Author Interview: Liz Jansen

For today’s post, I am interviewing Liz Jansen, the author of the newly released memoir, “Crash Landing.” Introduce yourself! Who are you? Good question! Crash Landing was inspired by my desire to understand who I was before my culture told me who I was. When I began riding a motorcycle on my family‚Äôs farm at…

The Call: A Baseball Novel by Laurie Boris

I’m a baseball fan, but I’ve never read a book about an umpire before. Let alone a novel about a female umpire. Part family drama, part sports book, this novel follows a young woman who wants to be a baseball umpire. Along the way as she works her way through the minor leagues, she endures…

Interview with Esther Rabbit

Esther Rabbit is the author of Paranormal Romance, Lost in Amber, digital marketing specialist, and content creator for upcoming authors. She aims to assist writers in the journey from writing to publishing their books through a series of articles and interviews with authors and professionals in the writing industry. This author and self-proclaimed tech-geek documented…

Author Interview

I had the delightful opportunity to participate in another author interview, this time with Esther Rabbit, who blogs at her website, From Words to Spellbinding Novels. In the coming week or two, I’ll have an interview with Esther here talking about her upcoming novel, Lost in Amber, so please check back soon.

Liz Jansen's "Crash Landing"

In this beautiful memoir, Liz Jansen — an avid motorcyclist — explores the idea that life is about the journey, not just the destination. Part travelogue, part a life history, part inspirational and self-help book, and part historical chronicle, Liz’s sweeping and life-affirming story explores several important and hearty themes. Dealing with fear. Finding yourself.…

Brutus

One neat thing about being a novelist is even if you’re writing in the “real world” (versus creating an entire world as fantasy and sci-fi writers do), you get to play “God” and modify your characters to your heart’s content. And you even get to give them things — like pets. I gave Alec a…

Five Star Review – Readers' Favorite

Five Fathoms Beneath earned a five-star rating from Readers’ Favorite, an indie book publishing site.  Excerpt from the review: J.R. Alcyone writes with fluid prose and serious heart in recounting this tale of medical drama, family obligations and dealing with the darker side of life and death. … Five Fathoms Beneath gives just a dash of supernatural…

Utopian Fiction

Gizmodo posted an excellent article on Why We Need Utopian Fiction. I wouldn’t call “Five Fathoms Beneath” utopian fiction, but it does have a very positive and un-cynical ending, and for that reason this line in the article about utopian fiction really resonated with me: As children, we are told to dream for better futures;…

The Marlin by Joseph Riden

Full disclosure: I received a gift copy from the author. This is a creative non-fiction piece written as a short story about a couple on a wooden trawler boat, Tin Hau, in the Pacific Ocean. In terms of style, pace, and format, the piece is written as a classic short story. Any story about ocean…