Life Sentence, thrilling new Sci-Fi novel

Fellow writer and friend, Jim Gaines is visiting my blog today. Hi, Jim, can you tell my readers a little bit about yourself—where you grew up, family, career, etc.? I was born and raised in Massachusetts, in Somerville and Saugus.  My family is pretty international, since my mother came from Germany and my father wasContinue reading “Life Sentence, thrilling new Sci-Fi novel”

Writing Authentic Dialogue

I ran across a piece written by Valerie Allen concerning the basics of dialogue that I’d like to share with my fellow writers. Her background is extensive, she is a veteran author and director of several book fairs in Florida. She is also a popular speaker at writers’ conferences, and is co-founder of Authors forContinue reading “Writing Authentic Dialogue”

Who Knew They Were Free?

Despite rumors and predictions to the contrary, printed books continue to enjoy huge popularity. Ebooks, however, maintain their large share of the market, mostly due to their convenience and lower price. That said, if you are a voracious reader there’s a way to get popular titles at  greatly reduced prices. offers a service inContinue reading “Who Knew They Were Free?”