The Urban Goddess Lesson

The Urban Goddess Lesson

My clientele had many relationship issues that revolved around toxic and challenging relationship partners. As we started to put together a plan to help them either improve their situations or get out, I began to see first hand what worked and...

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Interview of Red Metal author

Interview of Red Metal author

 have a good idea of where my story is going, but I like to be open to surprises as the story unfolds. If I were writing a musical piece, I’d describe it as knowing the theme but finding the variations as I’m composing.  Peter Faur – 8 December...

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BookLife Prize in Fiction

BookLife Prize in Fiction

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I’ve been getting some questions about the BookLife Prize in Fiction, a new award for unpublished and self-published novels. Prizes include a “brief critical assessment” from...

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COVER ME IN DARKNESS

COVER ME IN DARKNESS

A woman trying to lead a normal life after fleeing a cult is dragged back to investigate when her mother suddenly kills herself. Amanda Sinclair hasn’t always been the woman she is today, a proud lab worker at up-and-coming Bellefountaine...

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THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

A distinguished British paleontologist offers a meticulously compiled “biography” of four acres of woodland in Oxfordshire, England. In 2011, Fortey (Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants that Time Has Left Behind...

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FORGED THROUGH FIRE

FORGED THROUGH FIRE

A sometimes-counterintuitive but always fascinating interrogation of the history  and uses of war. War—what is it good for?:  No, not nothing, absolutely or not. By the account of Ferejohn (Law/New York Univ.; Pork Barrel Politics: Rivers and...

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DON’T TELL ANYONE

DON’T TELL ANYONE

A British art historian tries to prove the innocence of a young man she has every right to hate in this genre debut from hitherto pseudonymous Gray. Grace Neville thinks she knows what heartbreak is when Archie, her husband of 13 years, leaves...

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Final Departure

Final Departure

Two men trapped by a storm have a long conversation about humanity, life, and faith. Walton’s fiction debut has as its main setting an airport in the grip of a massive ice storm. All flights have been canceled, and as the storm intensifies, all...

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