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Review: A Dog’s Purpose

A couple of weeks ago I went into my local Barnes & Noble and walked past the giant table full of best-sellers. My intent was to pick up a few things in the technology section, but a light blue book with a sweet-faced, large black dog (lab?) on the front cover caught my eye. I…

Look at That!

“There are some things you just can’t unsee, Mom,” my neighbor’s teenaged daughter said. It’s true, you know. Remember the hidden object games we all played as kids (or maybe still do in the doctor’s waiting room)? You look and look. You turn the page upside-down or sideways, closer or farther, another twist, and suddenly…

Twitter #Hashtag Twip

Mix up your #FF and #WW lists. I’m a huge fan of Writer Wednesday and Follow Friday on Twitter but I want new tweeps surrounding my @handle. I love finding awesome Twitter friends, then clicking the follow button. I rely on my current Twipsters to lead me to exciting new writers, readers, and fun favorites.…

Review: “Tornado Warning”

Tornado Warning: a Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman’s Life by Elin Stebbins Waldal is the beautifully told story of the author’s survival of horrific domestic violence as a teenager. Ms. Waldal uses journal entries from those years to paint a picture for readers of how easily someone can slide into an abusive situation,…

Review: “Drawn In Blood” by N.P. Statham

I tend to stay away from police related mystery novels. I read them like chocolate before I became an officer/detective but now they leave me frustrated. Drawn in Blood did just the opposite. This book was a pleasure to read and I wasn’t screaming, “No, they don’t do it that way.” Instead I asked the…

Comments Gone Wild

I cruise through Amazon with a single-minded purpose. I’m looking for a great book and I’ll try just about anything that fits this criteria. When I’m not sure about a storyline I read the reviews. Here and there I read the comments left for a review but not often. Yesterday, I discovered a book Hearts…

My Writers Twist on Shakespeare

To write or not to write, that is the question Whether ‘tis nobler in the pocketbook to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous bills Or to give in to a day job with countless troubles And by opposing writers block: to die, to sleep No more; and by a sleep, to waste hours in…

A Thank You Tribute

Every so often we must thank our writing roots. I’ve been fortunate this past year and published two books. My third book Bad Luck Officer will be out in a few days (March 15th, 2012). There have been many influences on my road to becoming an author. I would like to pay tribute. To Astrid…