The Writer's Life

In the Throws of Edits

Every novelist will tell you that writing a book is the easy part. Editing it is the pits. When an author takes their own imagination and free writes their book without a scripted outline or any idea of where they are going, the story flows like jagged rocks tumbling down a mountainside and crashing into… Continue reading In the Throws of Edits

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Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright was born out of wedlock and raised in Greenville County, South Carolina.  Her mother was determined that the word bastard to be removed from Bone’s birth certificate and was met with opposition until the day the county courthouse burned to the ground... Subscriber Content Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright was born out… Continue reading Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

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Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. DeLois

Janet had always wanted a sister, but her mother’s many miscarriages had prevented any siblings to be a part of her family... Subscriber Content Janet had always wanted a sister, but her mother’s many miscarriages had prevented any siblings to be a part of her family.  Until one day, Janet met Sophie.  They became fast… Continue reading Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. DeLois

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Heartsinger

Heartsinger is about a man who was raised by deaf parents. His father had died while he was a young boy. Mee was in constant search to replace the radiant smile on his mother’s face that only his father could give, and was deeply disappointed when he could not succeed. In his distress, he became the singer of sorrows to travel the land and sing at funerals.

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Encounter with Hell

...Encounter with Hell is a real life account of Alexis McQuillan’s experiences with a demon on one of her ghost hunting adventures. Just like so many people, Alexis did not believe in demons until one day she came face-to-face with his demonic powers...

Journeys Through Meditation

Blessings in My Glass

After thumbing through this book, I have decided that working with it chronologically is not the way the universe works. We live in a chaotic world where, at any given moment, things change. Sometimes, our world is flipped upside down, and sometimes they change for the better. We just roll with the punches and continue to forge ahead...

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Magic Hour

Dr. Julia Cates is a well-known Los Angeles psychiatrist whose profession has been in the media light for far too long. Ellen (Ellie) Barton is Julia’s sister and chief of police in a small Pacific Northwest town. Alice is a “wild child;” abandoned and mute...