Getting Ready for a Book Launch: My Latest Novel

I’m getting ready for the book launch of my latest novel. Yes, I’ve finished it: my latest book, The Shade Under the Mango Tree. I started it more than two years ago but, in the middle of writing it, my … Continued

When Writing, Like Painting, Is A Naked Art

A few years ago, I did a large canvas painting using sketches of models from an art class I attended. At first, I didn’t know where I should go with it. I’m an okay, but not a particularly gifted painter, … Continued

Downcast Eyes: A World of Meaning

The heroine’s downcast eyes in Welcome Reluctant Stranger (Book 3, Between Two Worlds), tell you she’s deep in thought. Leilani’s gaze darted between Greg and Elise; then, with downcast eyes and a tremulous voice, she said, “There was so much … Continued

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

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

Goodbooks Today Review: Hello, Agnieszka

Goodbooks Today Review: Hello, Agnieszka Journey has woven a beautiful narrative filled with complex relationships and interactions between women – aunts, mothers, and daughters.” – GoodbooksToday.com Reviews Evy Journey has woven an intricate, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story about family and love … Continued

Hello, Agnieszka A Five-Star Readers’ Favorite

Hello, Agnieszka A Five-Star Readers’ Favorite The Views from Three Readers: After her son tried to commit suicide, Agnieszka was left with no choice but to reveal a well-kept secret to her kids in order to help them understand their … Continued

How Beta Readers Helped My Book

I sent my latest manuscript to a couple of beta readers. I’ve found them helpful in the past. I tend to experiment a little with the linear structure of novels. I’m never sure, though, if doing so would confuse readers. … Continued