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”

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

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

Three Must-Read Books

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This is not a book review blog; it's a blog to talk about my own books and related news. However, sometimes you read a book that is too good not to talk about. I've enjoyed a few of those lately, and I want to share these three must-read books with you. Making these books extra … Continue reading Three Must-Read Books

How to Add a Book to a Goodreads List

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Those of you who use Goodreads to find your next book are probably familiar with the site's Lists. These are reader-selected collections of books on similar themes. So there are lists on everything from New Horror for Your Halloween Reading to one of my favorites, YA Books About Performing Arts. (That list is one of … Continue reading How to Add a Book to a Goodreads List

Early Reviews for “The Wallace House of Pain”

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Early reviews for The Wallace House of Pain are starting to come in. Wottaread The first blog review of The Wallace House of Pain is from Wottaread. This book review site featured my novelette last week, for which we thank them. I love how they sum up the story: "This book is about knowing yourself … Continue reading Early Reviews for “The Wallace House of Pain”

Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

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Yes, I'm having fun dabbling with these Amazon sales for my books--my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey is free for 2 days only. That's today and tomorrow, July 22-23, on Amazon, ebook only. (I'd love to make it free on other platforms too, but my ability to do so is limited by technology and … Continue reading Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

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I'm offering my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey as a free ebook for three days, starting from midnight tonight (Friday, July 1) through midnight of Sunday, July 3. Take advantage of this special promotion if you know a 7- to 11-year-old who loves adventure stories, animals (who may or may not talk), and a … Continue reading Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3