Category: Kindle


The Sunday Bulletin is Here: Welcome to Romance Texas-style

This time of year, romance takes center stage. Sweet Grove, Texas is a place full of romance. In fact, there’s an entire Kindle World of romance centered around this fictional place from the mind of Melissa Storm.

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Daniel Adorno: Enduring the doldrums of winter

Winter in Minnesota

February is a tough month for Minnesotans like me because the cold seems unrelenting in its wrath. We’ve endured below 0 temperatures for most of the week and there seems to be no end in sight. Naturally, during these cold spells nobody in my household wants to venture out into the tundra and we spend most of our days inside underneath thick fleece blankets with the heat running at full-blast.

We call this our “hygge” time–a Danish concept that means to be cozy and enjoy creature comforts on frigid days and nights. Here in Minnesota, we certainly need all the hygge we can get!

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Alternative-Read -> #SaturdaySpotlight with Meg Gardiner #author of #IntoTheBlackNowhere #UNSUB2 @MegGardiner1

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Every Saturday our resident interviewer, Elise Cooper, gets to discuss another great author’s work!

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Book Pulse: Jesmyn Ward Is Writing a Middle Grade Novel

By Neal Wyatt: Jesmyn Ward has two new books in the works, one is her first novel for younger readers. YA author Sara Shepard’s first adult novel is forthcoming.

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By Dennis Palumbo: How being a psychotherapist helped me become a better writer – Strand Mag

How being a psychotherapist helped me become a better writer I must admit, I’ve had an interesting career journey. For many years, Hollywood screenwriter… Read more ->

Bio: Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter (My Favorite Year; Welcome Back, Kotter, etc.), Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist and author of Writing From the Inside Out (John Wiley). His mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand, Written By, and elsewhere, and is collected in From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press). His series of mystery thrillers (Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors, Phantom Limb, and the latest, Head Wounds, all from Poisoned Pen Press) features psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, a trauma expert who consults with the Pittsburgh Police.

How being a psychotherapist helped me become a better writer – Strand Mag

By Susan Hunter: Someplace to go …

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”

Sue Grafton died a month or so ago, and it’s left me feeling oddly bereft. She’s best known for writing the funny, smart and very successful Kinsey Milhone mysteries. Some people refer …

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The Sunday Bulletin is Here – Danica Favorite: Seemingly Insignificant People Can Make a Big Difference

We always think it takes someone great, like or Oprah, to change the world, but I believe each one of us has the power to make a big difference in the lives of others. That’s why my story, Love’s Crazy Dream, is so important to me. It’s all about seemingly little people making a big difference.

When my daughters were in elementary school, they had a janitor named Mr. Kyle. Mr. Kyle was the nicest man you’d ever meet, and I always wondered how someone like him, who was smart, good-looking, and kind, ended up being the school janitor. No one ever thinks of it as being a glamorous job, but to see the kids looking at him like he was there hero, you’d think he had the best job in the world. I’ve always wanted to write a story about a hero inspired by him, but nothing ever fit. Until I read an article about a school lunch lady being fired for buying lunch for a child who couldn’t afford it. And so, I decided to write a story about a hero and heroine who are the kind of people who are often overlooked in our world.

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By Maureen L. Bonatch: When Your Motivation Takes a Nosedive

Riding the Rollercoaster of Inspiration
This concept has fascinated me for some time but has been almost as elusive as the fountain of youth. (Still looking for that too! I could use a new back if you find it.)
The way in which we can almost replica that day down to the amount of sleep, what we eat and do, yet feel completely different on the next day. On my ‘awesome day’, I’ll ride that invincible feeling to commit myself to a ton of projects, only to start another day struggling to get each word on the page and feeling as if I’m selling my soul 500 words at a time.

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By James Wood: The Power of the Literary Pun

In “Winter,” the Scottish novelist Ali Smith is both intensely political and deliciously playful.

By James Wood: The Power of the Literary Pun

Angry Staff Officer: Why Do We Write?

Why do we write? That’s a thorny question for many authors. We’d rather give a terse reply and chug some bourbon rather than give an honest answer. Because posing that query forces us to look inwar…

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