Indie Interview: John Howell

Great Interview with John Howell

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Chasing Bedlam by Charles Yallowitz – New Release.

Check out the new release from Charles E. Yallowitz

Fiction Favorites

Return to the Shattered States
for a tale of love between a woman & her jeep!

Cover Art by Jon Hunsinger Cover Art by Jon Hunsinger

Lloyd and Cassidy’s last adventure was to honor a life. This time they are out to end one.

It was a normal, violent mission to Texas that should have had nothing more than beer-induced hiccups. That is until an old enemy makes off with Cassidy’s jeep and most of their gear. Needless to say, she’s pissed off and challenging Lloyd for the psychopath of the month award. With the mouthy serial killer by her side, she is going on the warpath from Dallas to Miami even if it means declaring war on the drug cartels.

So strap in for another wild ride through the Shattered States and learn why you never mess with Cassidy’s jeep.

Available on Amazon for 99 cents!

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Hey, Yo!

Important Advice

readful things blog

Formality. In the age of easy self-publishing and digital books, where has it gone? I understand addressing someone you know pretty well by first name. I understand addressing someone you don’t know by their first name if that’s what they introduce themselves as, or if they have a name tag with only their first name on it.

What I don’t understand, is the finer art of the email query in modern society and the digital age. If you want someone to do you a favor, or consider your work for publishing, or become your agent, your reviewer, your proofreader, editor, whatever role you wish them to play, can you not take the time to at least spell their name correctly and check to see if they even take the kind of work you are trying to push?

Bart Smith is an editor. Now, of course he would never be so…

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You are my Heaven

An excerpt from ‘A Poetic Proposal’ for your consideration.

This poem appeared previously on the blog back ago in July 2014. I have included a reading of this poem, one of my very favourites, for you.

You are my Heaven

Lost,
Consigned to hell,
Then free,
To find my heaven

Now,
In purgatory,
Soon free,
Inside my heaven

You freed me from hell, and became my heaven
Whilst purgatory keeps me, from being with you
When I escape this rock of our pain,
I shall join you, my love,
Together again

You are my heaven,
My heart, my soul,
Only together,
Shall we be whole.

The book is available here and comes in both digital and paperback format.

A Poetic ProposalAmazon US

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The Many Uses of: Cinnamon

Fascinating!

J and I Publishing

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Description

The Many Uses of Cinnamon is a short eBook about both common and uncommon uses of cinnamon, as well as the history of the spice itself. From beauty uses, to health benefits, household cleaners and natural insect repellants, this book will help you find a natural alternative to chemicals using this fantastic spice.

The first book in the “Many Uses of” series, this eBook is just over 4,100 words. For beginners or those more experienced with herbal remedies, the directions included are simple to follow and easy to understand. Anyone can benefit from learning about natural alternatives, so dive right in and discover what cinnamon can do for you!

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Forthcoming Release – Majestic Reimaginings

J and I Publishing are very proud to announce the forthcoming release of a new hand drawn adult color book by the very talented Ionia Froment. This book is a collection of diverse landscapes and is full of beautiful, majestic drawings. Each picture is accompanied by a poem by Julian Froment inspired by the landscape. This book will be available as both an adult coloring book and as a special artist’s edition.

As a taster of what you can expect from this beautiful book we have an image and the acccompanying poem for you. We hope that you enjoy them. Further details of the release will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

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Up Above

Suspended in the air,
An overarching view
Of beauty most fair,
To enter into

An old arched bridge,
Spanning a patchwork path,
A protective rail,
A merry laugh.

A watery artery,
Meanders past undulant slopes,
An exhilarating sight,
Feeding our dreams and hopes.

A forest of firs,
A vibrant firework display,
Red, green and gold,
Soothes our minds melee.

And down below,
Azaleas bloom,
Touching the banks,
With intense perfume.

May and June Book Reviews

Some wonderful reviews here 🙂

Poetry by Pamela

A few books I read and their reviews. If you are looking for a good book to read this summer, I can’t say enough good things about both The Butterfly Garden and The Paris Key. They were both excellent. I’m sure The Butterfly Garden will be on my top 5 list or 2016. I did read a couple of stinkers though and wish I hadn’t wasted my time with them.

Midsummer at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray – 4 stars

This was the third book in the trilogy. While the first two were wonderful, this third book seemed a bit forced. But I usually feel that way with a series so it may not be the author, but me! This concluded (with a wrap up in the epilogue) the books about Jane Eyre after Jane Eyre. This has been a good series, well written and imagined. I would think that…

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