Hi guys, my friend Becky's doing a blog tour to help promote her book, which is coming out later this year. If you'd like to take part, please see the official posting below for more info. 🙂 Teenage author and illustrator Becky Laine (abbafan456.blogspot.com) is releasing the revised, second edition of her book The Story … Continue reading Save the Date: Story of ABBA for Young Readers Promotional Blog Tour!
If there's one thing I revise more often than my books, it's my author bio. I wanted to make it stand out and be unique, while accurately describing all the fandoms I like in a roundabout way. That way, it also looks like I'm saying a lot, so nobody thinks to ask why I didn't … Continue reading Author Bio Stuff
I remember being wowed by Jackie Evancho's performance on America's Got Talent all those years ago, and recently came across her YouTube channel showcasing her more recent work. I hadn't heard the original version of this song, and I've yet to read the book that inspired it either, but I think the singer's operatic vocals … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Safe and Sound” performed by Jackie Evancho
I snagged this eBook on BookBub a few months ago, and only found the time to read it recently. I found this one browsing through the Middle Grade section, and it's one of the few mystery books that wasn't begging to be compared to Nancy Drew. But if we are going to compare the two, … Continue reading Review: Shirley Link and the Safe Case by Ben Zackheim
No, not like a fancy pair of designer jeans. I’m stepping in to a world of book cover design about which I’m pretty sure I only have the iceberg’s tip of knowledge but can’t wait to learn more. There are legal things that freak me out, a lot, but that would happen with just about any business I started. I have felt this before, with publishing, but the more I learn the less scary it becomes.
So I’m not fancy or perfect or THE best, but I’m here and I’m a hard worker with a passion for designing book covers. I design my own. I have literally looked at the covers of published books–ones I’ve read and some I haven’t–and just for the heck-of-it, designed new covers for them.
I want to help you design your next book cover! Pick me, pick me! I can be professional, but I also hope…
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Reviewer's Notes: I received an autographed paperback copy of 'Vastian Lore' from a giveaway run by the author. I'm choosing to review it - all opinions expressed herein are my own. Thanks so much, Steph, for the beautiful book - I'll treasure it always! 🙂 I'm also trying out a slightly different format for this … Continue reading Review: Vastian Lore by S.C. Gregory
https://musescore.com/user/152372/scores/2430346/embedFor Elizabeth by Pretzels This piece was composed by a very clever online writer friend of mine. Halfway through the song, it changes to have a very dark, mysterious, conflicted overtone. Overall, I think it aptly reflects the ups and downs in the life of a character coincidentally named Beth in my WIP novel, After … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “For Elizabeth” by “Pretzels”