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October 21, 2019

What persuades you to purchase a book, when browsing online or at your local bookstore?

Market research tells us that familiarity with the author is the single biggest factor in book sales. But let’s say you’re in the mood to experiment with a new author. I’m betting yo...

September 1, 2019

I belong to several writer groups, all of which include writers at various stages of their literary journey: from rank beginners to accomplished amateurs to award-winning, published authors.  None of them are big-name authors whose works have been made into mini-series...

May 20, 2019

Imagine my surprise at discovering a book that combines two time periods that hold great significance for me: World War II, the setting of my first book, and the British Child Migrant Program, known as the British Home Child Program, the setting of my second book which...

October 12, 2018

This spellbinding book is the best WWII novel I have read in some time. Olivia Hawker tells the unlikely story of Anton Starzmann, a former friar stripped of his order by the Nazis, who marries a widow, Elisabeth Herter, following her advertisement for a husband to hel...

September 14, 2018

Greta needed a break. Two hundred miles of desert road on her Harley, and her throat felt like the inside of a vacuum cleaner bag, so when she spotted the weathered sign saying, “Fallen Angels Bar,” she hoped to hell it was open. Not much left on this stretch of Califo...

August 4, 2018

Any photographer with a little bit of training knows what point of view is. Where is the camera relative to the subject? High above? Think aerial photography. Low? Think photographing a pet while you are sitting on the floor. Close? Difficult to photograph an insect an...

July 25, 2018


 The breath of a raging god spewed hail like spittle against the fragile sides of the tired barn. One piece of siding, impaled with a solitary rusty nail onto the frame, screeched its agony as the wind whipped it from side to side and slapped it onto boards on...

April 3, 2018

Marcia Fine's evocative, devastating novel begins in Poland in 1929, with the life of a frivolous, politically unaware young woman named Paulina, whose parents want her to marry. She does, but her new husband spends most of his time seeking his fortune in New York City...

February 19, 2018

The thrill of receiving my own printed books in large boxes was rapidly replaced with nervousness. Would people like it? I've read it so many times, I can no longer imagine what a reader will experience, reading it for the first time. Suddenly, I was afraid they would...

February 6, 2018

Since I posted this photo on social media, I've been bombarded by congratulations, well-wishes, and questions about launching my book. I’d like to share my journey of publishing this book with you, thus far.

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