Category: Personal observation

TV to Inspire: Shows I Watch

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine requested  that I send her a list of all the shows I watch. At the time, I was watching a show that she fell in love with (can’t remember what that show was?? Anyway), and I…

Review of “Accidents Happen” by Kassie Ward

Review’s first appearance was on Goodreads. Accidents Happen: A Biggest Small Town Ever Novel by Kassie Ward My rating: 3 of 5 stars Really… 3.5 stars. *Full Disclosure: While this is an honest review, I am friends with the author.* The premise: Julian Fursey,…

Review of “More From Dreams” by Bethanie F. Devors

Review’s first appearance was on Goodreads. If you want to read the hidden spoiler content go to: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2486990388 More From Dreams: Book Two: The Seodrassian Chronicles by Bethanie F. DeVors My rating: 4 of 5 stars *Full DISCLOSURE: While this is an honest review,…

Why Do Your Book Reviews Matter? | Lauren Faulkenberry

For emerging authors, reviews mean everything. About 10% of readers leave reviews, but here’s why I hope you’ll be in that deeply loved, super-rad elite cross section of fans. The number of reviews help authors get into promotional gold mines like BookBub,… Continue Reading → Source: Why…

In my reading nook

A little supplemental material for the upcoming week and long weekend….

The Notebook

I have a short story contest deadline in a few days, and I have been wracking my brain trying to find a short enough idea for this 1250-word contest. I’m great with 10k words, but a piece that’s under 2,000 is tougher for me. (Hey, I talk…

Black Panther: A Moviegoer’s Guide to the Moviegoer

**Note: There will be some stereotyping in this post (denotative meaning) to achieve a lighthearted and fun (connotative meaning) tone. (In other words, get the heck over yourself, and have some fun! It’s Black Panther week!)** With not just the highest pre-sales record for a…