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Writers need to have a blog in this age of the Internet. It’s the law of the jungle that the more you have the easier it becomes- to make money to build a successful business, to have fun in life.  This is true when it comes to selling your self-published book, or when it comes …
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume takes the crown of by far the most captivating read that I have read in my lifetime. Like any young woman I was introduced to Judy Blume through her young adult novels. The first one that I ever read was Blubber, and I loved it. Even though I was the resident …
When I worked in a bookstore Nice is just a Place in France by The Betches flew off the shelves. Masses of twenty-somethings, all looking like extras from the movie Mean Girls, pouted when the shelf was bare. Yes, they pouted. This humor book, based on the website Betches Love This, but Nice Is Just …
Time to add it up The last years have not been kind the self-publishing industry.  There are more self-publishers, but this has created a new set of problems for authors.  To get the income they want, they have to be seen as a professional. Amazon has helped, and hindered this process.  They have a database …
A Beautiful Mind is gone.  The world will not be the same. On May 23, 2015, John Forbes Nash Jr and his wife Alicia were killed in a car accident. If you are looking for grisly details of their passing you won’t find them here. I don’t scrutinize death, I only celebrate the life that is …
I read The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley and I’m not sure how I feel about it as I write this review. I was aware of the premise of the book from the description on the back, but when I started reading it I felt that it should have gone on a completely different story …
Solid State Drives (SSD’s) contain no moving parts, therefore the time it takes to read and or write data is slashed significantly, compared to a typical Hard Disk Drive (HDD’s) that contains heads, an actuator, and a spindle motor. Are Solid State Drives worth the extra money? Think of a SSD as a really large thumb drive (the one …
get your reading glasses out, it’s time to read Is the Amazon Affiliate Program some thing a writer should want? If you are a writer who is serious about earning a bit more income, and a person who has a good bit of traffic coming to your website, the Amazon affiliate program is something you …
Write with passion, publish a great blog post, and then… Write a blog Don’t wait around and see what will happen, do another post.  It’s hard to take into account how much effort a blog post will take, and most new bloggers have little idea how to keep on going.  I’ve had seven years worth …
The Truth According to Us I had read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Annie Barrows, and her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer back in 2009. I also read the Ivy and Bean series with my daughter that Annie Barrows does with Sophie Blackall. But when the new Annie Barrows book The Truth According …
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