Camera Picture Writing Pro...

Check out this picture. A story resides in it. Many stories can be found within this picture. Can’t you see them? Here are some I can see: Humor – Every time this one man tries to use the camera, he finds that he loses things. It becomes the joke of the family and convinces everyone that the camera is jinxed. – One woman cannot take a straight picture to save her life. She cuts off all the...

Madness (Asher Benson Book...

How safe is all of the wonderful technology that we now have?  Most of us carry cell phones with us everywhere we go.  We tend to take out internet access for granted.  These things make life so much easier for us.  But what if they were used against us? Asher Benson has moved out in the middle of nowhere, and he is at all times surrounded by government agents to supposedly keep him safe.  He doesn’t want...

Daughter of York – a...

History is full of characters with little or no information on their personal and professional lives. This includes many in the royal families of Europe. For an historian, this can be very frustrating. For a fiction writer, it can be viewed as a canvas that has just a few brush strokes on it. This proves to be the case in Anne Easter Smith’s book, Daughter of York. Smith’s book creates a world of Margaret...

Opening a Book You are Req...

Being assigned a book can sometimes zap all of the fun out of reading. However, required reading is a large part of education and many jobs. The following are some tips and tactics to help you open that required book and even enjoy the reading. by You may also like ... Reading NewsReading What Your Child Is ReadingHomeschool Reading through the AgesEditing Tips and TricksThe Use of Audio...

Truth versus Myth at the A...

As with many historical events, myth begins to take over and the reality of what happened begins to fade into the glamor of legend.  It is no different for the Alamo and the stories that swirl around the famous fight. Most of us recount the events as follows: It was 1836 in the Alamo, and the Texans who were in the mission were demanding independence and a chance for a voice of their own.  Across the...

Diabetic Support Systems

So, someone you know and love has Diabetes and you want to want them out. But where to start? There’s so much conflicting information out there and you want to do this right. Well you’re out of luck because there’s no one way to support somebody going through Diabetes. But this will serve as a primer to keep you from doing anything too annoying and allowing you to be helpful and supportive. This advice is...

AJ Scudiere Interview – Ch...

Before she begins to write, how completely does she plan out her characters and her book?  What does she enjoy most about writing?  What is her biggest fear as a writer?   Was there any particular thing or event that inspired you to write these books? I think the initial, fundamental idea of the story (revenge on the people who killed your parents) is a classic by this point. I saw a movie with that...

Retribution – a Revi...

Can anyone ever escape his or her past? “Hello, Sin.”  That whisper sent her into a panic. Identities have been changed.  Now known as Will and Diana, they have moved to a new place and have new jobs. Diana is a police officer; Will is an accountant.  Will refuses to make roots of any kind, but Diana makes good friends with Reese, a female cop who works with her. Without practice, their senses have dulled...