I know I have been away from my blog for a bit and I’m starting to dive back in. That doesn’t mean that my author life went totally dormant during that time. I spent the time working with voice actors to work toward the release of my books as audio books. I’m happy to announce that eight of my ten books are now available as audio books with the last two currently in various stages of production.
This format seems to be popular and, without promoting them, sales have been surprisingly good. Most of this, I believe, is due to the talents of the wonderful voice actors that produced them.
Here is a list of the books with their Amazon links:
Frankly Speaking – Frank Rozzani Detective Series Book 1
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been…
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Well, it’s been a while. I used to be a fairly active blogger and writer and, frankly, I’ve missed it.
It’s been months since I’ve made an original post. My job has been very intense and it prevented me from being the blogger and writer that I wanted to be.
What I’ve decided to do is to make a gradual comeback. I’ve got some announcements about audio books that are now available and upcoming writing ventures that I want to share.
I also miss reading some of my favorite blogs and passing them on to my followers.
I might not post every day, or every week for that matter, but i will be on here and I will be reading and sharing select blog posts when I can.
I hope all of you are doing well and I’m looking forward to some interaction, no matter how intermittent.
Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on Sally Cronin’s blog.
Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore where I share recent reviews for the authors on the shelves.
The first author today with a recent review is Jean Lee for her YA/Dark Fantasy Fallen Princeborn: Stolen
About Book 1 of the omnibus, Fallen Princeborn: Stolen
Over the Wall, they came to hunt humans. But now, a human’s going to hunt them. This girl’s nobody’s prey.
In rural Wisconsin, an old stone wall is all that separates the world of magic from the world of man—a wall that keeps the shapeshifters inside. When something gets out, people disappear. Completely.
Escaping from an abusive uncle, eighteen-year-old Charlotte is running away with her younger sister Anna. Together they board a bus. Little do they know that they’re bound for River Vine—a shrouded hinterland where dark magic devours and ancient shapeshifters feed, and where the seed of love sets root among…
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Check out the book, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, by Janice Spina in this post from her blog.
I wrote this story, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, for my youngest grandson when he was only three. He still has his monkey with him when he sleeps. He is now five years old.
Children will learn that is it important to be kind to animals as well as others. All Jemsbooks children’s book carry life lessons that will encourage children to be respectful of others, listen to your mother, accept differences, love oneself, be the best you can be, it is okay to be different and believe in yourself.
This is a fun and musical adventure for children. They learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Young children in preschool and kindergarten love this book! There are fewer words on each page and more colorful animals to enjoy! Cover and illustrations by John Spina.
Also available on Barnes & Noble.
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Check out the book, Madness, Murder and Mayhem: Criminal Insanity in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, by Kathryn Burtinshaw and John Burt, as featured in this post from the Quiet Knitter blog.
- Title: Madness, Murder and Mayhem: Criminal Insanity in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
- Authors: Kathryn Burtinshaw and John Burt
- Publisher: Pen & Sword History
- Publication Date: 2nd October 2018
Copy received from publisher for review purposes.
Following an assassination attempt on George III in 1800, new legislation significantly altered the way the criminally insane were treated by the judicial system in Britain. This book explores these changes and explains the rationale for purpose-built criminal lunatic asylums in the Victorian era.
Specific case studies are used to illustrate and describe some of the earliest patients at Broadmoor Hospital – the Criminal Lunatic Asylum for England and Wales and the Criminal Lunatic Department at Perth Prison in Scotland. Chapters examine the mental and social problems that led to crime alongside individuals considered to be weak-minded, imbeciles or idiots. Family murders are explored as well as individuals who killed for gain. An examination…
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Check out this book review of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built as featured in this post from the Leaders are Readers blog.
The impact of Alibaba is not fully appreciated outside China as much as
it is within China. Outside China, people may have known the big IPO of Alibaba
($25 billion in 2014) and perhaps some odd founder but I don’t think they
understand how much the Internet has changed people’s lives and, particularly,
companies such as Alibaba boosted that process. Without the internet, it’s hard
to imagine how China would have evolved over the last few decades and how the
private sector would have driven the county forward.
When it comes to Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, he is presented as a
very entertaining person. The book goes back to his youth, the struggles and
the failures that he had in the past. Jack is a self-made man, not interested
in the government-connected privileged Harvard types. Moreover, he is a kind of
icon in China as he did not…
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