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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: Levant Mirage by Indie author Oliver Chase

An imaginative and fun read! I took the thrill ride and was captivated by the action that unfolded in the first pages of Levant Mirage. Chase’s latest is an all encompassing military techno thriller that has no bounds. The characters … Continue reading

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Book Review: Relic II: Resurrection by Jonathan Brookes

Hooked on Thals Brookes hooked me with the prequel, Relic and now having been captivated by Relic II : Resurrection, I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Isn’t that what every fiction author of a good series wants to … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Opposite of Hollywood” an autobiographical novel, by Margo Perin

An Honest Reflection Some of the most interesting people are the product of upbringing and circumstance. The lives of people we’ve never met can be full of gripping stories, complete with the daily drama that unfolds in the background. Ms. … Continue reading

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Book Review and thoughts on having read, “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

Curiosity got the better of me when I heard Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird published a second novel after more than 50 years.  Since To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite among favorites, I knew I had to read this … 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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American Banjo Camp (ABC) 2014: “Stories” and “passing notes” from a weekend in the “sound”

ABC 2014 – Fort Flaggler, Washington The sounds of bluegrass music and the stories told in the lyrics draw me to this genre like no other.  At American Banjo Camp, the sound and stories stretch the imagination and emotions beyond … Continue reading

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When one’s discards become another’s treasure…

…and when treasure becomes art… Portlander’s Robyn and Dave Stein have pooled their talents, finding themselves among a community of local artists who will be showcasing their wares this summer at the “Cracked Pots” 15th Annual Art Show this summer.  McMenamins at Edgefield is … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: We Walk Alone – A Collection of Poems by author Mariah E. Wilson

Today we’re celebrating a soon to be released collection of poems by fellow author and poet, Mariah Wilson by showing off the book cover of her poetry collection, We Walk Alone. Words from the author: The poems in We Walk Alone … Continue reading

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