Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls — Review: “4/4”

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OnlineBookClub.org says Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls : is ” … attention grabbing and expertly written.” 4/4 Here is what they have to say: Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls by Evy Journey is a collection of short stories. As the … Continued

Dear Kristen: Letters, A Disappearing Art

My niece—the only one I have—sent me a letter. Yes, a letter, with words in black ink that she packed tight on a card. Rarely will you receive letters like this, anymore. Or, at least, rarely have I. Emails are … Continued

Hello, My Love onlinebookclub.org Review: 4 out of 4 

Greg is an engaged millionaire playboy who has never been in love. Elise is a younger, naïve law student. He is intrigued by her. She is reluctant to accept the feelings she has for him. Throw in a devious fiancée, … Continued

No Broad Shoulders? No Romance.

I nearly zapped a historical romance out of my iPad in exasperation, while reading it one evening. Not because it was badly written. Nor was it boring. Rather, it annoyed me that for the umpteenth time, the author describes her … Continued

Writing As Art: Apt Word Choice

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Do you think of writing as art? Or a task with a set of rules you must follow? Many writers believe both are true and allow both approaches to guide their writing. Both have their uses but a bias for … Continued

Welcome Reluctant Stranger Online Book Club Review

Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org Welcome Reluctant Stranger Online Book Club Review. Post Number:#1 by VinuW » 11 Mar 2016, 19:30: 4 out of 4 stars   4 out of 4 starsWelcome Reluctant Stranger (Between Two Worlds, Book 3)[/caption]The third … Continued

Margaret of the North, Victorian Feminist Romance

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Margaret of the North, the first novel I published, is a historical novel. It’s a sequel to Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, a much loved classic, at least in its form as a BBC miniseries. Why write a sequel? I … Continued

Realism in Romance Novels?

Romance novels are escapist fare. We read them to be entertained. Or to have a few delicious moments of tingling. Is it a contradiction, then, to inject realism in romance novels? Someone more in the know than I told me … Continued

Words. Sometimes, Like Daggers

Words. We’re inundated with them. From friends and loved ones. From strangers. From the constant assault of media. And from words that churn around in our heads—as they do a lot in writers. Or in some people afflicted with certain … Continued

The Fun of Researching a Book

Inside, the terminal was bouncing. That was the only way Leilani could describe it. Greeters jumped and shrieked their welcome at arrivals they had not seen in a while. Children squealed as they played, running through throngs of people. She … Continued

SPR Independent Woman Author Awards: I Got One!

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Self Publishing Review honored me with a Bronze Author Award last week, citing my writing as the main criterion for which they picked me as one of their three awardees for  The SPR Independent Woman Author Awards. Here’s what they … Continued