An Interview with Luke E. Fellows – Author of Snatch 2&20

SNATCH 2&20 Luke E. FellowsIndependently Published (2020)ISBN 9798639785795Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (05/20) Luke Fellows is a forty-something recovering hedge fund manager. Born in London, and educated at St. Paul’s School and Oxford University, he sacrificed his love…

An Interview with Tina Shepardson – Author of “Walkout”

WALKOUTWritten by Tina ShepardsonIllustrated by Terry SirrellClear Fork Publishing (2020)ISBN 9781950169276 Tina Shepardson is an award-winning teacher and debut picture book author of  WALKOUT (2019) and CANINES UNLEASHED (2021), a chapter book, both with Clear Fork Publishing. She is a…

Devising a Review Strategy

Reviewing books is a much easier task if you have a plan of attack before even opening the book. It provides a specific direction to take your review in. There are a lot of different ways to create a reviewing strategy, and not everybody likes to plan out their reviews. I don’t think there is one answer that works for everybody and it takes some experimenting to find what works for you. Here is a look into how I approach reviews!

Legacy Books – Preserving the Stories that Matter the Most

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor This past week we received the horrible news that my mother is terminal ill. Since then she has been in a rush mode to say and share everything with us. Not just about her life and life…

Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor After over 20 years of working on my writing, I have learned that dialogue is the most important tool available when telling a story. We can use the dialogue to describe, inform, show action, establish mood, and…

An Interview with Sharon D. Ballentine, Author of A Look Behind Lightning

Sharon D. Ballentine started reading at an early age and always knew she wanted to write. But it wasn't until her junior year in college that she took a fiction-writing class and a poetry writing class. She claims her first short story was crap but went on to publish two poems in college. Sharon graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and University of Houston. She retired as a college professor. Sharon currently lives in Houston, Texas with her family. A Look Behind Lightning is her debut novel.

An Interview with Jennifer Butenas, Author of A Family Walk

Jennifer Butenas taught early elementary school before choosing to stay at home and raise her three children.  She has a Masters in Education with specializations in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy. Currently she resides in southern New Hampshire where, in addition…