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The mysterious doll mystery

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
The Mysterious Doll: Amelia Moore Detective Series by Linda Weaver Clarke
Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing.
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What do you mean The Urban Bike Story?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Michael, what makes you passionate about writing?
That depends a bit on what I am writing! For my Urban Bike books, I think the passion comes from just believing in the subject. Bikes don’t pollute, they help you stay healthier and they let you be “out there” with your fellow humans even as they get you back and forth to work or just down to grab a few things from the local store! My passion comes from believing in that subject so much that I want to share it with others!
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Do you have a writing routine?
Yes, my writing routine has changed once or twice, and might change again for 2015. I have plans to really get serious about the amount of work I publish this year so my current routine might need to change a bit to meet those expectations.
So right now, Because I commute to work on public transportation and/or by bike, I have found that for me, the Ipad is my best friend! It allows me to read relevant books, blogs or other articles wherever I happen to be. It also allows me to write most anywhere! Some writers complain about writers block or taking a while to “get into” the story. I understand that, but  also believe if you create a routine, weather that’s just writing at a certain time every day, when you do that a few times, you train your brain that her, it’s time to get to work! I find it very easy now as soon as I open that Ipad in a coffee shop or better yet in a quiet corner of the smithsonian, (What a great writing room right?) My brain is pretty much ready to go!

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Chimmeken Crossing the Delaware River on Christmas, 1776

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

D. Lee Jortner, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

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I have always had stories running through my head, but it wasn’t until a year ago, when I realized I had only months before I would be an empty nester, that I figured I may as well start writing before it was too late. So I just sat down one Saturday morning and cranked out twenty pages of a young adult mystery novel.

Awesome. What makes you passionate about writing?

From the day I started writing, I found that I was just happy. I can’t explain it more than that I just felt at home. I wake up wanting to write, and I go to sleep with characters, scenes, story ideas, and motivations in my head. I am never bored.

Amen to that. What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

My first novel Corpse in Kitchen (more…)

David Smith the co-author of the “Hidden Mickey” series

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

David, tell us where you were born

I was born in Southern California and grew up a mile from Disneyland

Lucky you. 🙂 What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Learning how to be patient; Learning how to promote and market AFTER the book is written

Amen to that… Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

Certainly Walt Disney from a conceptual standpoint. Reading authors such as Dean Koontz, F. Paul Wilson, Clive Cussler, Dan Brown and even the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew all helped form my desire to want to write stories.

 I learned  english with the Hardy boys and Nancy Drew. 🙂 Who or What inspired you to write this book? (more…)

HOW TO BECOME FLUENT IN SPANISH–NOT FOR BEGINNERS, NOT QUICK AND EASY, BUT REALLY EFFECTIVE

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

HOW TO BECOME FLUENT IN SPANISH–NOT FOR BEGINNERS, NOT QUICK AND EASY, BUT REALLY EFFECTIVE by JOHN DEL GAUDIO a review for readers favorite.com

This is a very effective book for those who are serious in becoming fluent in the Spanish language. It is not a text where all the phrases and the exercises are done for you and you just read it. This book require you to do your own work and just informs you about a method used by the author that helped him become fluent in the language.

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Do Restaurant Reviews Really Influence Where We Eat?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

This is a guest post by Alice Jenkins writer for:

Whether you have found yourself in a new city looking for the best place to eat, or you wanted to find out more information about the new restaurant that opened down the street, you have probably utilized some form of an online restaurant review to make your dining decision. With information being so readily available on the internet, it is easy for customers to share their experiences with a particular establishment with just the click of a mouse. The problem with this is it can lead potential customers to make a decision based on reviews that are commonly made by uninformed customers.

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