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When college student Susan Shaffer wakes up on the wrong side of the bed in her dorm room, strange things begin to happen. Time seems to shift and draw her into an imaginary deadline that would rival those of the stories she writes for the student paper. Unable to face horrible news that she can’t remember happening, she traces the events of the last few days. Discovering the awful truth of why these hours are a blank, she must meet a deadline that is truly deadly.
If you live on or near Long Island, you might be interested in some of the upcoming author events at which I’ll be participating with other local authors.
My first event, on Saturday, October 19, is at A Kitten Kadoodle. Coffee Cafe with three other members of the Coffee House Tours from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you like books, cats, coffee, and/or refreshments, come on down to see me and three other authors who will be happy to chat with you and autograph a copy of our books.
In November, I’ll be attending two author events. On Saturday, November 2, I will be at Mongo’s Coffee Roastery and Lounge with four other members of the Coffee House Tours from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you haven’t been to this coffee house in Syosset yet, you’re missing a wonderful experience. Unlike most coffee houses, Mongo’s is a large space that hosts many literary events and roasts their coffee on the premises. Come see for yourself and treat yourself to a cup of Joe with five authors.
On Saturday, November 16, I’ll be hosting the Local Author Fair at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church from 2 to 5 p.m. The President of the Long Island Authors Group, Roland Allnach, will be a speaker, and there will be twelve authors of various genres signing books at tables. In addition, each author will talk about their writing, and there will be raffles for prizes. Admission is free, and raffle proceeds will be donated to a local charity. It should be a fun day and a great opportunity to purchase some autographed books for yourself or as gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
I hope you can join me at one or all of these events. Thanks for your support.
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If you like mystery thrillers, you should enjoy this book. At one point, I felt goose bumps as Ms. Deal brought the reader into the mind of a serial killer. I liked the fact that her protagonist, Sara, had figured out who the murderer was but didn’t reveal it until the story’s climax. This had me sitting on edge. I also liked the romance subplot between Sara and Huxley. I found the ending satisfying and well executed. I also enjoyed learning about the Sacramento Delta area of which I was unfamiliar. I will definitely read more books by this talented author and highly recommend this one.
Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1496721519/
I picked up this paperback book because I thought it would make a nice Halloween read, but I think people would enjoy it any time of year. Taking place in Salem, Massachusetts, the main character is Charlene Morris, a recently widowed, fortyish lady who moves from Chicago to Salem to open a bed and breakfast in a Victorian mansion. There are a nice assortment of characters including a handsome ghost, the previous owner of the house who can’t move on until his murder is solved. Charlene decides to take on this task. It’s a charming book that will keep you guessing, and it also features a cat. The second book of the series is previewed at the back.
Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Serious-Writers-Never-Quit-They-ebook/dp/B07XT7BCXV/
I recently read a short ebook, Serious Writers Never Quit, by Bryan Hutchinson. I would recommend this book to other authors, especially those (most of us) who find ourselves losing faith in our careers. I know many fellow authors who are having a difficult time believing in themselves and their work. Hutchinson addresses these fears and self-doubts in his ebook. He also outlines some tips on how to move forward when feeling uncertain about your writing. He recommends journaling and gives examples on how to make this form of writing a daily habit and how it can help an author brainstorm new ideas for writing projects. He also explains how first drafts are important but need not be perfect and offers tips on the ways to improve them during future rounds of editing.
If you’re an author who is looking for a simple read that will boost your feelings about writing or if you have always wanted to write but haven’t had the motivation to get started, this is the book for you.