The Best Character Description Ever

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I recently read The Gargoyle (Anchor Books, 2009) and am compelled to share one of author Andrew Davidson's character descriptions--one so amazing I had to re-read it right then and there, and immediately deemed it The Best Character Description Ever. Authors often struggle to find new and interesting ways to portray their characters as there … Continue reading The Best Character Description Ever

Audiobook Giveaway

I don't exactly have audiobooks coming out of my ears (see what I did there), but I do have 7 free copies of the audiobook version of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades left over from the launch. So I'm giving them away to seven lucky readers/listeners. The audiobook retails for $19.95 USD. If you're not familiar … Continue reading Audiobook Giveaway

Author Reading: Middle-Grade Fiction

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I was honored to participate in last week's Reading Week festivities at the Dr. Joseph A. Whelan Elementary School in North Providence, Rhode Island. I read from my middle-grade fiction work, Shannon's Odyssey. Twelve-year-old Shannon treks through a hundred miles of wilderness to find her long-lost Gran. She encounters dangers, hunger, thirst, storms, and animals good and … Continue reading Author Reading: Middle-Grade Fiction

99¢ Treasure to Start the New Year

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Well, the new year 2021 has not started out as the peaceful year we were all hoping for. Time to escape in a good book! My publisher is offering the ebook version of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades for 99¢ through January. The normal price is $6.99. That’s like finding a little gem of a treasure. … Continue reading 99¢ Treasure to Start the New Year

“Composing Sermons & Dreaming Up Murder”

A fellow New England author I am fortunate to know is Reverend Jane Willan, whose latest cozy mystery was published a few weeks ago. More details on Abide With Me in a minute, but first you may have questions: What is a cozy mystery? Cozy mysteries, also called "cozies" are a form of crime fiction … Continue reading “Composing Sermons & Dreaming Up Murder”