Akea by Elizabeth Jade Published by i2i Publishing on May 25, 2017 Pages: 80 Goodreads Have you ever considered what it actually means to be “different”? To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow. To be true to one’s self undoubtedly requires a fair degree of courage and fortitude. A willingness to persevere despite overwhelming odds. Now apply this concept to the animal kingdom. You will find that it is not really that much different. Various groups of animals have...Read More
Month: November 2018
Resilience by Bibiana Krall The writing life is one that feels often like a roller coaster and challenges force us to look inside for a reason behind what we do. There will be many of us who don’t make it no matter how hard we try… because this isn’t just about being creative, it’s also about timing, relationships and the ability to believe that we can do something special without any kudos for an extended period of time, seeing evidentiary progress or receiving external attention. There will be many days as a writer you will doubt your abilities...Read More
I read and reviewed author B.L. Clark’s novel, The Man in the Hall in the summer of of 2018. I loved the story and his writing. That is why he is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page! Please see his interview and upcoming work below. 1. What inspired you to write a book? A few different things. I loved R. L. Stine as a child, and I wanted to write books like Goosebumps or Fear Street. Later, I moved onto different authors and picked up more inspiration. Philip K. Dick...Read More
The Haunting of Hope House By: Astrid Addams Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape? Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life. Unfortunately, people who attempt to “disappear” often find out that the grass is not so green on the other side of the fence. In fact, they may frequently find themselves facing even greater challenges than they did originally. If such notions intrigue you, then The Haunting of Hope House by author Astrid Addams...Read More
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience. The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window. A life full of missed opportunities and wasted possibilities. What would you do if faced with such a situation? In his novel Doctor Hydenberg, author Jeffery Martin Botzenhart presents just such a scenario. However, there is much more to this than meets the “eye”. For lovers of fictional horror which is peppered with a romantic twist, this selection is a wonderful...Read More
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And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
And I did not…
If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived? Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself? What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …