Category Archives: Blogging

Indie Author Journey 2016 #2

Last month I posted a short piece introducing the collaborative project I’m involved with as one of the Interesting Authors.  This month, we’ve expanded our reach by establishing the Interesting Authors Blog.  Since each of us already has a personal blog (for me it … Continue reading

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Indie Author Journey – 2016 #1

Previously I’ve dedicated this blog to writing reviews and occasionally praising other artists to include those from the performing arts. This year I’ve decided to include a monthly highlight on my personal journey as an Independent Author. Along with a group … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2015: Top 5 plus honorable mention

As we approach the close of 2015 and with the holiday season well underway, I thought now would be a good time to shout out about the top five books I read this year. Since I didn’t plug a “top … Continue reading

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Book Review: “When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice” by Terry Tempest Williams

When a woman author is wedded to words, the result is a thing of beauty. When Women Were Birds is the best book of any genre that I’ve read in the past five years. I was captivated from the very … Continue reading

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Book Review/Reflections: “Life on Foot: A Walk Across America” by Nate Damm

A friend of mine has convinced me to join him on a walking/hiking adventure along the west coast of the United States from the Canadian border to the Mexican frontier.  Part of our preparations along with daily hikes and walks … Continue reading

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Fellow Author Support

One of my favorite activities as an independent author is corresponding with other like minded readers/writers.  Most of the independent authors I’ve established relations with have of late become expert in the art of social media networking.  Our mutual objective is … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation/Author Profile: Bound for Distant Seas by James Baldwin

Thoughtful, Adventurous, and Articulate I just finished reading Bound for Distant Seas, by fellow author and adventurer, James Baldwin (a full review can be found here). I’d read his first work, Across Islands and Oceans, and was captivated by the place descriptions and … Continue reading

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The origins of a good story: Tyler McMahon – author of Kilometer 99

I’m pleased to introduce some insights from fellow author Tyler McMahon, on what went into his latest novel, Kilometer 99.  Mr. McMahon teaches fiction writing at Hawaii Pacific University and is the editor of Hawaii Pacific Review. Having recently read Kilometer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kilometer 99 by Tyler McMahon

Get ready for a Five Star – Earth Shattering Adventure I love novels with themes involving surfing. McMahon’s Kilometer 99 is a story that should be on the shelf of every surfer and anyone with a sense of adventure that … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Former Hero” by indie author Jeffrey Allen Mays

Authentic and Gritty – Five Star Literature Jeffrey Mays showed me what is in the art of the possible with his debut novel, The Former Hero. I hadn’t read anything as good in the genre of experimental literature since the … Continue reading

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