“Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King & Owen King

  I confess I was skeptical when I saw my favorite author, Stephen King, had paired up with his son, Owen King, to write a book. I wondered if their writing would be similar, would they complement one another? I wasn’t prepared for the compelling story they provided; part fantasy, part science fiction, all thriller. As with many of the elder King’s books, there is … Continue reading “Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King & Owen King

“The Little Blue Book for Authors: 53 Dos & Don’ts Nobody Is Telling You” by Gisela Hausmann

  As a rule I am not a great fan of self-help or advice books. That being said, there is one author I will go to every time I am looking for indie author advice: Gisela Hausmann, a top Amazon reviewer. Every one of her books that I have read has provided me without invaluable suggestions on how to be a successful writer. Note, she … Continue reading “The Little Blue Book for Authors: 53 Dos & Don’ts Nobody Is Telling You” by Gisela Hausmann

October Book Updates!

  Just a few more days to get these book deals!   Drawing Ends October 31. Enter to win a SIGNED copy of “Riddle”! No strings, no commitment. Riddle by Elizabeth Horton-Newton “Seven years ago Kort Eriksen went to prison for killing his girlfriend Desiree. Now he’s back in Riddle and some people think he got off easy. Others, including long time friend Norma, think … Continue reading October Book Updates!

“Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia” by Peter Maeck

As the adult child of a parent who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I was eager to read Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia by author Peter Maeck. I was pleased to find a book of photographs, poetry, and prose that explored the experiences of Maeck and his father as they traveled the road of dementia. In the beginning of the book Maeck admits … Continue reading “Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia” by Peter Maeck

A Day in the Life

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
It was 7:00 AM and my husband was up and getting ready for work; time to get my daughter up and make breakfast. I pulled on my thick robe in spite of the warm morning, making certain I was properly covered before going into my daughter’s bedroom. The blinds were closed against prying eyes, but I could tell it… Continue reading A Day in the Life

“Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

I’ve eagerly awaited the fourth book in the Troubadours series, and it was well worth waiting for. Song Hereafter by award-winning author Jean Gill continues the story of Dragonetz los Pros and Estela de Matin. Capturing the flavor of the twelfth century, politically and culturally, Gill leads the reader along the path of history.   Gill’s ability to breathe life into her characters is stunning. … Continue reading “Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

On Healthcare and Pre-Existing Conditions

I was a thirty-four-year-old, divorced mother of three, in college and working part-time, when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was not a result of anything I did. Despite exacerbations where I lost vision, lost the ability to walk, suffered pain, and spent most of my time physically drained, I continued moving forward. I had children to support. Did I plan to be married … Continue reading On Healthcare and Pre-Existing Conditions