Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Stains on the Soul
by Jamie White
About Stains on the Soul:
Guest blog from (the main character) Fiona’s point of view:
About the author:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Frogs, Hogs, Puppy DogsShakes, Cakes, Frosted FlakesRub, Scrub, Clean the Tub
Award-winning poet Leslie C. Halpern wrote her Funny Children’s Poems book series to educate and entertain early readers, ages 5-9. The series includes Frogs, Hogs, Puppy Dogs: Funny Children’s Poems About Animal Friends (2014), Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes: Funny Children’s Poems About Table Manners (2013), and Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children’s Poems About Self-Image (2012), all published by Cricket Cottage Publishing and illustrated with whimsical watercolor paintings by Oral Nussbaum. Told from a child’s perspective, Frogs, Hogs, Puppy Dogs takes a light-hearted look at our relationships with house pets and zoo animals; Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes humorously studies eating habits, nutrition, and etiquette; and Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub provides a child’s distorted view of personal hygiene, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. All three books in the Funny Children’s Poems series include parent-teacher resource pages with challenging questions, fun games, and glossaries of unfamiliar words. Find Leslie’s children’s books and adult nonfiction books about the entertainment industry at Amazon.com, on her website at www.LeslieHalpern.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/funnychildrenspoems.
my parents sometimes say.
There is no train, just spinach strained,
but I open anyway.
like any kind of choo choo.
It’s the oldest trick in the book,
like kissing someone’s boo boo.
but now the tunnel shuts.
I wait for spoons of soft ice cream,
caramel, and nuts.
And waved them around at us, us, us.
Kevin screamed: “Take this, this, this!”
But Kevin’s snakes were fakes, fakes, fakes.
Kevin now must come by car, car, car.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Oooooo.....this is one to read with all the lights on and doors locked.
by Elise Abram
Raised from the dead as a revenant more than a hundred years ago, Zulu possesses superior stealth, superhuman speed, and a keen intellect. His only companion is Morgan the Seer, an old man cursed with longevity and the ability to see the future in his dreams. Zulu has spent the last century working with Morgan in order to save the people in his nightmares from horrible fates. Branded a vigilante by the media, Zulu must live his life in the shadows, traveling by night or in the city's underground unless his quest demands otherwise.
Morgan also has enemies. His twin brother Malchus, a powerful necromancer, is raising an army of undead minions to hunt Morgan down. Will they be able to stop Morgan from raising his army? How will they kill someone as powerful as Malchus? Is there more at stake than just their own lives?
Author Elise talks about The Importance of Dialogue
Author Bio for Elise AbramElise Abram is a high school English and Computer Studies teacher, former archaeologist, avid reader and student of the human condition. Everything she does, watches, reads and hears is fodder for her writing. In her spare time she experiments with Paleo cookery, knits badly, and writes.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Little Pearl's Circus World
by Charmain Zimmerman Brackett
Book Synopsis - Before she was 5 years-old, Little Pearl Clark was performing in her father's circus, the M.L. Clark and Son's Combined Shows. Join Little Pearl behind the scenes of her circus world. Little Pearl's Circus World is based on the true story Pearl Clark LaComa (1890-1927).
website/blog - www.charmainzbrackett.com
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
by Ruth O'Neil
Q & A
How much of an inspiration to your literary career was your mother?
Which author, living or dead, would you want to pen the story of your life?
Which 3 words best describe how you feel about your literary future?
Monday, February 16, 2015
by Cheri Roman
Fulfilling one’s destiny requires sacrifice…
Escaping a global catastrophe, angel-human hybrid, Shahara, lands safely in Babylon with her beloved Volot, an angel with a sacred mission. But the victory is a hollow one, for the world she knew has been obliterated. Battered by the loss of her family and the denial of her most cherished dreams, Shahara’s new life begins to disintegrate as she is lured by promises of power and fulfillment into the violent, blood-soaked ambitions of a ruthless enemy. With her marriage shattered and countless lives hanging in the balance, Shahara must make a devastating choice. Can she survive her decision, or will victory require the ultimate sacrifice? By turns romantic, suspenseful and terrifying, this epic fantasy treads the knife edge of human frailty and superhuman courage.
Cheri Roman is a writer, editor, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, in whatever order works best in the moment. Most days you can find her on her blog, The Brass Rag, or working on the next novel in her fantasy series, Rephaim. Cheri lives with her husband and Jack, the super Chihuahua.