Wow, Wonderful 5-Star Reviews on Hunting Mariah!

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Mariah719_edited-1 Thank you, Clark Slomin, Gisela Sedlmayer, Richard C. Hale, Trish, Tina Frisco, Patti, Cold Coffee Cafe for the most recent reviews of my first novel, Hunting Mariah! It was such a surprise and joy to read these wonderful reviews. Reviews are very important to authors especially indie authors like me. We do all our own work – publishing, editing, promoting without help from an editor or publishing company. It is a daunting task so each time an indie author receives an outstanding review it warms the heart! Check out these amazing reviews below.

A heart-pounding thrillerMarch 28, 2015

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I had known Janice Spina as the author of charming, award-winning children’s picture books. So when her thriller novel “Hunting Mariah” hit the market, I was quite surprised! The next surprise (shock, in fact), came in reading the book’s opening. Raw and brutal, yet…

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#Read about #Author Roy Dimond’s New Release ‘Silence and Circumstance’

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First let me say thank you for this wonderful opportunity to reach out to past and future readers. As always Ape Man rules.

My name is Roy Dimond and I am the author of both, The Singing Bowl and the newly released, Silence and Circumstance published by Untreed Reads. My agent Malaga Baldi was huge in helping this come about.

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I have been writing for a number of years and have the usual writer scars to show for my efforts. Two publishing houses going under while my books were still under contract, one broken contract, and numerous quasi throat clutching jolts along the way including when my first book was launched and I got my complimentary author copies only to open them and see that they had run off the proofs. Fortunately, the mistake was rectified and by the time the second edition came…

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Rogues Gallery

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My very good friend ( and brilliant author by the way) A.C.Flory mentioned in a comment on my last blog that she’d like a reminder of who’s who in the fishy world now they all have names. I’m sure some of you may remember the originals but here’s a run down of the Famous Five, survivors of their very own Armageddon.

Bronze Cory 'Bonzo' Bronze Cory ‘Bonzo’

Don’t worry that he looks a little startled, he’s camera shy Unhappy that he was caught scouring for food. Bonzo a bronze corydorus (cory)

'Pepper' a member of the Pepper Catfish family companion of Big Al ‘Pepper’ a member of the Pepper Catfish family companion of Big Al

Pepper is a very even tempered fish and quite fond of his/her grub. Also a cory.

'Big Al' in the process of a 'Dirty look' Little Al is smaller and paler ‘Big Al’ in the process of a ‘Dirty look’ Little Al is smaller and paler

Hard to tell but Big Al is the same size as Pepper about 2″ long. Little Al is just…

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Anthology to raise money for Guide Dogs goes live at last!

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Dear all,

The moment you have all been waiting for. No, I haven’t won millions on the National Lottery, although that would be nice! I am, however, delighted to announce that the anthology to raise money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind association is now live! I have created a dedicated page for the book which can be found here: http://newauthoronline.com/anthology-to-raise-money-for-guide-dogs/

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to the anthology, whether that be through stories, poems or other writings. I would like to thank Chris Graham for his generosity in producing the book cover at no charge. Without the tireless efforts of the editor, Dave Higgins, this anthology would not have come into being. Finally, a big thank you to everyone who has promoted and continues to promote the anthology.

Kind regards,

Kevin and Trigger

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There are a lot of myths about writing, says Sci Fi writer David Brin – ignore them all. Quotes for Writers (and for people who like quotes)

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

confusedThe romance surrounding the writing profession carries several myths: that one must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright; that ego is paramount over skill; that one can rise to a level from which one can tell the reader to go to hell. These myths, if believed, can ruin you.

If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego.

David Brin

photo credit: err… via photopin(license)

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Sunday

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Sunday 22nd March 2015

it was another late night being a Saturday and it was a 1.00 am turn off the light but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t long in sleeping which in this house, for me anyway, is not the same as sleeping long. Having said that, I must be back in as the Golden Boy of the small gods promotion society as I was left until 4.39 am this morning. Three and a half hours continuous unbroken sleep. I dread to think what the cost will be. The gods are in the habit of selling you a favour and allowing you to have it, before you were even aware you wanted it. It does kind of put things in their favour when it comes time to collect. I got up, paid my visit to the loo, padding along the passageway to avoid waking Mike. Coming back I powered…

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