Leora’s Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II

The day the second atomic bomb was dropped, Clabe and Leora Wilson’s postman brought a telegram to their acreage near Perry, Iowa. One son was  already in the U.S. Navy before Pearl Harbor had been attacked. Four more sons worked with their father, tenant farmers near Minburn until, one by one, all five sons were … More Leora’s Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Writers Denise O’Hagan, #Familydrama Christa Polkinhorn, #Poetry Miriam Hurdle, #Thriller Iain Kelly, #Writers Harmony Kent

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting authors at random so that there is something for…

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Guest Post – Kevin Cooper – Tripartite On Reviews

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to welcome author and book reviewer Kevin Cooper as a guest to talk about book reviews and I am sure you will find it very helpful as I did. Part One – The Five-Star Review The five-star review is probably one of the easiest reviews to write no…

Research: How deep do you go?

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SeERs! It’s another Mae Day on Story Empire 🙂 I know research has been discussed multiple times, including some brilliant posts by my colleagues at SE, but  I hope you’ll indulge me with my take on the subject. Digging deep into research is something all writers face. No matter…

A Beginner’s Guide to the E Minor Pentatonic Scale

My new guitar method A Beginner’ s Guide to the E Minor Pentatonic Scale is live on  amazon. The book begins with basic information on how to read tablature or TABS with standard rhythmic notation and then jumps into musical exercises and scale exercises in open position. The seven chapters of A Beginner’s Guide to the … More A Beginner’s Guide to the E Minor Pentatonic Scale

Silent Payback Tour

A city on edge – a detective on shaky ground… A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for his next victim. When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his personal demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice? As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under … More Silent Payback Tour

#Guestpost – Meet Countess Elizabeth Báthory from Through the Nethergate

Kevin kindly invited me over to tell you about one of the evil reincarnated ghosts who features in my new supernatural novel, Through the Nethergate. Following the publication of two of my short stories in Dark Visions, an anthology of horror stories, edited by Dan Alatorre, in October 2018 and three of my short stories … More #Guestpost – Meet Countess Elizabeth Báthory from Through the Nethergate