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A Florida native, Gerald grew up in the small town of Humboldt, Tennessee. He attended high school and was a graduate of HHS class of 64. Following graduation from the University of Tennessee, he spent time in Hopkinsville, KY, Memphis, TN and Newport, AR before moving back to Florida – where he now lives. During the early 70’s the author actually worked from an office in the Memphis Peabody Hotel. So many of the events about the hotel in Carson Reno’s stories are real as well as many of the characters you meet.
His fiction books are what he calls ‘Fiction for Fun.’ They use real geography and include pictures and characters some readers might recognize. The ‘Carson Reno Mystery Series’ features adventure mysteries set in the early 1960 time period. The primary geography is Memphis and West Tennessee, but Carson’s stories take the reader across the United States and…

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Introducing ― Hullaba Lulu at Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Featuring Images from Art by Rob Goldstein

Teagan's Books

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Headed your way — Hullaba Lulu!

An All New Roaring Twenties Story

Premiers tomorrow, only at Teagan’s Books — Jazz Age Wednesdays

This new collaboration features images by Rob Goldstein*. 

It’s an all new 1920s fantasy story.  All new characters.  All spontaneously written pantser fun!

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Tune in tomorrow here at Jazz Age Wednesdays for Chapter 1.  Three things will drive each episode.  Chapter 1 is Rose, Pearl, and Trumpet

Now where do you think those “things” will take the beginning of my new story?  This video will give you some clues.  See you soon!

Don’t Bring Lulu

Of course, I have to show you the links to my books about Pip and her friends.

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The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story Kindle 

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#9 Query Corner: ‘Trial To Testament’

Morgan S Hazelwood

Welcome to:


Morgan’s Query Corner:

Answering Your Query Quandaries

NOTE: If you submit your query to me (, and you are selected for inclusion, I will give you a high-level review, in-line feedback, and my own draft of your query. If this is your query, feel free to use or ignore as much of the advice and suggestions as you wish.

[Disclaimer: Any query selected for the page will be posted on this website for perpetuity. I am an amateur with no actual accepted queries and a good number of form rejections. This does not guarantee an agent or even an amazing query, just a new take by someone who’s read The Query Shark archives twice and enjoys playing with queries.]

“Trial To Testament” is a historical/contemporary fantasy. When Union veteran Theodore Benjamin arrives home to find his family slaughtered and cannibalized, he sets out on a mission of revenge…

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Bloggers Bash Awards 2018 – Nominations are now CLOSED

Journey To Ambeth

We have had a phenomenal response to the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards (ABBAs) with an incredible number of nominations. Thank you to everyone who nominated your favourite bloggers. 

This year, the awards are being sponsored by Greenstory – a fantastic eco-friendly company who are awarding each of the winners with a STONE notebook… Yes, a notebook actually made of stone. For more details, check out Suzie’s review of the notebook here or their website here. 

The committee is now busy collating all the data ready for VOTING which opens on the 6th April 2018. 

While you’re waiting for voting to open it’s the perfect time to check you’ve bought your Bash Ticket, purchased any necessary travel and accommodation, printed business cards, and bought new stationery to take notes! 

The countdown is on… 


If you’ve never attended…

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Reading Links 3/20/18

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links 3/20/18

Traci Kenworth



  1. When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.
  2. Teen twin brothers Evan and Simon Resnik are fiercely loyal to each other and share an unusual bond—they experience each other’s emotions…

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What is the best word for restaurant?

Jean's Writing

Do you use the best word to describe an eatery?

Like everything else in the world, one word doesn’t fit every location. And that includes where your characters choose to have a meal. I mean how many times can you write “they went to a restaurant?”

If you’ve followed my blog very long, you know I love lists.

I make lists for everything. Grocery lists, to-do lists, bills due, birthday lists, belated birthday lists, and then there are my writing lists. Like special words lists, descriptive words, adjectives, character lists, names to consider, see I love lists.

The problem is I often forget a list. Like arriving at the grocery store and leaving my must-have list on the fridge.

The good thing about writing is so many of errors can be fixed or changed during rewrite and edits. Thank God for rewrites! Or not. Wish I were a great writer that could spew prose like a whale…

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Free on March 20 and 21: ‘Encore’

Margaret's Classic Posts

Lovers of romantic short stories, please take note!

On March 20 and 21, ‘Encore’ will be free to download on Amazon Kindle.

It’s just received a very flattering review from Readers’ Favorite!

With  25 stories to read, I’m sure you’ll find at least a few you really enjoy.FREE NOW!(4)

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