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.

COVERS THAT CONVERT NOT HURT – A BASIC COVER DESIGN SUGGESTION

This post will address one very simple issue that I see constantly with book cover designs. That issue is simply color. You can pick virtually any color you want for your book cover. Obviously there are certain artistic considerations – you want the color to convey what the book is about, etc., but beyond that feel free to choose any color for your book cover.

Interview with Brett M. Wiens – Author of On Swift Wings

On Swift Wings: The Travails of Cygnus Brett M. WiensBW Literature (2019)ISBN 9781999098001Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (12/19) Brett Wiens is a first-time author and data scientist. He was born and raised in Calgary, Canada where he lives…

Interview with Steve Bassett – Author of “Payback: Tales of Love, Hate, and Revenge”

PAYBACK – TALES OF LOVE HATE AND REVENGE Steve BassettSteve Bassett (2019)ISBN 9781087800332Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (9/19) About Steve Bassett: Talk about far-fetched, in getting from back there to here, I meandered along a circuitous path that…

NaNoWriMo is Coming! But Why Write a Book in a Month?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor NaNoWriMo 2019 is coming, and the results from last year’s event are staggering!  According to The NaNoWriMo Blog, there were 287,327 participants and 35,387 winners. The number of words written in November 2018 was 2,791,454,312 and those…