Tag Archives: book reviews

Loving a Harvey Girl Controversy

I had so much fun writing my contribution to The Cowboys novella collection because I got to play with the hero of this romance, Cal Stephens. Actually, I did what most authors do these days and went very deep into his … Continue reading

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What Book Reviewers Want

 In “Critical Thinking,” a March-April Writer’s Digest article, Paul Goat Allen explains just what it is he looks for when reviewing a book. Paul is a freelance book critic for BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and the Chicago Tribune, so learning what he … Continue reading

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New Prize Drawing for Newsletter Subscribers

Called “One for the Road,” this little statuette stands 8 1/2″ tall and 7″ wide at the base, and it’s just perfect for my western genre Romance and Women’s Fiction novels. And the good news is that one of my … Continue reading

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Woo-hoo!!! Give the Lady a Ride got its first two-star review! Isn’t that great?! According to conventional wisdom, when a book gets too many fours and fives, readers think the author’s friends are the only ones scoring the book. Well, yes, … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Christian Reviews

A blog post by Mike Duran, “Outside the Echo Chamber” (published on New Authors Fellowship), has sparked quite a few discussions. Basically, Mike says we Christian authors are too easy on each other when it comes to reviewing our books: … Continue reading

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The Survivors Club, by Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner wrote the epitome of a thriller. Tense, exciting, edge-of-your-seat suspense and incredible characterization make this book a must-read for lovers of this genre, and a must-study for writers in general. The Survivors Club, one of Donald Maass’s examples … Continue reading

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