Friday, February 22, 2019

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Title: Four Before Their Time

Author: Timothy Spillane Publisher: Skitterbird, LLC Pages: 342 Genre: Memoir Format: Paperback/Kindle

Anne had it all. She was a physician, an Army officer, and a great wife. She’d be a great mom, too. But the joy of pregnancy is short-lived after an ultrasound reveals that Anne isn’t just pregnant, she’s really pregnant – with quadruplets!

Now her dad, Tim Spillane, is a grandfather four times over, and much too soon. Just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Anne delivered, and not one of Tim’s grandkids weighs more than half a mug of coffee. So... Read More

Title: The Way to Financial Independence

Author: Pearl Iseabell Roberts Publisher: Xlibris Pages: 48 Genre: Business/Economics Format: Ebook

The way to financial independence is like building a house. You can’t build unless you have a solid foundation. You need to have the desire, the determination, and the goals to become self-sufficient. Be confident in yourself and be motivated. Let’s name some of the building materials that you will need: education, as much as you can get, and the learning process never stops. As I converse with people, I find myself saying, “I didn’t know... Read More

I have been asked whether I ever correspond with my readers. Well, naturally we writers do, especially when we are so embroiled in social media these days. Writers automatically seek an audience, that’s why we write, so when someone writes back to us and refers to our writing, our interest is aroused, our vanity is stoked, and our bubble of loneliness is punctured.

But what happens when a writer takes a reader unawares and initiates the conversation? I am guilty of this act of commission, and after three lessons, I decided to discontinue this practice. The first incident occurred when... Read More

Jim Greene is a layman Sunday school teacher from Knoxville, TN. He has self-published a series of faith based books based upon his journals.

The first book in this series, Unlocking Your Spiritual Greatness, is focuses on a passage from 1 Timothy:

"For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come." (1 Timothy 4:8)

This book looks to Jesus for “duplicate-able” activities for the model for our growth. For years Christian writers have identified specific activities regularly... Read More

I received editorial feedback that two of my linked short stories would be better if combined and extended into a novel. Taking that feedback to heart, I began cranking out an average of ten pages a day over three weeks. And yes, the plot line was still intact, with plenty of room now for character development, sub-plot introduction, scene setting, musing, poetry, and other embellishments. But the pace flagged in places. How does one keep it up? In dismay, I wondered whether the original linked stories had better quality: short, sweet, and hitting the reader squarely between the eyes, leaving... Read More

Writer Claude Nougat had recently estimated that the total number of books on Amazon was about 3.4 million at last count. He then tried to calculate how many books were added daily. Nougat took note of the fact that the numbers increased by about twelve books per hour which suggested that one new book was added every five minutes. He then surmised that of those books added, most were probably indie published books.

So what does this mean for the indie publisher? If you’re the optimistic type, then probably very little. However, if you’re the type who’s a die-hard pessimist at best, this... Read More

Title: From My Heart

Author: Randolph Baltimore Publisher: Xlibris Pages: 34 Genre: Poetry Format: Ebook

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“From My Heart” is my first publication, my labor of love I have worked on for many years. It is the fruition of the many trials, tribulations, ups and downs that life has dealt me over the years. May you be inspired and enlightened by the words on these pages

Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what do you listen to?

Sometimes I do and it’s usually some very quiet peaceful music. One of my favorite groups is The Fisherfolk.

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