My husband and I usually leave town at this time of year to avoid the very hot summers of Washington DC, which we find increasingly difficult to tolerate in our old age. This year, I will be going to the Black Forest area to do research on Grimm’s Fairy Tales for a forthcoming novel, while my husband gives papers in Germany, Sweden and Norway.
During this time, both the Monday Craft Tips and Friday’s Internet Goodies series will be in abeyance. However, I always read plenty of books when I travel, so expect to see lots of book reviews until I return home in August. (My husband has to prepare for his fall teaching schedule).
Have a wonderful summer!
Ashley Wintters is not a professional book reviewer, as she is the first to admit on her Home Page:
This is my little place in cyberspace, I love to read and write, so here I write about what I read. I’m not a professional, just blog about what I am reading at the moment!
However, she provides a valuable service to the writing community by sharing her thoughts about the books she’s read, and also hosting author interviews on her site. To be considered for an interview, you just have to click on “Author Interviews” in the sidebar, answer her questions, and email them in.
Ashley is interested in reading many different kinds of genres. This is what she says:
Mainly I read Christian Fiction, but I do enjoy pretty much any type of book except horror and erotica.
Her interests include: children’s books, fantasy, historical romance, mystery, paranormal, suspense, thriller, urban fantasy, western and young adult.
To find her site, point your browser to: http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com/
- The view from Lucia
The view from Lucia
I hope that you and your loved ones had a safe & happy Holiday Season! I’m just back home from California where my husband and I spent Christmas visiting family and friends. Needless to say, I’ve come down with a heavy cold, so I’ll have to make this short. Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be posting next week, starting with Monday tips on Mondays, Book reviews on Wednesdays, and Internet goodies on Fridays!
Also, just to let you know, I’m taking THWARTED QUEEN on a blog tour, starting February 11. Stay tuned, and have a wonderful January!
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Spun Stories will be going into hibernation for the next couple of weeks, as I try to deal with all the varied things I have to do this holiday season. But expect to see some book reviews in this space before I return after the first of the year.
I hope that you all have a happy and safe Holiday Season. And thank you all for your support during 2012!
Just wanted to let you know I sent the manuscript of An Unsuitable Suitor off to four agents, and have given them until the end of December to reply. If I don’t hear anything, I’ll be self-publishing it early next year.
Meantime, I’ve rolled out another version of Thwarted Queen, this time the whole version in paperback for $18.99.
I’ll be taking Cecylee on a blog tour early next year in a ongoing effort to promote this novel.
Lastly, I have devised a reader’s guide to Thwarted Queen, which I’ve put right at the back of my paperback editions. For those of you who are interested, I’ve also posted this guide on my website, Spun Stories.
Have a fabulous week!
I just wanted to mention that THWARTED QUEEN is now available in its entirety as a paperback, so if you have been holding back on getting your copy, hesitate no more!
If you prefer NOT to read a 495-page novel, then you may buy the THWARTED QUEEN series as a set of 3 paperbacks or 4 e-books. If you have a Kindle or the Kindle app on your iPad or the Nook, you can also get the whole of THWARTED QUEEN in its entirety as an e-book.
THWARTED QUEEN is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree and a finalist for both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Global E-book Awards. A perfect gift for a friend or loved one who is dying to read a saga about the Yorks, Nevilles, and Lancasters, and how their family feud began the Wars of the Roses.
A Bookclub recommendation.
I’m having a good weekend! Did you know that THWARTED QUEEN has won a B.R.A.G. Medallion?
B.R.A.G. is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group, a collection of readers, both individuals and from book clubs, located in the United States, Canada and the European Union. Their mission is to recognize quality on the part of those authors who self-publish both print and digital books, because these books rarely get reviews in the New York Times Book Review or other leading sources. I am delighted that they chose THWARTED QUEEN to be honored in this way. To find out more about B.R.A.G. and the work they do, please click here.
Have a fabulous Sunday!