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Book Review: Terms and Conditions: A Novel* by Robert Glancy

There are no new stories* *The same stories are told in different ways. This is surely the case with Robert Glancy’s, Terms and Conditions. Man is disenchanted with life so he grasps at a second chance. His novel kept me turning pages because of the form in which he told this story very familiar story.* Every page […]

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Black Women’s Stories

About a week ago, I gave my mother an assignment. I asked her to write about her most vivid childhood memory. She accepted my challenge. Still in a teaching mood, I assigned a writing task to my husband. He was to write his mother a letter expounding upon his love for her and how much […]

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Who’s Your Baby Daddy?: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin What do you when you discover your baby daddy is the Prince of Darkness? This is not Rosemary Woodhouse’s quandary at the beginning of Ira Levin’s novel. There is a sense that Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse live in a glass house. They–mostly Rosemary–look out onto the world with the wide-eyed wonder of little […]

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Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill

Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill In 18th century England, Molly Walsh is dairy maid accused of stealing milk from the lord of the manor. Molly is not the culprit. The obstinate cow she milks each morning kicks over the frothy pail most mornings. The harsh lord turns 17 year old Molly over to the authorities to face […]

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Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson Age Range: 5 – 8 years Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3 (suggested, but a great picture book well into 5th grade) Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Puffin Ada Ruth struggles with the sadness brought on by her mother’s departure to Chicago where jobs are rumored to be available for black women. Times are […]

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Book Review: Fledging by Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler Grand Central Publishing: a division of Hachette Book Group, 2005 He raised a hand to stop me, then dropped the hand to his side. “What are you then?” he whispered. And I said the only thing I could: “I don’t know.” I drew back, held his face between my hands, liking […]

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Need Book Review?

Are you a newly published author who is finding it difficult to get reviews? Perhaps you have trolled book bloggers’ sites–the review policy section–and scratched your head at the following: Narrow, exclusive policies No guarantee that your book will be reviewed A “not taking any new reviews” disclaimer No response after you complete the review […]

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Rapture came early…Fancy that!

That’s right! I’m feeling exceedingly happy because my novel, Rapture now available for sale on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. I have much to share about this self-publishing odyssey. Those stories must be left for future posts–the angst, the solitary sitting in the chair. the whining–mine–, and the clumsiness. I’ll share a little about the latter. […]

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