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Interview with Joel Fox, author of ‘The Mark on Eve’

Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 24, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Children's Author Spotlight: Melissa Abramovitz

 

Melissa Abramovitz has been a freelance writer/author for 30 years. She’s the author of hundreds of magazine articles for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults; more than 40 educational books for children and teenagers; numerous poems and short stories; the children’s picture books ABCs of Health and…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 13, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Meet Graciela Limon, Author of ‘The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy’



Graciela Limón is a Latina Writer, Educator and Activist. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas Mexico City, followed by a PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Prior…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 9, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Meet Eleanor Parker Sapia, author of 'A Decent Woman'

Puerto Rican-born novelist, Eleanor Parker Sapia, was raised in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Eleanor’s life experiences as a counselor, alternative health practitioner, a Spanish language social worker, and a refugee case worker inspire her passion for writing. When Eleanor is not writing, she…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Anne K. Edwards, Author of ‘This and That—Collection of Light and Dark Tales ‘

Anne K. Edwards enjoys reading as well as writing and would be hard put to choose one over the other since her love affair with the printed word started with reading at age six. When she found she could write stories as a third grader, she found a certain sense of self-fulfillment that lonely kids often miss. That love…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 30, 2015 at 5:56am — No Comments

On the Spotlight: 'Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls' by Irene S. Roth

In Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls, Ms. Roth argues that there are four seasons of empowerment for adolescent girls. Sadly no adolescent girl can simply wake up one day, snap her fingers, and be empowered to tackle the world and all the forces that exist inside and outside. Becoming empowered to be who we are can be truly difficult. This book consists of a step-by-step guide to help adolescent girls achieve self-improvement.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 16, 2015 at 9:21am — No Comments

Chapter Reveal: Cooler Than Blood, by Robert Lane

Title: COOLER THAN BLOOD

Genre: Mystery

Author: Robert Lane

Websitewww.robertlanebooks.com

Publisher: Mason Alley

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 6, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

‘April Snow’ (Dana McGarry Novel Book 2) Now Available for Pre-order!

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April Snow, book 2 in the smashingly successful Dana McGarry series by talented author Lynn Steward, is now available for pre-order!

Pre-order the Kindle edition from …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 5, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Short excerpt reveal: Not All Americans Are Racist, by Nicole Weaver

Title: Not All Americans Are Racist

Genre: Nonfiction Essay

Author: Nicole Weaver

Websitewww.nicoleweaverbooks.com

Publisher: Nicole Weaver

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 20, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

A Conversation with John Herrick, Author of ‘Between These Walls’

A graduate of the University of Missouri—Columbia, John Herrick explores themes of spiritual journey and the human heart in his works. Herrick’s debut novel, From the Dead,which was hailed as “a solid debut novel” by the Akron Beacon Journal, achieved Amazon best-seller status. Herrick’s second novel, The Landing, was named a semifinalist in the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 19, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: ‘Between these Walls,’ by John Herrick

Title: Between these Walls

Genre: Christian/New Adult

Author: John Herrick

Websitehttp://johnherrick.net/

Publisher: Segue Blue

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 16, 2015 at 6:54am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, by Marija Bulatovic

Title: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia

Genre: Memoir

Author: Marija Bulatovic

Websitewww.fantasticalbook.com

Publisher: SOL LLC

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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 24, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Cornered, by Linda DeFruscio

Title: Cornered: Dr. Richard J. Sharpe As I Knew Him

Genre: Memoir

Author: Linda DeFruscio

Website:http://www.thecorneredbook.com

Publisher: Twilight Times Books…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 19, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

On the Spotlight: Going From Undisciplined to Self-Mastery: Five Simple Steps to Get You There, by Harris Kern

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Harris Kern
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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 19, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments

Spotlight: The Blackwell Family Secret: THE GUARDIANS OF SINS, by Jonathan L. Ferrara

The Blackwell Family Secret:

THE GUARDIANS OF SINS

by Jonathan L. Ferrara

URBAN FANTASY, Young Adult

5.5×8.5, 224 pages

Publication date: December 5, 2014

$15.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-19-5

$5.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-20-1

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 29, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

On the Spotlight: NINE PLANETS, by Greg Byrne (Christmas-themed science fiction thriller)

NINE PLANETS by Greg Byrne

SCIENCE FICTION

Publication date: November 30, 2014

$16.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-17-1

$6.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-18-8

Publication date: November 30, 2014

Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing

Distribution: Ingram Book Company…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 23, 2014 at 5:06am — No Comments

On the Spotlight: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit,™ including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee

Title: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit, ™  including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee Genre: children

Author: Terry Nicholetti

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 1, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer

Wishes and Sorrows is a well-written short story fantasy collection that interweaves myth, magic, romance, and fairytale elements. At times, the writing is darker and bordering on horror.

The 14 stories in this collection range from the melancholic, lyrically written “The Taste of Cherries,” to the chilling “The Train,” to a character study of isolation mingled…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 12, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Love List’ by Jennifer Conner, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford, and Joanne Jaytanie

If you’re a fan of romance stories, this holiday season treat yourself to The Love List, a series of interconnected stories about four best friends who come up with an unusual plan — the “love list” — to find romance and how they find true love in a small town. To put it simply, each drops a name of a nice guy their friends may like into a basket,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 6, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Read an excerpt: Wishes and Sorrows, by Cindy Lynn Speer (fantasy/fairytale story collection)

Title:  Wishes and Sorrows

Genre:  Short Stories, Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Author:  Cindy Lynn Speer

Websitehttp://www.cindylynnspeer.com 

Publisher:  Dragonwell Publishing

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 3, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

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