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Taiwan Quarantine, Day 12
We’d been told the taxi would arrive at 10:00 this morning to take Floyd and me to get our PCR tests. At 11:30, right after lunch was delivered, someone from the front desk finally called my room to say the taxi was there. I stuck my uneaten lunch in the fridge, put on my shoes, picked up my purse, put on my mask and face shield, remembered at the last minute to grab the key card to my room, and stepped out into the hallway. Wow, what a weird feeling.

Today I am happy to be part of Writers Persevere!, an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s […]
Today we begin a countdown. To what? The release of J. Grace Pennington’s new book, October (available here). Yep, she named her book after the month we are in. Check out the great giveaway, and the other posts in this countdown!About the BookFor Emily Baxter, life is simple. Her world is made upcompletely of school, church, […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Blitz forThis is Not a Werewolf StoryBy Sandra EvansThis Middle Grade Fantasy is perfect for Halloween! Full of fun and mystery, and set at a boarding school where everything isn’t quite as it seems. Read the excerpt and enter the giveaway below…This is Not a Werewolf Storyby Sandra EvansMiddle Grade FantasyHardcover […]
TITLE: Invasion EarthRELEASE DATE: August 2017AUTHOR: David TienterKEYWORDS: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Aliens, Invasion, Earth, Alien ContactCATEGORIES: Science Fiction/FantasySYNOPSIS: From his warm Chicago home, a lone man is pulled through space to a world on the precipice of extinction. His blood may be the aliens’ only chance for survival. But when fear, greed, and mistrust destroys […]
Do you know about Noblebright Fantasy?Noblebright Fantasy refers to stories in which the main motivation of the characters is an altruistic proposal or quest, and the world in which they live upholds hope and the possibility of better. Noblebright characters choose to act with kindness and honor, are rewarded for their good qualities, and their […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:Kristen StieffelTitle of […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Book Tour Grand Finale forA Priceless FindBy Kate JamesWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:Launch – Note from the AuthorI’m excited to be on tour again with Prism Book Tours with A Priceless Find, a […]
Behind the scenes of Burning Rose: Song of the SwordWriting Burning Rose took around two years, from the publication of the first novella tothe final paperback. Of course, that wasn’t non-stop writing. I published each of the threenovellas contained in the paperback separately as ebooks, then pulled them together for the firstbook of Legends of […]
Hi All! Thanks for stopping by to hear my big announcement. The final book in the uniquely paranormal Secret Keeper Series is out and available for purchase! Today, we’re taking a peek at a deleted scene from the newly released, Under The Broken Sky! Fun!! But first, here’s the cover and blurb for Under The […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:E.B. DawsonTitle of […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:Janeen IppolitoTitle of […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name: D.J. TorresTitle of […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Book Tour Grand Finale forBreakup in a Small TownBy Kristina KnightWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:Launch – Note from the AuthorHi, everyone! I’m so excited to be back with you all for the […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:Kandi J WyattTitle […]
It’s finally here! The cover for Burning Rose, a paperback collection of the first three Legends of Light novellas!A war, founded in ancient legends, changes the lives of those it touches forever.Elissa, a villager from the northern mountains, attempts to save her brother and ends up trapped in a hidden valley with a strange host […]
Christine Dillon’s second published work of non-fiction, ‘Telling the Gospel Through Story’ was released in May, 2012 and published by Intervarsity Press, US.The story behind the writing of this can be read here.For the first time ever, Telling the Gospel Through Story will be on sale for US$3.99 (60% off the normal price)  from today until August 30th. […]
About the BookYou never escape your pastAndi Lloyd is more comfortable than most with interstellar travel, but she’s not prepared for the perils and peculiarities of a world she has all but forgotten—the planet Earth. As the Surveyor undergoes repairs, her brother August receives a message with news that will send both of them across […]
On Tour with Prism Book ToursBook Tour Grand Finale forThe Alaskan CatchBy Beth CarpenterWe hope you enjoyed the tour and getting a taste of Alaska! If you missed anyof the stops you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:Launch – Author InterviewWhat inspired you to write THE ALASKAN CATCH?One thing I […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours Book Tour Grand Finale forFor Joy’s SakeBy Tara Taylor QuinnWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:Launch – Note from the AuthorWelcome to the For Joy’s Sake book tour! I hope you’ll […]
So you’ve written a book. Congratulations!   Assuming you want to take it to the next step and not leave your characters locked away in your computer for only a few of your close friends or family members to meet, you’re probably wondering what to do next with your new masterpiece. Publication may be your dream, […]
Do you need interior illustrations for your book? What about pictures of your characters for your blog or social media? Or a map for that historical fiction, sci-fi, or fantasy novel? I’ve compiled a list of artists that have been personally recommended by authors I know. I’m sure you’ll find some here who will meet […]
Editing Your Manuscript
So you’ve written a book, and you’re asking yourself, “Do I really need an editor? I’m pretty good at writing, after all. I caught a few mistakes as I went through, and I don’t think there are any more. Maybe I should just save money and publish the book as is.” Yikes! 
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels! And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:Hope AnnTitle of […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Book Tour Grand Finale forThe Renegade’s RedemptionBy Stacy HenrieWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:Launch – Note from the AuthorEver since sharing some of Tex’s story in my last Love Inspired Historical book […]
An online platform is important for any author who wants to sell books to more than just their personal friends and family. Even if your book isn’t ready for publication yet, it’s never too early to start building your platform through your website/blog, on social media, etc.  I’ve collected some links to articles on those topics that […]
BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children’s historical fiction book written by Cheryl Carpinello, Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend. The tour will run from July 17 – August 7, 2017. About the Book Title: Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend Book TwoAuthor: Cheryl CarpinelloPublisher: Beyond Today Educator Publication Date: June 21, 2017 Number of Pages: 121 Genre: Children’s […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale forHome to StayBy Kate JamesWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:Launch – Note from the AuthorThis promises to be a fun-packed tour with lots of stops along the […]
BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the beautiful children’s book written by Cat Michaels and Illustrated by Irene A. Johns, Sweet T and the Turtle Team. The tour will run from July 12 – August 9, 2017.  About the Book   Title:  Sweet T and the Turtle TeamAuthor:  Cat MichaelsIllustrator: Irene A. JahnsPublication Date: July […]
About the BookAfter duty as an ambulance driver in World War I, Ellie Morgan returns to Chicago to take up her share of the work in her grandparents’ department store. Ellie doesn’t want to alienate her family or disappoint them, but despite a six year effort to settle in, she feels increasingly trapped in store […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale forThe Charm OffensiveBy Cari Lynn WebbWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below…Launch – Author InterviewWhat motivated you to write THE CHARM OFFENSIVE?We moved often when I was a […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Release Celebration Blitz forVenom and SteelBy Melissa WrightVenom and Steel(Frey Saga #4)by Melissa WrightYA/NA FantasyPaperback & ebook, 214 pagesJuly 1st 2017Three seasons of peace come with a price.It’s dark night in the kingdom of the fey when the castle is attacked, and Ruby has gone missing. If Frey can’t decipher the clues, one […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name: Chrys CymriTitle […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Release Celebration Blitz for50 HoursBy Loree LoughNote from the AuthorWhen Kevin J. O’Neill asked me to novelize his screenplay of 50 Hours, I was beyond flattered. He’s a well-established actor, producer, director, and writer, himself, and knows hundreds of talented authors. To say that he hooked me on the story during […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name: David G. […]
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:Lara AnnTitle of […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale forGirl in the SpotlightBy Virginia McCulloughWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below…Launch – Author InterviewIf you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say? […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale forThe Man She KnewBy Loree LoughWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stopsyou can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below…Launch – Note from the AuthorResearching this novel was different from any other I’ve written, because […]
THE FINAL FAIRY TALE CONTESTRooglewood Press invites you to join the adventure of the Five Poisoned Apples creative writing contest!CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.The cover model/photographer is WYNTER CLARK. Want to peek at her photography website? Here it is.And, as always, the gorgeous cover design was done by the amazing JULIA POPOVA, whose website is here.
Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. Author’s name:Sharon LedwithTitle of […]
 About the Book Caroline and I walked out the back door and went into the barn.“What are we going to do?” Caroline asked.“Head out on our own. Saddle Whitey, please.”Caroline’s mouth gaped open. “They’ll find us.”“I know.”Caroline sighed. “What can we do then?”I shook my head. “We can stick together. Always.”Tragedy stole everything from him … […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Book Tour Grand Finale forFamous in a Small TownBy Kristina KnightWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out…Launch – Note from the Author We are taking 10% of the proceeds from the Slippery Rock series to provide Sweet Cases from […]
On Tour with Prism Book ToursBook Tour Grand Finale forTHE FIREMAN’S SONBy Tara Taylor QuinnWe hope you enjoyed the tour and getting a look at this author’s 80th release with Harlequin! If you missed any of the stops, go check them out…Launch – Note from the AuthorThe Fireman’s Son is a story particularly close to […]
Ever After Aya Ling(Unfinished Fairy Tale Series, #3)Publication date: May 20th 2017Genres: Fantasy, Young AdultKat has survived. She returns to Athelia as herself, Katherine Wilson. Edward, elated at learning she is alive, vows to bring her back to the palace. The obstacles, however, seem impossible to overcome. Marriage between a royal and a commoner is […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Book Tour Grand Finale forSweet Tea TuesdaysBy Ashley FarleyWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out…Launch – Note from the AuthorAs these three women share their lives—their past sorrows and fears of an uncertain future—readers will shed more than one […]
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.Book Tour Grand Finale forSearching for SarahJulieann DoveWe hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out…Launch – Message from the AuthorWelcome lovely Readers! I’m tickled to be able to introduce everyone to the “Searching For Sarah” tour. I’ve been writing Sarah’s […]

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