Archive for August, 2013

When tragedies happens, let author Christy Monson’s book help

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Christy Monson is the children’s author and she graciously accepted to visit our blog this week.

Christy, tell us where were you born & where do you live now?

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now live in Ogden, Utah. My husband worked for the LDS Church in the Seminary and Institute program. We moved around the United States, living in Utah, Idaho, Michigan, California, Nevada, and finally back in Utah. We raised six children in the process.

After my children were in school, I went back to UNLV to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, setting up a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Very impressing. How long did it take you to write your manuscript?  (more…)

5 stars for beginning “Wedding Cakes With Lorelie”

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Wedding Cakes With Lorelie Step-by-Step by Lorelie  ***** readers favorite review

Wedding Cakes With Lorelie is a step-by-step self-help book for the beginner wedding cake maker. It has a comprehensive list of utensils, what baking terms mean, measurements, and where or what you need to buy to start with the business of baking wedding cakes. It explains what to do with the different tips for frosting and how you can use plastic to freeze your cake until another day. It should give the beginner confidence in trying to become a master.

It is easy to read and uses pictures to make the concepts clearer and easy. It also supplies tips on how to take care of, (more…)

The Clock Giant by Brooke Johnson

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This is an interesting tale that is well done and entertaining. It will enhance any family library. The writing is easy to read, clean and engaging. This is the first book in a series and the end shows this clearly. I enjoy this style of writing and the way the tale is presented.

Petra is an orphan girl who grows up in a household of many children in a humble part of her city. One thing that it separates her from the rest of the girls her age is that she has a talent that she can’t shake. She would give anything to study in the university and get a degree as an engineer. The problem is that she is a girl and (more…)

Patricia G. Stevenson Mystery author’s Interview

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Patricia, welcome to my blog. Tell us what gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?
I’ve written short things most of my life. But I never completed a novel. I got an idea, one time when I was in London, England. I started to write it on the airline trip home. I couldn’t stop until I had completed a 120,000 word novel. Obviously I had a lot to say, and I said it. Of course this will never be published; but, I lost the fear of completing a novel.
Fear of completing a novel…I think we all have that. Describe your writing process. (more…)

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The story is read by Kevin T. Collins in a clear voice, yet it made me feel a bit tired listening to the monotone rendition. I would have liked to have someone more exciting do the job. This is a coming of age fantasy.

The story is full of fantasy-type races. Some are Casters, others human, but somehow they all need to help each other to survive the malice that is trying to destroy them. The reader will find sirens, without the power to entice men to do their will, nonetheless, quite dangerous as all sirens are. We are introduced to a part-incubus, with a powerful strength and a muscle for brain, which can be deadly if his ego takes over when they need his help. (more…)

Interview of YA author C.J. Hill

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Janette Rallison is visiting our blog this week. Welcome…

Janette, tell us where you were born and where do you live now?

I was born in the green hills of Pullman, Washington. (Well, not literally. Literally I was born in a hospital.) I still love Pullman so much I set three of my books there. Small towns are great.

I now live in the desert megalopolis of (more…)

Do Restaurant Reviews Really Influence Where We Eat?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

This is a guest post by Alice Jenkins writer for:

Whether you have found yourself in a new city looking for the best place to eat, or you wanted to find out more information about the new restaurant that opened down the street, you have probably utilized some form of an online restaurant review to make your dining decision. With information being so readily available on the internet, it is easy for customers to share their experiences with a particular establishment with just the click of a mouse. The problem with this is it can lead potential customers to make a decision based on reviews that are commonly made by uninformed customers.


Monique Bucheger’s interview

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Hey, Monique. It is good to have you in my blog today. 

Tell us the titles of the books in your series?

My titles are:

1) The Secret Sisters Club: A Ginnie West Adventure

2) Trouble Blows West: A Ginnie West Adventure

3) Simply West of Heaven: A Ginnie West Adventure
How interesting. What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary, middle-grade “slice of life”
Now this is tricky…Can you give me a one-sentence synopsis of each book? (more…)

Interview of Kristy Brown, MG Fantasy author

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Kristy, welcome to my blog. Tell us where you were born?

I was born in a little seaside town in the North East of England.

England nice…Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I was sat watching my son play and my niece’s doll’s house caught my eye. (Book one includes talking dolls…) I have always said that one day I would write one. I love the old classics such as Roald Dahl and Tolkien. Also movies like The Labyrinth and Clash of the Titans and anything Disney. “Kiera’s Quest,” has a touch of a classic fantasy-fairytale with a modern twist.

Talking dolls? now I am curious. (more…)