With deftly wielded humor and heart-wrenching candor, Katherine Perreth vividly recounts the myriad physical, mental, emotional and spiritual repercussions stemming from her son’s massive brain hemorrhage. Seven-year-old Ben suffers numerous disabilities and, later, mental health challenges. Yet, love wins.
Making Lemonade With Ben is a compelling Cinderella story tracing sixteen years of Ben’s life. It begins with the night a University of Wisconsin Hospital neurosurgeon saved Ben, and follows Ben through young adulthood. Although he encounters years of substantial obstacles, in 2011... Read More
The journey to recognized authorhood is a long and winding road of lessons learned, hardships overcome and hurdles cleared. This is especially true for an indie author who is still new to the game and is trying to learn the ropes about the mechanics of indie publishing while blindly navigating through the giant behemoth known as Marketing Mountain. As any indie author will tell you, publishing a book, while certainly a huge ego-stroke, will mean absolutely nothing unless that author is able to effectively market that book and future books in order to build a lasting – and hopefully growing... Read More
Many of her adversaries have accused her of “meddling” and being “nosey to a fault”, while her admirers have praised her as “intuitive”. However, few can argue that the character of Jessica Beatrice MacGill Fletcher a.k.a. J.B. Fletcher is one of the world’s most famous fictional amateur sleuths. She’s been touted by AOL as among “TV’s Smartest Detectives” and ranked a lofty number 6 on Sleuth Channel’s poll of “America’s Top Sleuths”. What makes her character even more unique is that Jessica Fletcher wasn’t your “every man” P.I. like the personable Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files fame,... Read More
Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol Soars Over Festival of Books
Los Angeles-The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held it’s own during the weekend of April 12th and 13th, considering the two huge events taking place South of Los Angeles. The 19th Edition of the Festival, with the theme Inspire Your Fire, took place on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern California (USC).
Over 150,000 book lovers came from near and far to celebrate the written word on this pleasantly warm weekend.
The festival kicked off into high gear with a roaring performance of the USC Marching... Read More
Famous fictional detectives have long been a staple of detective stories, mysteries and crime fiction. They are both professionals and amateurs who have quirky, prickly and sometimes even “defective” personality traits which set them apart from their peers and make them such unique and entertaining characters, masterfully drawing their readers into their complex fictional world in their quest to solve the elusive “whodunit”.
Arguably, one of the most famous fictional detectives was Sherlock Holmes, created by Scottish author and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes was... Read More
Famous fictional detectives rely on their powers of deduction, reasoning and educated thought to solve strange and oftentimes grisly crimes. These characters have long been a staple of detective stories, mysteries and crime fiction and are both professionals and amateurs who have quirky, prickly and sometimes even “defective” personality traits which set them apart from their peers and make them such unique and entertaining characters, masterfully drawing their readers into their complex fictional world in their quest to solve the elusive “whodunit”. Fictional detectives are generally placed... Read More
Is there an eternal dynamic which drives the cosmic order forward? Religion posits that such a power exists: God. But our learned academicians would have none of it. The ‘entrenched academic’ mantra is: “Everything is random; all is happenstance; there is no design or designer; there is no meaning or purpose to the cosmic order. We live in an accidental multi-billion galaxy universe.”
The entrenched academics caution the wavering that if you reject ‘Randomness’ they are then thrown-into-the-arms of the supernatural Creationists, heaven forbid. The creationists counter that if you reject... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....