Author Spotlight Erik Henry Vick I read and reviewed author Erik Henry Vicks books, Demon King and Rooms of Ruin in 2018. I loved the novels 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? I’ve always been interested in writing. When I was in the second grade, my teacher ran a book report contest, and she made an addendum that you could include a “few” stories....Read More
Month: January 2019
Oh, Simile, Dear Simile… By: Cat Jenkins Consider the simile. The simile can be a thing of beauty. It can strike a respondent chord in its audience, both illuminating and inspiring. Used to effect, the simile is like a grace note, adding a touch of richness and life to the overall musical score. I’m a big fan of the simile, so it cuts me to the quick when I find it wantonly abused. This doesn’t happen often, because most writers have an innate simile-sense. They can test and taste and savor and know when they’ve hit the proper target;...Read More
Underground Nest By: Kathleen Maher Perhaps the best definition of the American Dream is ” the belief that every individual has an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination and initiative.” A very noble goal indeed! However, what happens when the pursuit of this dream goes off the rails? When a person is so invested in the quest for perceived success that they leave a wake of destruction and anguish in their path? In Kathleen Maher’s novel Underground Nest we are able to see such a scenario. The story is entirely focused upon Zach Severin’s...Read More
I’m in the Middle of Writing My Novel and Got Stuck—Now What? by Jon O’Bergh Please follow along to read a great article by author Jon O’Bergh about how to overcome that dreaded writer’s block! This actually happened to me. I had produced a good chunk of material when, all of a sudden, I could not motivate myself to write another word. Weeks passed. What was happening? More importantly, what could I do about it? I devised a solution and, within a few days, the words were flowing again. Hopefully, these tips will help you if you find...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’? …