Showing posts from September, 2020

Escape with A Writer Turns One!

September 29 is the  1 st Birthday of  Escape with a Writer Sunday !! Thank you to all of you who have trusted me to share your work with the world!   In honor of the big day, I’m making a couple of tweaks. 1.   It is now called Escape with a Writer 2.   I am booking authors for Wednesdays as well as Sundays !! Please be sure to message me for availability and follow on the following facebook pages: Escape With A Writer: h ttps:// Diane Bator, Author: Hope to chat with you soon!!   Diane  

Victoria Dowd has released her first novel The Smart Woman's Guide to Murder!

Before we get started, I have two things I'd like to say.  I had the great fortune of reading The Smart Woman's Guide to Murder! If you are an Agatha Christie fan or a lover of "locked room" mysteries, you'll absolutely enjoy Victoria's style of writing. She's updated the genre for today's audience and kept me engrossed and guessing until the end. Her descriptive writing style had me highlighting sections of text just to savor them. The entire old mansion setting evoked just the right feel for a murder during a book club retreat. Please read to the VERY END of this interview for a special surprise. That's it! Welcome to author Victoria Dowd with her debut novel "The Smart Woman's Guide to Murder."   Victoria is a crime writer and her debut novel, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder , is published by Joffe Books. It’s the first part of a crime series that is modern take on the classic murder mystery with lots of dark

Nicole Thorne talks about her novel Chasing Butterflies

Welcome to debut author Nicole Thorne! I was very lucky to get to read Chasing Butterflies and add my own review: When tragedy strikes her mother, Helen, Hope runs away from the beautiful Cornish town of Port Merdow to build her own life. She becomes a respected architect with a loving husband until problems in her life drive her back home. In order to move on with her life, she needs to come face to face with her past to find peace. Thorne has written an intriguing novel that I found hard to put down. The only thing that could have made it better was a good edit but my heart went out to Hope and all she endured. Diane Nicole Thorne lives on the North-West of England with her husband Sean and her children. She is a former teacher who now owns and runs a tea room. Nic has  always had a  passion for developing characters and stories. In her younger days she wrote plays for the other chil dren in the street to perform. In junior school she won a competition with a pla

Round Robin Blog Fest September 2020

Happy Fall to you all, Summer in Southern Ontario was hot and sunny with breaks of cold and rainy. For now though, we've settled into cooler fall weather and waiting for the leaves to change color and collapse in exhaustion from this crazy year we've had so far! September's question for all the Round Robin Blog Fest authors is:   Most novels have an easily understood point  to make to the reader, do your stories ever have more subtle or  intuitive themes? My first thought went straight to this oldie but goodie meme that we've all heard before: Sometimes a blue curtain is just a blue curtain. A brown dog is just a brown dog. Most of the time, I write my novels without a planned message or underlying theme. BUT most of the time there actually is an underlying message in novels whether they are planned or sometimes subconscious to the writer then they create the first draft. These remind people to hold their families close, that friends are import

Debra Goldstein reveals her Sarah Blair Mystery series

  Mysteries with recipes and cuddly animals? Welcome to Debra Goldstein!! Judge Debra H. Goldstein authors Kensington’s Sarah Blair mystery series including recently published  Three Treats Too Many , 2020 Silver Falchion finalist  Two Bites Too Many , and January 2019 Woman’s World Book of the Week  One Taste Too Many . Debra also wrote  Should Have   Played Poker  and 2012 IPPY Award winning  Maze in Blue . Her short stories have been chosen as Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer finalists. Find out more about Debra at: Website – Facebook –        Twitter - @DebraHGoldstein Instagram – debra.h.goldstein Bookbub – What would you say are your strengths as an author?   My biggest strength as an author is and has been my passion to succeed as a writer. That motivation is what has enabled me to willingly learn from other authors, readers, b