsThis psychological thriller set in London is about a woman named Rachel who takes...
  • Lacy Eye
    "Lacy Eye"--A review
    Just when a mother thinks she'd always known her daughter well...Lacy Eye, by Jessica Treadway,is a psychologicaldrama that introduces the narrator, Hanna Schutt, who has to relive her near-death experience from three years ago. In the...
  • Simple differences between story and plot
    Simple differences between story and plot
    Story and plot are actually two different things when writing fiction. Here is a brief, but simple list of ways they are different. By understanding the differences, you can write a better book.Story is emotional.Plot is physical.For example:...
  • Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
    Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
    Ken Follett’s “Edge of Eternity” is the third book in his Century Trilogy. The book is an epic in size and scope, tackling the 20th century’s huge historical events with the lives of fictional characters interwoven...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Diann Ducharme
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Diann Ducharme
    Diann Ducharme, author of "The Outer Banks House", "Return to the Outer Banks House", and "Chasing Eternity" answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the...
  • The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry
    The Patriot Threat is another winner from New York Times bestseller Steve Berry
    Cotton Malone, a contract agent of Magellan Billet, is in Venice on temporary assignment to covertly observe a $20 million financial transaction destined for North Korea . . . until it goes wrong. Cotton quickly learns that the theft of the $20...
  • The Adventures of Joey Who Would Not Sleep
    A fun and educational bedtime story for children who don’t want to sleep
    Parents know that one of the most difficult things is to convince their small children to go to sleep in the evening, after a great day of fun and games. They are excited, enthusiastic, and they don’t feel like sleeping, especially if they...
  • dale ryan
    Would you adopt a pink dog?
    For animal rescuers who wonder where the next generation of animal advocates and activists will come from, book like Dale Ryan’s The Painted Pilgrim may be the answer.Education is the key to ensuring that the message of responsibility and...
  • 'Hissy Fitz' by Patrick Jennings: Brilliant middle grade story for animal lovers
    'Hissy Fitz' by Patrick Jennings: Brilliant middle grade story for animal lovers
    Patrick Jennings knows animals, and he writes clever and humorous stories about them in which quirky personalities reign. "Hissy Fitz" follows other books like the "Guinea Dog" series and "We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes...
  • Morris' second book in trilogy proves to be just as good as the first
    Second in Morris’ trilogy proves more entertaining than first
    Oh, the sequel: in a way, this word can mean life or death to a series. Of course, if a book or a movie is wonderful, people want another one because they wish to hear more or see more of the story. This is wonderful and allows writers and...
  • Kerouac
    Education by Words: Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac, 1940-1956, Volume 1
    Letters are, nine times out of ten, a huge boon to read through: these small slices of the past, permanently chronicled, and yet, still fresh and interesting to read to this very day. But one set of letters, which I'm reviewing here, is a pure...
  • 10 websites that pay writers $50 or more
    10 websites that pay writers $50 or more
    Have you been searching around the Internet for work from home opportunities in freelance writing, content writing, copywriting or ghostwriting? Chances are you have come up pretty empty handed. Many of the lists on various writing websites are...
  • ABC Family picks up “Shadowhunters” for release
    ABC Family picks up “Shadowhunters” for release
    In October, it was announced that The Mortal Instruments was going to be coming to small screen and today we find out that it’s going to be aired on ABC Family called Shadowhunters.Hollywood Reporter is stating that the 6-book series is...
  • Batgirl shines on the cover to the WonderCon Anaheim Program Book
    Batgirl is the face of the female movement in comics and featured at WonderCon
    It is the movement that has been building steam in comics. The long established norms and expectations have been rattled. The “boys club” mentality is at long last opening its doors and the comic book medium is better for it. It is a...