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Why Fezariu's Epiphany will always be my favourite 2011 book

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 28, 2011

I didn't review Fezariu's Epiphany - I had too much invested in the book to be objective about it - but I'd like to explain why it has to be my favourite book of 2011.

Allow me to give you a bit of history. I met David in 2008 when we were working for the same company. We barely knew one another but knew we shared a love of literature. I convinced David to share some of his writing with me and he complied. Then he discovered what a vicious critic I can be.

I saw real potential in David's writing and it was for that reason that I returned it covered in ink, crossings out, annotations.... (more)

Tags: fantasy, books, fezariu's epiphany, david m. brown, elenchera, the elencheran chronicles

Author interview: Rick Bylina

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 13, 2011


Describe your perfect weekend...

Actually, I'm having it as I write this. I'm up at the isolated family cabin with a high-speed connection, cable TV, all my comfort foods, my wife doting on me (don't let her read this), a nice fire with all the firewood split by someone else, several books to read, no chores, no clocks to remind me of deadlines. The only thing that would enhance it: why aren't the fish biting?

Describe a more realistic weekend...

Fortunately, a more realistic weekend includes some of my perfect weekend elements. But it does include household chores: ... (more)

Tags: literature, books, interview, authors

So Amazon and Kobo want to be Publishers, eh?

By Shane Joseph, published on Nov 11, 2011

... both ways like departments stores that create loyalty programs at one end and private label merchandise at the other.

Success will depend on what value is provided. In the case of Amazon and Kobo, their original value proposition lay in their ability to provide the largest selection of books, globally, without the shopper having to leave the comfort of his home. In becoming a publisher, one has to be selective (also known by that dreaded term “editorial integrity”) and promote only “the selected.” This is a different stance from the presently held “come one, come all”... (more)

Tags: industry, books, technology, author, book, amazon, sleep, value, publisher, kobo, bed, chain, creator, distributor, mates, proposition

Don’t mention your novel, because someone might get offended

By Annabelle Charbit, published on Nov 2, 2011

Ok we get it, spam is bad. No one wants their newsfeed clogged with thousands of irrelevant adverts, or even relevant advertising, but a thousand times a day. We get it! But I also think many people are taking their loathing of spam too far... Let's say you're a writer with a new book about to come out. You may join writer's forums. And let’s say your book has a heavy rock-climbing theme, so you'll probably also join rock-climbing forums. And in all these forums you'll talk to hundreds of like-minded people who'll be happy to learn all about you… all that is except for the fact that... (more)

Tags: writers, books, aspiring writers, struggling writers, novels

Who Told You You Were Naked?

By Thom Hunter, published on Oct 31, 2011

One of the most discouraging aspects of battling a deeply-internalized sexual issue is that, even after you face it, fight it, and deprive it, something in that deep-internal goes right back to work to revive it. You choke it, pound it, bury it, surrender it and then, before you know it, you're back under it. You toss it out the window on your journey to freedom and about the time you peek in the rear-view mirror, it's splatting on the windshield.

I've heard of . . . and would like to shake the hand of -- some people who faced-down the addictive nature of sexual brokenness and, in that... (more)

Tags: gay, marriage, love, relationships, adultery, healing, leadership, homosexuality, pornography, books, church, grace, sexuality, lgbt, mercy, rela, ex-gay, brokenness

Confessions of a Catholic Cop by Thomas Fitzsimmons

By Miranda, published on Oct 24, 2011

...who happens to be tied into the overall plot she brings a softer side to the book where Officer Beckett is able to leave his bad cop routine at the door and show a softer side with a little romance and vulnerability.

This was an amazing read. I thoroughly enjoy murder/mystery genre of books so this was a great addition to my bookshelf. I highly recommend this book as it is sure to keep you very entertained and wrapped up in a good book. The Author is very descriptive and his great use of descriptive words leads the reader to be able to picture the story play out.

Written by ... (more)

Tags: books, reading, book reviews

Author interview: Jennifer Chase

By Donna Brown, published on Oct 22, 2011

Each week I’ll be sharing my Author Interviews so it’s an excellent opportunity to discover authors and find out about great books. Thank you to Jennifer Chase for joining me this week to share some insights into her life and her book, Silent Partner.

Where were you born?

Palo Alto, California

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An actress

Other than author, what jobs have you had?

I’ve worked in a restaurant, done secretarial work, business management, and accounting.

About Jennifer’s most recent book…

One Cop, One Serial Killer,... (more)

Tags: author interview, books, author, jennifer chase, silent partner

Beloved Destiny by Carol Ann Fears / Review

By Allbooks Review , published on Oct 17, 2011

... step up to the plate and tell her family that she wouldn’t have anything to do with it, but again she wilted in the heat. And to allow the deception of a happy marriage to continue even after being threatened by her less than loving husband does not make a strong character to be admired in my books. Carina could have been a formidable protagonist who would have given the story some depth and who could have stood for the beginning of women fighting for their rights, but she was not all that much different than the other southern belles. All in all, I liked the characters because each one ... (more)

Tags: fiction, review, books

Unlearn Your Pain With Author Dr. Howard Schubiner

By Yvonne Wu, published on Jan 12, 2011

Unlearn Your Pain began with a single patient who was referred to me about 8 years ago. This woman had severe pain in her back and hip. Despite two surgeries, pain medications, injections, and physical therapy, she continued to have pain and walked with a cane. She contacted me after reading a book by Dr. John Sarno entitled The Mindbody Prescription. This book gave her a completely new and different view of her pain and after reading it and applying its principles, she began to feel better. Her pain resolved within a matter of weeks.

Her story led me on a path of seeking to understand... (more)

Tags: pain, healing, books, alternative medicine, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue, chronic muscle pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel

Wig Begone: Interview with Robert Seymour

By boomergirl, published on Oct 28, 2010

Robert Seymour, (under the pseudonym of Charles Courtley) is a retired judge who lives on the English coast with his wife, Jane, of 38 years, and a small dog called Phoebe.

He is the author of Wig Begone, a tale of a young barrister’s triumphs and tragedies. As well as adapting his novel into a screenplay and writing a sequel, he contributes to legal newsletters and blogs.

Find him online at

Q: Thank you for this interview, Robert. Can you tell us what your latest book, Wig Begone, is all about?

It’s the story of the triumphs... (more)

Tags: fiction, books, authors, wig begone, robert seymour, charles courtley

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