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Lately I’ve Been Watching…

The latest in my series of mini TV reviews, with trailers and ‘where to watch’.  If you…

#JusJoJan prompt the 25th – “Specs”

(FICTION) (Thanks to Judy Hendrickson, awesome newsletter subscriber, for the idea for the story. This is…

Book Blast: The Time Gatherer

I’m happy to welcome multi-published author Rachel Dacus. Today, Rachel shares her new release, The Time…

A Confession (short story) by Leanne Dyck

If you live with your spouse long enough you learn everything about them–right? …until one stormy…

Sunday Book Review – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar

Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I’m sharing my review for this heartfelt #Shortstory by…

Character Development…Meaning my Own

Because my cat likes to remind me that she doesn’t get nearly enough face time on…

Taking a short break . . .

Hello posse, I just wanted to send a quick note to let you all know that…

Returning Author Ian H. McKinley of Gatineau, QC.

    2016 Frye Festival Author.  It’s been much too long since Ian has been a…

Of Witches by Steve Stred

 Of Witches… the newest collection by dark fiction author, Steve Stred, brings together eight stories all revolving…

At Gunpoint

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. ***READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*** BLOG POST #262: At Gunpoint…

Dark Ambient Review: The Black Stone – Music For Lovecraftian Summonings

Dark Ambient Review: The Black Stone – Music For Lovecraftian Summonings Review by Casey Douglass The…

How Reading Can Curtail Anxiety

by   Tracy Shawn     Reading, can indeed, reduce anxiety. But why? Stories provide an…

Pulp Modern story out now

Pulp Modern, Vol. 2 No. 6, Winter 2020 Pulp Modern, Vol. 2 Issue 6, Winter 2020,…

Expansion Pack: Comedy | Story Empire

Hi everyone. Today, Craig has a great post all about comedy in fiction with some fun…

Saints – should we pray to them?

The ‘veneration’ and proposed canonisation of Elizabeth Prout (aka Mother Mary Joseph), the latest in a…

MaryLu’s Friday Musings – What now?

I realize that many of you are disappointed, perhaps shocked that Joe Biden is now our…

Great Reads Friday

  For lovers of the Disaster Crime Series, book six is now available. Who is Amanda?…

7 Tips On Writing Great Book Reviews

I love books and believe everyone should leave reviews of the books they read. Reviews help…

Thoughts As We Make “The Climb”

I’m someone with deeply held political views, but in the seven years of this blog I…

Thursday A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Learn about Teagan’s New Book

“Hey, guys, come here.” “Yes, boss. You might have to call Twiggy twice.” “What’s up? “You…

What I Did by Kate Bradley – review.

Publication date: 21st January, 2020. Description Lisa is running. She has taken her child, Jack, and…

Meet T E Shepherd, Illustrator for my Novels & Lit Fest

A post about T E Shepherd, the gifted artist who is drawing the imagined settings of…

WHAT IFS…..

Dreams, ideas, recollections, wonderings are typical  “WHAT IFs” Imagination is a part of my life,  work, …

Can’t get enough Sci-Fi and Thrillers?

Then check out more than a dozen free books, novellas, or short stories in this compilation.…

Romantic Wales

Everyone knows that St Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, but you don’t have to…