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First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! -- J. L. Dorner

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elcome to the first Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!


Today's author is J. Lenni Dorner!

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier (release date: 26 March; adult reference, craft of writing)

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier is a #BookReview literary criticism and critique reference book for #writers by #author @JLenniDorner.
It aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.

Pre-order it on Amazon and Smashwords!
Exclusive tour content: A never-before-seen quote from the book!:


Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was given life?
It's the 10-year anniversary. I'm very excited to be a co-host of the A to Z Challenge. This is an incredible community.

Why did you start blogging?
This is answered in my very first blog post:
"You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that to…

Nick Wilford Book Release Day, Fated Soulmates Giveaway, and First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! -- D. A. Stansil

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elcome to the first Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Today's author is Deborah A. Stansil!
Twisted Tales (2016, adult horror)

Twisted Tales is a collection of twenty-seven short horror stories. Ranging from crazed stalkers, killers, dealing with the Devil and everything in between, this collection shows the darker side of human nature in all its black glory. Journey through the twisted minds of the central characters as they make their choices, and watch their lives spiral out of control. Hate them, empathise with them, and stay on your guard. There’s a dark streak in all of us just waiting to come out.
Excerpt: "That piece of writing caused more trouble for me than I could ever imagine. It cost me my friends, most of my family and of course my freedom. They feed me the platitudes – “it’s for my own good” “they want to help me”. None of them make up for my freedom. I’m not in prison, at least not in the traditional sense. I’m in an institution for the crimin…

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! -- C. E. Flores

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elcome to the first Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!



Today's author is C.E. Flores!

A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico (2018, adult non-fiction, a diverse book)
A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Best Place to be in Any Disaster discusses common natural and man-made crisis situations found in Mexico. Not only will you read about which disasters you may encounter while in Mexico, but you will learn strategies to both prepare and survive these SHTF incidents. Armed with this information you will be better able to determine if Mexico is your ultimate bug-out destination when things go bad in the United States.
Examines more than two dozen Teotwawki scenarios and effectively presents historical and contemporary information to best equip you for survival in Mexico!

Get it here!
Survivor: A person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died
Why did you take part in …

Books I Love That No One Else Has Read (repost)

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iatus!


(thank you to Magali Studer for the drop cap!)

Following my happy announcement from a few months ago, life has gotten extra busy! I'm going to be rerunning a few classic posts on the blog from now until January; I'll miss some Insecure Writer's Support Group posts and checking in for A Round of Words in 80 Days, though I may try to note some updates in comments. And my Books Read in 2018 post will likely be delayed!

ooks!

There was one of those games making the rounds a couple of weeks ago: Seven days to post a book you love without explanation, comment or review.

I posted the following:

A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
From Anna by Jean Little
The House With the Clock in Its Walls and The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn by John Bellairs
Who Is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck by Charles Bukowski
and, on the first day, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

I didn't get a chance to i…

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2012 (repost)

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iatus!


(thank you to Magali Studer for the drop cap!)

Following my happy announcement from a few months ago, life has gotten extra busy! I'm going to be rerunning a few classic posts on the blog from now until January; I'll miss some Insecure Writer's Support Group posts and checking in for A Round of Words in 80 Days, though I may try to note some updates in comments. And my Books Read in 2018 post will likely be delayed!

e Forumites are many!
e Forumites are brilliant!
e prolific and awesome Forumites include - and here I've listed only those authors whom I've actually read; visit the Compuserve Books and Writers Forum to discover all the others:

Hélène Boudreau Linda Gerber Joanna Bourne Zan Marie Steadham - I've got an interview with her coming up on Friday! Marte Brengle kc dyer Diana Gabaldon (I would never have discovered the Forum if it wasn't fo her!) Jennifer Hendren Lynne Sears Williams Deborah Kerbel Darlene Marshall Vicki Pettersson Barbara Rogan Marsha Skryp…

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 (repost)

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appy New Year! Also, hiatus!


(thank you to Magali Studer for the drop cap!)

Following my happy announcement from a few months ago, life has gotten extra busy! I'm going to be rerunning a few classic posts on the blog from now until January; I'll miss some Insecure Writer's Support Group posts and checking in for A Round of Words in 80 Days, though I may try to note some updates in comments. And my Books Read in 2018 post will likely be delayed!

is for ze end of ze list. A to Z month is over!

Beware, this is going to be a long post. I've got a jumble of favourites here, all from the last two months. Also touching on Insecure Writer's Support Group day and remembering to check in for A Round of Words in 80 Days!

First up, Diana Gabaldon promised me a Table of Contents in the next book!

Then there are updates from astronaut Commander Hadfield! Here's his April Fool's Day joke. All the photos he's posted are free to use. "Please just credit NASA"…