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Author Spotlight: Buy, Read, Review and Promote These Fine Authors

Author Spotlight: Buy, Read, Review and Promote These Fine Authors

It's time for an author spotlight! In this photo are some long-time favorite authors and some new-to-me authors that I'd like to shine a bright light on and encourage readers to buy, read and promote their books!

Ania Ahlborn- Ania is a long-time favorite. The first book I read was, BROTHER and it floored me. I binge-read it in one day. I clearly remember trying to cook food on the stove while holding the book and reading at the same time. If you haven't read any of her work, start there and then work...


25 Favorite Books Under 200 Pages and Not One Page More

25 Favorite Books Under 200 Pages and Not One Page More

Sometimes a reader can find themselves in a season of life where getting some solid reading time is difficult. I remember when we first moved up here to Washington and I was so busy with the move for months. That business later evolved into “settling in” and then job hunting and lastly, landing a full-time job. Finding time to read was not even a priority. It made me really sad. I had zero daytime reading hours so nighttime was the only available “free time” but I was exhausted and would often...


Make a Decent Library with Only Books Found at the Goodwill

Make a Decent Library with Only Books Found at the Goodwill

I rarely buy books at the Goodwill anymore (I have plenty of books to keep me busy) but if I was low on cash or had a small book budget, the Goodwill can actually be a great resource for finding good, cheap books. I was there yesterday with my daughter and her friend and this is what someone should buy if they had zero books and needed to build up their personal library:

Nick Horby is a great writer. HOW TO BE GOOD is funny and emotional. I loved this one. My favorite, of course, is HIGH FIDELITY, but this...


Birthday Thoughts

Birthday Thoughts

Birthday Thoughts

May 29, 2019


Thoughts on my first childhood horror (suggestion from author Alan Baxter)

One Halloween, my dad took me and my sisters out trick-or-treating around town. There was one house that always decorated for Halloween and they went all out. My sisters were too scared to go up the small walkway to the porch. We all stood at the entrance and really scoped the place out to see if the candy would be worth the trouble of being scared.

The walkway was surrounded by a makeshift...