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Review: A Better World by Belangela G. Tarazona

A Better World

A Better World, by Belangela G. Tarazona, is a difficult, but uplifting, read about three women who have to endure harsh realities. This is a collection of three novellas. In the first, Saja, flees from Sri Lanka, which is in the midst of a civil war. Most of her family and her husband are lost, leaving her alone when she ... Read More »

Review: Skylark by Ruthie Morgan


Skylark, by Ruthie Morgan, is an intense, haunting, and beautiful story about love, life, and loss. One stormy night in London, Billie May Worthington meets Evan Skylark, an Irish artist. The no-nonsense young woman falls for the brooding artist quickly and hard, shocking those who know her best. At first everything seems perfect. Yet, Billie soon learns that Evan’s artistic ... Read More »

Review: The Lycetta Legacy by SJ Oaksley

lycetta legacy

The Lycetta Legacy, Book One, by SJ Oaksley is a clever new addition to the young adult fantasy genre. Julia Lynch is a seventeen-year-old girl who thinks she has a normal life. Like most teens her age, she hates her part-time job and enjoys spending time with her friends. Julia and her mother are really close, especially after the tragic ... Read More »

Self-Publishing Can Be Just As Creative As Writing

I could say creative writing is right-brained and publishing is left-brained; writing is artistic, publishing all business. I could say that and I’ve heard it said by some “experts” but, even though I did just say it, my experience of both realms forces me to say it ain’t so. For twenty-some years I wrote creatively and paid scant attention to ... Read More »

What’s The Relationship Between A Writer & Their Characters?

relationship between writer

Here I go again, treading into dangerous territory. I’m calling this dangerous territory because the word “danger” comes from roots that mean the “power of a lord or master”. And, the last thing I am is some kind of lord, master, guru, or expert. So, putting my thoughts and feelings about writers and their characters out into the communal space ... Read More »

Review: The Favorite by Franklyn C. Thomas


Second chances are rare, no matter how much a person wants them. When Michael Dane is given a second chance he has to make the toughest decision in his life. What’s the decision? You have to read The Favorite to find out. It may shock you. Michael Dane is a fighter who has a shot at becoming the IBF Light-Heavyweight ... Read More »