The Rush to Fail

"Slow down and smell the roses" may be an old cliché, but it is ever so relevant. You've finished your book, now what? This is the ONE question that determines your fate in the publishing industry:  you only get ONE chance.  Optimize your opportunities. The following is a normal scenario from a new author: I've… Continue reading The Rush to Fail

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The World around Him Exploded

A deafening roar engulfed him and drowned out Mom's screams.

Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay

Garvin's (And They are,2017, etc.) latest novel offers a reflection of one girl's coming-of-age in small-town Texas in the 1960s. Kirkus Review #HA #A #CON #UF #LF Garvin portrays this history with unflinching honesty, never shying away from depicting the overt racial bigotry of the time and place.  Interwoven with Billie Jo's adventures is the… Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay

Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay

"Now, Billie Jo,redo it and get the right answers," she would sternly say as my face became now a thousand Flames of Affliction. I prayed right there for lunch, or a fire drill, or for the marching band practicing outside to bust through the door of for the office assistant to interrup,t or for high winds to blow off the roof, or the Second Coming or even a first coming, or for the fighting Steers playing football to throw one long and hard right through the window and knock me unconscious!

The Magic of the Arabian Desert

Introducing Jasser Hammami, our youngest novelist.  Jasser is doing what no one else his age has done in his country:  write a novel in English. Jasser Hammami is a young Tunisian author and a fantasy enthusiast. Unlike most authors, he didn't grow up surrounded by books. As a child, he doesn't recall ever seeing a… Continue reading The Magic of the Arabian Desert