The Transformative Process of Writing Fiction

Benefits for Readers When reading, the suspension of ordinary awareness through engagement in a story world has enormous benefits of itself. Empathy, theory of mind and critical thinking are all enhanced. Reading relaxes you, de-stresses, takes you out of yourself and improves vocabulary and memory. Then there is the enrichment that comes with engagement. OtherContinue reading “The Transformative Process of Writing Fiction”

Book Review: The Plot Against Heaven by Mark Kirkbride

About The plot against heaven Death doesn’t stand a chance against love. Hell-bent on confronting God after the death of wife Kate, Paul gate-crashes Heaven. With immigration problems and a wall, Heaven turns out to be nowhere near as welcoming as expected. Both Heaven and Hell are modern and militarized, and the cold war thatContinue reading “Book Review: The Plot Against Heaven by Mark Kirkbride”

Book Review: Cancer Daily Life by Carola Schmidt

About Cancer Daily Life Cancer Daily Life is a bittersweet collection of single and double-frame strips that only readers who are highly involved with the C world could relate to. It’s sometimes cute and sweet, sometimes acid, sometimes trivial, sometimes funny, just like daily life. It’s ideal: *For adolescents and adults age 12 to 100Continue reading “Book Review: Cancer Daily Life by Carola Schmidt”

Book Review: The Patchwork Prince Book 1 Stumbling Stoned by A. van Wyck

I’m delighted to review Stumbling Stoned (The Patchwork Prince Book 1) for Blackthorn Book Tours! About The Patchwork Prince – Stumbling Stoned State-sponsored drugs in the megaton range. More rice pudding than I could shake a spork at. And a little padded terrarium of my very own. If you’d told me yesterday that, come morning,Continue reading “Book Review: The Patchwork Prince Book 1 Stumbling Stoned by A. van Wyck”

Alice Bailey in 1920 at Theosophical HQ Krotona

There are so few photos of Alice Bailey which is why I’m delighted to share this digitally enhanced image courtesy of Steven Chernikeeff, original photo courtesy of the Lucis Trust. The image appears in the original in my biography Alice A. Bailey: Life & Legacy. This image of Alice Bailey – then Mrs Alice EvansContinue reading “Alice Bailey in 1920 at Theosophical HQ Krotona”

Praise for Alice Bailey biography

I’m truly humbled by all the praise pouring in for my biography of Alice Bailey. Such kind words as these warm my heart. “This is so much more than a very detailed biography of Alice Ann Bailey; it is also a very comprehensive review of the many interesting groups and people throughout the history ofContinue reading “Praise for Alice Bailey biography”

A Prison in the Sun wins Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist 2020

I am excited to announce A Prison in the Sun, Book 3 in my Canary Islands Mysteries Series, has received the Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist award. I’m over the moon!! About A Prison in the Sun After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse.Continue reading “A Prison in the Sun wins Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist 2020”

Blackthorn Book Tours book review Central City by Indy Perro

About Central City Kane Kulpa learned which laws could be bent and which broken after a short stint in prison courtesy of Detective Vincent Bayonne. Bound by time, integrity, and the reality of life in Central City, Bayonne and Kane made peace with the past. Now, gang tension spirals from corrupt to deadly, and aContinue reading “Blackthorn Book Tours book review Central City by Indy Perro”

Book Review: Of Myth and Shadow by Matthew S. Cox

Book Blurb:   Aegaan is a vast and righteous kingdom, yet darkness gathers in the distant corners of the realm. Elven raids on small towns have inflamed racial tensions with humans, pushing distrust to hatred and the brink of war. Anrael wanders the woods alone until a chance meeting tempts him to set aside hisContinue reading “Book Review: Of Myth and Shadow by Matthew S. Cox”

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