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Chat About Books Reviews “The Wallace House of Pain”

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Thanks to Kerry at Chat About Books for reviewing my novelette, The Wallace House of Pain, on her hugely popular book blog, and calling the story "A must read!" on her 5-star Amazon review. https://youtube.com/shorts/kDySb0WVKHw?feature=share She writes: "[Xander] is convinced his father won’t accept him for who he really is. Something we all know many, many … Continue reading Chat About Books Reviews “The Wallace House of Pain”

Are You Really Subscribed to My Blog?

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If you follow my blog through your WordPress account, first off – thank you! Second, be aware that you are not actually subscribed to my blog. So if you followed me in order to enter the giveaway contest for a paperback copy of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, you are not entered yet. We can't enter … Continue reading Are You Really Subscribed to My Blog?

Book Giveaway: 15 Copies of “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

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We are conducting a book giveaway contest to clear out inventory of my last novel, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and make way for the next one—Beautiful and Terrible Things, which is being released by TouchPoint Press very soon. Winners also receive a free novelette and other Bonus Materials. Fifteen copies of the paperback version of … Continue reading Book Giveaway: 15 Copies of “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

Fun Photo Friday: Frozen Waves

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If you've ever wondered what frozen waves look like, here you go. Today's Fun Photo Friday features a shot I took of our lake recently. The edges of the pond had frozen, but the interior--as you can see in the photo--had not. Then, we had an extremely windy day--not uncommon around here--and the whitecaps and … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Frozen Waves

Free YA Book for “Twilight” & Theater Lovers

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'Tis the season of giving, so I am giving away for free my YA (Young Adult) book for music- and theater-lovers, and fans of the Twilight books and movies! Bit Players, Has-Been Actors and Other Posers is one of the few books written just for tween, teen and young adult fans of musical theatre and … Continue reading Free YA Book for “Twilight” & Theater Lovers

Reading Nook Features Wallace House of Pain

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Thanks to Sarah at the Reading Nook for featuring The Wallace House of Pain on her book review blog today. I love how she sums up her book addiction: "So I love to read and you will usually find a book in my hand. Whether it’s a new read or going back to ones I … Continue reading Reading Nook Features Wallace House of Pain

“Inside and Out” Short Story – Monadnock Underground

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My short story Inside and Out has been published by Monadnack Underground, "a journal of thought and spirit". Here's a taste of the dark story tracing a college romance--and its disturbing secrets (in the well-put words of Monadnock Underground). "You can’t break up with me. We’re unbreakable. You said it yourself." "I was wrong. Nothing … Continue reading “Inside and Out” Short Story – Monadnock Underground

Readers’ Favorite Rates “The Wallace House of Pain” 5 Stars

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Readers' Favorite, one of the fastest growing book review and contest sites, has rated The Wallace House of Pain 5 stars! They also posted the following review. "The Wallace House of Pain: A Novelette centers around Xander and his estranged father, Jim. S.M. Stevens uses this short story to introduce us to Xander and his … Continue reading Readers’ Favorite Rates “The Wallace House of Pain” 5 Stars

How to Add “The Wallace House of Pain” to Goodreads Lists

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If you're here, then you must be considering "voting" for The Wallace House of Pain on one of Goodreads' relevant lists, so thank you! This is easier and way more fun than voting in the November election. It's not really a vote at all - there's no competition. It's just you saying this book belongs … Continue reading How to Add “The Wallace House of Pain” to Goodreads Lists