Books

Aphrodite’s Closet by Suzy Turner

Note: I don’t do this very often, but Suzy is a wonderful and kind person as well as a very good author. :) Agatha Trout didn’t even know she had a Great Aunt Petunia, so imagine her surprise when she finds Petunia left her a […]

A Small Holiday Gift

It’s no secret that 2016 has been a rough year for us all: in so very many ways the world got a bit worse. There are lines from a poem (What They Did Yesterday Afternoon) by the extremely wonderful poet Warshan Shire which describes this […]

Review: Characters with a Difference

I’ve always loved characters who break the mold of what a main character normally is. For instance: Christopher, the central character in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is written beautifully. The rules and limits of his world as someone with severe […]

Review: At Least You’re In Tuscany

Let me tell you a story about my mother. We’ve always had a very fragile relationship due to my headstrong attitude as a teen coupled with her conversion as a born-again Christian when I was fourteen. Turbulent teenage years do not mix well with someone […]

Review: Frost Hollow Hall

I recently read this via Netgalley and I very much enjoyed it. How could I resist a YA Victorian ghost story? Tilly, the young heroine of the story, is strong-willed and resourceful, determined to solve the mystery of Frost Hollow Hall. Haunted by the vision […]

Review: Emilie and the Hollow World

I loved this book and found it both utterly charming and a fast, entertaining read. Steampunk elements were handled well, with just enough explanation for the reader to have an overall view of the tech without being bored by a nuts-and-bolts explanation of how things […]

Fragment: The Mirror Maze

“Far away, in the meadow, shadows flickered in the Mirror’s Maze, as if parts of someone’s life, yet unborn, were trapped there, waiting to be lived.” – Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes The Mirror Maze was the most dreamlike part of the Carnival. […]

A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

The NaNoWriMo first time author contest for 2012 was tough. Both manuscripts were excellent reads, and boy are you in for a treat when both are finally published! In the end, though, we could only choose one, which was a tough job when both were […]

NaNoWriMo Contest: Seth and Janna

In the end it was difficult to choose a winner in our NaNoWriMo first time authors giveaway. All of the entries were amazing – I could see them all as published novels, and wished that I could read each of them in their entirety. With […]

Just for WriMos: First Time Author Giveaway

Update Following the inital post regarding this giveaway, I would like to update everyone on our contest for first-time authors and fellow crazy people who participate in NaNoWriMo. This has been posted on the community forums. Self-publishing can be confusing for first-time authors, many of […]