Category Archives: #Reviews

One Review Closer to Twenty

Just eight five reviews away from giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! How to enter? Leave a simple, honest review about Bitter Suites on Amazon. One winner will be picked at random from all the reviews when the 20th review is posted. The winner … Continue reading

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Review: War by Simon and Manzetti

Beautiful words for an ugly topic—War by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti lay bare the bones of conflict and display them, every detail, for us to examine from the safe confines of our living rooms. Raw, political and very real, … Continue reading

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Space & Time to Cease?

I just stumbled across a startling announcement: Space and Time Magazine will cease publication after 52 consecutive years. Hildy Silverman, who has been running S&T for the last 12 years, made the announcement two months ago. “I haven’t made this … Continue reading

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Blues Over Fake Reviews

Ever since I addressed how to keep your Amazon reviews safe a few weeks ago (read that post here) I’ve been getting messages on the topic—most of them complaints against authors they think buy fake reviews. I have a dozen … Continue reading

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Keep Your Amazon Reviews Safe

Recently I read a post by an author who had 600 reviews taken from her book by Amazon. I’ve never had a review taken, but it is scary to think hard earned critical praise can be erased from your page … Continue reading

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Excellent Video Review of “Bitter Suites”

Oh, happy day! I just watched the first video review of Bitter Suites on the Running Scared channel. First, let me compliment Josh DeForge on an excellent presentation. He is articulate, unaffected and his delivery is friendly. He manages to catch … Continue reading

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“Dreaming America” On Stage

Back in July I reviewed Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention—a bi-lingual anthology of poetry, selected by the poet Seth Michelson from writing workshops he has conducted in the most restrictive detention center for undocumented, unaccompanied youth in … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Loren Rhoads

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Loren Rhoads for her blog. Loren has a number of books published, her most recent, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, has caught my eye. I do love a good (or bad) … Continue reading

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SciFi—Fantasy Publishers Seek Submissions

Erica Verrillo has some of the best information on markets for writers and I love sharing her posts… especially when I’ve been working at the Renaissance Fair all day! From her website: Speculative fiction publishers have a tradition of accepting manuscripts … Continue reading

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Bitter Suite Reviews = $100 Amazon GC

I have a few new reviews up for Bitter Suites but I’d like to get 50… and I’m willing to give away a $100 Amazon gift card to one, randomly drawn lucky winner. Here’s how to enter: Leave a simple, … Continue reading

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