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DETAILS Title: DEEP BLUE TROUBLE Author: Steph Broadribb Publisher: Orenda Books ISBN: 9781910633939 Genre: Thriller/Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT—Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything—alive …

DETAILS Title: THE CUBAN AFFAIR Author: Nelson deMille Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781501183959 Genre: Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an …

I Googled the first title I came up with for my proposed novel to see if there were already any number of books out there, with the same title. And yes, sure enough, there were more than a couple. One or two quite well known. So it was back to the drawing board and brainstorming …

Inspired to get back into writing by my dear friend, Kenny, who is himself embarking on an online journey of his own, I’ve been thinking about character names. The power of names and how they can define a character without ever having to describe the person. This is achieved by what one mentor, whose classes …

It’s done. I watched DUNKIRK this weekend—the last of the four Oscar-nominated movies I bought—and, well, to put it bluntly, that’s several hours of my life I will never see again! In the spirit of the Mini Book Review trending about the web right now, I thought to write my own (rather sarcastic, or it that, …

What You Need to Know as a Writer 1. IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN What it means: In the Public Domain refers to a work that is no longer protected by copyright law and, therefore, is now available, without fees, to the public. As is the bulk of Arthur Conan Doyle’s, Sherlock Holmes stories and key …